Friday, February 21, 2014

The Vintage Heart

 Happy Friday everyone!  Here's a stunning image from a brand new artist at Sweet Pea stamps, Charity Dauenhaur.  As I mentioned last week, there's so many stunning love themed images, I have decided I would spend all month in my Sweet Pea cards using a red/pink combo.  This week, all the design team members are creating cards using Charity's stamps.  I chose The Vintage Heart.  I just love this new artist's style, you will be seeing lots more of her images.

Here's a closeup of the stamp itself.  Currently her stamps are available in digital format.
Have a great weekend and I hope you will get some stamping in!  If you have time, be sure and check the link to check out the artist's original coloring on this image, as my coloring is totally different. It really gives you a great idea of the versatility of this stamp.
 
So I know you all THINK my favorite colors totally must be pink and red by now, hey, it's like Valentine's MONTH not day, but in reality my favorite colors are actually orange and yellow.  I do like red and pink, also brown.  I have the hardest time using purples, greens and light blues/aqua shades.
 
So what are your favorite colors?  what colors do you use when you want to challenge yourself?
 
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55 comments:

Kaija said...

Oh, how beautiful fresh and exquisitely made, all of the wonderful things included!
Although I do a lot of self-pink, still I like red to blue to brown to green, there are a lot of options, but when you learn to combine.
Have a good weekend for you Holley!
Hugs Kaija<3

Lisa Lucchese said...

I like blues and browns a lot. But basically any colour is fun. A challenging colour would be orange - but I love it anyway.

Laila B. said...

My favorite colors on cards are turquoise, pink and yellow. I have a hard time using blue and red!!! And I really don't know why!!! :)
Hugs, Laila!

Anonymous said...

I think my favorite colors are pink, blue and black. I challenge myself with fall colors, sometimes it comes out good, sometimes not so much! lol

Natalie said...

Lovely card :)

my favorite colors are the teals/turquoises.
I find to combine different greens always challenging, espacially when coloring.

Iris said...

I use a red, black and white color combo a lot but my latest "Go to" card stock is kraft.
isoscia at aol dot com

Linda Simpson said...

This is fabulous, love the image and your gorgeous papers and design.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Stacy H-W said...

Gorgeous card Holley!! You did fantastic coloring her. I tend towards bright colors like turquoise and pink and shy away from colors like brown and dark blues. Have a great weekend!

Stacy H-W said...

Gorgeous card Holley!! You did fantastic coloring her. I tend towards bright colors like turquoise and pink and shy away from colors like brown and dark blues. Have a great weekend!

Glennis said...

Lovely image Holley, I don't use a lot of pink and red

cebelica said...

Such a beautiful card! I like all the embellishments and he heart doily in the background. Great colours too.
I like using pink, purple, blue and brown colours on my cards/projects, but I can't seem to work with black or grey.

Anonymous said...

Love what you did on the Vintage Heart Card. The layout and coloring on the stamped image is terrific. You're going to have all your Valentine's cards done for next year. I like the colors you don't like. Not a big fan of red as I grew up with 3 redheads in my family. My Mom's favorite color and she made me wear everything red. My favorite color is green.
Virginia Montagna
montagnava@aol.com

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a great image and beautiful card Holley.
I use a lot of colours try to use everytime an other colour so I don't have the same colours.
but the most are red, purple, pink, brown, grey.

gr karin

ionabunny said...

Hi Holley, love your card. My favourite colours are blue, blue and blue. I don't use red and pink so much

Stempelientje Stempy said...

This is a real pretty fairy card! Did you color it with copics?
My favorite color is red,so this card is right up my alley LOL.
The color wich would challenge me the most is green.
I like the heartsheped doily as background.

Lucie H said...

I love that you reenforced the heart shape in the stamp with the heart doily. Love the total effect!

Kate M said...

I like to see blue with yellow and pink with either brown or grey.
Beautiful imade, coloured so well, lovely card.xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Holley, another gorgeous card and image. Love the colours.

Hugs Erin x

Sherrie Clarkr said...

Holly, your cards and coloring is really cute. I was going to suggest you add a watermark to your colored photos so the public can't copy them and it protects the copyright artist. You can do this really easy at www.picmonkey.com - it's a place you can edit your photos and add a custom watermark. That will also get your name and blog recognized more to. Blessings, Sherrie Clark

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

hi Holley hun great job x

Pat said...

Love this new image from a new designer. Your card is the perfect showcase for it!
I love to use teal and brown together, but I have an awful time with purple!

