March 29, 2011

ColourQ #78


Hi there, friends!  Are you ready for a ColourQ challenge?  This week Arielle has given us a "sweet" color combo perfect for some springtime projects.  Let's dive right in, shall we?


When I made this I was feeling rather low on the mojo, but I was itching to use my newest stamps from WPlus9, Woodgrain Silhouettes and Additions.  I have had these on my wish list for such a long time!  

I decided to make a mini card, 3.75 inch square.  The kraft base is stamped with the woodgrain pattern using Early Espresso ink.  Love the dramatic backdrop that this creates.

I stamped one of the leaf images from Woodgrain Silhouettes Additions using Certainly Celery ink onto Celery cardstock, then rounded the corners and distressed the edges.

The main image (from Woodgrain Silhouettes) was stamped on white cardstock with Early Espresso ink and cut out.  The Additions stamp set has the same solid leaf image, so I stamped it onto white cardstock with Certainly Celery ink, cut it out, and layered it over the Espresso one.

I wrapped some striped Pink Pirouette ribbon around the card front, looping it once and adding a button, and stamped the sentiment "for you" just above it.

Cardstock:  Stampin' Up!  (Certainly Celery, Crumb Cake), Papertrey Ink (white)
Stamps:  WPlus9 (Woodgrain Silhouettes, Woodgrain Silhouettes Additions)
Ink:  Stampin' Up! (Early Espresso, Certainly Celery)
Tools:  We R Memory Keepers (Corner Chomper)
Accessories:  Stampin' Up! (Pink Pirouette ribbon), Papertrey Ink (button), DMC floss

What do you think?  Will you play along this week?  I do hope you'll check out the other creations by the rest of the Royal Court DT!  Pop on over to the ColourQ to be inspired and to link up your project to be in the running for this week's Colour Queen!

Thanks for stopping by, my friends!  I will be back later today to share some sweet goodies given to me recently by some blog friends, plus another card. 

Have a good one!

18 comments:

Laurie said...

Jaw hitting the floor here! I love this card! That pink ribbon is amazing! You rocked this color challenge for sure! LOVE it!!

Lindsay said...

AWESOME card Christina! Oh my love what you did with the colors!

Kim Singdahlsen said...

I have that set and I DEFINITELY feel a CASE coming on!

Dana said...

What do I think? I think this is amazing Christina! Sometimes little canvases bring out the best...and this is no exception. Love those stamps and need to pull them out more often. I'm so inspired...

Marisa said...

Love how you used these delicious colours, Christina! Great ribbon treatment too! Noticed your new banner and love it too (don't tell me how long it's been there as my guess is for a while and I just noticed it LOL!)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Fun to see that set again, should really ink it up again, thanks for the inspiration.

xiumaiyuki said...

Just pure beautiful!!! The way all those color tied in beautifully and the ribbon and button are the perfect accents.

Thanks again for the blog candy~ It will be a good mail day soon. I can't wait! :o)

Diane Jaquay said...

Christina, this is STUNNING! I love the pop of pink from the ribbon against the green and wood grain, so pretty!

Karen said...

Isn't that inspiration pic just beautiful Christina! I've just had breakfast here, but I seriously could eat those chocolates right off the pic! lol

Your card is just lovely and you've really used those cards well!

Karen
x

Jean Martin said...

Gosh Christina I love what you did with this stamp set. I just got the additions. I'm thinking maybe I should get this now :)

The Paper Parade said...

Those colors definitely look fabulous together! I have never heard of the stamp company that you used so I'll have to check it out...or maybe that's not such a good idea, LOL. Anyway, I love the way you did the ribbon with the button, also. Great job!

Jen W. said...

Such a sweet little card! You're making me want that woodgrain stamp! LOL!

Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

SO BEAUTIFUL!!! All your details are soo Perfect!! LOVE it!

Jocelyn said...

Love the woodgrain stamps. And the colors are GORGEOUS!! Wow!

kasia c. said...

Christina this is GORGEOUS! I love how you used the colours. That woodgrain background is awesome and I love that stamped green panel. I am also loving the pieced leaf on that woodgrain circle. Gorgeous!
I am going to have to bring out this set again. :)

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, this is stop-me-in-my-tracks AMAZING, Christina! LOVE how you've played with these colors and your new goodie! So fun!

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Such a gorgeous card! I love having you on the colourQ Royal Court, you're amazing EVERY week!!!

Nance said...

Oh.My.Gawd!!! Seriously, I am speechless. Uber-gorgeous in every detail. Stunning, my friend. :-)

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