September 27, 2011

Happy Birthday ColourQ!

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!

15 comments:

Lindsay said...

Totally amazing Christina! LOVE your attention to detail and oh those colors, great job!

Marisa said...

Fabulous colour blocking, Christina! Love the little frined tag and the embossing on the squares too. Great case!

WinterBerry Glen said...

very cute! i like the simplicity of the the grid and the way you used different techniques on each block

Virginia L. said...

Exllent execution of the color combo, Christina!! Each inchie is gorgeous! I love the stitching ,too! AWESOME!!

Karen B. said...

Ooh pretty. What a beautiful way to showcase technique.

kasia c. said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this card Christina! I love how each square has its own little detail and the stitching is just perfection. :)

Aimes said...

Seriously fabby card!!! LOVE your different squares - I could stare at them all day long :)
Hugs,
Aimes
x

LeAnne said...

Oh, Christina....you just have a STYLE that is over the top! This is awesome!

lindy said...

Thank you for using my card Christina...your card is just awesome...

Smita said...

Lovely!!

Marlena M. said...

Such straight/perfect squares and lines! Gorgeous. ;)

Andrea M said...

Hey you!!! Can I tell you how much I LOVE this card?!?! OMG!!! I love these colors! I hope i find time to play along - this card is just so AMAZINGLY inspiring!!!

Amy said...

Love love the blocking done with sewing! Wonderful CASE and beautiful colors!!!!

Jenny said...

Love the texture on the squares, what a fab CASE and great inspiration :)
Jenny x

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty Christina. Love the stitching and the color blocks... the textures are fabulous! :o)

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