January 11, 2011

ColourQ #67 & FTL #122

Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink (Hawaiian Shores, Simply Chartreuse, white), Stampin' Up! (Melon Mambo)
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink (Year of Flowers:  Mums, Mat Stack 2 Collection, Background Basics:  Retro)
Ink:  Clearsnap (Frost White, Black), Stampin' Up! (Tangerine Tango)
Accessories:  Me & My Big Ideas (rhinestones), Stampendous (embossing powder), Michaels (ribbon), The Twinery (baker's twine)
Coloring medium:  Prismacolor Premier pencils, OMS

Hi there, friends!  Are you up for a challenge today?  I don't know about you, but the ColourQ colors for this week made me want to run and hide!  Seriously, that inspiration photo is so adorable, but putting these shades together on a card really stumped me.  I finally had an idea to use clean&simple FTL #122, but I admit I don't love the result.  Oh well, sometimes that's just the way it goes!




















I stamped the large flower from PTI's Year of Flowers:  Mums onto Melon Mambo, Hawaiian Shores, and Simply Chartreuse cardstock, then heat embossed with white detail powder.  I do love the way these turned out.  This is my first YOF set, a gift from my sweet hubby for Christmas, and the detail of the images is incredible.  For the last square, I heat embossed the same image onto white cardstock with black ink, then colored it with my Prismas.  It was harder to color because of the raised embossing, so I don't think I would do that again.  As a result, the orange is not as vibrant as I would like, so the flower looks a little washed out in comparison to the other bright colors.

To balance out the orange, I added a strip of stamped scallops from PTI's Background Basics:  Retro, then tied some white grosgrain ribbon and baker's twine around the card front.

I'm still trying to get back into the swing of things, crafting-wise.  It's amazing how just a couple of weeks away from my craft table can squash my mojo.  I hope to get back to playing some challenges this week and leaving more comments for you, my friends!

I hope you'll have time to play along with us at ColourQ this week!  Be sure to see the colorful creations from the rest of the team, including some new faces who are ready to inspire you with fabulous scrapbook layouts.

Have a great Tuesday, and thanks for stopping by!

19 comments:

Lindsay said...

Oh how fun and colorful Christina! I love it! I think your mojo was working double time with this lovely!

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Well, I LOVE IT!!!!! You did an amazing job with the colors, then again - that's why you're on my team!!!

Amy said...

Well, those colors do make me want to go hmmmm. But you did a great job with them!! I love the color blocked flowers and the added twine goodness!

Marisa said...

Well done with this bright colour combo, Christina. Gorgeous flower.

xiumaiyuki said...

OMGoooodness....*squeal*!! This is absolutely stunning!!! dare I say, this one is my favorite card from you by far. Gonna have to bookmark this post...for future CASING if you don't mind. :o)

Karen said...

OMG Christina! I LOVE this! I have that stamp set just sitting in my 'cart' ready to order too! lol

I have loved looking at everyone's interpretation of the simple sketch for this week cause I struggled with it.......so much that it ended up in the bin! Maybe I need to try again cause yours is fab!

Thanks for stopping by my blog too - your a gem!

Karen
x

Monika/Buzsy said...

Gorgeous card Christina. You rocked the colors and the sketch! Love the rhinestones and the baker's twine. :o)

Diane Jaquay said...

This is VERY cool!! It reminds me of one of those big old pop art posters that used to be popular (I'm sure you're too young to remember ;)

Jean Martin said...

This is VERY beautiful! Now I'm thinking if I should get that flower stamp!!! Christina!!! You ALWAYS do this to me! Hahaha!

Smita said...

I loved loved loved it... wonder why you didn't :). Absolutely adored how you combined those colors with that super sketch.... the baker's twine is the perfect finishing touch ;-)

Sue Kohler said...

brilliant way to use these bright colours Christina! I love how you have used the flowers, embossing and colouring just one! :)

Debgem said...

I love the result - the colours work really well with the white outline flower, and with the accent coloured flower. It's fab!!

Jen W. said...

Definitely a tricky colour combo but you conquered it! I love how the white flowers pop off their coloured squares and that scallop stamp is cool.

{ kelly jo } said...

WOW!!!

Heather P. said...

Oh my wow! This is absolutely GORGEOUS!

Nance said...

I don't know where to start with this one--every little detail is so perfect, so fabulous that I'm rendered speechless! Love the orange twine, the embossed mums and how the orange scallop stamp mimics the swirls of the mums. Just gorgeous and I love all that hot tropical color! I guess I wasn't speechless after all, lol! :-)

Jen said...

Brilliant! I love it.

Laurie said...

This is amazing! Those flowers are gorgeous!!

Jen Carter said...

This is so pretty!I love how you only colored in one of the flowers!

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