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Wednesday, 25 January 2012

ColourQ Challenge


The ColourQ challenge this week is based on the patterned skirt above and, as you can see, uses Riding Hood Red, Old Olive, More Mustard, Kraft (or Crumb Cake as we know it) and white. I attempted to make a male card using embossed strips of card but couldn't quite get it to look how I wanted so I may be back with that another day! 
So onto the one I did manage to make - I started by stamping the flowers from Everything Eleanor in Riding Hood Red and More Mustard using the rock'n'roll technique. I used my blender pen to colour in the flowers, some by just blending the ink already there and others I added more ink to get a stronger colour, and then cut them out. A piece of Whisper White cardstock was matted onto a Crumb Cake card blank and the background stamp, again from Everything Eleanor was stamped in Crumb Cake. I added some leafy branches in Old Olive using a stamp from Vintage Vogue, some of which I stamped off first to give a lighter colour. I then arranged the flowers and when I was happy with the positioning I glued the small flowers down first and then curled the larger flowers and stuck these with dimensionals to give some depth. The sentiment is from Sincere Salutations, stamped in R.H.Red and the 'bunny ears' bow is made with R.H.Red Tafffeta Ribbon.
Some news from last week's challenge is that my Paisley Petals entry was picked as a 'ColourQ Courtiers' card - how good is that? I'm not too sure I deserved it as there were some brilliant entries but a big thank you to the design team anyway :0) 

11 comments:

  1. beautiful card!! thanks so much for playing with the ColourQ this wekk!!

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  2. Those flowers are gorgeous Margaret! x

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  3. Lovely card, Margaret, your flowers are so happy looking! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the ColourQ.

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  4. So elegant! I love the kraft label stamp you've tucked behind the flowers and the gorgeous leafy vines. Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ!

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  5. So gorgeous, Margaret! Love the flowers! Thanks so much for playing at the colourQ this week!

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  6. This is really beautiful Margaret! Congratulations on your card being picked at ColourQ and of course you deserved it! Vicky x

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  7. Very pretty Margaret, love the label stamped behind your lovley bouquet!

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  8. This is so pretty, love the detail.

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  9. wow! what a fabulous card! I love your flowers and beautiful stamped background!

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  10. I just LOVE that background element....the whole thing is a work of art! Thanks for participating in the CQC this week!

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Margaret x

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