colourQ 250

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

There's a great new palette over at colourQ and guess what?  You get to pick some of the colors!  You start off with some black and white then add one other color, or five colors, you decide!

I went with the orangey-red color which I thought looked a lot like Poppy Parade.  Not to mention I love the color combo of black, white and red!  I paper pieced the flowers and the circles are nothing more than the cut out center of the flower.  I thought the flower looked a little bland so I added some Crystal Effects to the center (something I had completely forgot that I even owned, but was reminded of when I saw my colourQ teamie Lisa use a similar product on a recent card here).  I like the look so much that I wish I had done it to the other circles.

The layout for my card comes from the Week Two challenge at Viva La Verve. I loved the way the large rectangular layer was divided in two and thought it would be a perfect opportunity to use some black embossing paste.  (I love this stuff)!  Incidentally, the name of the leafy die (from Verve) is Sprightly Sprigs but for some reason every time I see the die in my stash the name that comes to mind is Spacely Sprockets.  What do you think - too much of The Jetsons when I was a kid?

The design team at colourQ were not so squeamish as me about using all of the colors in their projects this week, so be sure to make time to hop on over there and see what they've created!  And thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  Lean on Me (Verve)
Paper:  Basic Black, Poppy Parade, Whisper White (SU)
Ink:  Onyx Black (Versafine)
Accessories:  Sprightly Sprigs die (Verve); Diagonal Stripes stencil (Simon Says Stamp); black embossing paste (Studio 490); My Girl enamel dots (My Mind's Eye); Crystal Effects (SU)

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5 Responses to “colourQ 250”

Lisa said...

Such a great design Jen and I love the bloom!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Such a beautiful card!

Shelly said...

This is so sweet!!! Love the color combo you chose!

Karren said...

The Jetsons is my favorite ever cartoon! Thanks for the memory! Love this card - the colors are gorgeous and the flowers suit the colors perfectly.

Tracey McNeely said...

Love your colourQ, great use of the black! I am going to miss you at CQC, but know where you live!