ColourQ #52

Friday, October 1, 2010

Sooo excited to, finally, get to be playing along with a ColourQ challenge, today, specifically, Challenge #52 which was created in honor of their first birthday!
Yihoo!  To change things up a bit, the Design Team gave us the sketch above, to work with, and it was our job to pick our favorite color challenge to add to it.  Well, I LOVED last week's Challenge #51!
I, even, saved it to my computer with every intention of playing along; but then, life got the best of me, and I just ran plumb out of time.  So, what luck to get to use it, for a challenge, anyway!  Here's what I came up with.
I started this card by stamping the leaf image, several times, in Old Olive ink, on the distressed, with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks, Old Olive, cardstock, card face.  I, then, stamped that same leaf image, several more times, in Old Olive, Ruby Red, and Barely Banana inks, on a strip of white cardstock; distressed it with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks; ran peach-threaded, straight stitches around its edges; and adhered it just inside the left edge of the card face.  The yellow, polka dot, patterned paper was, then, distressed and adhered in the top right of the card face, overlapping the stamped, white, cardstock strip; and the vellum was white embossed with the "Thanks!" sentiment and machine stitched, with peach-threaded, straight stitches, to the card face itself, just below the previous piece.
The, now, partially, prepped card was, then, set aside to work on the circle, chipboard, tag piece, which was painted, with acrylic paint and glittered, before being dressed up with white, crinkled, seam binding ribbon, pierced with a couple, green, leaf pins...
and a few, crinkly, glitter leaves.
The leaves were created by heavily misting a piece of computer paper with Candy Apple and Yellow Daisy Glimmer Mists; wading up the paper; carefully, re-opening it again; and waiting for it to dry for use.  This YouTube Video has an excellent tutorial, for this technique, beginning around  3:32.  The beginning of the video hashes out the same technique I used back here.  I, then, stamped the leaf images in Jet Black ink; hand cut them out; traced over the Jet Black ink with a Stardust pen, just to soften the color and further enhance the effect of the shine; and adhered them, haphazardly and overlapping one another, near the bottom of the painted, chipboard piece, before it was adhered in the center of the distressed, yellow, patterned, paper square.  A few Desert Sun gemstones, adhered, vertically, near the left edge of the embossed, vellum piece, just inside the stitching, complete the look.
This card is for the sweet, Sue Lelli, who saw my Friday Faves post and sent me her Fiskars' Stamp Press, because it was just hanging out in her craft space being unused.  So, stinkin' thoughtful!  Wouldn't you say?!  You're the best, Sue!  Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!

We're taking a little break, from our studies, today, to catch up on a few things and make a trip to the pumpkin patch.  Yippeee!  Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Sketch It & Tags & More (SU) Paper: Old Olive & yellow, polka dot patterned (SU); white & computer (Georgia Pacific); vellum (Paper Studio) Ink: Old Olive, Ruby Red, & Barely Banana (SU); Tea Dye & Antique Linen (Ranger); Jet Black (StazOn); VersaMark Other: white, seam binding ribbon (Zipper Stop); peach thread & sewing machine; Skintone, acrylic paint (FolkArt); white glitter (K&Company); green, leaf pins (Maya Road); white embossing powder (Ranger); Stardust pen; chipboard, circle tag & distressing tool (SU)


Sylvia said...

Lovely choice for your color combo, Jinny! and the card turned out beautifully! Thanks for playing the ColourQ challenge!

Sue Lelli said...

OMGosh! I finally get a chance to look at the ColorQ cards and read that this was for ME! I am so EXCITED! I can't wait to see it in person! You are so SWEET! aND THIS CARD IS JUST SO PRETTY!

savvy teaching tips said...

Beautiful card. If you are interested in colour challenges, please come join us this week at Stampin' Royalty.