April 3, 2012

ColourQ #131


Hi there, friends!  I have a sweet and simple project to share with you today using the latest ColourQ palette.  Aren't these spring colors so pretty together?


I recently ordered some Pure Innocence images from My Favorite Things, and the first thing I wanted to do was make a bookmark for my 6 year old daughter, who is an avid reader.  She's in the middle of several chapter books and is always looking for colorful scraps to use as bookmarks.

I just love the pigtails on this little girl!  I paper pieced her outfit with designer papers from Stampin' Up!'s In Color collection and colored her skin and hair with Prisma pencils.  I added a fringed strip of Pear Pizzazz cardstock for the "grass" and some paper strips at the top, then punched a hole to add a loop of So Saffron ribbon.  I added my own sentiment with a Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write marker.

The back of the bookmark needed some love, too, so I covered it with patterned paper and stamped my daughter's name with alphabet stamps. 

Cardstock:  Stampin' Up! (Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron), Papertrey Ink (White)
Patterned paper:  Stampin' Up! (2010 In Color Designer Series Paper)
Stamp:  My Favorite Things (Pure Innocence Being Cute is What I Do)
Ink:  Stampin' Up! (Chocolate Chip)
Tools:  Papertrey Ink (polka dot impression plate), corner rounder, hole punch
Accessories:  Stampin' Up! (So Saffron ribbon)
Coloring medium:  Prismacolor Premier pencils

Don't be afraid to think outside the box with your ColourQ project!  It doesn't have to be a card to be in the running for Colour Queen, just as long as you use the challenge colors.

I have a busy week, so I haven't been around making as many comments, but I'm looking forward to a long Easter weekend.  Hope your week is going well so far!

Thanks for stopping by today!

19 comments:

Marisa said...

Totally adorable, Christina! Love the paper pieced outfit and fringe of grass :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Amazing Christina, I love your bookmark! My daughter is an avid reader too and I have always made her bookmarks, especially for her Easter basket. Yours totally inspires me.

Noelle said...

Awww! This is so sweet! I'm sure she loves it:) Great use of the colors, and I love her paper-pieced outfit!

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Omg this is adorable! Love it and the colors are perfect for spring too. hugs.

Lynn said...

This is so sweet Christina. I love the paper piecing and the touches of texture you added. I'm sure your daughter LOVES it!

Jeanne J said...

This is so sweet - I really love that close up - it shows off your paper pieces and fantastic coloring! Love it!!!

Ginny said...

Oh my gosh, how adorable!! Just perfect for a special 6 year old. And the sentiment is so comforting. Awesome job!

Virginia L. said...

This little darling tag is packed with lovely details, Christina! Love love it!

LeAnne said...

Love it--you can never have too many bookmarks, IMO. I leave them all over the house! This little PI girl is as sweet as can be!

Luv2talk said...

Love that sentiment for a book mark. TOO CUTE!

Suzanne said...

So super duper cute! I love the paper piecing (it is perfect), as well as the embossed dots at the top. She is going to love this!

Karen B. said...

Oh how adorable! I'd love to use that sentiment in a future set I'm designing, can I use it?

Marybeth said...

Love this sweet tag you made for your daughter, I am sure she will love it as well. Good for her reading so much at such a young age. Love the colors this week too. Have a nice weekend.

Vickie Z said...

Love the book mark and this is one of my FAV PIs!!!

Silke Ledlow said...

AWWWW...totally sweet tag! Hugs ~S~

Jen W. said...

So cute! Love the paper piecing and the sentiment is perfect for a bookmark. :)

Sharron said...

She's just adorable, Christina! What a great idea for a bookmark and your sentiment is perfect!

xiumaiyuki said...

Sweet... just simply sweet! Everything is perfect about this card down to the tiniest detail.

Mary-Anne V said...

Isnt it fun to make a bookmark for your child...they just burst with appreciation.

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