April 5, 2011

ColourQ #79 & JUGS sketch #78


Good morning!  It's another gloomy day here in the Northeast, but I have a cheery card to share for this week's ColourQ challenge!  This week I'm also playing along with the Just Us Girls sketch challenge for the first time.  Here's the inspiration:


As you can see, I rotated the sketch to put the focal element in the bottom left corner.  I also had to substitute PTI's Hawaiian Shores for SU's Bermuda Bay.

I debossed the top part of the Hawaiian Shores cardstock with the Woodgrain impression plate, leaving just a strip below the ribbon to stamp a sentiment, from PTI's Mat Stack 1 Collection.

The flower and leaves were die cut, then stamped in white with PTI's Delightful Dahlia.  I added some shading with matching Copics to give them a little bit of depth.

The finishing touch is a trio of black rhinestones, to highlight the sentiment and add interest to the top corner.

Cardstock:  Stampin' Up!  (Melon Mambo, Old Olive), Papertrey Ink (Hawaiian Shores, True Black, white)
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink (Delightful Dahlia, Mat Stack 1 Collection)
Ink:  Clearsnap (Frost White), Inkadinkadoo (Black), Copics RV13 & YG93
Tools:  Papertrey Ink (dahlia & leaf dies, Woodgrain impression plate), Spellbinders (circle & scalloped circle dies)
Accessories:  Michaels (ribbon, rhinestones)

I hope you'll play along with us this week at the ColourQ!  Don't forget to check out the rest of the DT samples, too.

Thanks for spending a bit of your day with me, friends!  Have a great one!

19 comments:

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely card Christina. Pretty colors... and I love that lay-out! :o)

Lindsay said...

GORGEOUS Christina! Love that Dahlia and the texture you've added with the woodgrain IP!

Marisa said...

You have used these colours fabulously, Christina! Love the dahlia and woodgrain BG.

Diane Jaquay said...

The flower is SO pretty, LOVE the colors on this one!

xiumaiyuki said...

Love how you worked these colors! and agree with ^^^ that dahlia is just stunning!!

Karen said...

ooooooooooooooohMG!! Christina this is absolutely beautiful! You're so right.......that card is just so bright and cheery! It makes me feel happy just looking at it!

Fab job!

Karen
x

Karen B. said...

I need to take lessons from you on color and design-do you teach any classes in Wisconsin?.... Beautiful card!

The Paper Parade said...

That most certainly IS a bright and cheery card on this gloomy day...wow I so love it! I also love how you used the copics for the shading by the white, I wouldn't have thought to do it, but it really gives it that extra oomph! I've never heard of either of these challenges, so I'm going to have to check them out for sure :)

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Wow Christina...this is just stunning! I really love the woodgrain, and all of your wonderful layers!!

Jen W. said...

This is gorgeous! I love how you highlighted and shaded the flower and leaves - they really pop. :)

Pam Speidel said...

WOW! You rocked this color challenge! Love your bright and happy creation!

Nance said...

Gorgeous details as always Christina! Love that dahlia and how you've made it pop with shading. Simply gorgeous use of the color combo too!

Elise said...

Helloooooooooooo, this IS lovely! YOUR use of color and the JUGS sketch is positively brilliant! THANKS for sharing your lovely work with JUST US GIRLS! Yipeeeeeee!

Lacie Root said...

I love this card so fresh and pretty. thanks for the inspiration.

Kathryn B said...

Christina this is just gorgeous!!! That great big flower and the colors are fabulous! Love this card!

Thanks so much for getting sketchy with Just Us Girls this week!

Andrea M said...

Hello GORGEOUS! This is some kinda FABULOUS Christina!!! I LOVE the depth you created on the dahlia and leaves! And this color combo is scrumdiddliumptious!!! Thanks so much for playing along with JUGS!!! Way to use the sketch!

Jocelyn said...

WOW! I love the color combination--sooo fabulous! The coloring on the flower is amazing. Beautiful!

Amy said...

Wowzers! This is a stunner! It has just the perfect balance of elements and color! This gets a yellow star!! :)

Dana Gustafson said...

STUNNING! What a perfect card in every way! Congrats on being our Chic of the Week and thanks so much for playing with Just Us Girls!

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