colourQ 235 and Seize the Sketch 17

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Is it April Fool's already?  It sure doesn't feel like it to me!  I haven't got any jokes to share but I do have a card for the newest color palette from colourQ and the latest design from Seize the Sketch, which just happens to be designed by little ol' me!



I recently took the clean and simple Online Card Class and one of the techniques that was demonstrated was making your own plaid.  Basically you mask off strips on some card stock and sponge away.  I was a little intimidated to try this at first, sure that I would make a big mess.  What colors would look good together?  How would I arrange them?  But then I saw these gorgeous colourQ colors I knew that Arielle did the hard work of choosing the colors so I couldn't possibly mess up the design!  I'm so glad I tried it because I love these colors and I think they make a pretty fab plaid!

After I expended all that energy making the plaid I was stumped on a design for the rest of my card.  (I may have designed the sketch, but that doesn't mean that I knew what I wanted to do with it, LOL) so my friend Rita suggested using vellum.  She's so smart because this was a fantastic idea!  The plaid still shows through the vellum and I'm left with a fun interpretation of the sketch!  

My crafting teamies at colourQ and Seize the Sketch have created some awesome crafty goodness for you to see!  So be sure to head over and check them out!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:
Paper:  River Rock, Calypso Coral, Whisper White
Ink:  River Rock, Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Primrose Petals
Accessories:  Happy Hellos die (My Favorite Things); River Rock ribbon, Hodgepodge Hardware (SU); crochet thread

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17 Responses to “colourQ 235 and Seize the Sketch 17”

Deepti said...

This is so perfect, love the plaid u created and the simplistic look with the vellum makes ur card all the more amazing :)

~amy~ said...

Jen, I love the plaid and vellum! sooo fun!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Quite fabulous~

Sherry Eckblad said...

Oh I am loving the vellum and the clip with the bit of ribbon.

Tracey McNeely said...

Love the vellum Jen--fantastic card!

Happy Dance said...

Love this card, Jen! Great colors in your specially made plaid! The vellum is perfect. Very cool. Bev

Colorado Crafter said...

LOL! You've finally given me a reason to look at the colors suggested in color challenges! I've never been interested in color challenges. I just prefer to pick my own colors when making cards. But, I've also never tried making my own plaid even though I love the ones I see other cardmakers doing. I've never played around to see what colors work and what colors I like overlapping... just too lazy, I guess, but just maybe some of the combos in the various color challenges that are out there would at least be a good place to start playing with plaids and see what colors really do work well when layered over each other. Thanks for the idea! Your plaid is great!

Shelly said...

Love this! Simply, perfect!

Katie Melhus said...

I love everything about this card, Jen. Way to go with your "homemade" plaid and you're right, it's absolutely perfect with that vellum and the bold letters. Love it all!

Rose said...

love the plaid and vellum :)

Lesley Croghan said...

I just love the vellum on your card and that fabulous plaid you created!! Great sketch this week!

Lori said...

Beautiful! Love the plaid panel you created and the vellum overlay, too.

jessica said...

I just LOVE your card Jen!!! The colors, your AWESOME take on the sketch and the vellum look amazing!

stampwithsandy said...

Jen, I'm such a big fan of all your beautiful work, thanks for the inspiration! This vellum plaid is amazing!

Jessi Fogan said...

I always find it harder to work with sketches I designed myself! Love that square clip - and the plaid is amazing :)

Cindi said...

I love the plaid! So much fun to stamp. Great color combo.

Joanne said...

I love the plaid - can't wait to try this out! The ribbon clip is a nice touch too.