June 18, 2011

Color Cue 16 & CAS-ual Fridays 7

Edited to add:  A few of you suggested that I submit this card to the CAS-ual Fridays color block challenge, so I've updated the post with a link to the challenge.  Thanks, gals!



Hi friends!  I feel like I'm barely coming up for air, I've been so busy lately.  The last week of Kindergarten for my daughter meant lots of school events to attend, plus a birthday party today.  The rest of the month promises to be just as full-to-the-brim, but with fun activities and visits from friends, so I can't really complain!

I have been missing my time in my craft room though, and my time visiting all of you!  I managed to sneak in a card today for Dawn's Color Cue challenge.  I missed out on the last one, so I was determined to finish this one well before the deadline.  You all know how much I love my WPlus9 stamps, right?

This card also qualifies for this week's CAS-ual Fridays challenge to use color blocks.



What a fun and colorful palette!  This design took a few unexpected turns as I worked with it, but I like how it turned out.  I started by cutting small squares of cardstock in Pure Poppy, Plum Pudding, and Hawaiian Shores, then stamped them with a woodgrain pattern from WPlus9's Woodgrain Silhouettes using Versamark and arranged them in a grid.

The leaf image from Woodgrain Silhouettes Additions was stamped in chartreuse ink, cut out and popped up on foam dots.  I like the idea of a grid with one element that breaks free of the boundaries.  The branch left a perfect negative space for the sentiment "Hello", from Spring Post.  I added a double line frame with a black pen and a few buttons to finish it off.

Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink (Pure Poppy, Plum Pudding, Hawaiian Shores, white)
Stamps:  WPlus9 (Woodgrain Silhouettes, Woodgrain Silhouettes Additions, Spring Post)
Ink:  Clearsnap (Moss Green), Versamark, Inkadinkadoo (Black)
Accessories:  Sakura (black pen), Papertrey Ink (buttons)

I hope you're having a wonderful weekend so far!  Thanks for dropping in!

35 comments:

Jen W. said...

Awesome take on the challenge! Love all those elements together.

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Beautiful!

Kim O'Connell said...

So pretty! Love the color blocking! You should submit this to the CAS-ual Fridays challenge! http://cas-ualfridays.blogspot.com

Marisa said...

Wonderful colour blocking, Christina! Love the outlining and your mix of buttons and gorgeous green leaf. Great card! Enjoy the PTI event!! You are going to be able to meet Maureen face to face before I do and we live in the same province LOL!

Cassandra said...

Great card Christina, you should also enter it in the Cas-ual Fridays challenge of colour blocks. They are such beautiful colours together, particularly with lots of white space.

Nance said...

You've been missed Christina! But you came back with a bada-bing! This color blocked woodgrain beauty is gorgeous! Clean and simple with fantastic pops of color! Love it! Hope things slow down for you soon! ((hugs))

Smita said...

Very pretty!! Love the woodgrain stamp!

Hugs,
Smita

Sue Ann said...

Gracious this is beautiful. I love how you used the colors. Simply beautiful!!

Kim Singdahlsen said...

Wow! Simply stunning! And I have everything you used so it's now in my TO CASE file...thank you so much!

Karen B. said...

I love this card, the colors together are amazing! The green leaves that pop through are amazing. Please, please, please say you'll enter this into the CAS-ual Fridays challenge!

Nancy said...

A gorgeous card, I love the element of a block to incorporate all the colors,with the leaf image. I admire your creativity and style, always a pleasure to take a peek at your blog.

Jean Martin said...

This is gorgeous Christina!!! I still don't have that wood grain stamp...it should be remedied really...great job with the colors. :)

Ginny said...

Ingenious...clever...delicious!! Beautiful job, and I especially like how the O interrupts the line. I empathize with how busy life feels....I used to say "when things slow down, I will..." but with kids, it never seemed to slow down! But kids are the best, aren't they?

Karen B. said...

Yeah! Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

Jen Carter said...

Beautiful!! Love how you used the colors!!

timepasshobbies said...

Beautiful!! Loving the colors and the simplicity! :)

Julie Day said...

Stunning! Those colors just pop against that crisp white, love the popped up leaves. Beautiful CAS design :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Michele Gross said...

Fabulous blocking! I love the texture and the darling buttons! Glad you were encouraged to play with us at CAS-ual Fridays! :D

Laurie said...

Over the top gorgeous my friend! I love the wood grain and the frames! This is amazing! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

Cristina said...

This is sooo stunning. I adore the crispness that your cards always have. That double frame is awesome, and the buttons are perfect.

Chunyuan said...

Love everything about your card- The colors, the leaf cutout, the buttons and the double frame.

Alberta said...

So pretty! Love the colors and layout. The woodgrain is a nice touch as well as the buttons.

Dana said...

This is a winner in my book! AMAZING.

Kerrianne said...

Um///HELLO!!! This is FABULOUS! Love the funky squares and wonderful use of the colors! Thanks so much for playing along with us at WPlus9 Design.

Andrea M said...

Oh. My. Goodness. STUNNING! In a word… wow! You rocked the heck out of those colors my friend! LOVE that double frame! Perfect execution!

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Delicious and stunning all rolled into one!! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays - looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful work!

Virginia L. said...

what can I say? This is stunning! So glad that you join the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Laura Davis said...

This is sooooo pretty!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
Laura

Jaclyn Miller said...

What a fantastic CAS card! Love the change-up of the leaf instead of a block. Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays this week.

Cassandra said...

Not really a surprise this was a winner. Congratulations!

Rachel Izakowicz said...

Really stunning card - love the sketch & great use of the colors!

Cristina said...

I know I've already commented on this one, but wooohooo! on your win!

Diane Jaquay said...

I LOVE the layout of this card, simply PERFECT!!!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love these blocks of color.

Jinny Newlin said...

Absolutely gorgeous, girl! LOVE to see what you do with Wplus9 ;)! Thank you so much for playing along with our Color Cue this month!

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