August 4, 2010

WMSC #8 & colourQ #44



Hey there! It's good to be back after a few days without crafting. How's your week going so far?

Well folks, today's card is WAY outside of my usual "look". I don't know what I was thinking, but I had fun with it! I wanted to tackle the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge, especially since I had never tried a window card and wanted to try it with this sketch. I decided to pair it up with the color combo from colourQ this week.



I started by cutting out the flower shape in the card front using a die from PTI's Beautiful Blooms II, then I stamped the corresponding bloom through the window onto the inside of the card. Two more blooms were stamped in blue and yellow, then I used two of the flower centers that come in the stamp set to stamp three black dots. I decided to cover these with black glitter just for fun!


Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (white)
Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Beautiful Blooms II)
Ink: Clearsnap (Black, Scarlet, Cape Cod), Hampton Art (yellow)
Tools: Papertrey Ink (flower die)
Accessories: Papertrey Ink (buttons), Queen & Co. (pearls), Stampendous (glitter), Sakura (pen), DMC floss

I added some faux stitching around the flower centers with a black pen, some button centers, and a few pearls. The result: fun and funky and eclectic and totally NOT me. But I kind of like it anyway!


Here's the inside. I decided not to add anything else, it seems to stand alone and incorporates all of the colors from the front of the card.

Okay friends, what are you doing to step outside of your comfort zone today? I'd love to see! Leave me a comment and I'll be sure to pay you a visit! Thanks for stopping by!

16 comments:

Diane Jaquay said...

Wow, you've done a fabulous job with this sketch Christina!!! This one totally intimidates me for some reason and I don't know that I'll even attempt it. But you ROCKED it!!!

Lindsay said...

Love the new blog look! But I adore what you did with that sketch and the colors! Fabulous job Christina! I love this!

LeAnne said...

This is absolutely my favorite card of the day, week, month!!! Such a fun way to use these elements! LOVE IT!!!!!!!

Nance said...

I know what you were thinking...that this is a FUN and FABULOUS card! Love the crispness of the design and those color Q colors are great together! Love, love the window flower! And your new blog look is great too--you're rockin' it today!

Dana said...

I think this is fantastic Christina! Good for you for trying a new style! I'm a pretty eclectic card maker, but "cutesy" is FAR out of my range, so I might take up your challenge and give it a try!

Karen B. said...

Sometimes it is difficult to step outside your normal zone, but when you do, it turns out gorgeous! That happens to me a lot, I think.

Marisa said...

Great way to use that sketch!! Darling card.

Nerina said...

I love this! It is FRESH and STRIKING - and takes on the sketch and the colours so well! Love the punch outs! A beautiful card!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Such a sweet card! Love your color combo & great use of that PTI flower die! Thank you so much for playing along with this week's WMSC! Hope you come join us Saturday :)

Ruth M said...

This is a fab, fresh card, love the flower cut out and the pop the touch of black provides!

Julia Aston said...

Very cute! love the big buttons and the punched flower! thanks for playing with WMS this week!

Ann said...

What a fabulous card! Just love that die cut out (I WANT those dies!!) and the colours you've used are perfect!

Andrea M said...

Oh my goodness Christina! This is utterly fabulous!!!!! Love the windows and the way you used the challenge colors! This is just a gorgeous, playful card and it's wonderful! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog!

Sylvia said...

Lovely card! thanks for playing the CQC!

Nance said...

You were so right about cards you are most uncertain of! Good thing you still posted it. Congrats on your Courtier title--well deserved. :-)

Jen Carter said...

This is really cute and I love how you did your flowers and the buttons. I especially love the cut out of the flower and the inside!

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