Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Colour Q Challenge and a CASE

It seems there are endless numbers of "challenge blogs" out in blog-land. I am thankful for them because they provide so many starting points. Additionally, each of them have "designers" who showcase what they come up with to meet the challenge each week. The ladies who are designers, by and large, have amazing amounts of talent. It is wonderful to be able to copy their designs. It seems no one minds being copied, as long as you give credit where credit is due and don't profit off of your copy of their work. Fair enough! (More than fair, honestly.)

As I was perusing a challenge blog yesterday I came across a card that I HAD to copy. Immediately! First though, here is the color pallet from my chosen challenge-blog-of-the-day (aka ColourQ).

I love the blues and purples. I thought I would make something light colored and spring-like. However, when I decided to CASE this card, I ended up focusing on the darker colors in the pallet. I am very pleased with the card and it was a lot of fun to make. I do hope to make another card for the ColourQ challenge and go with the lighter blues. But for now, here is my card:

I actually handmade the dark flower - to my great surprise! I think I have discovered a new thing to put on cards! It was time consuming but fun. A couple of details that I should probably learn to mention: Paper, ink and ribbon are all Stampin' Up; stamp is Verve, fabric flower is from the fabric market in Taipei (awesome place!) and the adhesive pearls are from Recollections, purchased at Michael's in the States.

Thanks for looking!



  1. What a lovely card, Laura, so many pretty flowers! Thanks for joining us this week for the ColourQ challenge.

  2. Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my blog post! They are very much appreciated and I am so flattered that you cased my card! It's a beautiful creation with that great button and large sparkly flower! Thanks so much for visiting me! Have a wonderful weekend!

  3. Really lovely flowers, good enough to eat.

  4. Love your handmade flowers, Laura...they're gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at the colourQ! :)

  5. Laura, this is gorgeous! Thank you so much for playing along with us this week at the colourQ!