ColourQ Challenge

I recently came across the site 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 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. 


The Rebel Crafter


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

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



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