December 28, 2010

ColourQ #65


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!

9 comments:

Lindsay said...

Gorgeous card Christina! I love how you used the colors!

Amy said...

Your card is beautiful!! I love the letterpress technique so much! Have a safe trip to the Midwest. Where does your family live?

Jean Martin said...

Christina this is so beautiful!!! I love everything about it! It is an elegant color combination. Enjoy your trip to the Midwest and be safe! :)

Marisa said...

Yummy colour combo and a great card! Enjoy spending time with your family :)

xiumaiyuki said...

oh, that background is beautiful! Just a gorgeous card all around. I'm diggin' the soft, eye-catching look of the letterpress technique. Looking forward to your "sweet" project. :o)

Jen Carter said...

This is beautiful! I love the letterpress look here and the IP matches the Mat Stack perfectly!! Love how you used the colors!

Nance said...

Great use of the colors, Christina! Love the faux letterpress technique you've used here. The stitching and the lace trim are perfect touches of texture. Gorgeous inspiration this week, too. I hope to play along! Safe traveling...

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeousness!!!!

Sue Kohler said...

what a brilliant use of the colours, very feminine! Just love the impression plate background and the mat stack! :)

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