colourQ 174

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

I spent some time on Saturday and the better part of Sunday agonizing over my colourQ card for this week. I had a card all made and ready to go but the more I looked at it the more I realized that I didn't like it at all.  I tried changing some of the elements a few times, but nothing seemed to work, so I scrapped it and made something completely different.  Has that ever happened to you?

For my layout, I got some much needed help from the challenge at CAS(E) This Sketch.  And although the colors and the pretty wreath said "valentine" I went in a different direction.  I paired these fun graphic circles with my favorite splotchy flower.  I just wish the Pink Pirouette flower showed up better in the picture.  I'm in the process of replacing all my felt SU pads with the new foam ones because the new ones ink up stamps so much better.  Alas, this particular pink is still the old style pad and it just doesn't have any oomph!

Oops, almost forgot to show you the inspiration sketch.

I hope you have time to join us over at colourQ because we love to see you in the gallery!  The DT has got some great cards to show you, so hop on over and check them out!

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7 Responses to “colourQ 174”

Kim S said...

I think I scrap more cards than I ever complete!!! I love what you ended up with. The pattern vertical stripe is a fun and creative touch!

Ardyth said...

Ooh, I just got that circle background stamp in the mail - love how you've used it! Thanks so much for playing along with this week's CAS(E) This Sketch!

Jackie said...

Yes, happens sometimes but a lot more lately. Must be my cabin fever that's causing it! LOL! This was worth the effort to keep trying, GREAT card Jen! So glad you joined us at CTS!!!

CASTOWNE said...

I bet if you posted the card you threw away, we would all be in awe of it. In any event, this replacement is fabulous. At first look, I thought you had used Washi tape for that circle background, so I was surprised to read that it was a stamp. Love the colors & sketch.

lostinpaper said...

Sometimes I just put the card aside and then I can 'fix' it after a bolt of lightning idea comes to me at 2 in the morning... or yes, I do scrap it lol! I'm loving your 'new' design and that fab graphic feel that you have achieved!
Thanks so much for sharing at CAS(E) this Sketch this week!

Deanna Jean said...

It happens to the best of us. Sometime I'll sit down with the colors and just look at idea what to do. So I get up and come back to them later. I've scraped so many cards though. I love what you did with this one. I agree that I bet we would all love the first one too.

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Oh yes - that happens to me all the time! I love what you finally settled on - it's gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS(E) This Sketch - we're so glad you did!