Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Colour Q Weekly Challenge

This week's Colur Q challenge gave me more of a challenge than I anticipate.  I think I had three attempts of designing a card before I was finally happy.  Here is the final card......

and I added detail inside too.......

So how did I come up with this.  First I thought I would....

I wanted stripes.  I used my......

Derwent Inktense pencil in Poppy Red an Aqua brush and dome watercolouring card.  But when I had made this I thought it was too American flagish and although the American flag is very colourful it wasn't the effect I was hoping to achieve.  So next I .......

Went for an entire watercolour wash effect, but still no it just wasn't working for me.  So I pulled out old faithful my Sizzix Basic Shapes die and cut out the shapes in the card instead.  I was still really keen to do some sort of stripes so I cut half inch stripes , arranged them on my card cutting at different lengths and Bob's your uncle, I was happy.

The heart was raised on Dimentionals and I used a retired stamp set from Stampin' Up! and used the flag stamp Stampin in Pool Party.  The card base is Crumb Cake and the navy is Night Of Navy as I only have Midnight Muse ink.

So I got to do a lot of my favourite things in this card.  Watercolouring, used hearts and designed something a bit quirky.  Happy.

Hope today is lots of fun.  Why not head over to the Colour Q blog, click HERE  check out what other designs have been created.

After I had finished and entered my card I took a notion of the card being more nautical an I unpicked some string and pleated it to create a rope and wrapped it round the heart.  I'm not sure about it.  What do you think?

Take care of you.

Pauline x

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  1. Lovely card Pauline and that string really does give it a nautical feel!

  2. I prefer the card without the string. Liked how you shared your thought process with us.

  3. Great card - the addition of the rope is a great touch! And thanks for the tip on using the Inktense pencil - I've got a set and it's always good to see what other people are doing with them! Thanks for playing along with the ColourQ this week!