colourQ 290!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Spring has finally arrived in New England!  After a blah Saturday and a not-so-promising start to Sunday the sun finally broke through the clouds, the temperatures warmed up and I actually wore short sleeves outside!  Woo hoo!  But alas I had to eventually go back inside to get busy with the latest palette from colourQ.  The colors, inspired by this apron, are perfect if you have flowers on your mind!

I actually didn't have flowers on my mind, as you can see!  I was feeling the butterfly instead.  The colors seem awfully close in my photo (a professional photographer I am not), but I can assure you that the horizontal stripe is Calypso Coral and the butterfly is layered with Blushing Bride and Poppy Parade.  I went over the intricate details of the Poppy Parade layer of the butterfly with my Wink of Stella pen because that makes everything better, of course!

I've used a liberal interpretation of the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge this week.  I started out with some card stock for the horizontal layers and decided that they were a little too blah, so I created those "layers" with some new grungy stamps I recently bought.  And I'm pleased as punch to say that I was chosen over there last week for the Sweet Sunday SPOTlight!  Yay me!

I can't wait to see how you light up the colourQ gallery this week with these beautiful colors.  The design team has outdone themselves with their creations!  I hope to see you over there!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  Mixed Media Grunge (Stamplorations); Live, Love, Laugh & Be Happy (My Creative Time)
Paper:  White (Spectrum Noir); Blushing Bride, Poppy Parade (SU)
Ink:  Coastal Cabana, Calypso Coral (SU); Onyx Black (Versafine)
Accessories:  Chrissy Butterfly die, Leanna Butterfly die (Simon Says Stamp); enamel dots (My Mind's Eye); Basic Pearls (SU); Wink of Stella

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11 Responses to “colourQ 290!”

Narelle Farrugia said...

Oh my this is super stunning!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Oh, I love the super simplicity of this Jen and the layering on the background! Thanks for always being so inspirational! Hazel xx

LeAnne said...

It's just BEAUTIFUL! I love these colors and I would love an apron like that myself!

Lisa said...

I am in love with this card Jen...incredible!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is gorgeous! I love it!

Happy Dance said...

Really pretty Jen. Love that butterfly. You've really used those colors perfectly here. Lots of pretty, and lots of pretty white space too! Just wonderful. Bev

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card Jen, love that butterfly! Happy Wednesday!

Karren said...

Oh wow! This is just perfect! The horizontal panel is so effective. I really, really love this.

Petra Swart said...

Beautiful, Jen!!! Great use of the colours!!!!
Have a lovely day!!!!

Deepti said...

This is stunning! I like the way you did the grunge :)

Nancy said...

Love the border grunge! You Rock CAS Jen!!