Tuesday, May 31, 2011

ColourQ and i{heart}2stamp Challenges

This is my second post today and this card is even brighter and bolder than the first card.  On my earlier post I freely admitted that I was way out of my comfort zone with the colors - I can't believe that I have done it again!  Of course, it isn't something that I would have ever attempted without some amazing inspiration from colourQ!

Their inspiration photo is so darn cute, my card won't measure up!!  (Actually, I am really happy with my card and I am wondering if I am turning into a "Brights" kind of gal in my old age?)

The layout comes from the i{heart}2stamp monthly sketch challenge, and check out the date - once again I have waited until the last day.  Their sponsor this month is Your Next Stamp.  I like to try to use that company's stamps on my card but I actually don't have any.  After browsing their site, I definitely have a wishlist.

Then, to totally top off my descent into the world of bold and bright colors, I had a card from last week mentioned in two different challenges.  Here's the card (details here).  It's as bold and bright as my last two cards and it is a colourQ courtier and a Paper Player Cut Above.

Details on the first card:
  • Stamps: My Cute Stamps Elegant Birds
  • Ink: Memento Black and copics
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Soft Suede, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry
  • Accessories: Stampin' Up lattice embossing folder, Soft Suede ribbon, Nestabilities circles and scalloped circles, Stickles in Glam Pink, Yellow and Orange Peel


  1. Love this card too, KIm! That bird cage is fabulous! Thanks for joining us again this week at the ColourQ. These are happy colors!

  2. Dear Kim.. this is really a fantastic card you created. Those colors totally fit you :) Thye are cheery and happy and perfect for this card. Love the birdies..
    Thanks for sharing, hugs Pauline

  3. TOTALLY adorable, Kim! And the Courtier position was well-deserved! I love the stamp, you used and all your details, like the glittery dots on the cage. Thanks for playing with us at CQC this week! :)

  4. Great job! Doesn't look like it is out of your zone at all. The colors are wonderful! Unexpected and cheerful!

  5. Love this card! Especially love the details and colors...very pretty! :)

  6. Look at you go with your bold and bright self! :) Love the textured background and the Stickle accents.
    And congrats on your double winner of a card! :)

  7. Beautiful card. Love the detail on the cage, inspired.

  8. Fabulous card Kim! Love your coloring job and you rocked that sketch!

  9. Kim, your cards are ALWAYS amazing AND fantastic!!! Always love seeing you play at the colourQ!

  10. I think you might find that your comfort zone has expanded!! I think it's lovely. Great texture in the background and the birdcage stamp (with sparkle) is super.

    And congrats on being Colour Courtier for the other card too - very elegant!

  11. You & bright colours work perfectly Kim! This card is gorgeous in all its bright boldness! :)


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