colourQ 146

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

So, I've been trying to think a little outside my usual box lately when it comes to making a card.  For today's colourQ challenge I inked up some stamps that are definitely not my norm!  As usual, Arielle has found some scrumptious colors for our inspiration, so how could I not be inspired to try something new?!



Last week I went to my not-so-local Joann and found some cool Tim Holtz stamps on the clearance rack (that would be the Kraft argyle stamp on the card on the card here).  I followed this up with the grungy stamp from Clockworks and the little hexagons from PTI. My layout is from the latest retro sketch.


I'm kind of liking this fun look here.  These colors and this sketch are perfect together, I say to myself!  Now since it's the beginning of a new colourQ week, you've got to pop on over there and check out the inspiration from the design team.  I'm sure it will inspire you to take up some cardstock and ink and play along with us!  

And thanks for stopping by to take a look!


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13 Responses to “colourQ 146”

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

Great job interpreting the sketch! I looked at it and moved right along!! LOL

I tried working w/ hexagons last night and struggled! I think this 'phase' will go by me too!

Great job with the challenge! I also left you a comment on your other blog about the spider. LOL.

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

very pretty use of the colors and the sketch!!!!! Love the splotchy background!

Linda Callahan said...

Don't go back in the box girl! I love this new style that is developing - and these wild sketches are doing! Very artsy!

Jackie Rockwell said...

I agree with Linda, stay out of the box!!! LOL! This card is spectacular! So glad you played RetroSketches this week!

LeAnne said...

Phew, you made this sketch look easy---I went running for the hills when I saw it! AWESOME CQC card!

Teresa Zuehls said...

Wow! Lovely card. Great use of that argyle and splotchy backgrounds. Love it! TFS

kasia c. said...

Ack! Jen this is absolutely incredible!! LOOOVE it. :)

Andrea said...

Wickedly cool card! I love your combination of stamps and hexagons.

Tui Nathan said...

Wow Jen .... I love this retro funky card - not your usual style, I dunno why not cos you have rocked this totally ....can't wait to see more!!!

Marlena M. said...

This is so radical and cool! I love it!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, I love this! Perfect colors, images, and sketch! Neat design.

Lyndal said...

GORGEOUS card Jen, love the background stamps & the gorgeous button & bow :)

Deborah Frings said...

I really like your take on the retrosketch - this is really striking!