October 19, 2010

ColourQ 55 & Card Patterns 86


Good morning!  Are you ready for another ColourQ Challenge?  This week Arielle has TWO color combos to choose from, including this fabulous group of pink, black and vanilla in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness.  These rain boots are seriously cute, no?

I used this week's sketch at Card Patterns to create this sweet little card of encouragement, which will be just perfect for a friend of mine who is going through a rough patch at the moment.  This fabulous sentiment is by Unity, from the Quote Bundle Pack.  I most definitely have a thing for butterflies, especially the symbolism of metamorphosis and the beauty in being able to reinvent yourself when you enter a new stage of your life.

The sentiment is heat embossed with a clear sparkle embossing powder, and I placed pink gems over three clusters of dots that were a part of the stamped image.  I used an aqua brush to pick up some Pink Pirouette craft ink to fill in the small butterfly.  The large butterfly die and stamp are from PTI, and the patterned paper is by Making Memories.

Cardstock:  Stampin' Up! (Basic Black, Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla)
Patterned paper:  Making Memories
Stamps:  Unity (Quote Bundle Pack), Papertrey Ink (Butterfly Dreams)
Ink:  Clearsnap (Black), Stampin' Up! (Pink Pirouette)
Tools:  Spellbinders (Labels 4 die), Papertrey Ink (butterfly die)
Accessories:  Me & My Big Ideas (rhinestones), JoAnn (embossing powder), ribbon


I'd love to see what you create with one of Arielle's fab color combos this week!  Don't forget to check out the wonderful eye candy the Royal Court Design Team has cooked up this week, and go by to leave them some love!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I will be catching up with my blog hopping and comments as soon as I'm done with jury duty, hopefully sooner rather than later.  Have a great day, friends!

14 comments:

Marisa said...

Oooh, love pink and black together. Lovely card for this week's challenge!

Smita said...

Gorgeous colors and card again, Christina! Love it (especially the ribbon).

Nance said...

Such an elegant and beautiful card, Christina! It's sure to brighten your friend's day. I love the combination of the black and pink damask paper and the sweet little pink gems add the perfect sparkle!

Karen B. said...

So beautiful! The butterfly on top of the ribbon is a great idea.

Laurel said...

Gorgeous!

Laurie said...

Christina this is gorgeous! I love the pink, black and white!

Renée said...

Beautiful card, Christina! Love the gems!

Jean Martin said...

Congratulations on your DT spot for Colour Q! Fantastic use of colors Christina! :)

Monique said...

Such a pretty card.. Love this color combo..the added gems and butterfly's are fabo :)

Monika/Buzsy said...

Another lovely card Christina. Love the colors and the pretty butterfly. :o)

Amy said...

This is one of my favorite color combinations! You have done an outstanding job of using them and doing 2 challenges! :)

Lindsay said...

So lovely Christina! Love everything about it! What a thoughtful card for your friend.

xiumaiyuki said...

What a gorgeous card!!! From the sentiment to the butterfly to the background...everything just "mesh" beautifully together. Love it!

Apricot Bubbles said...

One card is more beautiful than the other! Gorgeous!
Following your blog is lots of fun and a never ending source of inspiration!
Thanks for sharing your talent!

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