colourQ #132

Happy Tuesday! Thanks for stopping by to check out the card I created with this week’s colourQ!

Hope you had a wonderful weekend! We took a short trip to Leavenworth, WA — it’s set up as a Bavarian village. Scott was in German food heaven! We had beautiful weather for the weekend…I think Spring has finally arrived here in Washington (don’t let the snow on the mountains fool you)!

We loved seeing all of your creations with last week’s soft pastel palette…this week we’re switching gears and going BOLD! Here’s my card:
Supplies: card base, cardstock (Stampin’ Up!), ink (Poppy Parade, Lucky Limeade, Only Orange – Stampin’ Up!; Graphite Black – Tsukineko Brilliance), stamps (Clever Girls set – aMuse Studio; A Word For You – Stampin’ Up!), adhesive pearls (KaiserCraft), embossing folder (Sizzix/Stampin’ Up).
It took me a while to figure out how I wanted to work the colors in for each flower. Because our colors for this week are all (what I consider to be) strong, I wanted to have a balance between them and the black and white. The layout of my card was inspired by one of the September 2011 card sketches at Page|Maps.

I print sketches that I like or want to try and keep them in page protectors bound with loose leaf rings to take with me when I craft. It helps a lot when I’m stumped on how to place elements on a card, or get stuck making the same design over and over! The same booklet contains two pages of Stampin’ Up color swatches to match with patterned paper, my Copic color chart, and a list of my upcoming DT assignments. 

So if you’re ready to play along with us, here’s our latest colourQ:
To be considered for this week’s colourQueen, make sure to link your creation at the colourQ blog by Sunday, April 15 at noon Central Time! (Don’t forget to display the challenge colors and link back to the colourQ blog in your entry post.)
The other members of the colourQ Royal Court have created some fantastic projects with this week’s colors (as they always do)! You can see them on the colourQ blog or by visiting their personal blogs. (The links are to the right next to the thumbnail of this week’s challenge colors.) 
Thanks so much for stopping by! I can’t wait to see what you’ll create with this week’s colourQ! 

4 thoughts on “colourQ #132

  1. Leanne says:

    Gorgeous photo Suzanne! The snow on the mountains looks lovely from that pov.
    Love the details in your card. The layout is cool and fun. Way to incorporate all the fun colors from the challenge here. Pretty cool!

  2. Marybeth says:

    Beautiful photo of Leavenworth , my nephew and I were just talking about this place . I think I read about it in a book . My sister lives in WA so maybe I should put it on the list. Love your flower card and the way you split it up.

  3. Silke Ledlow says:

    Suzanne, I'm so jealous…I want some German food too 🙂 !!! I grew up in Bavaria and I sooooooo miss the yummy food! Glad you had a good time and the photo is awesome too.
    Your take on this weeks color turned out beautiful…great layout! Hugs ~S~

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