Anonymous said...

lovely image Holley and I love the heart background is that printed or cut out.




Helen

Susan T. said...

I like the jewel-tone colors. My challenge would be using orange for something other than Halloween . Cute stamp - hair is almost Medussa-like :).

Rhonda Miller said...

I love your card. My favorite colors tend to be blues and greens. I have been using a bit of pink and read lately and when I really want to challenge myself I go for black, orange or yellow.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Very sexy!!!! Love those flowers.

Linda Wickwire said...

Beautiful card! I did check out the image on the site and they used blue and browns.......very different!

Love the use of the doily.

A lot going on and that is why I love it.

Hugs,
Linda

Anonymous said...

Hot pink is my favorite color and I love seeing all the pink in your cards this month!
Love the stamp too!
nancy bahr

Brooke said...

It's amazing how different she looks in shades of blue.
I like your version too. But my favorite colors are purple and blue.
hugs,
Brooke

Kathy said...

She's a beauty! You never seem to have problems with your reds bleeding. I avoid them because mine always bleed. I like earth tones and jewel tones.

Anonymous said...

wow, this is a beautiful card. love the lady and the roses.

kaye G

Carmen M. said...

Beautiful card. Love the label xoxo

thinkscrap said...

Lovely detail in both, the image and the card. I don't really have any particular go to colors. I suppose the hardest for me is monochromatic...so not really a specific color but any color in it's entirety.

Christine said...

What a beautiful card. The embellishments are perfect for the image.

Christine said...

What a beautiful card. The embellishments are perfect for the image.

Sparkly Engineer said...

Just the way I like my Valentines, filled to the brim with lots of hearts and embellies. This is a super kewl image too.

cathy said...

I love purple, but don't use it very often in paper crafting projects, mostly I think because there aren't many patterned papers with purple. I also like red and pink, so your card is right up my alley.

ShersL84bed said...

Love your color combo. Beautiful card. I don't think I have a favorite color combo. Guess purples with pinks. black and red. I'm not great at picking combos so I rarely try something new.

Melody Strahan said...

What a pretty stamp!

My favorite colors are reds and pinks along with Aquas and teals. If I wanna challenge myself, I do monochromatic. It's really difficult to stay all in one color sometimes.

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...


Gorgeous, as usual Hollie...tfs Hugs Gillian

Josephine said...

So pretty - love the heart doily and how you've shaded it.

Shelley said...

I enjoy using a light lilac colored purple with cream, I also like to use greens monochromatic. Oddly, blue & pink are my favorite colors, just not the ones I reach for the most when stamping.

Kim said...

Love the card. I love using colors (any and all colors). I don't use earth tones very much, but once in a while I'll see something and use earth tones.

Cindy said...

I enjoy all the Deep Darker Colors like Plum, Navy, Green, Brown. The color I have the hardest time using is White, some will say it is not a color but none the less I don't like using it at all. This card you made is nice but not one of my favorites as I like a bit bigger eyes to bring out the color of the eyes. The overall image style is wonderful and your coloring is awesome as always, just something the shape of eyes on the stamp I don't care for.

Charlene Mitchell said...

Gorgeous Holley!
My favourite colour to work with is purple! I am challenged when I try to colour something that requires a bunch of different colours - i.e. a colourful quilt

Carol said...

Very pretty.

Anonymous said...

Holley - my favorite color is blue! Audrey r in austin

alethea said...

Stunning card! I don't usually stray too far with colour experimentation so I stick with what i know looks good! Usually pinks and browns, red and black, purple and green etc. HUgsxx

rovianne said...

Lovely card again Holley.
I tend to make most cards in reddish colors and purple. Sometimes I sway to greens or blues but not that often

Trish said...

Hi Holley,
Great image and fab card. TFS.
Your favourite colours of yellow/ orange/ brown would be the colours I would struggle with most. I love purple and green and lately I've been using a lot of kraft cards.
Hugs,
Trish x

DJ said...

Awesome card. Love your work!!!

postalorphan said...

I'm more of an earthy tone person, with blues and grays a very close second. Bright colors are a challenge for me, although you always manage to make such fabulous card with those colors (like today's card - it's gorgeous!).

bissecat said...

Amazing card .I like colors and every thing.

Karenladd said...

What a beautiful card! My favorite colors are blue (all shades of blue) and red. The hardest color for me to work with is yellow.

Judith Perry said...

My favorite colors to use are blues, greens & purples. Whether it is cards or scrapbook pages, I lean towards those colors.

Priyakumar said...

fabulous card... all the elements making this so elegant and perfect...