colourQ 231 and Seize the Sketch 15

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Happy Tuesday!  Today there's a new color palette at colourQ and a new sketch from Seize the Sketch designed by Cathy.  Since St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner it's appropriate that Arielle chose the colors from this tea set.

I found this shamrock stamp in my stash.  I'm pretty sure that I got it in the dollar bin at Michael's a million years ago.  I don't own a lot of St. Patrick's Day stamps (my Irish grandfather would be so sad), but this one happens to be my favorite.  And in an effort to use my stencils and embossing paste, I created the vertical layer in the sketch with these hexagons.  I thought they looked a little plain so I dusted them with some green Perfect Pearls.  Big mistake.  Although they are kind of sparkly in real life, here they looked smudged, like they got run over by the car in the driveway.

Go check out the colourQ and Seize the Sketch challenges and see all the amazing card the design teams have created.  Hopefully you'll have time to join us!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  Distressed Grid (Creative Embellishments)
Paper:  White Linen (Ellen Hutson); Basic Gray, Glorious Green, Urban Oasis DSP (SU); Neenah Solar White
Ink:  Gumball Green
Accessories:  Chevron stencil (Heidi Swapp); Starburst Framelit (SU); embossing paste (Dreamweaver); baker's twine (American Crafts); Cakewalk button (October Afternoon); Perfect Pearls (Ranger)

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11 Responses to “colourQ 231 and Seize the Sketch 15”

~amy~ said...

Love the addition of the embossing paste! great card!

Julia Aston said...

Great look with the stenciling! love the gray with the green!

Sherry Eckblad said...

Fabulous St. Patty's card and love that you added some embossing paste on it.

Anonymous said...

So sweet! Love the embossing paste too :)

Lori said...

Gorgeous card, Jen! I too, am guilty of no St. Paddy's Stamps :( Might have to rectify that one....I really like the embossing paste you added - I don't think it looks "smudged" looks fantastic! xoxoox

Tenia Nelson said...

Very cute!!! :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love the trendiness with the pop of green~

Lisa said...

Super cute card Jen, your grandfather would be proud!

Rose said...

fab card and i love hexagons down the side!! bet they look great in person :)

Deepti said...

Love the sweet design and the perfect addition of hexagons :)

Lori said...

So fun! Love the look of the embossed hexagons.