Hello, friends! I'm so glad you stopped by today, because it's a very special week at the ColourQ. The challenge is celebrating its second birthday with color combo #104, and there's a fun twist this week. In addition to a fabulous color palette (as always!), we are choosing a past Colour Queen to CASE! Arielle has worked hard to create a photo album of all of the past winners, which you can find linked on the ColourQ blog. I hope you'll take some time to browse through all of the amazing creations and choose a favorite to CASE!
For my card, I chose an awesome grid design by Colour Queen #74, Lindy G. You can check out her winning card along with all of the fabulous Courtiers HERE.
I love the versatility of Lindy's design! She used some wonderful patterned papers on her card, but since I didn't have patterned papers in the challenge colors, I used a few different techniques on the blocks to give them some interest.
Lots of Papertrey goodies on this one! Three of the colored squares are stamped with medallions from Iconic Images. Three more squares are debossed with impression plates (Polka Dot Basics, Cane Print, and Diamonds). Two squares use the faux embossing technique, where I die cut a shape from the same color cardstock and adhered it to the square, trimming the edges to fit.
The squares were adhered to a white panel, then I stitched a grid with brown thread just like in Lindy's original. For the ribbon, I decided to wrap it around the top corner and add a simple die-cut tag, from PTI's Tiny Tags.
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! (Early Espresso, Rose Red, Pool Party, Old Olive), Papertrey Ink (white)
Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Iconic Images, Tiny Tags)
Ink: Stampin' Up! (Rose Red, Pool Party, Old Olive, Early Espresso)
Tools: Papertrey Ink (Polka Dot Basics, Cane Print, Diamonds impression plates, flower, heart, tag dies)
Accessories: Michaels (ribbon), thread
It was so much fun revisiting the past Colour Queens for this challenge, and I hope you'll take a peek at the gallery, too! Happy birthday to the ColourQ, and many thanks to Arielle for inspiring us every week with amazing color palettes and for all of the hard work she puts into the challenge! Be sure to stop by the ColourQ blog to congratulate her!
Thanks for visiting!