colourQ 259

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

This week at colourQ the colors are little bold, a little sassy and a whole lot of eclectic.  They are inspired by this pair of wellies that are far to pretty to wear outside in the garden and get dirty!  I decided to do a little watercoloring, which happens to be the trend week challenge at Just Us Girls and to incorporate the layout from Sketch Saturday too.

I started with a watercolored background using Blushing Bride and Summer Starfruit but wasn't entirely happy with how it turned out so I went back over the colors with a grungy stamp or two.  Much better looking to my untrained eye!  Then I over stamped it in black with this wispy floral stamp, which happens to be a new favorite.  The little "thanks" circle is from one of the new Simon Says Stamps sets for the #Stamptember celebration.

I can't wait to see how you interpret these colors in the colourQ gallery this week.  As usual the design team has got some great cards to show you so be sure to check them out!  Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  Many Thanks (Simon Says Stamp); Going to Seed (Woodware); Gorgeous Grunge (SU); Grunge Me (Papertrey Ink)
Paper:  Blackberry Bliss, Summer Starfruit, Whisper White (SU); Distress Watercolor (Tim Holtz)
Ink:  Blushing Bride, Summer Starfruit (SU); True Black (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories:  White Taffeta ribbon (SU)

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10 Responses to “colourQ 259”

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Really wonderful !
best regards, Synnöve/Seraphina

Deepti said...

Gorgeous! Love the splatters :)

Sharyn Polesel said...

Beautiful card! What a lovely background! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

Cathy P. said...

What an adorable card! Love the colors and the stamp. It's such a beautiful layout. Thanks for playing along with us at Sketch Saturday this week. Hope you play again! Hugs, Cathy xx

Lisa said...

I do like those wispy flowers Jen, this is wonderful!!

Karren said...

This is lovely! I looked and these colors and thought they would be so difficult but you've made it look easy. The splatters are perfect!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Love your watercolored background and the splatters are the perfect addition. Great job combining all of the challenges. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love the water colored subtle but with splatters that aren't - awesome end result! Thanks for joining in with JUGS!

Nancy said...

Great colors this week....which appeared rather difficult, but in your case... came out amazing! Love your card Jen! Thanks for sharing your talents with us at JUGS~

Grenouille Greetings said...

Beautiful inking and lovely striking colour palette. I am sorry I am a little late stopping by to thank you for joining in with our challenge at Sketch Saturday last week. We would love to see what you come up with this week too. Hugs, Lesley