Tuesday, June 7, 2011

ColourQ 88, FTL143


Hello, peeps! It’s Tuesday and that means another awesome color challenge via the ColourQ:


What an elegant palette—and I wish I could wear this skirt. Unfortunately, I think it might get a tad bit dirty as I tool around the yard on the John Deere! LOL! Anyway, I did an old technique on my card that was popular many years ago when I first started stamping: faux marbling. I am sure that’s not the proper name but that’s what I am calling it today:

CQC88 - LeAnne

The marbling is done on glossy paper (this is important!) and uses cotton balls, alcohol, reinkers and a Gold Encore reinker. Put a little alcohol on your cotton ball and add a couple drops of ink…no more than three colors and they should be in the same or near color family. Here, I used Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Early Espresso. Then add a little bit of gold ink and daub the entire surface of your glossy cardstock. The alcohol causes the ink to pool & puddle. You must heat dry or let it air dry thoroughly…..it takes a while! This also uses the Fall to Layout #143:


I added some Fun Flowers embossed with Elegant Lines EF and a Very Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware element, which is retiring. Here’s a closeup of the marbling:


I wish I had used a little more gold, as it is not showing too well here! Anyway, I thought it mimicked the pattern pretty well! So let’s see what you come up with using these elegant colors! Sashay on over to the CQC blog to play along as well as see what the other designers have come up with!


  • Stamps: Tiny Tags
  • Paper: Very Vanilla, Glossy, Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler
  • Ink: Cherry Cobbler
  • Acc: Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake reinkers; Gold Encore reinker, Square Lattice, Elegant Lines & Perfect Polka Dots EF; Fun Flowers Diecut, Circle Punch, Cotton Balls, Alcohol, VV HPH, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Bird Punch, Pearl, Sponge Daubers


  1. I love this color challenge ~ hoping to play along this Week! Wonderful card LeAnne ~ I've never done this technique, you've got me thinking again girl! TFS have a wonderful day with your little munchkin!

  2. Beautiful card, LeAnne! That background is gorgeous!

    HI CASSIDY! You're a cutie patootie!

  3. WOWZA! What a cool technique! I can't believe how much your card looks like that inspiration photo. Gorgeous mix of colors. LeAnne. Absolutely beautiful in every way! :)

  4. I love your card.. those colors are so rich together.. makes me want chocolate and coffee.. (yeah, I'm silly like that!). TFS. Have a great day!

  5. Love how you've taken the skirt and turned it into the background.

  6. LOVE the faux marbling and the gorgeous flower! Great double challenge card.

  7. Whoa! Haven't done that technique in ages - forgot how great it looks!! You've put together a great card!
    Cassidy - love every chubby fold!! You lighten up my day kiddo!

  8. You NAILED this one!!....your faux marbling looks just like that dress!

  9. Love, love love this marbling! You've inspired me to use it again. Love your color choices....looks absolutely fab in the neutrals. Fab-o my friend!

  10. That flower really caught my eye at first. After reading your post...wow, that marbling is soooo cool! The baby always steals the show, though. ;)


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