colourQ 181

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The color palette this week at colourQ has got a blast from the past!  It's been a long time since I've seen the words "Brocade Blue" anywhere, but here they are!


I actually found a bit of Brocade Blue cardstock in my stash, but it turns out that I didn't need it.  Instead I inked up a flower stamp with a marker.


During my travels around blogland I often come across cards that use a black color scheme for flower stems or leaves.  I've always wanted to give that a try because the results are always dramatic and eye-catching.  So I took the opportunity presented by this color challenge to try it out.  I like it, but I wish I had stamped some more leaves or something to take over a bit more of the white space.  In any event, the layout for this card comes from the latest sketch at Create With Connie and Mary.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a chance to head on over to colourQ.  While you're there check out the inspiration from the design team then play along with us!

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Stamps:  Summer Silhouettes, Thank You Kindly (SU)


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16 Responses to “colourQ 181”

laurie said...

Wow love that card and the color combo is awesome!

Happy Dance said...

Really pretty. I personally like it with just one branch of leaves. The white space in the center sets off the rest of the colors really well that way. I really like this card. Bev

Marisa said...

Fabulously done, Jen! Love the way you used the colours and the sketch.

Narelle Farrugia said...

This is so beautiful Jen! I think that having only one stem makes your card look more elegant! Thanks for joining us at Create with Connie & Mary this week!

Karren said...

This is a stunning card. For what it's worth, I think the one black stem makes for an even more dramatic card because it really pops against the white. Thanks for joining us this week at Create with Connie & Mary.

Cheryl said...

Your card is beautiful! I love the yellow base and black scalloped die cut together with just that smidgen of blue, and you are right...the black leaves are stunning. And, I like that you only have the one branch--it's very appealing.

barb said...

I really love the eye-catching, modern feel of your card. Crisp and clean. Love it!

Susie said...

Beautiful card.

Melissa Davies said...

The Basic BLack gives this card such and elegant look to it! Beautiful! Thanks for joining us this week in the Sketch Challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Mary Brown said...

WOW...STUNNING...AMAZING...FANTASTIC!!! So dramatic, simple and perfect! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Deb said...

I do love the one stem of leaves! It really makes a statement! And the color scheme is very dramatic! Just beautiful, Jen! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Connie said...

STUNNING, Jen! I love the black accents on here and the clean, crisp look! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

Debbie Henderson said...

Congrats on the win Jen! I'm a little late posting. Love how you fussy-cut the branch and the color combination is super! Thanks for playing Create with Connie & Mary!

Petra Swart said...

Love the yellow base of your card and how you've done the blue border. No need for more leaves... it's perfect as it is!! TFS.

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

This is so perfect, Jen!

salem said...

love the colours