Tuesday, August 24, 2010

ColourQ Tuesday #47

Hi Stamping Friends!  I have another fabulous color challenge for you from the ColourQ!!  I saw this combo and immediately thought "boy colors".  And when I think of boys (at least little 5yo boys!), I think dirt and grunge.  So today's card has lots of torn, roughed up, grungieness on it.  Sort of a Oscar the Grouch meets Stampin' Up! feel.


See what I mean!  I just couldn't stop sponging everything with Basic Gray ink!  The base is Poppy Parade layered with Basic Gray, which has been stamped using the Extreme Elements set (my all-time FAVE boy set!).  The Skateboarder is stamped in Basic Gray and then I used all the other challenge colors to add some pizzazz to that bright white rectangle.  Of course I used my Color Sprtizer tool to add more Basic Gray splotches to everything.  The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes.  This is a must-have set.  I use it ALL the time.

This awesome sketch comes from my very favorite online SUO hangout, Stampin' Addicts.  This is Sketch Challenge 64.  Come play along with us.  And while you're there, stay and chat and check out the awesome SUO gallery.  It's amazing!

Be sure to check out what the other Design Team members came up with.  I'm so honored to be a part of such a talented group of ladies.  I'm still amazed that Arielle keeps me around.  :)

Thursday I'll be posting the newest Stampin' Celebration Inspiration Challenge. And then on Friday I get to be a part of the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Blog Hop.  SA blog hops are the BEST!!  If you want to see some amazing projects using all new SU! products from the upcoming Holiday Mini Catalog, be sure to set aside some time this weekend to hop on by.

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!


Arielle H Gordon said...

Duh - I can't kick you to the curb when you make awesomely gorgeous cards like this - lol! Besides, you're also sooo sweet - it's MY HONOR that you stick around making miracles out of my [sometimes] eccentric color choices!!!

Cindy said...

(Cracking up at "Oscar meets SU".) You've captured dirty little boys perfectly with this card!

Carmen said...

Love it! I am also looking for great guys cards! Both my boys would love this card!!

Yapha said...

Fantastic card!! Love how you grunged it up. The colors and stamps work perfectly together.