Tuesday, July 26, 2011


CQC95 banner

Yum yum, I just loved the colors that Arielle chose today, although the inspiration photo creeped me out just a teeny little bit:


When I was a kid, I could hear owls “hoo-hooing” all summer long in the woods around our house late at night.  It used to frighten me –I probably thought they were going to fly into my open window!  Now, I love hearing owls, but Mr Owl here with his one eye opened and one eye closed, is a tiny bit scary!!!  He is rather dapper, though, but I chose to interpret his colors in a different way:


I really wish you could see this IRL, it’s quite pretty!  Here are a couple closer views:

CQC95 closeup

CQC95 closeup 2

I stamped the butterflies from Kindness Matters in Early Espresso on Vellum cardstock, colored them on the back with coordinating markers, then outlined them with a Gelly Roll pen.   Can you see the sparkle?  Soooo pretty!  The words from Nature Walk are also stamped on the front in Craft White ink.   A sentiment from Bring on the Cake as well as a little ruffle of Patterns DP finishes this simple card.  I added some additional interest by adding a Calypso Coral “w” for the first letter.

I hope you’ll find some inspiration in these colors and flutter on over to the ColourQ blog, not only to see what the other designers have made, but to play along with us as well!


Wee Details:

  • Stamps:  Kindness Matters, Bring on the Cake, Nature Walk
  • Paper:  Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Island Indigo, Pool Party, Cardstock Vellum, Calypso Coral, Island Indigo, Pool Party Patterns Designer Paper
  • Ink:  Early Espresso, Island Indigo, Calypso Coral, Craft White
  • Acc:  Markers, Dauber, 1’ circle punch, 1/8” circle punch, Gelly Roll pen


  1. That is so pretty. I love the ruffle and I will have to try that with the vellum - it's lovely.

  2. Beautiful Leanne! Love the colours, images and sparkle! The DSP ruffle is devine.

  3. oh so pretty!!!! I have to try this color challenge!! Thanks for the ruffle inspiration!

  4. look at all those teeth Miss Cassidy! Your card is beautiful LeAnne, love the vellum strip and all that you did to it! Fabulous, enjoy this summer day! *hugs*

  5. I love those butterflies and am also having a vellum moment! So good to see the new in-colours in action too!

  6. LeAnne, this is gorgeous! I just love all of the details you added, especially that beautiful vellum. The ruffled paper is such a cool look, too. Fabulous mix of colors. Holy cow, when did Cassidy get all those pearly whites?That was quick! :)

  7. Oh so sweet. She has her front teeth! What a sweetheart! I love the card. Such a great way to use the vellum. Love it!

  8. Thanks for the inspiration. I was thrilled to say hello to you at convention! I KNOW I will continue to be inspired by your cards. This card is beautiful. Sometimes I see color challanges and think, "Really?" Then you go and do a beautiful job using the colors. Thanks again.

  9. Oh my gosh that vellum strip is gorgeous! I love the butterflies and the circle behind the center one. Love how that's repeated with the "w" in the sentiment! So clever!

  10. Beautiful, LeAnne! I love the ruffle! And Cassidy is adorable as always! I love that smile! Happy birthday!

  11. Have a wonderful birthday, LeAnne!!! Wishing you the best.

  12. Wow, this turned out perfect, LeAnne! I love that "ruffle" of paper on the top of the panel - I tohught it was ribbon!

    Oh, look at sweet Cassidy... I always want to squeeze her when I see her cute pics!

  13. Love that ruffle and the soft vellum. Love that little nose. ;)

  14. Wow, girl, this is an awesome looking card! Love the colors, the stamps, the layout...and especially the ruffles peeking out of the top!

  15. Beautiful! Love how you colored those butterflies from behind. Good idea! Also love the white script on the front of the vellum. Yum! Cassidy is SUCH a cutie.


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