June 7, 2011

ColourQ #88 & Mojo Monday #194


Happy Tuesday, friends!  How's your week going so far?  I hope you'll have time to play along with this week's ColourQ challenge!  It took me a while to settle on an idea for these colors, but the latest Mojo Monday sketch gave me the direction I needed.  Here's the inspiration:

I recently ordered Verve's Bloom & Grow stamp set, and I just love the layering possibilities for the flowers and the shape of the leaves.  I didn't get the coordinating dies yet, but these were relatively easy to cut out by hand.

I started with a kraft base and layered strips of patterned paper from SU's Neutrals DSP pack, plus a strip of kraft cardstock that I impressed with woodgrain.  The flowers are layered with foam dimensionals over another strip of woodgrain-impressed kraft cardstock, some Early Espresso cardstock cut with PTI's Medium Scalloped border die, and a strip of ribbon (which matches the red ink much better in person).

The sentiment is from Verve's Dream Big, stamped with Early Espresso.

Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink (Kraft, Vintage Cream), Stampin' Up! (Early Espresso)
Patterned paper:  Stampin' Up! (Neutrals DSP)
Stamps:  Verve (Bloom & Grow, Dream Big)
Ink:  Stampin' Up! (Early Espresso), Clearsnap (Chianti), Fiskars (brown), Papertrey Ink (Chai tea dye)
Tools:  Papertrey Ink (Woodgrain impression plate, Medium Scalloped border die)
Accessories:  Michaels (ribbon), thread

I hope you'll play along with us at the ColourQ this week!  As always, the DT has shared some fantastic samples to inspire you, so be sure to check them out and leave them some love.

Thanks for your visit today, friends!  Have a good one!

15 comments:

Lindsay said...

This is lovely Christina! I LOVE what you did with those colors, the flowers are gorgeous!

martina's kaartjes said...

what a fab card ! love your stitching and choice of paper ! great card !
greetings, martina
x

Marisa said...

Fabulous mix of the two challenges, Christina! Love the colour combo and you have used the pops of red perfectly! Wonderfully done as always :)

Karen B. said...

Fabulous details, and wow, what a lovely card.

Nance said...

Oh this is gorgeous Christina! Love the panels of DSP and how you've stitched in between each one. Love those layered flowers and the soft suede leaves are perfect. Just gorgeous!! ((hugs))

Amy said...

I LOVE what you did with these colors and using the Mojo sketch! I so hope I have time to play with this one......I just got a sewing machine and can't wait to use it on this sketch!!! Love your bold flowers...this is such a beautiful set of stamps!

xiumaiyuki said...

Lovely, lovely card! I do love how the red just pops... beautiful take on these colors!

Laurie said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love those flowers Cand your background panels! Wow!!

Jinny Newlin said...

Wow! This is absolutely beautiful, Christina! LOVE your choice of papers, and boy, does that Cherry Cobbler color pop amongst all those neutrals! Yummy!

timepasshobbies said...

This is just lovely Christina! Beautiful accents and just....lovely! :)

Heather Jensen said...

Great color combo. I like the pretty flowers and sentiment. :)
Hugs~

Marlena M. said...

Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous! ;)

Andrea M said...

WOW! The red against those beautiful panels is absolutely AMAZING!! GORGEOUS!!!!

The Paper Parade said...

You were made to do these colorQ challenges! Your cards are always simply divine!

Jen Carter said...

Oh wow, I do love this card!! I love everything about it and I'm not even sure where to begin! The stripes are so pretty all sewed up together and the way you used that flower set...WOW!! Gorgeous!

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