March 15, 2011

ColourQ #76


Morning, friends!  So glad you stopped by!

It's time for another challenge at the ColourQ, and this one is perfect for the season.  Check it out:


Green and yellow frustrate me almost as much as purple, so this was no walk in the park.  For some reason I thought of those yellow ribbons tied around trees, lamp posts, and anything else that would stand still to show support for our troops overseas, so that's what I attempted to do.

The trees are from WPlus9's Funky Foliage, a much-neglected set in my stash.  To "ground" them, I masked some hills and inked the bottom of the panel with Old Olive ink.  The heat embossed sentiment is also from Funky Foliage.

A bit of Buttercup baker's twine from The Twinery looks like it is tied to the tree.  I just used a small drop of Glossy Accents to adhere the knot.  Love that stuff for adhering tricky embellishments.

This didn't turn out exactly as I had envisioned, but I think it would be perfect to send to a service member stationed overseas, especially a man.  I had to restrain myself from adding buttons or bling to dress it up, though!  I do wish that I had added some texture to the main panel with the Linen & Canvas impression plate, but I can live with it.

Cardstock:  Stampin' Up! (Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso), Papertrey Ink (white)
Stamps:  WPlus9 (Funky Foliage)
Ink:  Stampin' Up! (Old Olive, Early Espresso), Clearsnap (Moss Green, Frost White)
Accessories:  The Twinery (Buttercup twine), Stampendous (embossing powder), thread

Be sure to see what the rest of the Design Team created this week, then link up your creation to be in the running for this week's Colour Queen!

Have a good one!

17 comments:

kasia c. said...

I LOVE this so much! The rolling hills, the stitching around the panel mimicking the stitching on the trees and that fabulous yellow ribbon. :)

Smita said...

Gorgeous creation!

Smita

Lindsay said...

This is so fun Crhsitna! I love the rolling hills and those trees are so stinkin cute!

Marisa said...

I love green and yellow ;) but having two in the pallet can be a bit tricky at times. You did a wonderful job with them - love the card. I've now got Tony Orlando's song "Tie a Yellow Ribbon round the Old Oak Tree" in my mind!

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

What a great Clean and Simple card to make a BIG statement. I LOVE it... the bakers twine is adorable and the stitches are perfect. Hugs.

Jen W. said...

I love this and I so want this stamp set now! I'm obsessed with tree designs lately but have pretty much no tree stuff in my stash. Brilliant job with the colours despite how they might have frustrated you! :)

xiumaiyuki said...

Such a sweet scene you've created! So real with that beautiful hill and that yellow twine is the perfect finish. :o)

Karen said...

Christina you have done soooooo well with these colours and it certainly doesnt look like it was a challenge at all! Go you!

Karen
x

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a pretty card Christina. Love those trees. Great use of the colors. :o)

Karen B. said...

Your card is amazing! It really doesn't look like you had one bit of struggle at all.

Jean Martin said...

This is great Christina! It's fab just as it is! Those trees are so cute. And that baker's twine is such a cute addition! :)

Laurie said...

Gorgeous! I am so amazed with your stitching! It always looks perfect! Great job!!

Jen Carter said...

I'd say you used these colors very well!! I have this set and have yet to use it...gasp!! You may have just inspired me to pull it out! Very cute card and I love the twine bow!

Nerina said...

This is such a darling card! I love the little trees - and for some reason the baker's twine around the one just makes me feel so sentimental?! It goes with the sentiment perfectly!

Amy said...

What a fun card! I love your hills and those trees look so cute! The addition of the tiny yellow baker's twine bow is just perfect!

Andrea M said...

This is fantastic girl!!! I love this stamp set and the scene you've created!!! Gorgeous!!!

E.T said...

gorgeous greens!

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