November 15, 2011

ColourQ #111


Hello!  It's time for a new ColourQ challenge, and this week's palette was just what I needed to get another card whipped up for Thanksgiving.  Check it out:






I wound up adding just a touch of dark brown for the frame and sentiment, too.

I first tried stamping PTI's Houndstooth pattern directly onto the white card base, but it was looking a little too busy for what I had in mind, so I stamped the pattern in Versamark onto Pear Pizzazz and Rich Razzleberry cardstock strips and adhered them to the card.

I had a scrap piece of kraft cardstock that was embossed with woodgrain, so I used it to die cut a frame with PTI's Mat Stack 4 and Fillable Frames #10.  I cut a piece of white cardstock with the same Mat Stack and stamped the frame and a sentiment from 2009 Autumn Tags.

To embellish the frame, I simply inked up the two pumpkins from WPlus9's Season of Thanks using Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink and a Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write marker, then cut them out by hand.

Cardstock:  Stampin' Up! (Rich Razzleberry, Pear Pizzazz), Papertrey Ink (Kraft, white)
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink (Fillable Frames #10, 2009 Autumn Tags, Background Basics:  Houndstooth), WPlus9 (Season of Thanks)
Ink:  Stampin' Up! (Chocolate Chip), Ranger (Spiced Marmalade), Versamark
Tools:  Papertrey Ink (Mat Stack 4, Fillable Frames #10 dies, Woodgrain impression plate)

I need to finish up my Thanksgiving cards to get them in the mail by the end of the week, so I'll definitely be looking to your creations using this week's challenge colors for inspiration!

I'm planning a special week-long event to celebrate Thanksgiving here on my blog starting this Thursday, so I hope you'll stop by.

Have a great day, friends!

19 comments:

Marisa said...

Love the sentiment frame and strips of colour behind it. Lovely use of this week's colours.

Lindsay said...

Super awesome Christina! Love the houndstooth and the die cut window!

Maureen said...

oh, these are some rich beautiful colours!! LOVE the frame you have created here :) I am always so jealous of your extra long Thanksgiving Day weekend...we just have one extra day in October :( lol...let the shopping begin! Do you get the whole weekend off with your job? How's it going?

Chunyuan said...

gorgeous card. love the frame.

Cristina said...

Oooh oooh oooh! Love this! Your frame within a frame is perfect! And so are those overlapping pumpkins.

Jenny said...

Thee perfect card for these colours Christina, love the dimension in the framed sentiment :)
Jenny x

Jen W. said...

Gorgeous! Love the distressed look of those cute, little pumpkins and the touch of houndstooth in the background!

kasia c. said...

I guess great minds think alike!! I love the frame you made, and the fabulous look of the fillable framess!! you always do such wonderful things with PTI stuff. :)

The Paper Parade said...

Gorgeous! I love the frame within the mat and the pumpkins on top...definitely makes a wonderfully bold statement. You're so good to have them ready to go by the end of the week. That's my plan to finish mine up this weekend.

Karen B. said...

So beautiful and striking, and modern and clean too. Great design Christina.

Jean Martin said...

Love the window you made Christina! You're so good with these color challenges. I always chicken out! lol! :)

Laura B. said...

so pretty!!

Lynn said...

Oh...really love those houndstooth background strips! Such a gorgeous CAS card!

Ginny said...

Simply beautiful - your cards always make me feel happy. Beautiful way of combining those colors.

Andrea M said...

Christina! This is GORGEOUS!!! WOW! Love the frame and pumpkins!

Lisa Petrella said...

BEAUTIFUL Thanksgiving card, Christina! LOVE those rustic pumpkins and they way they POP against that gorgeous kraft frame!

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Christina, your cards are always amazing. Thank you so much for being on the colourQ Royal Court!

Jen Carter said...

Very pretty! I love how you combined the colors for this card! Beautiful CAS card!

Virginia L. said...

Your take on colors are SPOT on!! I just love this card!

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