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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Deconstructing Color

Two cards today, again, for two color challenges:  ColourQ and Curtain Call.  For both of these challenges I took the cards down to the basics of each color challenge.  There is almost no cardstock and/or patterned paper used for either card other than the white cardstock used to make the cards.  I tried to rely solely on my inks and thankfully I have inks in  pretty much all the colors used.  I did use a bit of patterned paper for my ColourQ card.

First up is my card for ColourQ:  Cherry Cobbler, Poppy Parade, So Saffron & Always Artichoke plus white.  I originally made this particular card for the Splitcoaststampers color challenge and because I liked how well it turned out I decided to make it again, using the ColourQ colors.  Everything used for the card is from Stampin Up!, except the white cardstock which is PTI.  I added a bit of scoring for interest.



The second card is for Curtain Call:  Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Wild Wasabi & Pacific Point plus white.  I have the PTI set Dot Spot and immediately thought of it for the card.  I stamped two of the smaller circle/dot images in Real Red & Pumpkin Pie.  I hand cut them out and then roughed up the edges.  I used a Pacific Point cord button to put the two together.  The stem, leaves and sentiment is from a Close to My Heart set With Love.  



Thanks for taking a peek....

Supplies:  ColourQ card:  Cardstock:  PTI white; SU! Always Artichoke pp; Stamps:  SU! Vintage Vogue & Punch Potpourri; Inks:  Hero Arts Punch; SU! Cherry Cobbler; So Saffron; Punches:  SU! Full Heart, Two Step Bird; PTI button

Curtain Call card:  Cardstock:  PTI white; Stamps:  PTI Dot Spot; CTMH With Love; Inks:  Wild Wasabi, Real Red, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie; Buttons:  SU! Pacific Point cord button; PTI red button; DeNami Design orange buttons

21 comments:

Cindy said...

Super cute. I love the bird card and the scoring really brings your eye to the embellishments.

Elise said...

I simply ADORE the color solutions you came up with here - these cards are FANTASTIC! I simply adore the huge use of white space, perfectly punctuated by your flawless accents of color - EXCELLENT job, m'dear!

Barb said...

Rosie, these cards are awesome! Love the scored lines and all that white space on the first card. . .draws your eye immediately to the pretty collage of elements in the corner! Love your fab flower on the second card too, and the two different colors in the sentiment!

Tiffany said...

Fabulous cards! I love the scored edges on your first card!

Noelle said...

Such pretty cards, I love your CAS designs:)

Brenda said...

Wow! Rosemary! I LOVE this style! Beautiful to see all that white space, and I forget how awesome a card looks when it is scored the way you did! Love the bundle of elements you put together on your first card! Love your very gorgeous 2nd card! Lovely dimension and colour! This has been a refreshing set of cards for me to see today!

kasia c. said...

Both cards are fabulous! I really love the embossed lines on your top card. They really bring your eye in to the corner. Great use of this weeks colours. Thanks for playing along with ColourQ. :)

Olga said...

WOW! 2 gorgeous cards, love the clean lines, beautiful!

Pamela Pattison Lash said...

Beautiful creations - love the flower and dimension! I just became a follower and hope you'll follow me too.

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kerenbaker said...

Two simply stunning cards- Not sure how I found your blog- came on a rambling route, but glad I got here!!

carole said...

Both cards are stunning... I love the C&S style and the embossed lines onto the first one.

Debgem said...

Both of these are brilliant examples of CAS! I particularly like the bird and flourish in the Colour Q challenge card. Fab!

Michelle said...

I really LOVE the colourq card...beautiful!!!
The curtain call card is too cute!

Cristina said...

I LOVE that first card. That scoring was the perfect detail. Bravo!

Sylvia said...

Gorgeous card, Rosemary! Both are lovely but the colourQ card is my fav. Your design and color choice is superb! Thanks for playing the ColourQ challenge again this week.

Christina said...

Two gorgeous cards with two very challenging color combos! I especially love the first one with the scoring detail. The CAS designs are fabulous! Thanks for playing at the Curtain Call and the ColourQ this week!

LeAnne said...

Both are adorable!

Krystal (skdeleeuw) said...

Fabulous cards!! What's not to love about these clean and simple beauties?! Awesome use of the colors. Thanks for playing with us at ColourQ!

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Congrats colourQueen!!! Love your C&S card, Rosemary.... thank you so much for making it with the colourQ colors!!!

Wendy said...

CONGRATS. I was so excited to see that you won!

cg said...

Wow, beautiful cards!