ColourQ 73

Friday, February 25, 2011

Once again I have challenged myself to try a color challenge that is WAY out of my comfort zone.  I'm beginning to realize that this is a good thing to do.  Even though you may not be ecstatic with the result of your efforts, it's a great way to discover what you are capable of.  And every time you try one, you understand yourself and your style a little better.  So without further ado, I must announce that I tried the ColourQ 73 color challenge.

The swatch looks great and I was intrigued by it right away.  And in a not-so-strange episode of deja vu, the Rich Razzleberry called to mind my Best Blossoms stamp set.  The only problem was that I no longer had any Brocade Blue or Brilliant Blue cardstock or ink!  What's a girl to do?

She subsitutes the next best thing, that's what!  In this case I used Marina Mist (for the Brocade Blue) and Pacific Point (for the Brilliant Blue).  As I was assembling this card I was not at all sure that I used these colors to the best, but once I saw the finished product I was ok with it.  The flowers look great (as usual) and I popped them up with dimensionals to make them a little more interesting.  These are not colors that I would ever have come up with on my own, which is why color challenges are so great.  I used to be terrified of them, but now I know that they are a great way to challenge yourself.  If you shy away from them like I used to, then I highly recommend that you give one a try.  You may be surprised at what you can do!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have time to stamp today!

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11 Responses to “ColourQ 73”

Lori Burkitt said...

I love the clean design of your card! Great job with the color challenge!

Kim O'Connell said...

This is beautiful! Love the embossed panel behind the flowers!

Ellen said...

Ooh, this is wonderful! What a unique layout :)

Noelle said...

I love your card, Jen! I was laughing as I read your post, because I feel the same way about pink! ;) The layout is great and the layers make this super cool, I think. Have a great day! :)

Sylvia said...

Lovely card, Jen! You did a great job with these colors! Thanks for playing the ColourQ challenge again this week.

Rochelle said...

Very eye catching Jen! Everything is so crisp and clean on your card, I love it! Thanks for playing at the colourQ!

Vicky Hayes said...

It does look gorgeous! I know what you mean about challenging yourself Jen - if only there were more hours in the day!

Always Playing with Paper said...

This is spectacular Jen. U love the layout and the way you used the colours, That little rectangle peeking out is cut with the embossed sides!!!
Smiles,
Lesley

Krystal (skdeleeuw) said...

Fabulous Jen!! Love this layout. Thanks so much for playing at the ColourQ!

Anita S. said...

wonderful use of the colors - thanks for playing along with cQc this week.

Laurie said...

Gorgeous! Congrats on the win!