colourQ 348!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

It feels like summer is in full swing here where I live and what better way to celebrate than a new challenge at colourQ  where the colors are inspired by a pretty bathing suit!

Despite the obviously feminine inspiration, the colors put me in mind of a more masculine design so that's the direction I took.  I actually think this card is gender neutral, but since I left off flowers and butterflies I call it a man-card!

I based my card on the sketch at CAS Colours & Sketches.  Instead of separate rectangular layer, I created a frame with some post it tape then colored in some stencils right up to the edge of the mask to create the impression that a rectangle is there.  I had no idea how it was going to look when I started but I think it came out pretty good.  (The sentiment was stamped in Versamark and heat embossed, which resisted the ink I used on the stencil).  And I did another little substitution when I used a couple of enamel dots to take the place of the two little squares on the sketch.  The challenge this week at Less is More is to use a stencil so that's what I did!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you can join us at colourQ this week.  Be sure to pop on by there to check out the inspiration from our design team!

Stamps:  Big Words (Mama Elephant)
Paper:  Sweet Tooth (My Favorite Things); Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White (SU)
Ink:  Cool Caribbean, Certainly Celery, Night of Navy, Pumpkin Pie (SU); Versamark
Accessories:  Blueprints 20 die (My Favorite Things); Splatters stencil (Tim Holtz); enamel dots (My Mind's Eye); clear embossing powder

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19 Responses to “colourQ 348!”

karen h said...

Awesome card! I love how you interpreted the sketch with the grunge elements! Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S!

Esther said...

Fantastic effect with the masking and stencils! Very fresh and contemporary, and I think you're right that this card would appeal to lots of people. It looks fab! Thanks so much for entering at Less is More!

Joyce said...

Love how you combined the different elements and colors to make this fantastic focal point. I like your reasoning for calling it a man card.

LeAnne said...

This is AMAZING!!!! What a cool technique...the colors work so well with your stencilling and trendy grungey images! Woohoo! You rocked this!

Susan said...

Love this modern design! Just perfect!

Jean said...

I agree - gender neutral! You did a great job with the challenge colors!

Jane said...

Love it! And such a brilliant take on the sketch. Thanks for playing at CC&S.

Kathyk said...

FAB card, love the zingy colours and splat/stains


Beverley said...

FAB man-card! Love how you combined the colours and your stencilling is AWESOME. I need so much more practice stencilling!! Thanks so much for the inspiration and for joining in at CC&S this week. Hugs Bev x

Sherrie M. said...

Very cool Jen! I totally can see a rectangle there. Nicely done with your masking.

Patricia Hays said...

How clever of you to mask off the rectangular area and add the fun splashy design into it! You've created a way cool masculine card! Thanks so much for making CC&S part of your crafting fun this week! :)

Petra Swart said...

Love your great take on the sketch and how you have used the lovely colours, Jen!!!! For sure a lovely man-card!!! Clever to do the rectangle with the masking and stencilling!!! Love the thin orange frame to really highlight your lovely focal area!!!! Beautifully done!!!
Have a great day!!!

Caro Thomas said...

I love it! Perfectly CAS, gorgeous colour palette and just a wonderful card. Thanks for joining us at CC&S this week. Caro x

Karren said...

You take the colors every week and make something amazing with them! I love this card!

Neets B said...

I love how you used this stencil, these effects look so great in these colours. A fabulous guy card.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Sazzle Dazzle said...

WOW! Full of fun, classy CAS and vibrant colour choice. Love the stencils you've used that work so brilliantly together. Thanks so much for playing along and sharing at Less is More this week. Sarah

Chrissie said...

Better late than never!
Sorry for the late visit!
This is fab Jen and SO striking!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Lisa said...

Oh gosh, I love the way you used the colors! This is so cool Jen!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Super cool card Jen. Love the retro look and the bright colors.