Sunday, May 23, 2010

ColourQ Challenge #33

I have been sick almost all this week, and down for the count starting on Thursday!! I wasn't sure I was going to be able to finish this week's card, but having learned the new-to-me technique of bargello, I had to finish, lol!

My card for this week:
Stamps: SU Bloomin Beautiful
Paper: SU DSP and cardstock
Ink: SU Soft Suede classic ink and SU markers
Accessories: SU ribbon & button, half pearls, MS border punch, Nesties topnote square, Cuttlebug embossing folder

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For the bargello technique, I cut 1/4" strips of DSP and placed them on sticky paper in rotating patterns. When the page was full, I trimmed off the edges, turned the paper 90 degrees, and then cut the sheet in 1/2" strips. Taking another sticky sheet, arrange the strips in varying positions to give it a "quilt" look. I saw this technique featured in the June issue of Stampin Success and had to try it! It's not hard at all, just a bit time consuming, lol! Give it a shot!

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This card also fits the Mojo Monday sketch challenge! :D

If you would like to play (open til noon CST!), or see all the other entries, pop on over HERE! There are some realllllly awesome ones this week!

Fingers crossed....I won CQC Courtier the past two weeks and I'm itching for the "Queen" title!

17 comments:

just call me jo said...

You made those beautiful cards when you were sick? How sick are you? Hope you feel better soon. The cards are works of art.

Rachel said...

Gorgeous!!! I LOVE IT!!! You're just amazing!!

Always Playing with Paper said...

Hi Jeannie!

What a pretty card! I must try that technique! Feel better!!

Smiles,
Lesley :)

Christina said...

Wow gorgreous! I love it!

STILLMAGNOLIA said...

Your cards are always so beautiful Just looking at them brings me great pleasure. I hate that you have been under the weather. Hope it passes soon. I am still dying from allergies. Wish whatever is blooming would stop! Happy Sunday and Hugs!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

This card is just a pretty. I would love it if I could send some business your way.

LeAnne said...

VERY pretty! I saw that technique too and I like the little twist you gave it!

Deanna said...

Hope you get to feeling better VERY soon! Love the cards. Did you make the one Iggy sent me for my bday? It has your wonderful style stamped all over it. Loved it.

Hope you are now the reigning Queen.

Chickens in the Basement said...

Hope your feeling better soon. Your cards are beautiful. Your angst is working for you!

Faye said...

Jeannie, this is really gorgeous. Love that technique. Looks like a quilt.

Lynn said...

Beautiful Beautiful card I love it so much!!

Mary said...

Beautiful...just BEAUTIFUL!!!

Melissa B. said...

Just beautiful! And felicidades to The Bella, too. What an accomplishment. She sure does have a talented Mommy, no?

AliceKay said...

Sorry to hear you've been so sick. I sure hope you're feeling better now.

Very nice cards. Good luck with the contest.

Intense Guy said...

As sick as you were, you still pulled off a masterpeice.

*giggles at colors called Bermuda Bay and Soft Suede*

Annie said...

WOW! WOW! How totally FANTASTIC!!!!!!!! My gosh, girl, you nailed both of these challenges. Totally amazing!

Allyson said...

Well if anyone deserves to have Queen title, it's SOOOO you. ;) The card looks incredibly complicated and beautiful and I'm just going to sit here in awe of you for a second.

And btw, Georgia has not been kind to our allergies. We've both had headaches all week. Not YOUR headaches, but pretty unpleasant, all the same. Looks like we should've bought stock in Claritin.