Tuesday, August 16, 2011

ColourQ98, SSC216 & STR75


Oh, be still my heart---that’s what I thought when I saw Arielle’s challenge photo for this week!  I LOVE these colors—so oceany, beachy, summery!  What do you think?


And SOMEDAY I might learn to crochet and make some pretty little flowers like this!  For now, I had to be happy with paper and ink:


I used the Stampin 411 sketch 216 for this week:


and used my Flower Burst Embosslit to make my flowers, sponging them with ink to really bring up the colors:


I am never sure which is the right and wrong side of these, but I guess it doesn’t really matter.  I just liked how the sponging on the raised area intensified the colors.  I used some Patterns DP in three of the colors for my stripes, and a sentiment from Petite Pairs for my words.  This also fulfills the Shabby Tea Room Challenge 75, which uses this photo as a polka dot inspiration:

Photo inspiration #75

Oh, and here’s the inside:


I hope you find some time to play with these beautiful colors this week as well! Be sure to visit the CQC blog to see ALL the designers’ creations and link yours up too!  And stop back tomorrow for Color Throwdown!

I love to watch Cassidy waiting for Grampy as he comes home from work:




Wee Details:

  • Stamps:  Petite Pairs
  • Paper:  Whisper White, Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo, Bermuda Bay, Patterns DP in Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo and Soft Suede
  • Ink:  Soft Suede, Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo, Bermuda Bay
  • Acc:  Flower Burst Embosslit, Sponges, Dimensionals, Brown Pearls


  1. Gorgeous colors and awesome design!

  2. love,love,love the colors!!!! and the flowers are great - i must give that a try!

  3. You love to watch Cassidy do every thing. LOL She is so adorable!
    I have the same trouble with which is the right side. I love the card.

  4. I LOVE these colors as well LeAnne ~ just got back from a week of camping and I have a class tomorrow evening...but I'm hoping to play along as well ~ we'll see how the week unfolds...and those little finger prints all over the windows....precious!!!!

  5. Wow, is that ever a pretty color combo! You really showcased it beautifully with those fabulous flowers, too! Gorgeous design and I love how you created those flowers . The sponging adds so much detail! Eeek, loving Cassidy's adorable grin, too. She's getting so big, LeAnne! :)

  6. Really like the colors and the design. Great flowers-haven't seen that die before.

    Love the expression on her pretty little face!

  7. What a cool card LeAnne! Great colours, right up your alley! Cassidy has the sweetest face...she is so cute!

  8. Just beautiful. You really made those colors work. Great job.

  9. Seriously, I can never decide what I like more... the card or the darling baby? BOTH are fabulous!

  10. These colors are awesome together, and I need to pull that flower die out and use it more often!
    Cute Cassidy waiting for Grampy - you'll remember her doing this for years to come :)

  11. Where do I get one of these flower embosslits? That flower is amazing! I love your composition and the colors are just so oceany!

  12. Incredible color combo!! Must say that I think the flower burst embosslit is just perfect for this -- not as bulky and will mail better too. Ms C waiting for grampy is too sweet for words - just love that girl!

  13. Beautiful use of the colours. I love it.

    And my goodness Cassidy is just adorable. Like Linda said, I think you probably like to watch her do everything, but that makes total sense. She's lovely.

  14. AWESOME CAS card, LeAnne! Love how you cut out parts of those flower dies to accent the centers. Saw your pic over at TSTR (I actually played this week!) and had to come say hello. :) The baby is just too adorable!

  15. Gorgeous and that baby...well, she's so precious!

  16. LeAnne,

    This card is so beautifully done. The colors are perfect, the flowers make me want to buy those embosslets and of course Cassidy is the star. She is SO toddler looking lately. Really sweet pictures of her that you share. Thanks, Martha

  17. Pretty card! I always have a hard time using the flower burst embosslit, but I love how you layered it! I'm going to have to try that!

  18. Love this card, LeAnn -- the colors are amazing and such a great way to use this week's Sketch. the pictures of your daughter are just adorable -- what precious memories! Thanks for playing along this week at Stamping 411! Blessings, Gretchen

  19. Beautiful card LeeAnne! I'm so glad you used the Flower Burst I bought it long time ago and have not used it because it look so plain... not anymore. Thanks for your great ideas, today I have a new toy to play with.

  20. Awww, I bet she makes his day!

    Your card is so pretty, I love those embosslit flowers. ;)

  21. Your card is so beautiful!! And Cassidy is adorable!! Thank you very much for joining us this week at The Shabby Tea Room!



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