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)