Tuesday, July 8, 2014

ColourQ249 and an Experiment


Hey peeps!  It’s Tuesday, and look at this cute pillow Arielle found as her inspiration this week for the ColourQ:

I’ve been on a pillow-making frenzy the last week myself, but mine aren’t as cute as these!  I really wanted to incorporate a bird into my card, but the only one I could come up with was the toucan from Zoo Babies!  So here we go:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings ColourQ249 Zoo Babies Stampin Up Hi There

I heat-embossed each bird in white ink and white EP on cardstock in the challenge colors, then popped them out with a 1 1/4” circle punch.  The new set, Hi There, had a perfect trendy sentiment, so I stamped it in Poppy Parade and popped it up on a white circle and added some thick twine in Coastal Cabana.


They’re on a diecut mat from Lil’Inkers and my Coastal Cabana panel is embossed with a Cuttlebug EF.  And those sassy chicks at Just Us Girls have changed things up a bit, so their challenge this week is a word challenge---BIRD!!  Woohoo!  So I am linking this up there as well!

I made a second card using the challenge colors…I kind of wanted to experiment with stamping on tissue paper to make faux washi tape, but Cassidy was napping in the room where the tissue paper was, and I didn’t dare want to disturb her, so I tried stamping on a napkin!  LOL!  It turns out to be a wee bit fragile, but sort of fun…I used the As You See It challenge sketch, turning it on its side:


and did some die-cutting:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings ColourQ249 Tape It Stampin Up

The banners sort of flutter…I really didn’t want to try to tape them down!  This uses Tape It and dies from Chalk Talk and the Circle Card Thinlets on a notecard!  And here’s the inside, using the “yay” diecut with Endless Birthday Wishes:


Hope you can play along with us at the ColourQ!  I always love to see what the designers as well as the participants come up with!


Have a blessed day!


  1. This is so cute.....love that great color pallet. Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

  2. These are both awesome! I love the toucans in white! The color-block tag with the flags is a real "yay"! Yay to Cassidy and her pinwheel ! Looks like she has that down!

  3. Love both of your cards, LeAnne! The first is so adorable and what a perfect may to use the image- my brain would have never gone there!

  4. I love your creativity, LeAnne! The napkin took the ink so well for your "washi tape" flags. I like the colour blocked label shape as well. I often need reminders to use the fabulous thinlits in the Circle and Label Card thinlits. Thanks for playing along this week with As You See It Challenges!

  5. These are so CUTE! Our son says that when he calls my mom...S'UP!!! Too funny that boy ;) Your napkin washi turned out GREAT! Love Cassidy's pic today, I could pinch those chubby little cheeks!!

  6. I love how the stamped napkin turned out. Such a fun card! Thanks for playing along with us at the As You See It Challenge blog!

  7. Love the bird on your bird card -- the colors worked wonderfully! Thanks for joining in with JUGS!

  8. Fabulous use of the colors! Nicely done, those birds are great. Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls!

  9. Wow, such fun colours!!! LOVE your homemade washi! Never thought of trying that!

  10. Great double dose of inspiration with those fab colors! You rocked those colors!

  11. Really fun and great card! Love that sentiment....it never gets old! Thanks for joining the girls and I over at JUGS~

  12. Your toucans are adorable and you'd never know the sentiment didn't go with them- such a fun, whimsical look.

  13. Love the little toucans! Great design with the popped up circles and the embossed circle background. Thanks for playing along with us at JUGS!

  14. Cute cute toucans...the more I see of that set the more I "NEED" it ;)
    What a cool effect on the napkin! Amazing creativity. Thanks SO MUCH for playing with us at the As You See It Challenge!

  15. Neither of these sets was on my wishlist until I saw your card - it's SO fun!!


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