Saturday, July 7, 2012

ColourQ Challange #144

ColourQ has selected another grouping of colors for this weeks challenge, a very Patriotic set of colors...perfect for this past week's 4th of July holiday.  I have to say it took me awhile to get moving on this card just could not get inspired.  I decided to go through all of my stamps and find something that I have not used before.  I pulled out Waltzingmouse's Off Beat Backgrounds and used the chevron stamp, just too much fun.  I was kind of afraid to use it, afraid that I would not be able to get it lined up when I switched colors and to my surprise, it worked out and was lots of fun to play with. I used Blueberry Sky, Enchanted Evening, Pure Poppy and Berry Sorbet from PTI for my interpretation of the colors.  I love it when the challenges make you think outside the box as far as color combinations are concerned, I have found some new favorites.  Here is my card and thanks for taking a peek!

While working on this card I decided to play around with some dies I cut with my Cricut.  I borrowed the Hello Kitty cartridge from a friend and so playing around with it.  I made the card for one of the little girls in my summer school class, she has been an amazing help to me so far and I needed the perfect card to send her.  I did find out though that Hello Kitty's nose is not black but yellow, I am sure she will call me on that but there was no way I was going to pull the card apart to put on a yellow nose, in fact I think the black nose looks better.  


Peanut Butter & Jelly
Solid Card Stock: PTI - White, Enchanted Evening and Berry Sorbet
Stamps: WMS - Off Beat Backgrounds and PTI - We Go Together
Buttons: PTI - Blueberry Sky
Ink: PTI - Blueberry Sky and Berry Sorbet, SU - Real Red
Dies: Spellbinders - Labels #18
Flower: my stash

Hello Kitty
Solid Card Stock: PTI - White 
Patterned Paper: PTI 2008 Bitty Dots Basics
Stamps: PTI -Think Big Favorites #3
Ink: VersaFine - Black
Bling: Martha Stewart


  1. Two great cards Kim! Love the color combo on the first one. Pure Poppy and Berry Sorbet are one of my favorite combinations, but I hadn't tried them with Enchanted Evening. Looks wonderful.

  2. Both of your cards are really great. I love that Off Beat backgrounds set, as you know (ha ha), and I find so many different ways to use each of those stamps. Some, I still haven't used, and all of them easy to line up. I like how you have the perfect balance of each of the colors, and your red sentiment is just perfect. Your hello kitty card for your student is just darling, and I'm sure she will love it, black nose and all.

  3. Such great cards! So glad you decided to join us this week at the ColourQ, Kim!!

  4. Both cards are fantastic! I really love those chevrons on your colourQ and those fantastic frames. The velvet bow is so sweet. Now of course who can resist Hello Kitty--so fun.

  5. You did a fabulous job on that chevron border in different colors!! (Loving that red wall in the background!)

  6. Two great cards. The chevron stripes look fantastic. And the Hello Kitty card is just too cute.

  7. Kim, when I was little I wanted Hello Kitty in my Easter basket every year, so that card hits a sweet spot with me! I have to try the vertically stamped chevrons- they look great!

  8. You've created two stunners here. I am enamored with the first card especially.

  9. Fabulous card, Kim, I love the dies you used and the chevron stamp! Thanks for joining us this week at the CQC and sharing your card.

  10. GREAT card, Kim - I love those chevron stamps! Thanks so much for playing at the colourQ this week!