ColourQ 101 and Inkspirations 85

Thursday, September 8, 2011

The other day I was looking at some designer paper that I had in my stash and I came upon some called Cottage Wall.  One of the colors featured in this paper pack was Orchid Opulence and I thought I'd never get to use the scraps I had in that color since the color was retired and nobody ever thinks of those retired colors anymore.  Well, to my surprise this week the ColourQ challenge features this forgotten color!

And it also features some other fabulous colors.  Anyone who visits my blog (and a big heartfelt thank you to those who do!) know that Lucky Limeade has almost replaced Kiwi Kiss in my affections so I'm all over a challenge that features that color.  Then I see it's paired with Pool Party, a color that I don't have a lot of experience with.  But I see that it pairs really well with the other colors so I'm anxious to try it out with my card.   I ended up choosing the Inkspirations sketch challenge as my layout.

At first I was a little apprehensive about attempting this challenge.  It seemed like there were so many layers that I wouldn't know what to do with.  But I talked myself into attempting it and once I broke it down, I realized that those layers were very manageable.

After my white base I added a Rich Razzleberry layer that I scalloped on one side.  To this I added my oh-so-rare Orchic Opulent designer paper.  I topped that with some more Rich Razzleberry cardstock.  To create a little visual interest, I stitched each layer of Rich Razzleberry.  I topped it all with some flowers stamped in Pool Party accented with some Lucky Limeade leaves. 

I'm pleased with how this came out.  The colors are unusal and vibrant.  I'm glad I attempted these two challenges!

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8 Responses to “ColourQ 101 and Inkspirations 85”

Marisa said...

Fabulous double challenge card :) Love how you used the colours and this weeks sketch. Thanks so much for joining us at Inkspirations this week :)

Sylvia said...

Beautifully designed card, Jen! Love the way you used the purples. Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week.

Kara said...

really really pretty!! thanks for joining us at the ColourQ!!!

Natalia said...

very nice cards. I'm amazed your talent andyours preccision. I used to try scrapbooking but i decided that it's not for me. I preffer flower felts and wire- wrapping jewellery. Hugs from Poland, nice to see your beautiful blog:)

Tracy said...

Great card, very classy :)

Noelle said...

This is so pretty, and I love the banner the sentiment is on. Thanks for playing at colourQ this week! :)

LeAnne said...

Pretty CAS card--aren't these colors great? Thanks for playing the CQC this week!

Christina said...

Jen, you never disappoint with your beautiful ColourQ creations! I wouldn't have known what to do with that sketch, but you nailed it. So happy to have you join us at the ColourQ again this week!