December 7, 2010

ColourQ #62 & Paper Players #27


Hey there, friends!  Are you ready for another fun color challenge at ColourQ?  Check out this festive photo for inspiration:


What a collection of cheerful, bright colors!  Because I made a Christmas card, I'll also be sharing it over at The Paper Players, where the challenge is to share a Christmas card or project.

I decided to do something fun and cute using a darling stamp I picked up in the $1 bin at Michaels a while back.  It's this sweet little car carrying a tree on the roof.  I colored it with my Prismas, then added some swirls from PTI's Fancy Flourishes to add a sense of movement.  Then I added a yellow rhinestone to the top of the tree.  Okay, I know you wouldn't put the star on the tree before you strapped it to the top of your car, but it just looks so cute, don't you think?  Some uneven stitching around the edges and a real jingle bell tied with baker's twine finish it off.
(Just a tip:  I added a drop of Ranger's Glossy Accents behind the knot of the baker's twine to hold the bell in place, otherwise the weight would cause it to sag when the card is standing up.)

Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink (Pure Poppy, white), Stampin' Up! (Tempting Turquoise)
Stamps:  Studio G (car), Papertrey Ink (Fancy Flourishes, Signature Christmas)
Ink:  Indadinkadoo (Black), Clearsnap (Cranberry)
Accessories:  The Twinery (baker's twine), Me & My Big Ideas (rhinestone), thread, bell
Coloring medium:  Prismacolor Premier pencils

I just had to stamp the car again on the inside.  


I like how this turned out, especially the lovely twinkling sound from the bell!

What will you create with this week's colors?  You certainly don't have to make a holiday card, and there are so many fun options with this bright palette.  Be sure to check out the rest of the Royal Court DT for more inspiration!

Thanks for spending a few minutes of your day with me!  Have a great day!

18 comments:

Marisa said...

Trying to remember if I saw this in the $1.50 bin up here or not (can you believe they up the price by 50% here in Canada!). You've done a fabulous job with it and you're right, these colours are fun colours to work with and lend themselves to this type of card. Well done :)

Lindsay said...

Teehee! This is so darling! I love the car with the tree on top, just too cute!

Crafty Creations said...

Love this stamp and the card!! I really like that you added the swirl on the back of the car!! So creative! Thanks for the tip on the jingle bell!!
Maria

Ann Schach said...

Absolutely adorable clean and classy card! Love it! Thanks for joining The Paper Players this week.

Smita said...

OMG! It is so cute.... that stamp is darling..love the little bell... and I am definitely adding baker's twine to my list of 'must haves'... only, I wonder if it won't be in vogue by the time I plan on getting it :-(

Hugs,
Smita

LeAnne said...

Well, first, CONGRATS on the DT! :D So happy!
And second, this card is adorable....how come I can never find cute stamps like this in the bin at Mike's????

xiumaiyuki said...

Look at all those beautiful white space??! This card is totally my style....so CAS yet so delightful with those pretty colors and your stitching really sealed the deal!

Diane Jaquay said...

How CUTE!!!

Amy said...

I LOVE this!!! I mean when I saw this many colors for the challenge, I thought hmmmmm. But girly, you worked it out! Seriously, that stamp was in the $1 bin? I'm going to have to go on a hunt! :) Love that this is CAS.

Karen said...

Ohhhhhhhh now this is a SUPER CUTE little card! I just love that image and your colouring is just beautiful Christina! (you know how I LOVE your colouring! lol)

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'll be back in 2011 feeling really refreshed, but at the moment I so need some down time!

Luv Karen
x

Niki Estes said...

Oh, this is so cute! I love the CAS design!

Jen Carter said...

Adorable!! I LOVE the twine and the bell!! So so cute!!!

Michele said...

This is such a darling card!!!

Nance said...

Oh my gosh, this is the cutest card EVER! Love that little tree on the car but my favorite is the red twine with the jingle! Great use of these challenging colors--hooray for you!

Queenie Jeannie said...

Very sweet card!

Jaydee said...

Christina, this is just fabulous! I love the way you incorporated the turquoise! The stitching sets off the focal point so beautifully. It's crisp, clean and gorgeous.
Thanks for joining the Paper Players again this week
Jaydee

Anne Marie said...

LOVE it! The card is so clean and simple yet has so much with the fbulous stitching, baker's twine, bell and bling. This is so fun and festive with an awesome use of color and design. Thanks for playing with The Paper Players! :)

Laurie said...

Adorable! I love the stitching!

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