Thursday, October 22, 2009

Inspiration from the Colour Queen

Hi Stamping Friends!

While doing my daily blog hopping (too bad you couldn't burn calories with this type of hopping... I think I'd be a size 6 again!) I came across another new (to me) color challenge called ColourQ.  I combined it with Gretchen Barron's Inspiration Sketch Challenge IA106.  Here are the two challenge images:

And here's the birthday card I came up with:

I hadn't inked up this particular stamp in the Crazy for Cupcakes set, because I'm not a lover of coloring and I didn't know what else to do with this image, until I thought of paper piecing!  And now I love this image!  Aren't these colors fun?!  I know the challenge pic shows Halloween images, but I need birthday cards, and I think this combo works great for it.  The card base is Pumpkin Pie layered with Pale Plum.  I used the Polka Dot background stamp on the Pale Plum layer.  You can't see it, but the flame on the candle has Dazzling Diamonds on it.  A little sparkle never hurt anyone!  And I love the feel of our Satin Ribbon.  So luxurious!

If you are ever driving down the 198 heading to the Sequoia National Forest, stop off at Mary's Vineyard shopping center and go to Goodies Cookies.  Pick yourself up a yummy, gourmet cookie and one of my hand-created, one-of-a-kind, unique creations!  And if you do, tell them Krystal sent you.

Crazy For Cupcakes  #111618  $23.95

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Happy Stamping!


Shelley said...

Your card is wonderful! I really like how you used the patterned paper for the cupcake top! So colorful!

These little characters by Lori Mitchell are my absolute FAVORITE! I have a few and would like to have so more! I will have to try this challenge. That's my challenge do some challenges! Off I go!

Cindy said...

WOW! I love the way you used the color combo - and doing paper piecing was a stroke of genius! Isn't it funny...I LOVE to color and wish SU make more images to color.:-)

HeathersHobby said...

I used that set for paper piecing, too! Great card - I love it!

Arielle H Gordon said...

Awesome card!!! Your use of the colourQ colors is terrific, thanks so much for playing with us this week! ~Arielle