February 28, 2012

ColourQ #126


Good morning, ColourQ fans!  It's time for a new color challenge, and this one was inspired by this whimsical set of dishes:


I admit I wouldn't have chosen this palette on my own, but I'm amazed by the DT samples this week and really enjoyed the challenge of working with these colors.  I hope you'll give the combo a try, too.

Since these colors have a bit of a fall vibe, I reached for PTI's lovely Harvest Berries set.  I die cut and stamped the largest branch with Lucky Limeade and popped it up on foam dots.  Behind it I stamped the smaller silhouette images in Early Espresso and added a strip of stamped text to ground the design.

I die cut a double ended banner from Daffodil Delight cardstock and stamped it with a sentiment from PTI's Postmarks.  A sprinkling of orange gems and I call it done!

Cardstock:  Stampin' Up! (Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight), Papertrey Ink (White)
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink (Harvest Berries, Background Basics:  Text Style, Postmarks)
Ink:  Stampin' Up! (Early Espresso, Lucky Limeade)
Tools:  Papertrey Ink (Harvest Berries die, Double Ended Banner die)
Accessories:  Me & My Big Ideas (rhinestones)

Thanks for joining me today, friends!  I'll be back tonight at midnight EST with a new 12 Kits of Christmas post, so if you're in the mood for some cute holiday cards, I hope you'll stop by.

Have a great day!

27 comments:

Kim S said...

This is truly lovely! I actually do not own that set but your clean and graceful use of the foliage just put it at the top of my wishlist!

Aimes said...

Beautiful! I seriously need that Harvest Berries set don't I?! :)
Hugs!
Aimes
x

Tracey McNeely said...

You did a great job with the palette Christina. I love the silhouette--perfect. I am thinking I may have trouble with these colours--but I will rise to the challenge. lol

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Stunning!

Joyce said...

This is a beautiful card. Your take on the color challenge is perfect and very inspiring.

Marisa said...

Gorgeous fall colours...happy sigh... LOL! Love how you used them too! The touch of script along the bottom is great!

Marybeth said...

You sure pull off CAS and gorgeous! I like the Simply Jane paper you used. You made the colors look wonderful!

Jean Martin said...

Oooh this is beautiful Christina! I have this set but haven't used it that much. I should ink it up some more. Thanks for the inspiration! :)

Suzanne said...

You work some serious magic with this set, Christina! I love it each and every time. The banner across the entire front is so nice and the text background looks awesome.

Lindsay said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, GORGEOUS Christina! I LOVE how you've combined the colors!

Virginia L. said...

Thanks for the eye candy of the day!! LOVE everything about his card--so beautiful and intricate, Christina!

Luv2talk said...

I love the way you layered the elements on this one. I also LOVE seeing the inspiration picture and then the interpretation. It's a goal of mine to start doing some of these challenges. Another great card!

Ginny said...

The silhouette stamped image is wonderful, and the script below the "just a note" really looks awesome! Great card! You make cards look so easy, and yet I know they are not!!

Lynn said...

Oh my. this is an absolute beauty Christina. The gem placement is perfect and I love the touch of text background. All around gorgeous.

Kara said...

gorgeous, christina!

Cristina said...

This was such a beautiful card to wake up to this morning. Love the dark solid leaves layered under the softer, more detailed ones. And eeek! the font on that sentiment is driving me wild. Might need to look into that set. :)

Christine Blain said...

Wow, Christina - this is BEAUTIFUL!!! I love, love, love the way you've used this gorgeous colour combo. Great card!

Maureen Merritt said...

This is absolutely stunning. I love the overall neutral color palette and the pops of bright color!

Wida said...

This is a handmade card at it's finest. Layers and layers of gorgeousness! Still trying to figure out your style, for now, I'm just going to call it spectacular! Hehe

The Paper Parade said...

Wow, this is simply beautiful :) You chose the perfect way to use these colors, and the stamp set was the perfect choice :)

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Such a gorgeous card, Christina - just perfect in every way!

Mynnette said...

This is so fabulous--and I LOVE the way your orange is in the rhinestones!!! :) LOVE it!

Marlena M. said...

I love the way you displayed the colors here...esp. that bling! ;)

Silke Ledlow said...

Christina, I love this card...makes me want this set too :) !!! Gorgeous use of the colors GF!

All of your latest creations are fabbo too...wish I had more time to stop by to leave you some more love :), but I wanted to let you know that I really enjoy your CAS designs! Hugs ~S~

Michellem said...

This is seriously one of the most gorgeous cards ever in the history of cardmaking! I've kept it in my Google Reader and it makes me happy everytime I see it!!

Andrea M said...

Every time I see you use these stamps and dies, you BLOW ME AWAY! Seriously amazing, GF!

Camilla said...

WOW I love this creation !!!

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