Friday, August 16, 2013

ColourQ Challenge #202 | Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Monochromatic

Hi there! I hope everyone had a great week. My free mornings are quickly becoming a favorite part of my day... especially when I can spend an hour or two working on projects in my office.

First up is a card for this week's ColourQ challenge:

I pulled out a new set from Wplus9, Fanciful Feathers, and stamped them diagonally onto white cardstock. I trimmed the gray and yellow cardstock into strips, stamped the sentiment, then adhered them to my card and trimmed the edges. The buttons, from Papertrey Ink, were adhered last. 

(Supplies - Stamps: (Wplus9) Fanciful Feathers. Ink: (Stampin' Up!) Smokey Slate, Daffodil Delight, Ruby Red. (Memento) Black. Cardstock: (PTI) Pure Poppy. (Stampin' Up!) Daffodil Delight, Smokey Slate. Buttons: (PTI) True Black.)

Up next I have a card for this week's Wednesday Challenge for Simon Says Stamps: Monochromatic. I wanted to create something using the new Mat Stack die and matching stamp set (Scrolling Script), and Waltzingmouse's Simple Sprig set. This is what I came up with:
Aren't the leaves and flowers gorgeous? I used two sizes of Mat Stack #7 and a Papertrey Ink's Bells and Boughs stamp set and die, plus a few pearls to finish off the card. The ink is Memento Luxe in Sweet Plum, Lilac Posies, and Rose Bud. 

 (Supplies - Stamps: (PTI) Scrolling Script, Bells and Boughs. (Waltzingmouse) Simple Sprig. Ink: (Memento Luxe) Lilac Posies, Sweet Plum, and Rose Bud. Cardstock: (PTI) Lavender Moon, Royal Velvet, Plum Pudding, White. Patterned Paper: (PTI) Berry Sorbet patterns pack. Punch: Marvy Uchida. Dies: (PTI) Mat Stack #7, Bells and Boughs. Pearls: Hero Arts.)

I have one more card to share. I created this one last week for a ColourQ challenge but I didn't get it posted in time. The flowers are from Dawn McVey's Delightful Dahlia Additions set. It took some practice, but layering the flowers was easier than I expected and the results are beautiful! I used Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky, and Enchanted Evening for each flower.

 (Supplies - Stamps: (PTI) Delightful Dahlia Additions. Ink: (PTI) Black, Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky, Enchanted Evening. Cardstock: (PTI) Blueberry Sky, Simply Chartreuse, Harvest Gold, White. Patterned Paper: (PTI) Spring Rain patterns pack. Dies: (PTI) Mat Stack #6, Ruby Rose (leaves). Felt: (PTI) Simply Chartreuse. Other: Buttons.)

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!


Tracey McNeely said...

Love both of your cards, and yes Erin I NEED those feathers after seeing this. Thank you so much for joining us this week at the colourQ!

Leigh Penner said...

Beautiful cards!
I love that we share the same taste in stamp sets, Erin! I have the first and third one you used, but I ordered the other Floral set from WMS this month! LOL!

Donna Cala said...

OMG, Erin! Those feathers! I love all your cards but card number 1 is the best feather card I have seen yet. Love the layout and colors.

Sylvia said...

What a fun card, Erin, I love how you designed this card around those feathers, lovely stamping! Thanks for sharing your card with us at the colourQ.

Mandy said...

Gorgeous cards Erin, they are all so pretty, I think I need that Wplus9 feather stamp now lol.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Sandra Farrell said...

Beautiful work. I really like those feathers. Thanks for sharing with us at the Colour Q this week.

Sparkly Engineer said...

All these cards are lovely but I am really knocked out by your feather card.

Brandi said...

Erin congrats on your Colour Q win! Wow this is an amazing card!

Joyce said...

I cam by to pin your beautiful winning ColourQ card, and was treated to so much more. Congrats on your win, and I love all the beautiful cards you have here.

Marlena M. said...

Your cards are BEAUTIFUL...congrats on your well deserved win Erin! You made those feathers POP with pizazz~