Wednesday, March 19, 2014

ColourQ | Challenge #233

The last couple weeks I have really struggled to make cards. I'm not in my usual creative groove after taking almost a week off at the end of February, and this rut is driving me crazy! I usually love working in my office in the evenings after the kids have gone to bed, but the past few weeks I've really had to force myself to do it. And even then, I spend most of my time rearranging my supplies or watching Teen Wolf (my current guilty pleasure).

After trying my usual "get out of my creative rut" tricks, I turned to a few of my favorite cardmakers, and decided to find an inspiration card to pull me in a new direction. Danielle Flanders is one of my favorites right now... lots of white space, pops of color, unique embellishments, and layering. This card really stood out to me, so it became my starting point. I am entering my card in this week's ColourQ challenge:




I really like the masked chevron background that Danielle created with her Center Stage cover plate die, which I also own. I used my Heidi Swapp Color Shine mist in Coral to create the background for my card. I stamped the sentiment, from Basket of Blessings, with Ranger Archival Jet Black ink. The flowers were made using the Lovely Layers stamps and dies. I wanted the coral chevron pattern to show through the flowers, so I used light weight vellum (instead of white cardstock) for pieces of the flowers. Two Papertrey Ink buttons and a handful of enamel dots, from My Mind's Eye, finish off the card.


(Supplies- Stamps: (Papertrey Ink) Basket of Blessings, Lovely Layers. Ink: (Stampin' Up!) Pacific Point, Lucky Limeade, Going Gray. (Ranger) Archival Jet Black. Mist: (Heidi Swapp) Color Shine Coral. Cardstock: (Stampin' Up!) Pacific Point, White. (Michaels stores) Vellum. Dies: (Papertrey Ink) Center Stage cover plate, Lovely Layers. (Mama Elephant) Femme Frames. Buttons: (PTI) Enchanted Evening. Enamel Dots: My Mind's Eye. Other: Twine.)


I had so much fun creating this card! Hopefully my creativity will return sometime soon. :)
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

9 comments:

Monica K. said...

Wow, just gorgeous! And I love your choice of colors too!

~amy~ said...

Gorgeous!

Susi Kelly said...

Wow, if that card is the result of a creativity rut, I want to be there right along with you :-) Stunning card, lovely colours.

Danielle Flanders said...

This is simply STUNNING! I love it! The colors are gorgeous, and it's artsy, yet still feels clean and crisp!
Danielle

LeAnne said...

I think we all go through stages of lack-of-craftiness, but I can't see it from here! This is just a really cool card...great use of colors, fun images and an awesome background! So glad you played with our challenge this week!

carol (krillsister) said...

Gorgeous card. Love the colors. You did a great job misting those chevrons. Love those vellum flowers.

Claire said...

Doesn't look like you're stuck in a rut at all - this looks gorgeous, especially the masked background! Thanks for playing along at Colour Q!

Leigh Penner said...

Beautiful!

Linda Beeson said...

I so love those flowers!