Tuesday, May 15, 2012

colourQ 137

When I sat down to make my card this week for the amazing colors that Arielle has mixed up for us this week at colourQ, I had something quite different in mind.  But as these things usually go, I deviated from what I originally planned and wound up with this instead.



I tried a little watercoloring on the wee flowers from Growing Green.  The other day I mentioned to someone at work that I like to watercolor because it's somewhat forgiving.  You can lay down color in a slap-dash manner and it still looks pretty good.  But after seeing this, I think I need revise my opinion or at least practice more.  It looked so much better in my brain when I envisioned what this was going to look like!

The latest sketch at Unscripted Sketches provided my layout.  I liked the idea of the four different blocks and originally planned on using designer paper for them.  But then I got thinking about baker's twine and ended up twining some Lucky Limeade baker's twine around some cardstock to approximate the four blocks.

Now it's your turn.  Click here to check out the inspiration from the amazingly talented colourQ design team.    Then, as the man says, go ahead, grab your stickles and join us!





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15 comments:

Lesley said...

Very pretty!

Anonymous said...

Clean and simple...a style I admire but can't pull off myself. Your designs, including this one, are always beautifully executed. I love the way you coloured the flowers; so soft and sweet. Thanks for the inspiration. --Doris

Alicia said...

Such cute and sassy flowers, love! Thanks for playing along with us at Unscripted Sketches this week. :)

Patrice said...

Such a fresh looking card with those beautiful colors - thanks for joining us at Unscripted Sketches!

Laura said...

So pretty. great use of the twine...thanks for joining us at Unscripted Sketches..

kasia c. said...

I have to say I just love those flowers. Subtle and pretty! Great layout too. :)

Jen Timko said...

This is a cool card! I love the twine for the layout...awesome!

Tracey said...

Very clever use of the twine, just love it. Great use of the sketch. Thanks for playing along at unscripted sketches.

dstandard said...

Love how you combined the challenges - such a pretty card! Thanks for playing at US!

Tracey McNeely said...

Very sweet card Jen. Those flowers are so delicate.

Vicky Hayes said...

Not your usual style LeAnne but gorgeous! I love those delicately coloured flowers.

Sylvia said...

What a fun card, Jen, love the layout! Have a wonderful Thursday!

Geri said...

LOVE IT !!! The simplicity of the twine, the amazing flowers & the color combo are all the punch that this card needs! I'm glad you chose to share your card with us this week at Unsripted Sketches :)

Marybeth said...

Love your simple design and the way you tied your twine. Have a great weekend.

Silke Ledlow said...

Cool take on the Sketch! Hugs ~S~