ColourQ 96 and SSSC128

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

It seems like it's been ages since I've been in my stamp room.  In fact it has been ages!  Although my last post was on Sunday, I actually scheduled that up days ahead of time because I was away from home.  So today is the first time in about a week that I managed to make it into my stamp room and make a card for the ColourQ, one of my favorite challenges.

As I write this, I am reminded that I used to be terrified of color challenges!  Up until I was invited to become part of the ColorLab design team, I almost never made a card for a color challenge because I was afraid that I would fail miserably!  But as I have discovered, colors are not scary at all so I think I'll keep at it!  For this particular color challenge, I thought the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge was a nice complement.

When I chose to get the Array of Sunshine stamp set (a hostess set that you can only get if you are a hostess!) I had no idea that I was going to love it so much!  It's perfect for a bit of fussy cutting and layering, which is usually what I do with it.

For this card I used some Basic Gray from the retired Lap of Luxury designer paper as well as a smidge of Lucky Limeade from the Berry Blossoms designer paper.  I stamped my leaves in Lucky Limeade and was afraid that they would look a little lost against the Lucky Limeade dp, so I very lightly sponged them with a little Basic Gray on the edges.  I think it's a nice contrast.

So, it's great to be back in my stamp room being creative!  And I hope you have some time today to be a little creative yourself!

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7 Responses to “ColourQ 96 and SSSC128”

Ellen said...

This is a fabulous card, nicely done!!

Always Playing with Paper said...

This is stunning Jen! I just love your style! Clean and bold...really awesome work as always!

Sylvia said...

Lovely card, Jen! I love the dsp you used as the background, well designed card. Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week.

Erna said...

whoohoo Jen, this is gorgeous!!

kasia c. said...

Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous!! No longer worry about "failing" a colour challenge!
Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at ColourQ. :)

Noelle said...

Just beautiful, Jen! I LOVE the combo of that retired DP with the stamps you used, Perfect! Thanks for playing at colourQ this week! :)

Christina said...

Fantastic combination of challenges, Jen! That flower is just beautiful, and I'm loving the Basic Gray paper you used for the background. Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week!