Wednesday, September 28, 2011

ColourQ Challenge

I recently came across the site http://colourq.blogspot.com/ a great website for papercrafting inspiration that has a weekly challenge based on a color palette. This week I thought it would be fun to try one of their challenges. I love color and mixing patterns so I liked the idea of being given a color palette I "had" to work with to push me out of my design envelope. 


The interesting thing about this weeks challenge is that I had to "copy" a previous winners design. I thought that would be easy...a quick card...with colors predetermined. What I actually discovered is I have a hard time mimicking someone else's work. I found it fun but a little challenging. I cannot do the same thing as someone else no matter how hard I try. I am a rebel after all :) I did make my cards as close as possible to the design layouts, I just embellished differently. 


I chose one of my current favorite scrapbooking paper pads for the assignment because I thought the floral paper looked very similar to the dress. It is "Femme Fatale" by recollections and is chock full of distressed, animal prints, grunge, and florals. I love it! I mixed the floral paper with a zebra print paper for card #1. I distressed the card edges with cats eye charcoal ink. I attached two ribbons like the card example but went with a slider instead of a flower. Card # 2 I combined the floral with a distressed paper. I used a corner rounder punch to round the top corners. I also distressed the card edges with cats eye charcoal and attached a ribbon and a slider. I attached a sticker word to both cards.
 I definitely recommend checking out http://colourq.blogspot.com/ for cardmaking and scrapbooking inspiration. Their gallery is chock full of great ideas.

 The first picture is of the color palette. The second of card #1 I had to copy (cqc#30). The 3rd picture is of my version. The 4th picture is of Card #2 to Copy (cqc # 40) and the 5th picture is of my version. 
















XOX,

The Rebel Crafter





2 comments:

  1. Lovely card, Lisa! Beautiful papers. Thanks for joining us for the two year anniversary at the ColourQ.

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  2. Wow, awesome cards! Thanks for playing with us at the CQC!

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