colourQ 246

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Today I've got the new color palette from colourQ to show you!  The colors are warm and I dove head first into them!  I attempted a three-fer on my card by combining the colors with the splatter challenge at Keep It Simple and the 200th challenge at The Paper Players (which I actually completely screwed up).  More on that later!

I had to substitute the sadly-now-retired Baja Breeze for the also sadly-retired Bordering Blue, but I got all the other colors right.  I really wanted to throw in some bits of washi tape here and there but none of the ones I have were exactly the right color.  Shocking, I know, considering the over-sized stash I've got.

Now, on to my screw up.  I mistakenly thought that the 200th challenge at The Paper Players invited us to choose any previous challenge and make a card inspired by it.  So I dutifully studied all the past challenges (I've got them all saved on my PC) and chose the sketch that was number 184.  Then last night as I sat down to compose this post I saw that I was supposed to make a card inspired by the DT cards posted for the 200th challenge, not one of the past 200 challenges!  Sheesh.  Talk about an epic fail.  But I still like the sketch and The Paper Players so I thought I'd share that little story!  200 challenges is quite an accomplishment and I can't wait for the next 200!

As usual, the colourQ team has made some beautiful cards this week so head on over there to check them out.  Can't wait to see you in the gallery!

Stamps:  Gorgeous Grunge, Papillon Potpourri (SU); Hand Lettered Hello (WPlus9); Sketchy Chevron Border (Impression Obsession)
Paper:  Classic White (Flourishes); Whisper White, Vellum (SU)
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze,  Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive (SU)
Accessories:  Basic Rhinestones (SU); Berry Blend sequins (Avery Elle)

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9 Responses to “colourQ 246”

Shelly said...

Gorgeous!!! Love it!

Deepti said...

This is beautiful :) I love the layered vellum butterfly

Cindy Lovell said...

Such a pretty card,Jen!! Love the splatters and the pretty butterfly!!

Kara said...

love your collagy style!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Jen this has seriously become your signature style! I can always spot a Jen design. Fantastic!

Jeni Glee said...

This is just BEAUTIFUL!

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome card!!! Thanks for playing along at KIS!! :)

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome card!!! Thanks for playing along at KIS!! :)

Kim S said...

I am so bad at any kind of grunge but I always admire your cards. You get the grunge-look but still have very clean cards.