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Thursday, May 19, 2011

ColourQ Challenge #85

I saw the beautiful colors at ColourQ this week and loved the earthy tones. The colors inspired me to create two very different cards.

First I created this card which is also for the Hero Arts Monthly Challenge.


I used the Envelope Background Designblock to create the background. The poppies one of my favorites was stamped in StaZon grey ink. The flowers are colored using distress inks and watercolor pencils. (Rusty Hinge, Memento Rich Cocoa) The sentiment (Hero Arts) is stamped using brown pigment ink. Added a touch of silver glimmer mist to white tulle and added to the background.

The second card is a masculine card. 
The image is from Class Act Chapel Road Artstamps - Northern River . The background is an script stamp called old script but I really thought it looked like birch bark and would be a fun background to the trees. :)

The image was stamped using the StaZon grey ink and colored with distress inks.  After the image was colored it was covered in clear embossing powder. 

 Here are the beautiful colors from ColourQ:

Tomorrow I have two challenges to share for Lily Pad Cards and Chapel Road Artstamps.  Thanks for stopping by!

Suzz

18 comments:

  1. Lovely cards, both are fab use of the color challenge. The poppies have a lot of dimension and look great with that envelope BG, love the scene on the second card.

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  2. Stunning cards, love the poppies and the pop of colour on the second card. Gorgeous. Tracy x

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  3. You really brought these colors to life, Sue! Not once, but twice!

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  4. Both cards are so beautiful, Suzz! LOVE those poppies!

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  5. Wow! You are a magician - I swear you can take any color combo and make it gorgeous. Both are beautiful! :)

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  6. that first card is amazing with the textures and coloring you did

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  7. Love the earthy tones too! And you're right - that poppy stamp looks good with everything!

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  8. Gorgeous cards - amazing textures and coloring.

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  9. Both cards are gorgeous, I love your coloring on the poppies!

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  10. Love both cards but I particularly like those poppies - gorgeous stamp and beautifully done.

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  11. WOW both cards are amazing
    Thanks for sharing
    Trish

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  12. Both of these card look wonderful. I love how you used the old scrip as a wood background. So clever. It look great.

    Hugs, Linda

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  13. you used these colors so beautifully, Sue! and they have such different characters. fabulous work!

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  14. Both cards are beautiful, Suzanne! I love your artsy approach to this weeks challenge at the ColourQ, thanks for joining us again.

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  15. The poppies are gorgeous and the masculine card is just too cool!

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  16. So beautiful, I love them both! Thanks for playing at CQC this week! :)

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  17. BEautiful work. Thanks for joining us at Colour Q this week.

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  18. Two really fantastic cards, Suzanne! LOVE the texture and depth on the masculine card, and your poppies are colored beautifully. Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ again this week!

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