Tuesday, June 19, 2012

ColourQ142

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Woohoo, happy Tuesday everyone!  I always look forward to Arielle’s challenges; she knows where to go for all the trendy stuff….good thing, because “trendy” would not be a word someone would use to describe me!  But I can be trendy in my crafting!  What do you think of this:

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This reminds me of a needlepoint purse I made many, many years ago!  Now when I am faced with color combinations like this, I usually revert back to my old standard “four-part harmony” sketch:

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I used some fun embossing folders (Square Lattice, Houndstooth, Fancy Fan and Chevron)  for three of the colors, punched them out with a 1” square punch and mounted them on a matching punchout from the Postage Stamp punch, popping them up and embellishing them each with a little doodad:

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Oooh, that was the fun part!  I colored the pearl with a Copic, and the Summer Starfruit Dahlia matches that Crushed Curry square pretty closely!  Then I added a little sentiment from Touch of Kindness (ret) and some ruffled ribbon, both in Island Indigo:

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This could be a note card or a birthday card, or a get-well card! Hope you are inspired to play along with us this week---share your creation over at the ColourQ blog, and be prepared to be “wowed” by all the DT samples! 

Here’s a photo of Cassidy I took last month; I was playing around with Picasa, trying to learn some special effects:

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Thanks for visiting today! 

19 comments:

  1. Your card is so cute. The winner today is that photo of Cassidy. What a beautiful picture - definitely made for a frame.

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  2. I don't know which I like better the picture or the card. They are both wonderful. That is a great way to use the colors. LOVE IT
    I thought you had a professional one taken. Great picture!

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  3. Hi Leanne! I love the simplicity of your card. All the texture in those tiny squares are fabulous. I like the repeated rounded corners too. Great card!

    Your photo effects are stunning. She looks like an angel!

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  4. Brilliant LeAnne - I love your textured grid design!

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  5. Super cute card!! What a cutie pie too!!!

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  6. LeAnne!! This card is adorable. And...maybe you wouldn't be described as "trendy", but definitely as "Classic" and "Elegant"!!!

    The picture of Cassidy is so precious!! She is a doll!!! And so, so photogenic!!

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  7. Those tiny textured squares with the bedazzlers are so cute! As is Miss C in her portrait! Hope you know who lets me put bows in her hair when she arrives!

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  8. So cute...the card and the photo :)

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  9. This like sugar and spice and everything nice all rolled into one cute card

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  10. LeAnne to me you are am embossing queen! I love this card and I love those postage border squares. Is it me or is Cassidy growing up before my eyes. I always love to see her sweet face. You are a lucky gramma.

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  11. Awesome textures on those squares!! Love the layout, too....I can see why it's a go-to sketch.

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  12. You did an awesome job on this challenge LeAnne! I love the textures and the little gems on each square! What a sweet picture of Cassidy.

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  13. Love those squares and embellies and that pic of Cassidy is so precious!

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  14. Love your use of texture with those colors! Cute Cassidy photo, too!

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  15. So cute!! I love the card too :)

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  16. Wow what an adorable picture of Cassidy. You're playing around with Picasa is certainly showing.
    I like your card with the fun embossed squares and embellishments. I have to get some of the ruffled ribbon.

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  17. Leanne, this is super cute and love how you created the squares with the different embossing effects along with some embelliment. I just love your artwork.

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  18. Love your card, your color choices and the sweet pics of cute Cassidy! Thanks for sharing!

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  19. I'm going to file away the "four part harmony sketch" for future use! I love how you added the doodads too. That makes for one fabulous card!

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