colourQ 233 and Seize the Sketch 16

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Happy Tuesday!  Today I've got an exciting blend of color and sketch!  The colors are the latest gorgeous palette from colourQ inspired by this bedding and the sketch is brought to you by the uber talented Jen Nelson for Seize the Sketch.  So let's get to it!




My supply of Going Gray is dwindling and I don't know where to find a substitute.  (If you know of one, I'd love to hear about it).  It's a lovely gray and I chose to use it for my card base here.  I thought that Indigo Island looked pretty fantastic next to it, especially once I added the stripes done in translucent embossing paste.  However, in true form, I discovered that once my card was made I had left off the banners on the sketch so improvised by using some hardware and ribbon on the opposite side of the square layer.

My teamies at colourQ and Seize the Sketch have got some projects that are designed to amaze and delight you into joining us this week in our challenges.  And this week we welcome two new designers to our Seize the Sketch team!  Katie Melhus and Lee Ann Barrett!  Be sure to pop on by their blogs and say Hi!!

Supplies:
Stamps:  Summer Silhouettes (SU); Truth Is (CAS-ual Fridays Stamps)
Paper:  Going Gray, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White (SU)
Ink:  Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral, Basic Gray (SU)
Accessories:  Diagonal Stripes stencil (Simon Says Stamp), Translucent embossing paste (Dreamweaver); Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware, Mistletoe ribbon (SU); Gray baker's twine (Doodlebug Designs)



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14 Responses to “colourQ 233 and Seize the Sketch 16”

Julia Aston said...

How pretty! love the embossed blue panel!

~amy~ said...

awesome, love the colors!

Happy Dance said...

What a gorgeous card! Personally, I like your "mistake!!" The hardware and ribbon are the (seriously) perfect finishing touch for this card. Well done! Bev

Lisa said...

I just love those wispy flowers and your little ribbon tails!

Nancy B said...

I too have been hoarding Going Gray CS & ink with refill to the point where I am afraid to use it up. The new Smoky Slate is too light and the Basic Gray is too dark! Maybe SU will include it in the next batch of In Colors. Great card today. Good improv for the sketch. Nancy B

Lesley Croghan said...

You are winning me over with this embossing paste! Ack! Love it and the texture it creates. Great card and smart move with the little accent piece...I forgot my mini banners too!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Nice clean card using the sketch - love those stripes!

Sherry Eckblad said...

Fabulous card, Love the embossing!

jessica said...

This is gorgeous Jen!!! LOVE the colors!!!

Lori said...

Beautiful! Love the look of the translucent embossing paste stripes. And, you can add me to the list of those missing Going Gray. I've looked everywhere for a replacement, but haven't been successful.

Katie Melhus said...

Jen I love this card, those colors are just perfect here. I just got some of that embossing paste and I can't stop playing with it, and I love the way you used it here!

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Beautiful, Jen! The colors are fab- I spotted that combo over at Colour Q and have to play along! You used them effortlessly!

Deepti said...

That embossed blue panel took my breath away !!

Lori said...

Love how you incorporated both challenges, Jen!! Gorgeous color combo ;)