Friday, October 5, 2018

Hollyhocks - Just for You

Color challenges are not easy for me but I continue to stick with them, hoping that a bolt out of the blue will strike and make them simple! I made this card for the Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #313. Visit the Color Dare blog to see the fun color challenges that are ongoing. This one begins on Friday, October 5, and lasts for two weeks.

I die cut the hollyhocks from white cardstock and colored them with Copic markers. The white oval was die cut and the flowers were adhered. It was backed with patterned paper and adhered to a white card base. The dragonflies were die cut from green cardstock and adhered. The sentiment was stamped directly to the card front. The inside was decorated with more hollyhocks and a dragonfly. Clear Wink of Stella was added to the flowers and dragonflies but does not show in the photos. I purposely allowed the hollyhock branches to lift away from the card front because it adds dimension.

Don't forget to stop by the Color Dare Challenge #313 and play along. You may find that Challenge #312 is still open with a different set of colors to try.

Stamp: Stampin' Up! "Rooted in Nature" (sentiment)
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic Alcohol Markers
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White & Lucky Limeade
Paper: Stampin' Up! DSP in Elegant Eggplant
Dies: Impression Obsession "Hollyhocks", The Stamp Doctor "Tiny Dragonflies" & Tutti Designs "Cross-stitch Nesting Ovals"


  1. I love that you actually colored the hollyhocks! That is a brilliant idea! I also really like how the branches lift off!

  2. Such a pretty card, Melanie! The hollyhocks look wonderful and those little dragonflies are so cute!

  3. Love the dragonflies around your dimensional floral you created...very pretty.

  4. This is such a happy card. I would display it as a work of art. I hope you continue your color dare journey!

  5. So pretty Melanie! Love your design and the colors are just perfect! :)

  6. Such pretty flowers. The colours look great.

  7. I remember my grandma growing Hollyhocks and last summer while on vacation Brant gathered some seeds from a plant along a sidewalk...we now have Hollyhocks of our own :) Your card is very pretty.