July 21, 2012

colourQ Challenge #146

Time for another colourQ challenge.  A fabulous colour palette once again.  At first wanted to follow Arielle`s lead and make a Christmas card because I really should get started.  However, we have had record breaking heat in Southern Ontario all summer and this past week we topped 100 degrees with high humidity a few days.  We are not used to heat like that around here.  Don`t get me wrong I am not complaining, but when you are not used to that heat it slows you down and Christmas was about the last thing on my mind.  So I decided to pull out my PTI Lighten Up, which has been pretty unloved and create a card to cheer someone up.







All Supplies are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted:

Cardstock: Kraft, White, Pure Poppy
Stamps: Lighten Up
Ink:  True Black, Simply Chartreuse, Pure Poppy, Classic Kraft
Dies:  Lighten Up, Hearts Border
Other:   foam dots


21 comments :

Lynn said...

Love the gorgeous lamps! Awesome take on the colour challenge...love it!

Lisa said...

This is wonderful Tracey, lov ethe little scalloped border peeking out. I hope you get a break from the heat soon, we finally had a day in the low 70's yesterday ~ such a relief! It was nice to actually enjoy being outside ;)

LeAnne said...

Super cute!

Ardyth said...

Great colours - love the pop of red scalloped edging on the main panel!

Carol L said...

Your card is a wonderful way to brighten someone's day! Great use of the challenge colors and I love your C&S design!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

oh those lamps are so cute! love how you added the dimension to them!

Jen said...

I totally understand how 100-degree temps could dampen your Christmas spirit! Hey wait, don't they tell temperature in your part of the world in Celcius? So 100 for you is 212 for me! That's HOT!!!!!!! Seriously, I love these lamps. They're so versatile and perfect for the color challenge!

Sylvia said...

Love the lamps and the card, Tracey! Thanks for sharing your card with us this week at the ColourQ.

Noelle said...

Well, this turned out SO cute! I love this lamps! I hear you, on the Christmas cards.... I think it's the heat that's deterring me, too! Hope you are having a great weekend, Tracey! :)

Kristen said...

cute little sentiment to match those lamps :)

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Joyce said...

What a perfect card. I love how you used those colors. I am going to pin this card--it is just my style, and my Lighten Up set is also under-loved.

Rosemary said...

super cute card, tracey!

Jenny said...

I love the bold lamp shades against the black stands...so vibrant.
Great way to use the colours :0)
Jenny x

Jen W. said...

I'm with you, Tracey! I just cannot wrap my brain around Christmas cards right now! LOL! You've rocked this card set though (it's gone onto my wish list!) and I love that little scalloped edge. :)

Kara said...

Really cute card, Tracey! So glad you shared your card with us this week at the ColourQ.

Michelle said...

Love what you created with these colors! This is beautiful, Tracey!

Jean said...

Love your take on these colors (I think my lighten up set is not feeling much love lately either!)~ Good Luck staying cool!

laughadaisy said...

What a great card. ;-) I love the Lighten Up stamp & die set, with all the fun, encouraging sentiments. I love how you used the colors for the lamp shades in the different patterns. It's perfect. ;-)

Melissa said...

This is so fun, Tracey! Love the little lamps and the kraft card base is perfect! :)

Lisa H. said...

oooo! great work with these colors. Those lamps are fun!

Kelly Griglione said...

Waaaait a minute ... what do I see on your sidebar?!? Are you joining the Color Q design team? That's fantastic!! Huge congrats! I think you'd almost have to be though ... didn't you win for about 10 weeks in a row? So excited for you, you really deserve it : )