March 27, 2011

Just My Stlye - ColourQ {#77}

Happy Sunday everyone.
This post is for the color challenge over at the  ColourQ { #77} blog and what a color sample to work with! Wow. This was the hardest color challenge for me so far. Although the inspiration photo is gorgeous, when I went to put something together that was a different story. Here are the CQC colors.
See what I mean? Gorgeous right?
After I sat and stared for what seems to be hours, I got out the card stock and threw it in pile to see what would pop into my mind........... and NOT so much! After staring at the pile I thought...okay. Clean simple mats! So that is how I arrived at my card.
This post is going to be a super quick one as there is so little to explain on the card since it's mostly a series of mats! LOTS and lots of mats made of the CQ colors: Concord Grape, Kiwi Kiss, Bermuda Bay and Bashful Blue. I started with a kiwi base and started layering with a series that was pleasing to ME eyes. Each layer is corner punched with the ticket punch. The top layer is stamped on some scrap DSP with a Just My Style retired SU stamp I just can't get rid of ... wink.
A little bit of bling was placed to right side [can you tell why?]. It's because I off-set the top 3 layers to the left so it would line up the edges with the same 1/8" dimension...but... as I do with most of my mats to conserve the precious card stock, I usually die cut the centers with any die that will fit to be used as mats on future cards. So if you look really close you notice the right side has a Larger 1/2" edge which created a  wavy bit of concord crush peeking out through the die cut in the bermuda bay. By placing the bling in the center it looks like this is suppose to be that way! Right? Well I convinced myself it did.
Here's a peek at the inside using the new Four Frames set.. stamped in concord crush, then double matted with concord crush and bermuda bay cs.
Hope you like my VERY challenging color card.

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Pam~ said...

Love all your mats and ticket punched corners ... great look! This makes for a very pretty card Diane!

Anne Marie said...

Lovin' all of that matted bliss, Diane! Great way to showcase all of the colors. Hmmm, a mistake? On YOUR card? Nope, no way! Looks perfect and I never would have known you didn't mean to do that unless you mentioned it. I think it looks pretty cool! :)

Carla Bazhenow said...

Oh I love these colors and your card is beautiful. I love the layers of mats! The image is fabulous! Love the touch of bling and the boo boo!!! Hugs,


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