March 18, 2012

colourQ challenge #128

Happy St. Patrick's Day!  I missed making a card for St. Patrick's Day which I planned to do all week, especially with a last name like McNeely.  My husbands Great Grandfather immigrated to Canada from Ireland in the 1800's.  He settled in a small town just outside of Ottawa called Carelton Place.  There is now a street named McNeely Avenue that was named after him.

This week's colourQ pallete was grey with a selection of greens. I chose Papertrey colours Soft Stone, Green Leaf, Spring Moss, Simply Chartreuse and Vintage Cream for my card.  I made my card base using Soft Stone, the I die cut my Parisian Lace doily in Green Leaf.  I just got this die and I am in love with it.   By using the co-ordinating punch out tool and the metal shim all the pieces popped out easily.  The level of detail on this die is incredible.  I was thrilled to be able to pull out my new Lighten Up stamp set and dies.  I hope you enjoy it.




All Supplies are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted:

Cardstock: Soft Stone, Green Leaf, Spring Moss, Vintage Cream
Stamps: Lighten Up, Tag Its #3
Ink: Spring Moss, Simply Chartreuse (PTI), Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Dies: Parisian Lace Doily, Half n' Half, Lighten Up 
other: foam dots, foam tape

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17 comments :

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Tracey, love the green doily and that lamp image is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week!

Joyce said...

This is just beautiful. What a great way to combine all those greens. Your doily is stunning. Now, there's one more die on my list.

Marybeth said...

How wonderful that a street is named after your husbands great grandparents. Love your card and the pretty shades of green you used. That doily looks great!
Hope I can find some time to enter this one today, kinda late though. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, Tracey.

Lisa said...

Oh Tracey I just love what you've done with the colors! Great card girl. My colors did NOT photograph true to life so it looks kinda silly~ HA!!

Ally said...

Awesome card, Tracey. ;-) I love how you used these challenge colors. Being in such a 'bleh' mood these days, I was less than interested in these colors, but you've done them proud here. I love the beautiful doily in the background, and the Lighten Up set is one of my new favorites. Love your card! ;-)

Deb said...

Beautiful card, Tracey! Lov e that die!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love that you made a non-St. Patrick's day card with these colors.

Marlena M. said...

Tracey, this is so lovely. I love the lamp and delicate design.

Kelly Griglione said...

Wow Tracey, that doily die is incredible ... I assumed it was something you bought before I read your post. Beautiful card, so pretty to look at. Happy Belated St. Patrick's Day!

Ginny said...

Simply gorgeous, Tracey. I just love all the elements of your design.

Patrice said...

Perfect use of the colors!

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Beautiful card Tracey - love the layout! Thank you so much for playing with us at the colourQ this week!

Noelle said...

The green doily is so awesome on this card, Tracey! I love that in the bold green color. So glad you joined us at ColourQ last week. Thanks so much for popping by my blog! Hope you are having a wonderful week so far:)

carol (krillsister) said...

Beautiful card. Love all the PTI goodness you used. I love how you did the lamp shade. the doily looks great too!

Cyndie said...

Beautiful! I love the various greens you chose, and the darling little lamp looks so cute here! I also like how you used the Half-n-Half die. The whole card is so clean and classic looking!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely card Tracy. That lamp image is so pretty. Also love the doily. Fabulous lay-out.

Arlene said...

Absolutely gorgeous! The color combo is brilliant and I love the doily. :)