January 3, 2012

ColourQ #118


Hey, strangers!  As you read this I will be making my way to Ohio to visit friends, then flying home to Boston on Wednesday.  Our visit with my family has been much too short, but we've enjoyed every minute.  I hope you're all having a great start to the New Year!

Are you ready for a new ColourQ challenge?  Check out the cute purse that inspired this week's color palette:


I welcomed the chance to make a card with some fresh, spring-like colors.  This was the first time I'd inked up WPlus9's A Pocketful stamp set, and it is so darn cute!  I cut the pocket from Pool Party cardstock and added texture with PTI's Linen & Canvas impression plate.

The bunch of flowers was stamped twice to fill the entire pocket.  I added some scattered red blooms and filled the flower centers with a clear Spica glitter pen.

To add a "stitched" border, I simply inked up the top edge of the pocket stamp with Pool Party ink and added it along the top of the scalloped border.

Cardstock:  Stampin' Up! (Pool Party, Cherry Cobbler), Papertrey Ink (white)
Stamps:  WPlus9 Design Studio (A Pocketful)
Ink:  Stampin' Up! (Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz), Clearsnap (Chianti, Papaya Cream)
Tools:  WPlus9 Design Studio (pocket die), Papertrey Ink (Linen & Canvas impression plate), Fiskars (border punch), corner rounder
Accessories:  Spica glitter pen

I hope you'll play along with the ColourQ palette this week!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

24 comments:

Heather Jensen said...

This is adorable. I love the pocket stamps and the pocket of flowers is darling. :)
Have a safe trip.
Hugs~

Lynn said...

The spring colors make me all kinds of happy Christina! I love the touch of texture on the pocket too. Safe travels!

Marisa said...

Love it :) Those flowers are screaming spring to me LOL! Great take on the colours. Glad you had a great time visiting your family too :)

Lindsay said...

Divine my friend! I looove what you did with the colors! Enjoy your time in OH!

Joyce said...

Love these colors, and love what you have done with them. It feels really fresh and spring-like.

Suzanne said...

So frickin' gorgeous, Christina! {{SWOON}} ... as always!!!!

Jen Carter said...

This is gorgeous!! It caught my eye right away! Very pretty!

Chunyuan said...

beautiful fresh colored card. Love your use of top of the pocket to make the stitched border.

xiumaiyuki said...

Love this springy, happy card!!

Marybeth said...

Beautiful Fresh ,clean card, love it ! The slight impression plate is a beautiful touch on the pocket. Im going to enjoy following you beautiful blog.

Kara said...

Gorgeous Christina!!

Diane Jaquay said...

Love the delicate flowers in the pocket, such a pretty card!!

The Paper Parade said...

I'm glad to hear you're having a great time with your family :) You deserve it! This card is super cute with that pocket full of posies ;)

Karen B. said...

Love the touch of texture Christina. I hope you had a great holiday!

Renee said...

This is fabulous!!
I have been eyeing this set and it is just so adorable...
don't think I'll be able to resist much longer :)
This is such a gorgeous card...
love these bright cheery colors...
makes me think Spring!

Lesley said...

Wow Christina, this is so pretty! I love how you used the colours and that pocket is very cool!
Smiles,
Lesley

Andrea M said...

GORGEOUS work Christina! This card is so adorable!
I know what you mean - our holidays with my family were far too short but wonderful. Hope you have a great visit with friends! Here's to a happy and prosperous new year my friend! Safe travels!

Tracey McNeely said...

Christina this pocket card is so lovely and springy. It makes me wish that it was spring outside instead of the -18 celsius it is in Toronto right now. Just beautiful.

Nerina said...

I have my fingers in my ears and I'm *not* looking ... this set is TEMPTING ME very badly and you're a fabulous enabler! Love what you've done here, it's so fresh and inviting! Hope when you read this you're home safely and had a *wonderful* time!

Jinny Newlin said...

This is just too cute, Christina! LOVE that gorgeous, color combo!

Laurie said...

this is darling! Love what you did with these colors!

Mandy LaCroix said...

LOVE this card! Beautifully done!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Darling card Christina! Love the pocket full of posies! Thanks for the inspiration!

Shelley Germann said...

How cute is this? You have me yearning for spring.

BTW- I've worked my way backwards to the beginning of the year. I hope to stay on top of your posts now!

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