November 23, 2010

ColourQ #60 & SSSC #94

Hey there, friends!  It's time to share another round of color inspiration over at the ColourQ!  We've started to have some frosty nights around here, so I'm in love with these adorable and toasty-looking mittens that Arielle has chosen this week.  I paired up these colors with Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch.

This beautiful lighthouse image is from WPlus9's Guiding Light stamp set.  I stamped it in brown, then on scrap piece of cardstock in red.  I cut out the red stripes to add to the main image.  (Guiding Light has a second, larger lighthouse with a separate stamp for stripes, too.)  I added shading with my Prismacolor pencils, as well as a beam of light.

Cardstock:  Stampin' Up! (Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, More Mustard), Papertrey Ink (Vintage Cream)
Stamps:  WPlus9 (Guiding Light), Fiskars (All Year Greetings), Papertrey Ink (Background Basics:  Retro)
Ink:  Papertrey Ink (Dark Chocolate), Versamark
Tools:  Spellbinders (circle, scallop circle dies), Papertrey Ink (Woodgrain impression plate)
Accessories:  buttons, Papertrey Ink (jute twine)
Coloring medium:  Prismacolor Premier pencils, odorless mineral spirits

To make this card:
1.  Make card base from red cardstock.  Cut a strip of suede cardstock, impress with woodgrain plate, distress edges, and adhere to card base.
2.  Cut a strip of espresso cardstock, stamp stripes with Versamark, distress edges, and adhere to card.
3.  Die cut scalloped circle from mustard cardstock.  Trim and adhere to card.
4.  Die cut circle from cream cardstock; stamp lighthouse and sentiment.  Add shading and light beam with colored pencils.  Stamp lighthouse in red on a scrap piece of cream cardstock.  Trim stripes and adhere to main image.  Add shading to stripes.  Attach with foam adhesive.
5.  Adhere twine-tied buttons.

Thanks for stopping by, friends!  Don't forget to hop over to ColourQ to see what the rest of the Royal Court DT has whipped up!  Have a great Tuesday!


Lavender Rose said...

Fabulous card, perfect for both challenges. I love the lighthouse and the shading really brings the image to life.

Lindsay said...

This is awesome! I love that stamp set! Wonderful shading on that lighthouse Christina!

Nance Leedy said...

Beautiful card, Christina! I always love what you make with this lighthouse. Love the addition of the scalloped circle peeking out. With the buttons on the other side, this is a perfectly composed creation!

xiumaiyuki said...

I love the serenity that this card brings out. Those colors blend beautifully here. And that beam of light is a wonderful really brings life to the card.

Diane Jaquay said...

This is such a beautifully balanced card Christina! I love that lighthouse!

Jean Martin said...

Wonderful card Christina! I love that light house stamp! The colors are perfect for the images you used! I think I'll try my hand at this one! :)

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor said...

Lovely card, Christina! You've incoporated the color scheme superbly! :)

Niki Estes said...

Pretty card! I love the scallops and the buttons peeking out!

Amy Kolling said...

I love your colors here and I had soo hoped to get to play along with this color combo! I loved the inspiration photo with those warmy mittens! Love this masculine card Christina!

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