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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

ColourQ120 and then some…

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Happy Tuesday, peeps!  Check out this dazzling color inspiration for today’s ColourQ Challenge:

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I almost went with a literal interpretation and got out my Paisley background stamp, but my wee little granddaughter was sick and she was demanding my attention, so I went with a different, CAS design:

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These colors were a little more challenging to work with than I imagined!  I stamped the frame (Fresh Vintage) in Bravo Burgundy, the crown (Established Elegance) in Rich Razzleberry, the words (You’re A Gem) in Island Indigo and added a little panel of Wisteria Wonder Patterns DP beneath my diecut and embossed top edge.  How cool is it that the Curly Label punch fits the inside of this frame:

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It’s popped up with a dimensional, and the “58” is popped up with two dimensionals!  I did another card with these colors, a single-layer card using yesterday’s SCS CAS challenge, which was a sketch:

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It also qualifies for the Just Us Girls challenge (collage stamping) and the Less is More challenge (use a bird on your one-layer card).   I used a variety of vintage images for this one; the backgrounds were stamped using my acrylic blocks as stamps.  Thanks for looking; I hope you have a chance to play with these regal colors.  Show us your take on the challenge over at the CQC blog!

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On a happier day!!!

24 comments:

Lauri Ingram said...

Great use of challenging colors! I like the CAS design of your first one, but your second is a WOW! Hope she is feeling better!

Ilene B. said...

I am a huge fan of your blog, not just for the stamping but for these adorable pics of your little munchkin! I had saved a few old posts wanting to get back to them and really enjoyed Cassidy's "early" pics. Growing way to fast just like my own DGD's

Linda Callahan said...

Love both these cards but Card #2 shows off something that very few people do! You are amazing how you can overlay stamps and make it all work! I notice sometimes you even just stamp on things in the background or off to the sides - very interesting detail! I have vowed to try to do this but most of the time it just looks messy - I am not giving up 'cause I love how you do it!

Cheryl M. said...

WOW, LeAnne!!
This card is so different - and beautiful. Thanks for sharing it with us. Hope that Cassidy feels well soon.

Anne Marie Hile said...

Oh my word, LeAnne! Both cards are gorgeous! I just love the richness of those colors and you really picked some great stamps to show them off beautifully. Wow! Have a fantastic day! :)

barb mann said...

Beautiful work LeAnne! I love both but the collage CAS is my favorite. It's so pretty the way you included all those images! There must have been quite a few stamps on your work surface!

Sylvia said...

Again, beautiful card, LeAnne! Cassie looks like she is having such a lovely day! As for my room, I have spent the last 2 1/2 years working on it, still don't have hardwood, but it isn't happening as I am not moving all the cubes again. That is how long it took me to save and buy on sale, put together and build the cube wall! Before in Colorado, i had the mountains for inspiration now I have the color of my walls to make me happy. Have a fun day!

dpkennedy said...

These are both gorgeous! Love the colors and the elegance! Glad Cassidy is feeling better too!

Lisa said...

Aww your granddaughter is a sweetie, hope she's feeling better. What a pretty crown on your card! Great CAS design.

Carol L said...

Love these colors together, and what pretty cards too!

Lynn said...

Your granddaughter is so, so adorable! Your collage card is absolutely gorgeous. Love the bold color combo from ColourQ too. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Just Us Girls!

Mynnette said...

What stunning cards! I LOVE your collage card--it's amazing! :)

Silke Ledlow said...

LeAnne, both cards are gorgeous and you've made the colors look so elegant too!
Your sweet little granddaughter has grown so much and what a cutie she is...I bet she is a lot of fun :) too !!! Hugs ~S~

Linda said...

I love that new border die and embosser. Great card. You have a new picture! You look younger every year!

Noelle said...

Oh, SO fabulous! I really am digging on that one layer card, too. Awesome colors for CAS! I really hope poor little Cassidy is feeling better tomorrow. It's so hard when they are sick, and you feel like there's not much you can do! Big hugs!!

PS: I am SURE that she will want to scrap lots and LOTS of pages about her awesome grandma who took care of her, nearby grandmas are the very BEST kind! ;)

Marybeth said...

Love both of your cards! Love that crown stamp and surrounding square . Adorable granddaughter, kinda hard to stamp though, when they are that small.

Lisa Kind said...

These are so pretty, but I love the way you used the collage technique! You did a great job with the colors too! Thanks for playing Just Us Girls!

Deborah Frings said...

Great cards!! I think the stamps sets are so elegant. Love the collage look on the second card and the scalloped edge and frame on the first.

And the little one is sooo sweet! Love that smile :)

Vicky Hayes said...

Both cards are lovely LeAnne in these fabulous colours but I'm a big fan of the CAS card at the top! Sorry for the reason it was CAS though - I hope your little granddaughter's feeling better now.

Nancy said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards, but my "fav" is the collage one so artistic looking.
Also adorable little granddaughter too!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Congrats for taking top place at JUGS with these neat card, LeAnne!

Janine said...

Great card especially the collage one. Well done on your Jugs win.

Tracey McNeely said...

Love your cards, your colourQ with the crown is so fun.

Dana Gustafson said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!