April 17, 2012

ColourQ #133


Hello!  It's been quiet around here for a few days, quite literally since I seem to have lost my voice!  I've been under the weather, but I think I'm starting to rally, so hopefully I'll have more energy for stamping and blogging in the coming days.

You all rocked the groovy retro colors in last week's ColourQ challenge!  This week we have the modern, graphic pattern on these pillows as inspiration.


I made a little die cut window with Spellbinders Labels 18, then debossed the panel with woodgrain.  I placed a strip of Basic Black cardstock behind the window to make a shelf and stamped a trio of vases in Basic Gray.

After stamping the flowers, I added a few highlights with a Copic marker and stamped the sentiment in black.

It seemed like it needed something else, so I sprinkled a few black gems around the corners of the "window".  I'm not 100% happy with the way it turned out, but sometimes that's just how it goes!

Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink (White, True Black)
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink (Gracious Vases)
Ink:  Stampin' Up! (Basic Gray, More Mustard), Clearsnap (Terracotta), Memento (Tuxedo Black), Copic marker
Tools:  Spellbinders (Labels 18), Papertrey Ink (Woodgrain impression plate), corner rounder
Accessories:  Bazzill (rhinestones)

I can't wait to see your design in the gallery this week!  Thanks so much for playing along with us at the ColourQ, and thanks for stopping by today!

24 comments:

Lindsay said...

Just wow girl! I LOVE this card! The die cut window, the texture and the way you've used those colors! AWESOME!

Marybeth said...

Sorry you weren't feeling well, but glad your on the mend. Your card turned out great, I think the added rhinestones were the perfect touch to this beautiful card.

Marisa said...

This is fabulous, Christina! Love that image, the cut out, and how you used the colours. Well done!

Joyce said...

So sorry you have been under the weather. How can you NOT be happy with this card? I love it and everything about it. I love Gracious Vases, but struggle to use it. I'll be pinning this one for inspiration, for sure. Love how you created that little scene inside the die cut window.

Marlena M. said...

I love the window you created here Christina~beautiful!

LeAnne said...

This is so pretty....I never think to do this with my dies. I hope you get your voice back soon. I have had a sinus thing for over a month, but only with hoarseness, no laryngitis!

xiumaiyuki said...

Oooh... this, I love.... a lot. Wow! That open frame is brilliant! Gorgeous!!

Sharron said...

Goodness, I can't imagine why you aren't happy with this card--it's gorgeous! Love the vases inside the cut out and the woodgrain done in white works so well. Hope you feel back to normal soon!

lostinpaper said...

Gorgeous! I love how you have created the window scene and the embossing looks fabulous!

Jenny said...

oh I just love the little aperture to frame the vases in Christina :0)
Hope you're feeling better soon :0)
Jenny x

Tracey McNeely said...

Christina, sorry you are not feeling so well but glad you are getting better. I think your card is fabulous, I love your decreasing aperture.

Karen B. said...

Love the compact design in the window and the pops of color!

Angie Tieman said...

Soooo pretty! Love the die cut and dimension!

Lynn said...

I think we are often our own worst critics! This is fabulous Christina. Love the woodgrain and the touch of gems is perfect!

Jen W. said...

This is gorgeous, Christina! I love the little window and the sprinkle of gems. For some reason I have had a lot of trouble with Gracious Vases - can't quite figure out how to use it - but you have rocked it!

And thanks for your comment - I'm thrilled to play along with you ladies this week!

WinterBerry Glen said...

I can't see what you're talking about. I think this card is great!!!! But Lynn's right, sometimes we're hardest on ourselves. I still have the card you gave me with the cute vases and it is so chic. :)

Janet Perafan-Babar said...

I love how the image peeks through the cut, so cute! You shouldn't worry about it, the card is lovely! And I do hope your voice has gotten better, take care!

Deb said...

Hope you are feeling better soon! I absolutely love this! Your little shelf inside your die cut window is so clever! And your gems are a perfect touch!

Renee said...

You amaze me!
That die cut to make a shelf...
it's so stunningly creative...
I'm just in awe!
And you're sick to boot...
when I'm sick I just think it's best for all if I avoid all paper and ink...
I can give stamping a very bad name! :(
Hope you are feeling better soon! :)

Ginny said...

This is totally fabulous. I particularly like how you did the shelf, and those black gems are the perfect finishing touch. I may have to CASE this card!! Love it!

Virginia L. said...

Another stunner! Love this, Christina! Love the sprinkles of the gems!! SWOON!

Lisa said...

How PRETTY Christina! Love your die cut window and pretty little display tucked into it...gotta try this. I'm missing too much of your awesome work...now following!!

Jen said...

This is gorgeous Christina. I love the beautiful flowers and how the vases are sitting on a shelf!

CarolCel said...

I really like this card - I love the way you created the shelf for the vases ... ingenius!

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