Tuesday, April 22, 2014

colourQ 238

Hi everyone!  Since it's Tuesday we've got a new palette of gorgeous colors at colourQ.  This week our inspiration comes from this hat.  I don't know about you, but when I see yellow and purple together I think of pansies (or Johnny Jump Ups)!

I didn't think I had any stamps that resembled pansies and I fully expected to have to make do with something else.  Then I found SU's Stippled Blossoms in my stash which I had completely forgotten that I had.  Oops.  I guess someone should take a look around a bit more often!

I didn't want to detract from the blossoms and leaves too much so I layered them on a Daffodil Delight layer that I embellished with some translucent embossing paste.  I think the bright yellow is a bit more "in your face" than I wanted but it's certainly bright and cheery!  My layout comes from the latest Sketch Saturday where I substituted the two small round circles for a bit of hodgepodge hardware and a tiny length of ribbon.  

These colors have clearly inspired the colourQ design team because they have served up a whole lot of beautiful cards this week.  Be sure to stop on by and check them out.  Then join us in the gallery - we'd love to see you there!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  Stippled Blossoms, Artfully Asian (SU)
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Elegant Eggplant, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White (SU)
Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Elegant Eggplant
Accessories:  Fresh Foliage die (Memory Box); Honeycomb stencil (Heidi Swapp); translucent embossing paste (Dreamweaver); Hodgepodge Hardware, Daffodil Delight seam binding ribbon (SU); crochet thread


Debra Miller said...

Lovely card Jen! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sketch Saturday! ~Deb

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful card Jen, I love those flowers!

Lisa Elton said...

Oozing with spring Jen, so pretty!

Karren said...

Fabulous translucent stenciled background. Hope your cat managed to stay away from it ;)

Deepti said...

This is gorgeous !! I love the translucent embossing paste on the BG. Love it

Marie said...

Personally I love the yellow, Jen. Kinda like the 'sun' which has been hiding. What a delightfully cheery card.

Diane Jaquay said...

LOVE the colors of this, and the flowers are gorgeous! Love the embossed background!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, those multicolored flowers are so pretty! I also like the background with the clear embossing paste.