April 19, 2011

ColourQ #81 & FTL #136


Good morning!  Are you ready for a new ColourQ challenge?  I thought you would be.  This week Arielle has served up a perfect spring palette in an adorable inspiration photo.  Check it out:


 


 I also used Fall-to-Layout #136 from Clean&Simple.  I wasn't crazy about this card as I was making it, but it has grown on me.

I started by stamping a background from PTI's Background Basics:  Retro in Old Olive onto a white card base.  I thought it needed something else, so I stamped the large dogwood branch from WPlus9's Flora & Fauna I in aqua ink a couple of times.

The sentiment is from WPlus9's Spring Post, with a single dogwood blossom stamped in aqua behind it.  The labels are PTI's Fillable Frames #10 and Mat Stack 1.  The Aqua Mist cardstock strip is debossed with the Woodgrain impression plate, just because I can't seem to put it down!

Cardstock:  Stampin' Up! (So Saffron, Old Olive), Papertrey Ink (Aqua Mist, white)
Stamps:  WPlus9 (Flora & Fauna I, Spring Post), Papertrey Ink (Background Basics:  Retro, Fillable Frames #10)
Ink:  Stampin' Up! (Old Olive), Clearsnap (Seaglass)
Tools:  Papertrey Ink (Fillable Frames #10 die, Mat Stack 1 die, Woodgrain impression plate), We R Memory Keepers (Corner Chomper)
Accessories:  Papertrey Ink (buttons), Stampin' Up! (ribbon)

Do you have any spring or Easter cards you need to finish up?  Or maybe a sweet new baby card or layout?  See what you can do with these colors, then be sure to link it up at the ColourQ blog!

Things will be a little quiet around here while my daughter is home on spring break this week.  Unfortunately we are expecting rain and cool weather most of the week, so I can't just send the kids out to play on the deck while I stamp!  LOL!

Hope the sun is shining wherever you are today!  Thanks for stopping by!

21 comments:

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

I like how you've double stamped the background.

Lindsay said...

This is so lovely Christina! I adore that BG stamp and the way you put the colors together!

Laurel said...

Gorgeous card!

Laurie said...

WOW! I love that background! This card is just gorgeous!

Marisa said...

I would not have a clue how to use the chicken wire paper and you have made it sing :) Great card using the sketch and colours! Love the buttons tucked in around the edges.

Noelle said...

Beautiful Christina! I love the way the buttons are peeking out from behind the sentiment:)

seamom said...

Oh! Beautiful!

xiumaiyuki said...

Lovely card! Beautifully stamped. I love the subtle dogwood blossoms in the background and the PTI Retro bkground stamp on top... such a pretty effect.

Diane Jaquay said...

What a beautiful, elegant Easter card this is!! Fabulous work, Christina!

Karen said...

Christina this is so pretty! Love those nice spring time colours!

Karen
x

PS - I am so envious of you getting time to stamp. All I'm getting time to do is CLEAN! lol

Cristina said...

Honestly, you are SO GOOD with color! You could make any combination work. Another gorgeous card. I LOVE the layered stamping!

Karen B. said...

Beautiful! The background stamping in aqua is a fantastic finishing touch.

Kendra said...

Great job on this card, love the paper!

Jean Martin said...

Christina!!!! Oh my goodness this is soooo sweet!!!! I hope I can play along this week! :)

The Paper Parade said...

As usual you've made an absolute stunner! It just looks so clean and crisp, but with a closer look you see the mega detail that you put into it! I absolutely adore your style and look forward to each time you post :)

Jocelyn said...

Stunning card!! I love the colors, and the stamping in the background is seriously blowing me away! WOW!

Jessica said...

This is so pretty!!

kasia c. said...

Christina, as always, this is insanely gorgeous! I LOVE LOVE LOVE how you put the dogwood stamped subtly in the background. And you are THE master of layered frames.

Keep on using the woodgrain plate, it's FABULOUS, I see no reason to stop. ;)

You totally rocked this colour combo!

Jen Carter said...

Beautiful!! I love how you put the background together by stmaping the borders over the flowers! Super cute look!

Suzanne said...

OOOOohohho! I am TOTALLY in love with how you stamped flowers behind the background stamp! I love it!

Sharon said...

I wanted to stop by and let you know that I just love your card! And, I thought tucking the buttons behind your tag was a clever idea! YOur card is wonderful! Happy Easter.

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