Close To My Heart introduces an amazing publication called Love of Color
. It provides color combo suggestions for each current Close To My Heart color and gorgeous artwork to inspire your creativity. We are featuring ideas from this how-to guide to show you what a great resource it is.
(If you're already hopping then you've probably arrived from Melissa's blog
. From here, you'll visit Debi
Glacier was my starting color. In Love of Color
, one of the Glacier combos is Glacier, Peacock, Heather, and Linen. I had this Glacier scrap from the Boutique collection and my Falling Flakes stamp set handy, so I random stamped the flakes in the three darkest colors. (Stamping "stitching" stamps in Linen really doesn't show well.) I mounted my snowy piece onto a standard-size piece of Linen paper, also from the Boutique collection. For my sentiment panel, I inked up Merry Christmas in Glacier and then inked the bottom portion again in Peacock before stamping. A little silver shimmer trim and sparkles finishes this off and still allows the card to be mailed easily.
My inspiration for this hop was actually this family photo (taken this summer). I really wanted to make a layout or home decor piece with it, but I don't have time right now with all of the holiday hustle and bustle! I am planning to use it with the following color combo: Glacier, Sugarplum, Ballerina, Sage, and Pewter (from Love of Color
of course). What do you think? I see a lot of potential, so this project will "perk" until I have a great idea and time to implement.
If you haven't yet explored Love of Color
, talk to your CTMH consultant or go ahead and order a copy for yourself. I can't wait to see what color each consultant has selected to share along this hop. I'd love a comment before you dash off to Debi's blog
May your holidays be merry, bright, and colorful!