April 30, 2010

ColourQ Challenge #30 and 2S4Y


Happy Friday! We're having a beautiful day here, so I'm going to make this quick post and then take the kiddos outside to enjoy the sun!

Today's card is for ColourQ Challenge #30 and is based on Kazan's sketch this week at 2 Sketches 4 You. Another tricky color combo for me! I must confess, I walked away from this one a number of times intending to scrap it altogether, but I'm glad I decided to stick with it. Does that ever happen to you?



I used what I had on hand, so my light green ribbon is not quite sage, but I think it works! I stamped a plaid pattern in Versamark on Scarlet Jewel cardstock and placed that on a white card base. The leaves are from Turning a New Leaf from PTI, and I stamped them with Evergreen ink from Clearsnap. The Evergreen was a darker green than I wanted, so I stamped the image first on a scrap piece of paper, then stamped it again (without re-inking) onto white cardstock. The flowers are these fabulous paper roses I seeing popping up everywhere, and for those I used Berry Sorbet cardstock from PTI.

Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (burgundy, coral), Bazzill (white, green); Stamps: Martha Stewart Crafts (plaid), Papertrey Ink (leaves); Ink: Versamark, Clearsnap; Punch: EK Success; Ribbon: Michael's stores; other: thread

You might notice the white polka dots peeking out from the underside of the ribbon--I didn't have any solid ribbon and the polka dots made things a little too busy, so I used the back side of the ribbon. I think it's a cute surprise to have them peeking out of the top of the bow!

I'm off to enjoy some sun! Thanks for stopping by!

9 comments:

Renée said...

wow, those flowers are GORGEOUS! Love how you've combined the colours :)

Cheryl Nelson said...

beautiful! love, love, love those flowers!

Sylvia said...

This is a truly beautiful card!

Sam said...

Gorgeous card. Those flowers look great. I am dying to try them.

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Queenie Jeannie said...

I love your card!! Good luck!

Nerina said...

This is absolutely GORGEOUS! Your design is so elegant - and I think you interpreted the colour challenge beautifully! Love your flowers and the stitching around the border! A really fabulous card!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

gorgeous, I luv those flowers...have a fantastic week!

enjoy *~*

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Gorgeous card, Christina - you did a fab job matching the colors! Love those flowers, too - I'm so glad you stuck with it! Thank you so much for playing the colourQ this week!

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