January 10, 2012

ColourQ #119


Hello!  Is your week off to a good start?  I have to admit, I'm having a hard time getting back in the swing of things after the Christmas break.  Every couple of months or so I just get so overwhelmed by everything that needs to be done, with no time to do any of it.  

Luckily for me, this week's new color combo at the ColourQ challenge gave me a chance to forget about all of my responsibilities for a while and just play with paper.  I'm loving the color palette this week!


And, we have an extra special treat for you this week as we are introducing a new member of the Royal Court Design Team, the immensely talented and super sweet Silke Ledlow!  I've had the pleasure of designing with Silke before, and I just know she's going to knock our socks off every week.  Be sure to stop by her blog, My Life, and give her a warm welcome!

For my card this week, I had to sub Basic Gray for Going Gray, and the baker's twine is closer to Tangerine than Pumpkin, but it works.

I managed to CASE my own ColourQ card from 2 weeks ago without even realizing it!  I stamped a sentiment from PTI's Faux Ribbon onto the white panel, then debossed it with the Polka Dot impression plate and rounded the top corners.

I added some striped Basic Gray paper at the bottom and layered an eyelet border along the top edge.  For just a pop of orange, I tied Mandarin baker's twine across the border.  Finally, I added a trio of pink hearts cut with PTI's heart dies and mounted the whole panel onto a Raspberry Fizz card base.

Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink (Raspberry Fizz, white), Stampin' Up! (Basic Gray, Pretty in Pink)
Patterned paper:  Stampin' Up! (Neutrals paper pack)
Stamp:  Papertrey Ink (Faux Ribbon)
Ink:  Stampin' Up! (Melon Mambo)
Tools:  Papertrey Ink (heart dies, eyelet border die, Polka Dot impression plate), corner rounder
Accessories:  The Twinery (Mandarin baker's twine)

I can't wait to see all of the creations with these colors!  I hope you'll play along, too.

Thanks for your visit today, friends!  Have a great Tuesday!

17 comments:

Renee said...

Personally...
I LOVE the dark grey...
really makes those bright colors just "pop"!
A fabulously beautiful card! :)

Marisa said...

Darling card :) For a minute there I thought the orange was the BG paper - aging eyes LOL! Loving the hearts and how you used the colours.

Lindsay said...

Lovely lovely Christina! I adore the layout and the texture on that white panel!

Joyce said...

Such a beautiful card. I love these colors together, so I will be sure to try to play along. I love how you have tucked that heart right into the eyelet die. It looks like they are made for each other.

Nerina said...

Great use of these colours! They sure look challenging - but I love the way you've made them work in this!

Lynn said...

Glad you got home safely! I love the embossing on the white panel. So pretty...hoping to get some inky time tonight...going on a little over a week with no time in the craft room...aahh!!!

Kara said...

Love your card this week!! Don't worry, you'll get back into the swing of things:)

Jen W. said...

Gorgeous! Love the stripes paired with that eyelet border die.

Virginia L. said...

What PERFECTION!! I just love what you did with the color combo, Christina!

Ginny said...

Oh my gosh, how gorgeous is this??? What an awesome job you did with these colors!! And that placement of the bigger pink heart is exceptional. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card. Off to pin it now!

Tracey McNeely said...

Christna I love this card! Every detail of it, you chose well. I totally get it with having trouble getting back on track. I seem to be more overwhelmed this week than before Christmas. Keep smiling.

WinterBerry Glen said...

How is it that you can look at those colors and come up with such a cute card?! I saw the colors and right away I loved the grey and reds but couldn't fit the orange. and you make it look so easy with the right amount of the right ones! brilliant!

cbuswell said...

Such a gorgeous card!! Love your CAS style!

Nicki S said...

This IS a great color combo! I love what you've done here with your CAS card. The different sized hearts are perfect ;)

Lisa said...

Love this sweet little valentine Christina! This is my first time to play along with the challenge and Ilook forward to many more!

Alanna said...

I'm really loving this. I'm filing this one away.

Andrea M said...

Fabulous hearts; but my favorite part is the striped paper! AWESOME card!

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