Saturday, April 13, 2013

ColourQ | Challenge # 184

This week's ColourQ challenge had me frantically looking for my old Creamy Caramel stamp pad... to no avail. So I substituted with Crumb Cake. Not exactly the same, but the best I could do. 

Here's this week's color challenge

I used By the Seashore by Stampin' Up... a set I've had for almost a year, but I have had a really difficult time creating with it. Rather than making the images the focal point of the card, I stamp them onto white cardstock, used Papertrey Ink's Linen and Canvas impression plate, then inked the edges with my Tim Holtz distress inks. The result is a soft and elegant background that isn't too overwhelming. 

 (Supplies - Stamps: (Stampin' Up!) By the Seashore. (Papertrey Ink) Half and Half. Ink: (Stampin' Up!) Crumb Cake, Going Gray, Blushing Bride, Basic Black. Cardstock: (PTI) White, Black. (Stampin' Up!) Blushing Bride. Patterned Paper: (PTI) Fine Linen Patterns Pack. Die: (PTI) Tag Sale #5. Other: Buttons, twine.)

I love creating backgrounds with my stamps. It's one of my favorite things about this hobby... taking a plain piece of white paper and turning it into a mini piece of art.

Mark has been snoozing next to me on the couch for the past hour... he and Evan spent three hours(!!) at the pool this afternoon and he is whipped! Time to wake him up so we can get ready for company.

Thanks for stopping by!


Jen said...

These colors seem tailor made for your seashore inspired card! So pretty! Thanks for joining us at colourQ!

Michelle said...

So pretty, Erin!

Tracey McNeely said...

Erin this is such a beautiful CAS card. Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at the colourQ!

LeAnne said...

Beautiful! Thank you for playing with the CQC colors this week! I just love the subtle background stamping!

Sylvia said...

Lovely card, Erin, your stamped background is fabulous! thanks for joining in the fun at the colourQ this week.

Yapha said...

What an absolutely lovely card! The soft background is fabulous. Great use of the colors. Thanks for playing with us at ColourQ!