You're Too Kind Card for Colour Q

by Joanne James22. August 2014 08:00

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So for today's creative post, I was inspired by the beautiful colours and inspiration photo over at Colour Q this week:

So here's the thing - I love the colour purple. If you asked me my favourite colour, I wouldn't say purple (I'd say blue or yellow, in case you were wondering!) however as one of my downlines pointed out to me once, I must like purple - lots of my clothes are shades of purple and I do find myself drawn to it as a colour. All that said, it's not a colour I often use in my cardmaking either, so when I saw this challenge, I thought I should at least remedy that in part - here's my entry to this week's challenge:

I used the Old Olive for the flower stems, then focused my card around the other three colours. I created a mask and sponged a panel blending the remaining three colours, then stamped the flower stems over the top, stamping off the Wisteria Wonder flowerhead once first to give a paler flower and then stamping the second layer in Rich Razzleberry, using my stamp-a-ma-jig to ensure perfect placement. Lastly, I added a sentiment and a bow using some retired stitched grosgrain ribbon (you could substitute the new cotton ribbon in the same colour) and a few rhinestones to finish. The result? I love it - maybe I should make purple cards more often!

That's me done for today - it's a Bank Holiday weekend here in the UK, the last one before the kiddies go back to school in just over a week's time, so we have some family activities planned (more on that next week).

Enjoy your weekend; back tomorrow with another project, until then, happy stampin'!

 

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LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
8/23/2014 5:49:20 AM #

Wow, this is so pretty....love the ombre effect you created within your mask...it's such.a gorgeous soft look!  And the little touch of ribbon adds just the right amount of RR, not too overpowering (as was in my card!!!).  A breath of spring air!  Thanks for sharing this with us at the CQC this week!

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Joanne James
Joanne James
8/26/2014 3:17:11 PM #

Thanks LeAnne - it's so nice when an idea works and I love the finished effect here. I couldn't resist your colour palette this week. Glad you like the ribbon too - I was in two minds, but decided to go with it! xx

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Claire A
Claire AAustralia
8/24/2014 12:04:07 AM #

This is so soft and pretty - it caught my eye straight away.  The sponged background is perfect with those flowers. Thanks for playing along at Colour Q!

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Joanne James
Joanne James
8/26/2014 3:17:48 PM #

Thank you Claire for your kind comments - this week's colour palette was perfect for my card!

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Sylvia
SylviaUnited States
8/25/2014 7:05:34 AM #

Such a pretty card, Joanne, love the shaded background! Thanks for joining in the fun at the colourQ.

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Joanne James
Joanne James
8/26/2014 3:18:16 PM #

Thank you Sylvia - I love this flower set and don't use it anywhere near enough!

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Andrea W
Andrea WUnited States
8/25/2014 4:56:26 PM #

Lovely card! I really like your use of the colours and the subtle addition of bling. Very pretty!

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Joanne James
Joanne James
8/26/2014 3:19:08 PM #

Thanks Andrea - I'm not one for lots of embellishments usually, but I thought just a little bling was in order here!

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Lisa Elton
Lisa EltonUnited States
8/29/2014 3:39:32 AM #

I like those wispy wildflowers, this is lovely! Thanks so much for joining us at the ColourQ!

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Joanne James
Joanne James
8/29/2014 7:07:51 PM #

So glad you like my card Lisa - the colours were perfect for the effect I was trying to achieve with my card.

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Tina O
Tina OUnited States
10/28/2015 11:55:38 PM #

Beautiful Card! Love the color combo. Smile

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