Wednesday, December 29, 2010

ColourQ Challenge #65

I'm getting this done, EARLY!, so I don't forget, lol!!! At first I had no clue what on earth to do with these colors, and for me these colors didn't "speak" flowers. Luckily, the CQ Design Team came through with gobs of inspiration and I went with a more vintage take instead. Thank you Design Team!!! I also wanted to use stamps I haven't used before and sadly, I have too many of those. So many stamps, so little time - ya know??

My card for this week's consideration:
Recipe:
Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Measure of a Life, Provencal
Paper: Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Basic Black, Basic Gray, Very Vanilla
Ink: Versamark, Old Olive, Crumb Cake Soft Suede
Accessories: Black embossing powder, Old Olive ribbon, SU markers, dimensionals, nesties, vanilla tissue paper, shimmer spray, designer brad, slot punch

I stamped the main image with Versamark and embossed it with black embossing powder. Then I colored it with SU markers, and sponged the edges. Crumb Cake and Soft Suede are perfect together for giving paper that vintage look! For the background squares, I used the Faux Linen technique by stamping on vanilla tissue paper, crumpling it all up and then gluing it (glue sticks work best for this method!) to Old Olive cardstock. Just be sure to cut the cardstock with the tissue paper facing DOWN! Just ask me how I know, lol!

I used a Nestie set to cut out and emboss this key. Then I used my shimmer mist and really soaked it to give it a metallic look. It's much more sparkly in real life! This lovely brad is from my stash from Hobby Lobby. (Gosh I miss that store!!!)

Don't you love this quote??

For layout help, this card is also done using this week's Mojo Monday sketch!

What do you think???

17 comments:

Edna Morrisedie said...

Great job with the sketch and the colour challenge, love love love all of your stamping on the main panel, WOW!

slommler said...

Wowzers!! Beautiful! I love that quote too!
Hugs
SueAnn

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love the quote. The card reminds me of my visit to Europe years ago.

AliceKay said...

Your card truly looks like one of a kind. Love that quote, too.

Christina said...

Once again it's lovely! ...now I miss Europe!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

wow, this is gorgeous, I luv all of the details....have a fantastic day!

enjoy *~*

Intense Guy said...

How depressing... "Old Olive"... makes me think of a retired Popeye sitting in a retirement home with sagging biceps trying to see something on a huge TV...

But you made art out some really humdrummy colors. :)

Deanna said...

Two thumbs up! I think you nailed it. Great quote.

Rita said...

(LOL, Iggy!)
I couldn't picture these colors together, either, but what a fantastic job you did! Really nice card! :)

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Jeannie! I love everything about this card, the old stamp inclusive. Great use of the colors as well. Thanks for playing the ColourQ challenge again this week. Happy New Year!

Lynn said...

Those are some interesting colors to work with and of course you pulled it off :o) Beautiful card as usual HUGS

Garden of Egan said...

It takes my breath away. You are so creative.
Those are some tough colors.
I do love the quote!

Nance said...

Beautiful card Jeannie--love all the sponging and especially the shimmer...ooohhh, aahhh. Great take on this challenge. Thanks for your visit! :-)

Jacque said...

Gosh, Jeannie! What an exquisite card...I love all of the sparkle and shimmer...lovely!!! Have a delightful New Year....Hugs...Jacque

Janna Bee said...

This is the most detailed card I've ever seen. It's awesome!

Tracey Brossart said...

Gorgeous embossing! Love the colors and the stamp!

Tracey xx :D

Christina said...

What a lovely vintage take on these colors! I love the layered, stamped image, and the key is a perfect embellishment. Thanks for playing with us at the ColourQ again this week!