July 5, 2011

ColourQ #92


Good morning!  Happy belated Canada Day and Independence Day to my friends in Canada and the U.S.!  I hope you enjoyed your long weekend.  

Another Tuesday means another ColourQ challenge!  The inspiration this week comes from this fun and modern clock that reminds me of high school chemistry:


Is anyone having nightmares about ball and stick models now?  *giggle*  My first thought was to make a card using PTI's Dot Spot, but then I remembered:  I don't have Dot Spot.  So I went browsing through my stamp collection until I came across Boxes, Bags, & Tags, which has a number of small circle frames, flourishes, and flowers.  

I chose one of the circle frames and two of the flowers and stamped them across a white panel, leaving a space for a large sentiment and plenty of white space at the top.  The sentiment is from PTI's Think Big Favorites #2, stamped in black and heat embossed with clear powder.

I added a hand-drawn, black frame before adhering the panel to a Hawaiian Shores card base, with a strip of black cardstock about 1/3 of the way up from the bottom to emphasize the placement of the sentiment.

Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink (Hawaiian Shores, True Black, white)
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink (Boxes, Bags, & Tags, Think Big Favorites #2)
Ink:  Stampin' Up! (Tangerine Tango, Wild Wasabi), Papertrey Ink (Hawaiian Shores), Clearsnap (Black)
Accessories:  Me & My Big Ideas (rhinestones), Sakura (black pen), Stampendous (clear embossing powder)

I hope you'll play along with us at the ColourQ this week!  Thanks for stopping by today!  Have a great Tuesday!

16 comments:

Lynn said...

Stunning! Love the combo of stamps!

Lindsay said...

This is fantastic Christina! I LOVE the pops of color on white and the whole card design is fab!

Kim S said...

I love the array of colors and images across this card. Very festive, yet so clean and attractive!

I had to giggle at your not having a particular stamp set. I do that all the time. "I HAVE to use this stamp set. Oh...wait...I love that set but I don't actually own it. I guess I will have to remedy that situation on my next order!"

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love how you've taken the ColourQ color samples and translated it into this fun card, no nightmares at all about being stuck. Thanks for the birthday wishes.

Jen Carter said...

This is so cool!! I love how you put this together! The little black strip grounds the piece very well!

Suzanne said...

What a great color scheme and your design is perfect! I love the contrast of the white against all those colors, and this sentiment looks perfect here.

xiumaiyuki said...

Beautiful card with beautiful stamping. I love it when a card is filled with stamping just like this one.

Karen B. said...

You'll have to get Dot Spots now, but really you've done super well with this set! What a creative idea and the large sentiment is gorgeous!

Debbie Carriere said...

Christina, this is a great card!!! Love the placement of all your stamped images - I have a hard time with that, but you do it wonderfully :) I "met" another Massachusetts crafter on SCS yesterday, and she lives just about 5 miles from me! We should all have a meetup! Hope your 4th was great :)

yyam said...

Oh wow! Great use of those colors! Awesome stamping! Just so beautifully composed! :)

kasia c. said...

Gorgeous as always! I love those floral images you created, so pretty!

{hugs}

Alison said...

Beautiful card! Love that stamp set! Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog. :)

The Paper Parade said...

I love how with these color challenges you always use a lot of white, it makes the colors look totally different, and clean and crisp.

Marlena M. said...

I loved how you used this set. You sure know how to coordinate colors! ;)

Sara Mac said...

Oh I haven't seen a card using this set in forever. I love what you've done with it here Christina. Perfect placement of images.

Andrea M said...

Hey girl! It's been a while but I made it!!! And I've missed some AMAZING Christina creations!!! This is absolutely PERFECT! Love the use of the colors for this card!!
Is it weird if I say that I actually love the look of ball and stick models? Perhaps… :)

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