August 30, 2011

ColourQ #100 & FTL #155


Good morning, friends!  

Today I have a very special ColourQ challenge to share with you!  This is the 100th challenge at the ColourQ blog, so we're teaming up this week with clean&simple stamping for twice the fun.  This week's challenge is to use Fall-to-Layout #155 with your favorite past ColourQ combo.  You can see all of the previous color palettes on one handy-dandy page HERE, or use the link on the ColourQ blog home page.

Ready to get crafty?  I chose cQc #44 for this challenge, because I needed to make a back-to-school card and thought the primary colors would work well.


I started out by making a chalkboard background, stamping lines from PTI's Scrapbook Series:  Library Ledger in white onto a black card base.

I debossed a Bashful Blue cardstock panel with the Book Print impression plate, then added a Saffron border punched with a notebook edge and a strip of Poppy Parade cardstock.

The apple stamp was a $1 find at Michaels over a year ago.  I stamped it once in red, once in black, then cut out the center of the black apple to layer on top of the red.  I gave it a layer of Glossy Accents for shine.

The sentiment and star are from PTI's Tag-its #6, and I added a bit of sparkle to the star with a clear Spica glitter pen.

Cardstock:  Stampin' Up! (Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Poppy Parade), Papertrey Ink (True Black, white)
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink (Scrapbook Series:  Library Ledger, Tag-its #6), Studio G (apple)
Ink:  Stampin' Up! (So Saffron), Clearsnap (Frost White, Scarlet), Inkadinkadoo (Black)
Tools:  Papertrey Ink (Book Print impression plate), EK Success (border punch)
Accessories:  Papertrey Ink (button), Ranger (Glossy Accents), Spica (glitter pen), DMC floss

There you have it--a CAS card to go in my daughter's backpack on the first day of school, which happens to be tomorrow.

I can't wait to see the variety of color combos in the gallery this week!  Be sure to check out the creations by the rest of the Royal Court Design Team, and you can find even more inspiration this week at the clean&simple stamping blog.

Thanks for your visit today!  Have a good one!

22 comments:

Kara said...

adorable..love it!

Lindsay said...

What a fun back to school card Christina! LOVE that apple!

Suzanne said...

SO SO cute! Perfect for back to school! Happy 100th at Colour Q!

Lee said...

Great card. Love what you did with this sketch.

Sara Mac said...

Wonderful back to school card. The white stamping on the black base is my favorite part. Love what you did with the sketch.

Marisa said...

Great card and use of the colours. Loving the lines on the black :) We don't start school until after Labour Day which is quickly approaching as we try to squeeze in a few last summer activities in.

Karen B. said...

What a cool and trendy take on a back to school card. Love your color choices!

Lynn said...

I love the chalkboard background! Perfect back to school card Christina!

Kim S said...

This is perfect! I love all the special little touches...the blackboard, the juicy apple, the notebook border!

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Christina, this is amazing! Thank you so much for being a part of the Royal Court - your creations each week are always sheer perfection!

Maureen said...

ok, first of all, bite your tongue!! LOL We don't go back to school until next Tuesday...I've never liked that phrase!! LOL But second of all, this is AMAZING! Oh, those white interlines on black?! Get outta here! Fabulous :) Hmmm, I might even make mine school themed too this week :) Hope your second week of work went well :) hugs!

alexandra s.m. said...

What a beautiful card!
TFS~

kasia c. said...

Super cute! I love that glossy apple, and the sparkly stars!
Glad to hear that your first week back to work went well.
{hugs}

Marlena M. said...

Such a fun card! That apple is quite a find...love the glossy accents. ;)

Cassandra said...

Great card and colours Christina. I am sure your daughter loved it.

Nance said...

Darling back-to-school card Christina! Love the fresh look of these colors together and your color selection for each part is terrific! Love the blackboard BG and your trio of elements in the corner--just perfect! Hope your daughter has a wonderful first day of school! (hugs)

Debbie Carriere said...

Awesome card!!! Love the ledger stamped in the background and of course the apple is fantastic :) Hope your daughter had a great couple days!

Becky Carafa said...

wow, perfect details! I love the lined paper background and the notebook edge!

Amy said...

Your school elements tie in so well together! I even see some IP work thrown in there! Your apple looks amazing!

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Simply adorable! Love it. Hugs.

The Paper Parade said...

What a sweet back to school card! You can effortlessly make a card for any occasion, Christina!

Andrea M said...

This is perfectly scholastic!!! LOVE this!!! The shiny apple is such a great touch!

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