April 24, 2012

ColourQ #134 and a goodbye


Hello ColourQ fans!  Today's post is a bittersweet one for me, as this will be my last challenge as a member of the Royal Court Design Team.  I joined the ColourQ as a Guest Designer in October 2010 and became a permanent member at the end of that year.

I have thoroughly enjoyed every minute of my time with the ColourQ and am so thankful to Arielle for giving me the opportunity to be a part of the best color challenge in blog-land!

I've also had the pleasure of working with some incredible designers on the Royal Court, and they inspire me every week just as much as they inspire you.  I appreciate all of the support and encouragement they have given me for the last 18 months.  

I have no doubt that I will continue to look to the ColourQ challenge every week for inspiration, but now I'll just be playing for fun.  *smile*  

Speaking of fun, how about I show you this week's colors?


This was incredibly challenging for me--I kept getting stumped by the Pumpkin Pie!  But the design on the pillow made me think of a colorful botanical print, so that was the starting point for my card.

I first stamped the large dogwood image from WPlus9's Flora & Fauna I in Bravo Burgundy onto cream cardstock.  Then I masked the image and stamped the small dogwood blossom in Calypso Coral and some branches from Woodgrain Silhouettes Additions in orange.

One of the Coral blooms was cut out and adhered with foam tape for some dimension, and I added a sentiment from Very Vintage Greetings in Coral, as well.  Finally, I stamped the text across the bottom of the panel in Pool Party.

Cardstock:  Stampin' Up! (Bravo Burgundy), Papertrey Ink (Vintage Cream)
Stamps:  WPlus9 Design Studio (Flora & Fauna I, Woodgrain Silhouettes Additions, Very Vintage Greetings), Papertrey Ink (Background Basics:  Text Style)
Ink:  Stampin' Up! (Bravo Burgundy, Calypso Coral, Pool Party), Ranger (Spiced Marmalade)
Tools:  We R Memory Keepers (Corner Chomper)

It's kind of funky and different for me, but I think I like it!

Please stop by the ColourQ blog and say thank you to Arielle for her hard work every week with this challenge!  And leave some love for the wonderful ladies on the Royal Court--they deserve it!

Thank you so much for stopping by today, my friends!

31 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

Christina it turned out gorgeous, I love all the outline flowers and the text background.

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty Christina. Love how you used the colors and the lovely flower image. Great masking! I will be sorry to see you "go" girl from CQ! BUT! I will be back no matter what to see you fab creations! :o)

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, Christina! I bet they're uber sad to see you go! We all are! But I'm sure that means other opportunities are knocking at your door ;). Your card is absolutely stunning! You've rocked Wplus9 once again, and I would've never known that Pumpkin Pie was throwing you for a loop. Stunning!

Kelly Jo said...

your card is stunning, per usual!!

Ally said...

Your card is beautiful, Christina. I will miss seeing your creations as part of the ColourQ DT - your designs were always some of my favorites. ;-) But I'm glad you're still here on your blog! I love the inspiration that you provide so consistently. Cheers and best wishes in whatever you do. ;-)

Marisa said...

Fabulously done, the script along the bottom is a great way to use the blue. I'm sure you will be missed dearly.

Marybeth said...

Oh sorry to see you leave the DT, but I will still see your cards for inspiration. This flower one is a beauty ! I like how you added one flower on top.

Jean Martin said...

This is beautiful Christina! I would be thrown by the Pumpkin Pie too! I'm sure everyone will miss you at the ColourQ challenge site. You had a great run though and that's all that matters! Now, onto other wonderful things! :)

Dawn said...

Awe, Christina, I'll be sad not to see your contributions to the ColourQ as well.

But WOW. This card is knock-me-over gorgeous! Talk about leaving with a bang.

anya said...

What a gorgeous card, Christina! I adore the cluster of flowers you created - really stunning!

xiumaiyuki said...

I love this "funky" card.... it's drop dead gorgeous!!! The way you layered those dogwood blossoms.... *sigh* swoon.... So sad to hear you are leaving the DT. :(

Aimes said...

Bowing out in style, Christina! You well and truly rocked those colours - I've enjoyed your ColourQ posts - you'll be missed!
Hugs!
x

Lisa said...

So sorry to see you go Christina, you always offer fabulous inspiration. But I wish you all the best in whatever direction life takes you. This floral card is another example of your excellent work!

Bethany said...

Wow-this is amazing! I love it! Great design :)

Kelly said...

Beautiful card!

Karen B. said...

Ah-mazing! I love what you've done with these colors, and of course, how you've worked so well with the Wplus9 stamps!!! Gorgeous!!! Kinda sad that you aren't on the team anymore, but I bet you have big plans ahead!

Darnell J Knauss said...

These colors are not "speaking" to me, but I love your beautiful card!Your creations as part of the ColourQ DT will be missed! I'll see you on your blog for continued inspiration and wish you all the best in the future!

Jenny said...

I love the outline bouquet... the colours are so subtle, great masking too.
You'll be missed on the DT :0)
Jenny x

Sharron said...

Beautiful card, Christina! You did such a wonderful job of masking. Great job incorporating all the colors into your lovely design!

Michelle said...

Wow, Christina, you're going out with a bang! This card is stunning! I love it! :-)

Kara said...

Beautiful card!! We will miss you at the ColourQ, but I'll come by often to see what you're up to!!

Debbie Carriere said...

Wowsers!! Christina, this is Totally gorgeous!! A stunner !!!

Noelle said...

I am so sad you are leaving the team, Christina! **sniff sniff** this is gorgeous & I'm so glad that you will only be a blog click away!! Big hugs!!

Carole said...

Your card is beautiful Christina, I love how you incorporated all the colours. I say awesome!!!

On another note, thanks for the visit Christina and if you try the tissue tape I would love to hear your thoughts. Carole xox

Emily Leiphart said...

Stunning card, Christina! I love the stamps you used and the way you layered them. Sorry to hear you are leaving the colourQ team. You've been an amazing member of the team!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Gorgeous! I'll miss seeing your colourQ posts, but you sure did leave with a bang!

Mirta Sanchez said...

I think it's phenomenal. I'm out and about in the blogosphere tonight looking for inspiration and it does look like I came to the right place. LOVE IT!

kasia c. said...

Christina, it is absolutely gorgeous!! Stunning!

I will miss your sweet self in the ColourQ world but I am so happy to have gotten to know you!!

And I am so excited for your future plans. :)
Take care,
Kasia

Jen W. said...

Another gorgeous card, Christina! I love these stamps and the gorgeous way you've layered them. I'll miss your inspiration at ColouQ! :(

Vicky Hayes said...

This is stunning Christina with its beautifully clean masking and a fabulous use of those colours.

Virginia L. said...

This truly is stamping at its BEST! LKOVE it!

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