Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Colour Q

It's been a long time since I entered a card for the Colour Q challenge but today was the day to change that and I've made, not one but, two cards!! As you will see from the inspiration picture (top right) there are four colours plus white but the two blues are no longer current SU colours in the UK so I have used Bashful Blue and Pacific Point which I thought were the closest.
For my first card I used a stamp from the now (sadly) retired set, Easter Blossoms, and stamped this in Staz-on, then stamped again to give a lighter branch in the background, before colouring the blossoms with a Daffodil Delight marker. I then cut out the image with an oval from the Oval Framelits Collection and sponged around the edge with Daffodil Delight before fixing onto a square white card blank using dimensionals. Two Bashful Blue and one Pacific Point butterflies, cut with the Beautiful Wings Embosslits die, were positioned onto the branches and the sentiment from Bloomin' Marvelous stamped at the bottom. Basic Pearls were added to the butterflies to finish the card.
When I went back to tidy up my mess I had sudden inspiration and made my second card with Summer Silhouettes.

I'm not too sure what the flowers are meant to be but these two stamps always remind me of Agapanthus which come in beautiful shades of blue - perfect!
I stamped the stem in Staz-on then the flowers in Bashful Blue and Pacific Point and matted this onto Pacific Point cardstock and then onto a square white card blank. I then added a sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes, stamped in Daffodil Delight, and cut with one of the Itty Bitty Banners dies with a bow of Daffodil Delight Taffeta ribbon to finish. Out of the two I like this one the best - much more CAS!


  1. Two fab cards Margaret but I'm drawn to do your gorgeous blossom and little butterflies. Pretty use of the colours. x

  2. Two lovely cards Margaret and I love the frame in your LIM one. Xx

  3. These are both fab, Margaret, I'm not sure which one I like best!

  4. Cheerio!!!! I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

  5. Both cards are beautiful, Margaret, so soft and like Spring! thanks for joining in the fun at the colourQ this week.

  6. Gorgeous cards Margaret! I love the pop and crispness of your work~

  7. Beautiful cards Margaret! You used the colors like a pro! Thank you so much for playing along with this week's colourQ!


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Margaret x

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