ColourQ 122

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Hello everyone!  I have some very exciting news to share.  Today is my debut as part of the ColourQ Royal Court Design Team!  I can't tell you how excited I am to be part of this talented bunch of designers!  What I can tell you is when Arielle extended the invitation to me I nearly fell off my chair!

I've been a long-time stalker participant of the ColourQ challenge, but I never imagined that one day I would be part of this group.  And to make this all the more sweet, this week's challenge was sure to get my creative juices flowing because it included one of my all-time favorite accent colors:  Basic Black!


Of course, based on this wonderful image my first thought was to do a Valentine's Day card, but once I got going my card morphed into something else entirely.  And I can't forget to say that my layout is courtesy of the awesome sketch over at Create With Connie and Mary.

I used some Real Red designer paper from the Christmas Cocoa collection (hopefully one day soon I'll use all that paper up) which is layered on some Basic Black.  The bottom of that layer is embossed with the Stripes embossing folder which is a wonderful way to add some interesting texture.  The flourish and the flower are from Creative Elements and the simple sentiment is from Everyday Flexible Phrases.


I sure hope you'll join give these colors a try and join us at the ColourQ this week!

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20 Responses to “ColourQ 122”

Debi said...

Congratulations on being a new designer for ColourQ!! i check there every week (and I have your blog in my favourites, too) for inspiration. You have great ideas, and I cannot wait to see what more you have to offer at ColourQ.

Kim S said...

Congratulations! I follow your work and love your blog...and I love Arielle and colourQ so I am thrilled that you are together!

Erna said...

congrats!! you deserve it! love your work and this card is really awesome

Marisa said...

Congrats on the CQ DT position!! You do lovely work and will be an asset to the team :) Great card for this week's colours.

Lesley said...

Way to go Jen! This is awesome news! Love your card, especially that flower.
Hugs,
Lesley

Mary Brown said...

What a wonderful clean look! I love the focal point of the white on your card! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Connie Babbert said...

Stunning card, Jen. Love the pop of black on there! Congrats on your ColourQ DT assignment! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

Deb said...

Such a beautiful card! I love these colors together! I love how you made the flower look three dimensional! So breathtaking! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Marian of Studio M said...

I am thrilled for you. Congratulations! xo, Marian

Nance Leedy said...

Fabulous news, Jen! Congratulations on a well-deserved invitation. You're going to be a fantastic addition at the "Q"! This card is stunning in it's simple elegance, something you do to perfection. Kudos, my friend...and thank you for joining us at CCMC this week!

Aileen said...

Awesome card! Well done on your invitation, it's well deserved as your work is beautiful. x

Vicky Hayes said...

Jen I am absolutely delighted for you! The ColourQ is a brilliant site and you'll be a wonderful addition to the DT! Your card today is gorgeous - I love the tone on tone of the ribbon against the DP. Thanks for the kind message you left on my blog!

Debbie Henderson said...

I love the color combination you chose to go along with our sketch. This card is beautiful. Congrats on the design team! Thanks for playing CCMC!

Lisa said...

Very classy! I love the clean, elegant look of your card. Great color combo. It really is a lovely card. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge this week!

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Hey girl!!! I'm so excited to have you on the team - your cards are ALWAYS fabulous!!! Thanks so much for saying "yes!" BIG HUGS!!!

Marybeth said...

Very pretty card ,love your style a lot!

Marlena M. said...

Beautiful elegance, Jen! ;)

Tracey McNeely said...

A big congratulations Jen on being your royal appointment to the colourQ team. I am a big fan of your style and look forward to seeing your creations each week. This weeks cards is fantastic. Love your flower accent on your imagine card. Beautiful.

Lisa said...

What a lovely card Jen! And congrats on your DT position!!

Tui Nathan said...

Woo hoo ... just read about you at Colour Q .... Congratulations on your DT gig, this is fantastic and your are a fabulous creator!
Well done Jen ... all the best!