Sunday, September 4, 2011

Happy 100th ColourQ Challenge

Oooh, wait 'til you see the ridiculously gorgeous projects for the 100th ColourQ Challenge. We get to pick our favorite color combo from past challenges (tough choice!), and match it with a sketch from Clean&Simple Stamping.

I chose the combo of bravo burgundy, really rust, taken with teal, old olive + white. These butterflies may look familiar to my readers...I'm loving my new Stampin' Up set!

The base card is a burgundy Core'dinations piece, with the flat side on the outside and the textured side on the inside. The top teal piece is also Core'dinations, but with the textured side facing out. I punched the flowers with a Martha Stewart border/corner punch set, and punched out a butterfly on the bottom with the SU punch. I put a "cajun craze" piece of stash cardstock into the butterfly cut-out. The front piece is backed with olive-colored cardstock, which I trimmed to fit.

The white punched-out butterflies are stamped in olive, "cajun craze", and teal and backed with their corresponding cardstocks. The sentiment (from the same SU set) is heat-embossed in white, as is the butterfly on the inside of the card.

Thank you ColourQ for 100 fantastic challenges, and many more!

colourQ #4: bravo burgundy, really rust, taken with teal, old olive + neutral
Fall-to Layout #155 by clean&simple

Hey, I have a question for you dear reader: I try to include the sketches and color combos that I use on my blog posts, because most challenge sites seem to like it. However, I was just asked to take down a sketch for a challenge. What're your thoughts? Only include the images if asked in the rules, and otherwise not? I just like folks to know all the inspiration I've found.


  1. Lovely card! I love your butterflies. Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ for our 100th challenge.

    As for your question, I don't know. I guess it depends on whose sketch it is and what they want. I guess just do what you want and if you are asked to take it down do so.

  2. Such a pretty card! I love those sweet butterflies :) Thanks for playing at CQC this week!

  3. You did a fabulous job with the colors, CG! Love the punches and the butterflies!


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