May 22, 2010

ColourQ #33 & 2 Sketches 4 You #52


Hi friends! I want to say a big thank you for all of the wonderful comments you've been leaving for me. It means the world to me to get so much encouragement from all of you! Thank you!

I must share with you my eventful day yesterday. I planned to finish up a card for a couple of challenges ending last night, but my plans were changed by a trip to the emergency room with my 2 1/2 year old son. He had been jumping on the bed (a habit I have tried only half-heartedly to break until now) and fell off, hitting his head on the baseboard heater. He needed 15 staples to close the gash in his head! But he was very brave and was back to running around the yard by the time we came home. Sometimes kids amaze me with their resilience! Anyway, the moral of the story is: no more monkeys jumping on the bed!

Okay, on to today's card for another awesome color challenge at ColourQ. Seriously, this challenge had me thinking I need a new purse! Love the inspiration photo! I paired it with this great sketch from Laura this week at 2S4Y.


I was a bit stumped at first since I had very little to work with that resembled Kiwi Kiss. I decided to flip through a new stack I bought recently, DCWV's Green Stack. I fell in love with the cute little birdies on branches and decided to use one as a focal image. It paired perfectly with some pre-embossed leaf cardstock from Bazzill. I also used the woodgrain paper from the same stack, since woodgrain is everywhere right now and it tied in perfectly with the image.


No stamping or stitching on this card! Hard to believe, but it just didn't need it. The chipboard letters are from Making Memories, but I covered them with yellow cardstock to fit my design.

Cardstock: Bazzill (blue, green), Michael's (white, yellow)
Patterend paper: Die Cuts with a View (The Green Stack)
Ribbon: Papertrey Ink
Chipboard letters: Making Memories
tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities, Sizzix Big Shot


I was having so much fun with this one that I decided to finish off the inside, too. I fussy-cut another little branch and layered it over some gorgeous Hawaiian Shores ribbon from PTI.

Hope you enjoy this one as much as I do! Thanks again for your comments, and for checking in today! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

15 comments:

LeAnne said...

This is so sweet---great use of the CQC colors! Hope your little one is okay---my stepson was jumping on the bed and put his foot right through a window---lots of blood and stitches there, too! PLUS a window to repair!!!

Laura Davis said...

What an awesome card!
Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!
Laura

Nance said...

Hard to say which I love more...the front or the inside! Your hand-cut bird+branch is incredible! I adore the colors and all the details that go so well together. Fabulous!
Hope your son is feeling better--what a day you had!

Lindsay said...

Great card Christina! I just love that paper! Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. I love Bolivar and think it is so neat that you lived there! I love Archiver's and find the drive worth it!

suzARTe said...

this is such a lovely card. the decorated inside looks fantastic

Tante K├Ąthe said...

Very elegant, a beautiful creation!

Jean Martin said...

oooh christina! i love that embossing!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Gorgeous !! Inside and out!

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

this is such a sweet card! I love your fussy cutting and how you completed the inside! congrats on the fab 5!

Sam said...

Loving this card Christina. The woodgrain, the embossed leaves and that sweet little bird on a branch work so beautifully together. The inside looks as good as the outside. Hope your little monkey is okay. Ouch! I guess with a energetic little boy it won't be the last time you end up in the emergency rooms.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Beautiful!

Nerina said...

This is just too sweet for words! I love the colour and texture mix - but that little birdie steals the show all the way! Soooo CUTE!!

Kari Linder said...

Totally awesome! Love the 'hi' and the bird!!! Great job with both challenges! Thanks for joining us at the Colour Q!

Laurie said...

Christina this is an awesome card! I love all the details you put into it!! Love that woodgrain background too!!

(Sorry if this is a double comment...blogger is not working so well at the moment!)

Nerina said...

CONGRATULATIONS on being chosen for the Fab 5 for this card! It was well deserved!!!

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