Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Color Dare # 27 - Sweet Leaf, Topiary, & New England Ivy

We have another monochromatic color dare for you this week - all in green:
Sweet Leaf
New England Ivy

Lesson: Monochromatic colors are colors on the color wheel of the same hue, but a different shade. In this case, Topiary would be the true green, Sweet Leaf would be the tint, or pastel, (with white added), and New England Ivy would be the shade (with black added).

I chose to do a CAS (clean & simple) card this week.  This is a Valentine's Day card for my son, Alex, who's favorite color is green.  The hearts were cut from White Daisy CS using CTMH's Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge at 3". 2", and 1".  Next I sponged on the 3 different shades of green before inking the edges in Black.  The A2 card base is Sweetleaf edged in Topiary.  A simple length of Burlap Ribbon sets off the layered heart.  The sentiment is from Adore stamp set (A1123).


  1. What a great card. So clean and classy with a touch of rustic in the burlap. Perfect! Thanks for joining us at Color My Heart. We look forward to seeing more of your inspiring work!!

  2. Love your card, Joanne! You met the challenge quite nicely and I appreciate the inspiration of the layered hearts. Thanks for playing with us at Color My Heart Color Dare this week.

    :) Marie

  3. I am a huge fan of CAS right now, but seem to keep adding, and adding, lol! I love yours! Love the texture the burlap gives it. Thanks so much for playing along with the Color Dare this week!

  4. I really like the simplicity of your card, Josie. The graduated hearts on top of the burlap ribbon is striking! Great job! Thanks for playing at Color My Heart!


  5. Gorgeous!! Love the burlap and the CAS style of this card. Perfect!