Hello there, friends! It has been quiet here on the blog lately, but I hope to be a little more active again in the New Year. Today we spent the better part of the afternoon shoveling after the East coast blizzard, then the kids had fun sledding down the hill in our yard. It was good to not have to go anywhere! I hope those of you on this coast endured the storm (and the shoveling!) without any major problems.
Tonight I will be flying out to the Midwest to visit family for the holidays, but I will have some posts to share while I'm out of town. For today, I have the latest ColourQ challenge to share with you! Check out this sophisticated palette:
I'm loving those gorgeous felt flowers in the inspiration photo! But this was a challenging week for me, to be sure, especially the combination of vanilla and white, plus black, gray, and kraft. Okay, so pretty much the whole thing! But I did come up with something that makes me happy, and it looks even better IRL than what the pictures show.
I used the faux letterpress technique, tapping my Old Olive ink pad directly onto PTI's Diamond impression plate before running it through my Big Shot with Vintage Cream cardstock. Every time I use this technique I am reminded of the fact that I need to get a brayer, so that the ink will go on more smoothly. But I kind of like the textured, uneven look it gives to the background.
The label die and stamp are PTI's Mat Stack 1, and the sentiment is from Tea for Two Additions (a Christmas gift from my dear hubby, my favorite tea-drinking partner!).
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (Vintage Cream, True Black), Stampin' Up! (Old Olive), Bazzill (kraft)
Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Mat Stack 1 Collection, Tea for Two Additions)
Ink: Stampin' Up! (Old Olive), Inkadinkadoo (Black)
Tools: Papertrey Ink (Mat Stack 1 die, Background Basics: Diamonds impression plate)
Accessories: Michaels (lace trim), Stampin' Up! (Basic Gray ribbon), thread
I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with this week! This is one of those color combos that can go in so many directions, as you'll see from the rest of the Royal Court Design Team. Be sure to hop over to the ColourQ blog to check out the samples and post a link to your creation!
Thanks for stopping by today! I'll be back with a "sweet" project in a day or two! Have a great day!