Sunday, January 19, 2014

ColourQ #224 challenge card

I am was very happy to be able to participate in the latest Colour Q challenge.  Take a look at these colors:

I have to admit..I wasn't too sure about these colors.  I would never put them together in an outfit myself but it does look good together on that shirt in the inspiration photo.  So...I was anxious to see how they would look on a card.  Here is my end result. 

Sorry about the bad photo...these color really do look quite nice in real life!  I know you are thinking...what a Mother's Day card...too early for that..Valentine's day is next...right?!  Well you see those hearts there..this was supposed to be a Valentine's card.  I used a file coming soon to my store.  It was fun cutting the outline and placing the hearts randomly in the overlay.  I love this Happy Day stamp set from Papertrey ink.  I knew I wanted to use it for the sentiment on the card.  The only problem is I had purchased a partial set and Valentine's wasn't included in the set I received (duh..should have checked first!).  So I figured Mother's day would be the next best thing to use with the hearts.  I have to say normally I'm rushing to put together a Mother's day card a day before the holiday so it will be nice to have this in my stash.  Let's see the hearts were stamped with various patterns using the Happy Hexagons stamp set from Papertrey Ink.  The stamps just so covered the hearts so if I didn't get them lined up exactly I had some white spots but that didn't really bother me too much..I just stamped the white spot again to cover it.     I loved having another use for this well loved stamp set.  After piecing the hearts in I ran the entire card front through my Grand Calibur using a Stampin' Up texture plate. Love how it integrated the hearts into the card while giving it a store bought texture.  Some space beads, rhinestones and twine finish up the card.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please come back again!  Enjoy your week!



kathy serrahn said...

awesome c ard, love the color combinations

Claire said...

Love your patterned's given the whole card such a lovely textured feel. Thanks for playing along at Colour Q Shelly!

Sylvia said...

What a lovely card, Shelly, love the heart background and that it is a Mother's Day card!So happy to have you join us at the colourQ this week.

Tina Campbell said...

I think it looks great! Love the comfort of the colors and the colors are actually perfect for a Mother's Day card :)