July 12, 2012

colourQ Challenge #145

This weeks colourQ inspiration photo is perfect timing for mid summer.  I have been going outside to take photos of most of my cards these days because we are having one sunny, hot day after another.  For my card I started with a white card base.  I cut a 4 1/4" x 3" focal piece in white.  I die cut the tree trunk in Dark chocolate then used the Woodgrain Impresson Plate to add texture.  I put the tree together and adhered it to the panel with the grass at the bottom.  I stamped the sentiment in Dark Chocolate and then matted the panel with another white piece measuring 4 1.5" x 3 1/4". The whole piece was adhered with foam dots for dimension.






All Supplies are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted:

Cardstock: White, Harvest Gold, Simply Chartreuse, Dark Chocolate
Petterned Paper: Simply Chartreuse Paper Pack
Stamps: Trendy Trees
Ink:  Dark Chocolate
Dies:  Trendy Trees, Limitless Layers 1 3/4"
Embossing:  Woodgrain Impression Plate
Other:   foam dots, Grass Punch (Fiskars)


There is still time to enter your cards at CASology.  This week cue word is SUN.


26 comments :

Cyndie said...

Oh, so cute! You have such a talent for putting together a perfect CAS card with just the right amount of adorable goodies!

Deanna Jean said...

Oh Tracey..I really like this. I love all those white layers. Great use of this weeks colors. So glad you joined us again this week.

Tenia Nelson said...

Super duper cuteness!!!

Lisa said...

This is adorable Tracey! Love the die cut negative of the tiny bird letting the sun peek through!

Kelly Griglione said...

Tracey, your stripe lawn is brilliant! Just like blades of grass. Love everything centered right down the middle too.

Marybeth said...

This is beautiful Tracey! I love the clean lines to your card and the matting. The grass is adorable and so it the sun behind the tree. Maybe I need to go outside to take my pictures too. have a great day!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

this is so awesome- love the negative space of the bird! too cute

Darnell J Knauss said...

Another CAS perfection! I love all the little details, the white on white on white, the embossed bark on the tree, the sun-lined tree, the peek-a-boo bird, the striped grass, the sweet sentiment ... ahh.

Lynn said...

Love the variety of dies you used. So clever Tracey!

Patrice said...

I love that little birdie! So cute!!

Joyce said...

What a fun card. Looks like we really were playing with the same set this week. Love how you worked in this week's ColourQ colors, and that striped grass is just perfect.

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Love it! Your card is fabulous!

Renee said...

Gorgeous!!
Everything about this is just perfect!! :)

Virginia L. said...

Love the layering and punched out birdie!! Adore your card, Tracey!

Mara Campbell said...

I really love the white panel popped up and layered as the card front. This is fantastic!!

Sylvia said...

Such a cute card, Tracey, I love all the unique work with the ef and dies! Thanks for joining in the fun this week at the ColourQ and sharing your card.

Noelle said...

Thank you so much for your sweet comment. Tracey! This week has gone much better than last, thanks for thinking of me:) Now THIS fabulous card is a masterpiece! I just LOVE the negative bird shape combined with the awesome dry-embossed tree trunk. And, you use white space so well, I always notice that about your cards! Thanks for playing ColourQ, and thanks for popping by my blog, too :) **hugs**

Michelle said...

Very sweet,Tracey! Love the extra layer behind the tree and the embossed tree trunk!

shirley-bee said...

This is so pretty, Tracey! Love the cut-out birdie and the textured tree trunk.

Asha said...

Oh this is so pretty, Tracey. So clean and fresh. Love the layers. Absolutely gorgeous.

Jean said...

Oh Tracey, I love this one! It's crazy, but this is sooo similar to the card I was going to make for this challenge, until I combined mine with your new challenge blog. (Even down to the yellow bird!) Great outdoor photos!

Ally said...

Love it, girl! ;-) I love the simplicity of it, and the beautiful white space. And you sure did the colors justice with such a simple design - way to go! Very nice. ;-)

Arlene said...

Such a brilliant card...absolutely beautiful!

Rebecca said...

This card is adorable!

Lisa said...

CONGRATS on your couturier award my friend!!!

Jen W. said...

Really, dude. You're going to cost me a lot of money in the PTI department! How cute is this set?? Love the striped grass too! Congrats on being a Courtier!