January 27, 2012

colourQ Challenge #121 - From me to you

This weeks colourQ palette was so gorgeous.  As soon as I saw it I knew exactly what I wanted to do, until I did it!  Does that ever happen to you?  You make a card and then look at it and start second guessing yourself.


That is exactly what happened to me.  I made a card that was exactly as I planned but then I decided to start again.  That was on Tuesday.  Here it is Friday evening, I missed the 25 minutes of sunshine today for my perfect photo because I couldn't decide if I liked the stem stamped directly on the card or stamped onto the die cut stem and adhered to the card.  The second option won.  Here is my card for this week, but if you want to see the rest of the story keep reading along in this post.  

I created the burlap flower after watching this video on You Tube by Lorinda. I use Papertrey's Friendly Flower Die. It actually came together pretty easily.




For my final selection I wasn't sure whether to go with the stem stamped on the white, or the stem stamped on a card stock die cut.  Both are lovely but the plaid stem stamp showed up better on the white.  Ultimately, the card stock stem popped out more on the card.  It could be on white as a feminine card or on card stock for a more masculine card. What do you think?




This is the card originally created  for this week.  The designer paper I have had for a few years.  It is from Bo Bunny's Anna Sophia line.  Once assembled it was a lovely card, but the colours were a bit to muted for me.  I did really love the Mat Stack 1 die cut stamped with the Mat Stack 1 frame.  I added a bit of Ripe Avocado ink to the flower to make it stand out, but it was a bit too much.



All Supplies are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted:

Cardstock: Red, Yellow (Prism), White, Kraft (PTI)
Patterned Paper:  Anna Sophia (Bo Bunny)
Stamps:  Flower Fusion #6, Mat Stack 1, Friendship Jar Fillers
Dies: Spiral Notebook Page, Mat Stack 1, Tiny Tags, Friendly Flower
Ink: Spring Moss, Ripe Avocado,  Tuxedo Black (Memento)
other: foam dots, star trinket pin (MAya Road), burlap

20 comments :

Lisa said...

A trio of loveliness Tracey! What a spectacular burlap flower. I thought it was pretty then scrolled to the second view of it. WOW when you see the dimension it's even better~super job! I agree with you, the first die cut stem does show up better, but the stamped one is so darn cute!! Have a great weekend ;)

Sylvia said...

What lovely cards, Tracey, love the burlap flower! that shows so much patience. Thanks so much for joining us at the ColourQ this week.

Pauline said...

Both cards are fabulous! I love your fantastic burlap flower, it has such a great natural feel to it!
I like the stamped stem, but I think it's beause I like the stamps you used, so cute!
And your second card with the gorgeous DP is beautiful, the colours are muted, maybe a little stitched border in black thread would make it pop? I don't use my sewing machine enough on cards, but I have a stamp set from Hero Arts that has a zig zag stitch that's just as effective!
Have a great weekend!

Michelle said...

Beautiful cards, Tracey! That burlap flower is amazing! Love how you inked the edges. Love 'celebrate today'! The star is a perfect touch!

Marybeth said...

Wow,love this flower you made,I will have to check it out. I think with a heavy flower you were right to go with the die cut stem. Beautiful card and colors.

Patrice said...

I'm going to have to try that burlap flower myself!!!

Maureen said...

burlap flower!! Get out of here!! That is one fabulous blossom! And is uses one of my favourite dies :) Will have to check out that video!

Kara said...

so cool!! the burlap looks so pretty!! thanks for joining us this week at the ColourQ Tracey!!

Joyce said...

Well, I have to say that I often get ideas for cards in my spin class. I sit and spin for an hour to pounding loud music, and craft away in my head. Do you think I'm strange now. But, then I get home, and sometimes the card comes together just as I would hope, and sometimes--well, not so much. I am not such a good spacial thinker. Anyway, I adore your burlap flower. And, I think the card looks more cohesive with the darker, die cut stem.

Vicky Hayes said...

These are just lovely Tracey! I love the burlap flower and both stems are so pretty. I think I like the stamped one best actually!

Marlena M. said...

Gorgeous creations, Tracey! I love the burlap flower in both. ;)

Christina said...

Your burlap flower is adorable! I love that you kept the rest of the design CAS to keep the focus on the textured bloom. Thanks so much for joining us at the ColourQ!

Noelle said...

ooooooooh! You had me at "burlap flower!" How FABULOUS is this? I love the way you've used the colors too, thanks SO MUCH for playing with us at CQC this week, Tracey! :)

LeAnne said...

Oh so cute! I just saw a burlap heart earlier...I think you are on the cutting edge of a new trend! I do like the felt leaves, but the stamped one is cute too! Thanks for participating in the CQC this week!

Laurie said...

SO so cute! I love that flower! I am just now seeing this color combo! I love it! You worked it out amazingly!

Ally said...

Well, I think the original card is quite lovely. But I really love the 'second try' card with the colors more bold but also simple. I like both the stems, but I think I like the die-cut stem giving it that extra umfph of bold color.

But Girl, ColourQ is TOTALLY YOUR THING! You rock it every week with these fantastic cards! Standing O from me. ;-) Really well done!

Jenny said...

I adore the burlap flower, such a wonderful texture :)
The green stem is definitely my favourite version, I love the plaid pattern :)
Jenny x

Michelle said...

That burlap flower is amazing! I love it. Great card! :-)

Cyndie said...

Tracey, I think both your cards are gorgeous! That burlap flower is the bomb--I might have to try one of those. I love the muted colors in the second card, and the bold colors plus the CAS simplicity of the first one. Great job!

timepasshobbies said...

These are so nice! LOVE that flower! :) I like both the versions....sometimes you just let things be...:)