Tuesday, August 3, 2010

ColourQ Tuesday #44

Hi Stamping Friends! Tuesday means it's time for another one of Arielle's fabulous ColourQ Challenges!!  When I first saw these colors I really wanted to to do a modern looking card.  I went searching for a suitable sketch challenge (heaven forbid I should come up with my own sketch!!).  I found one I liked at the Clean and Simple blog.  It's their Fall To Layout #101.


I used the Manhattan Flower Embossing Folder on the black layer.  I altered the Saffron Top Note slightly.  I cut it in half, then layered it on top of itself.  This made it alot smaller.  I didn't want it to cover up my pretty embossed layer!  The rest is pretty self explanatory.  This was my first time playing with Poppy Parade and I have to say that I LOVE it!  Such a fun shade of red.  I was pretty happy with how this card turned out.  Kind of modern and funky.  But when I saw the cards that the other DT gals were uploading for this challenge, I realized that these are the perfect "Mary Engelbreit" colors!  So I just "had" to make another card ala Mary style!


I went to the Mary Engelbreit website and looked at a few things they have for sale.  I was inspired to create this!  I just love those lollipop style flowers and have been wanting to make them forever.  This was the perfect reason to finally do it!  I punched out three circles and then distressed the edges.  I then sponged the edges with matching ink.  After adhering the layers with Glue Dots, I then distressed and lifted the edges even more.  I knew I wanted buttons in the center, but I haven't gotten any of the new buttons... yet (they are on the order I just placed!).  So I dug into my retired stash and found these really old ones.  They are actually Very Vanilla, but I colored them with the Daffodil Delight marker.  If you touch them, the ink may still rub off.  I must have colored them five times, because everytime I messed with them, I would rub more ink off!  The sentiment comes from a new set called Word Play.

I hope you can play along with us at the ColourQ this week.  Make sure and stop by the other Royal Court DT members.  You can click on their links on my sidebar.

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!


Adriana Benitez said...

OOH - love the lollipop flowers (and the rest of the card, too!) How fun!

Yapha said...

The Wish Big card is stunning! Love it!

Hands On said...

Krystal,I love your flowers on the second card. They are so easy to make but they look so fun! Beautiful card!

Sandra Farrell said...

I love both these cards. Great job!

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

Love the Mary Englebreiht-ish card. How cool is that! The second card is so cute!

MaryR said...

completely stunning cards! I so love your style