July 12, 2011

ColourQ #93 & Simply Scrapping Crafts Embossing


Good morning!  It is already HOT here, and I'm not looking forward to another 90+ degree day with no A/C.  I hope you're staying cool wherever you are!

There is one thing to look forward to today--a new ColourQ challenge!  This week we have a bright and colorful palette inspired by a floral rug.  I'm also participating in a new-to-me challenge at Simply Scrapping Crafts, and the challenge this week is to use embossing.


I decided to use a recent favorite technique, color blocking!  I punched squares of red, pear, and peach, then stamped and heat embossed a white leaf image from WPlus9's Woodgrain Silhouettes Additions.  For the last square, I punched it from white cardstock and stamped the solid leaf image in Marina Mist.

I attached the color blocks to a white cardstock panel matted with Marina Mist.  I stamped a sentiment from WPlus9's Funky Foliage and added a popped up, stamped bird from Woodgrain Silhouettes Additions.  It's hard to see in the photo, but I scored two lines under the sentiment because it was looking a little empty.

The whole panel is popped up on a card base embossed with SU's Elegant Lines folder.

Cardstock:  Stampin' Up! (Marina Mist, Pear Pizazz, Peach Parfait), Papertrey Ink (white, Pure Poppy)
Stamps:  WPlus9 Design Studio (Woodgrain Silhouettes Additions, Funky Foliage)
Ink:  Stampin' Up! (Marina Mist), Versamark
Tools:  Stampin' Up! (Elegant Lines embossing folder), Martha Stewart (Scoring Board)
Accessories:  Stampendous (white embossing powder)

I'm looking forward to seeing your creations with this fun color palette!  Be sure to stop by and see the rest of the fabulous Design Team samples for inspiration.

Thanks for your visit today!  Have a great Tuesday!

20 comments:

Lindsay said...

This is fabulous Christina! Love those color blocks and the texture behind them!

martina's kaartjes said...

very pretty card ! lovely !
greetings, martina
x

E.T said...

WOW! I love this look! Fabulous!

Suzanne said...

You are so great with color blocks, and I love that embossed leaf image. Beautiful!

Kim S said...

This is gorgeous in all of its little details and I am thrilled that I have the stamp set so I can copy!

Heat is awful, isn't it? I have a swamp cooler for my house, but they relay on dry air. Living in Colorado, we are usually very dry. But this summer has been hot and very humid (we define very humid as 50%!) so the swamp cooler doesn't work. I am so tired of being hot, sticky and very uncomfortable. Of course, it's a good excuse to sit at my craft table with a fan on my face!

Jen Carter said...

This is so pretty! I really like the square panels and embossing! The embossing folder on the back is beautiful as well! Very pretty!

Tammy Fite said...

I absolutely LOVE this card! The color blocking is so pretty, and I love how you used one solid image with the three line images! Brilliant!!

We're hot here, too. At least we do have a swamp cooler, but with these 100 degree days, it's not doing much!!

Dana said...

Not too hot here...completely bearable actually.
This has so much Oomph to it! LOL
Your color blocking looks great, especially on that embossed BG, but it's the white embossed leaves that make me smile.

Lynn said...

goodness...this is a beautiful design Christina...I love how the white panel has the image in blue...and the embossing is stunning! We're in the 100s here...much hotter than normal. Just called my niece to come over so that my little ones don't have to sit outside at my oldest's baseball game!

Karen B. said...

Ooh the color palette scared me until I saw your beauty of a card! Perfect design.

Marisa said...

Great use of this week's colours and I absolutely LOVE the leaves!! Fabulous colour blocking too. Another Christina beauty :)

Andrea M said...

This makes me happy!!! LOVIN' those colorful squares!!! The embossing is so beautiful too!! Gorgeous girl!

Clare said...

Wow, what a bold and fun card! I LOVE the colors, and can I just say WOW! to your fussy cutting on the bird?! Amazing!
Around Pittsburgh, it's hard to tell, especially since the weathers been so inconsistent as of late, but it's getting hot AND humid! Heat is bad enough, but humidity drives me nuts!

Vickie Z said...

Girl, you are on a roll and the MOJO is flowing!!! Love how you used these colors and the design....perfect!!! BTW...congrats on your MOJO win...loved that card!!!

Mandy LaCroix said...

GREAT card! I love the color blocks and repeated pattern. Couldn't be any prettier.

Dawn said...

Fantastic card Christina.... glad you joined us over at SSC. Great to see new faces.

Nerina said...

Wow - this is fabulous! The mix of colour blocking and texture is brilliant - and I love the little bird sitting at the bottom - he's such a cute friendly touch and really 'puts a face' on this card!

Sara Mac said...

Just perfect Christina!! Love the color blocking and embossing. Your cards are always so wonderful.

Marlena M. said...

I love the color blocking and embossing! ;)

Elise said...

Goodness, GREATNESS! I've just bruised my knees. THIS is UNBELIEVABLY gorgeous! YOU "own" those stamps - do you know WHAT I mean! I NEVER, ever, EVER tire of seeing what you do with W9 stamps - and oh, just about every other crafty bit you touch! Meow!!! Or should I say "chirp-chirp" - EXCELLENT card craft! Yipeeeee!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...