January 18, 2011

ColourQ #68 & Card Patterns #98

Welcome back, friends!  Just popping in with a quick post for this week's ColourQ Challenge.  I hope you'll join us this week!  I used the sketch at Card Patterns, too.

I had quite a time combining the two reds, and especially the Poppy Parade (I'm not a fan of this shade!).  I finally settled on making some rolled flowers with the Cherry Cobbler cardstock, finished with pearl centers that I colored with a Copic marker.  I punched a few leaves and layered them under the flowers on a Martha Stewart lace tag.

The Artichoke cardstock is embossed with SU!'s Elegant Lines folder.  I love this gorgeous pattern.  A Poppy Parade strip is stamped with a border and sentiment from PTI's Mat Stack 1 Collection.

Cardstock:  Stampin' Up! (Always Artichoke, Poppy Parade, Cherry Cobbler), Papertrey Ink (white)
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink (Mat Stack 1 Collection)
Ink:  Papertrey Ink (Dark Chocolate), Ranger (Antique Linen), Versamark, Copic marker
Tools:  Stampin' Up! (Elegant Lines embossing folder), Martha Stewart (leaf punch), We R Memory Keepers (Corner Chomper)
Accessories:  Michaels (pearls)

Be sure to check out what the rest of the Royal Court has designed with this color combo!  Don't forget that we have several fabulous new members who are creating scrapbook layouts with the same colors, and they are sure to inspire you!

We are getting an unpleasant mix of snow and possibly ice today, so I'm hoping to get a bit of crafting done.  I hope you'll have a chance to do the same!  Thanks for stopping by!


Lindsay said...

AWESOME card Christina! Love the colors and the details on this! Love your cards girl!

Dana said...

Well I am impressed! I don't think I could pair those colros together so well. Your card is great!

Marisa said...

Love it! Fabulous flowers and use of the EF and colours.

Piali said...

Very pretty!! Love teh rolled flowers!
That EF is beautiful!

Amy Kolling said...

Oh that folder is very elegant and makes for goregous backgounds! Your rolled flowers are just perfect in that dark red color....very pretty!

Andrea M said...

Aaahhhhh!!! This card is stunning!!! Wow!!!! My goodness those roses are awesome! You used the challenge colors perfectly!!!

xiumaiyuki said...

Elegant all around! That SU! embossing folder is beautiful. I would have such a hard time with these colors but once again, they look effortless here.

Stay safe and warm. BTW, I love your new blog look! Those birdies are adorable!!!

Nance Leedy said...

Wowzer! Fab job on this challenging color combination. I agree you always make it look effortless. The rolled flowers are perfect! Beautiful card.

Vanessa said...

Beautiful card! I love your rolled flowers, they turned out great! Thanks for joining us at Card Patterns!!!

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