Tuesday, June 14, 2011

CQC89 & TESC140


Happy Tuesday—which means it’s ColourQ time! I was sweating bullets when I saw this color combo:


What in the world was I going to do with these? I already had my Father’s Day cards done, so I didn’t want to make another one. The colors had a subdued feel to me, so I opted to make a sympathy card, which although I hate having to make, are helpful to have on hand:


The card base is Bravo Burgundy with a layer of Cajun Craze; I did some shadow stamping again (I love this effect) with the images from Pocket Silhouettes, stamping them first in Basic Gray, then again in Bordering Blue on textured Whisper White. I added a little embossed border:


and a layered sentiment, anchored with silver Glimmer brads:


Using Taylor’s Sketch #140 was helpful:


Hope this whets your appetite to play along with us! Check out all the other samples at the CQC blog and share your creativity with us!






  1. Lee Anne....great job with that color challenge! I agree it is a challenging one!

  2. OMG! Don't you wish we could look at the bottom of our shoes like that....Love that girl!

  3. LeAnne..what a perfectly beautiful sympathy card...love the use of the pocket silhouettes! I am officially retired now, so any time you would like to get together, let me know...Yea!

  4. Love this card and the colors.what is the size?

    Love your little girl pictures..your blog is just so unique.

  5. I echo Maggie!!

    Pretty card-great colors and of couse I love silhouettes!

  6. What a cutie! Thanks for sharing her pictures it always makes me smile!

    Love your card too :)

  7. Love that silhouette set and you have used it brilliantly with this week's colours. Fun pictures too :)

  8. Hi LeAnne,
    I love your card and your granddaughter is so precious. thanks again for the card!

    As for the sewing stamps, maybe we can give them a push to do another thread and machine one. I am sure they will move it to the Digital Studio at some point.

  9. Hi LeAnne,
    What a fabulous job with the sketch and the colors! I often forget about Pocket Silhouettes, the images work beautifully. Love it!

  10. This is simply beautiful - one of my favourite stamp sets too!

  11. Great card and use of the colors. Love the baby pictures - so adorable.

  12. What a pretty sympathy card! It's beautifully stamped with that great set! Miss Cass is doing her daily exercises I see. Touch those toes, now streettttch those little legs! You go girl :)

  13. LeAnne this card is darling. I love using those small stamps a number of times. They are perfect for Taylor's sketch. Love the colors too. Shadow stamping - the perfect technique here! You've got the best scrapbook goin with all the little Cassidy pics on your blog. What a cutie she is!

  14. WOW! The card is absolutely awesome. This is one of my favorite stamp sets too. Thank you for bringing a smile to my face with the pcs of your grand daughter. The last photo made me laugh out loud! Adorable!

  15. You are just so clever!! Those were difficult colors to work with and you pulled it off without a hitch!!! Awesome!

  16. LeAnne, for colors that made you panic, I would say that you nailed it! I love all the textured paper going on...why don't I EVER pull mine out to play with, you have inspired me....Cassidy...yes, I love your flip flops too!!!

  17. Always enjoy your card ideas and your inspiration. And your photos of little Cassidy are so refreshing. What a dear!

  18. Love the blues - love the shape of the card - love the simple perfect feel of it! And I love those baby teeth!


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