April 06, 2011

{cQc#79 & SSD71} You Color My World!


 Holy Moly!  Would you look at this color combination?!   I pulled out a sheet of cardstock for each one of these colors and I just shook my head.  Seriously?!   
Colour Q Challenge #79 by Arielle Gordon

The only way I could imagine these colors working together was to let the black and white dominate and accent with the other three.    I found this fabulous sketch by one of my stamping idols ~ Laurie Schmidlin from Just Give Me Stamps.  Laurie is truly one of the BEST in the business and this month Skipping Stones Designs is fortunate to have her as their guest sketch artist. 


I started out with a 5-1/4" square of basic black and  layered on a 5-1/8" square of polka dot designer paper.  Then I cut my strips of black and white dp and lined them up in a neat little row.   I had to refrain from stitching on this card as I thought it would be too much with the variety of prints.  Instead, I brought out the BLING!  What do you think?  It's a little different than my norm, but I kind of like it.  ;) 

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Special thanks to Arielle at the Colour Q for including my cards in her ColourQueen Courtiers for cQc #77 and 78.   It really makes my day to know that others enjoy my cards as much as I enjoy creating them!  :) 

Happy Stamping!


 Quote for Today ~
"Well," said Pooh, "what I like best," and then he had to stop and think. Because although eating honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn't know what it was called. ~A.A. Milne

16 comments:

Heather Jacob said...

I love this .... I would be thinking the same thing ... OMG such an assortment of colours ... I adore B & W and your caed is exquisite .... hugz x

Barb's Boys said...

You rocked this color combo and the results for the sketch challenge is perfect...so glad you're playing along at Skipping Stones Design.

Marisa said...

Fabulous double challenge card, Pam. I'm so happy to be getting my "Pam" fixes again :)

Kim O'Connell said...

WOW! I love, love, love this! This sketch is perfect and I love how you kept the black and white as the background colors and let the other three pop as the cool embellishment! And who doesn't like a little bling?!?

Christina said...

Pam, this is gorgeous! It doesn't look like you had any trouble with these colors. Love the way you mixed and matched the patterned papers and that great flourish. Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ again!

LeAnne said...

Ooooh, very pretty---and I love the sketch, gives you a chance to use some yummy papers. I will have to add that site to my Reader---it's a new one to me, although Laurie is not new, she's one of my favs too! Thanks for using the CQC colors this week!

Creative Mish said...

Beautiful card! I love the sketch. And I love your quote today. I have to share it on facebook :)

Lu Holt said...

I LOVE this! The colors are so perfect together. I love the patterns of paper. Oh so cute! I need it.
I too had to share your quote on Facebook! Where do you get your quotes? They are so cool! Good work Pam, you're amazing!

Noelle said...

Oooooh & aaaaaah! Love all that pattern and the way you only brought the color in the bow:) Thanks for playing at CQC this week!

Sylvia said...

If you were in total shock, Pam, then I guess it's a good thing because this is a fabulous card! Love the design and that layout is fantastic! Thanks for playing with us each week at the ColourQ!

Gail S. said...

Wow! The colors in this look like the quilt I am sewing except for the pink and blue - make that Yellow!!

Wendy said...

I love this card!!! I love the splash of color!! SO fabulous. If you aren't already, please "like" us on Facebook and/or follow us on Twitter for more chances to win FREE SSD Stamps!!! I hope you have the time to play along with us this week!!! Take care!

Kim O'Connell said...

COngrats on your win! No shock there! Your card shines amongst the entries!

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Just wanted to stop by and say "Congratulations" on the CCQ win. Your card is beautiful and LOVE the black & white as the base with other colors that seem to POP against it. Hugs.

Jingle said...

This is such a pretty card! Thanks for playing along with us over at SSD!

~amy~ said...

Such a fun combo of challenges! your card is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us over at Skipping Stones Design!