Tuesday, July 8, 2014

colourQ 249 and Seize the Sketch 24

Are you ready for some groovy colors and a great sketch today?   Well if you are then you've come to the right place!  There's a new palette at colourQ and the inspiration photo will transport you right back to the days of The Partridge Family when you used to drool over David Cassidy.  C'mon don't try to pretend you didn't!  And at Seize the Sketch our hostess this week is Vicki Dutcher who has got an amazing eye for color and is not afraid to create bold designs.  So let's get to it!



I was very excited to pull some More Mustard out of my stamping stash, since I haven't used that color in a dog's age.  I search vainly around my stash for some companion patterned paper but couldn't come with anything so I used the next best thing:  embossing paste in a cool polka dotted design.  It adds great texture and doesn't make the More Mustard layer look so boring!

It occurred to me after I put this together and added the sentiment that these funky flowers look a bit like fireworks.  And that certainly plays to the whole 'celebrate' sentiment I think!  Maybe next year I'll use these on a card celebrating our American Independence!

Alrighty then, you know what comes next.  I don't need to tell you (but I will) that the colourQ design team and the Seize the Sketch design team have got some great projects to inspire you so make some time to check them out.  You won't be sorry!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:
Stamps:  Funky Florals (Papertrey Ink); Label Love (Altenew)
Paper:  Island Indigo, More Mustard, Coastal Cabana (SU); Solar White (Neenah)
Ink:  More Mustard, Poppy Parade (SU); Black Licorice (My Favorite Things)
Accessories:  Bubble stencil (Tim Holtz); Pierced Rectangle STAX (My Favorite Things); translucent embossing paste (Dreamweaver); My Girl Enamel  Dots (My Mind's Eye); Springs Sprinklers (October Afternoon)

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21 comments:

Happy Dance said...

"Hello world, here's a song that we're singing, come on get happy..." Yep, thought he was waaayy cute back in the day! And your card delivers the groovy feelin' of the 70s perfectly!!! Those flowers are just right, and am loving the e.p. polka dots. Awesome card. Bev

Shelly said...

Fun card! The colors are so pretty! Love!

Lisa said...

Oh yes David Cassidy with his groovy hair and bell bottoms LOL!!!Love this Jen and they would be FUN fireworks for sure!

Sherry Eckblad said...

Love your flowers and that label love sentiment. That set is on my want list!

stampwithsandy said...

Great colors, I love those flowers and your shiny embossed panel.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Well don't those colors go wonderfully with the sketch! Killer card!

Lesley Croghan said...

Awesome colours and love the shiny panel!

Lori said...

Love this! Fireworks were the first thing that came to my mind when I saw those flowers!

Marybeth said...

Yes, I can see fireworks or flowers:) Love the fun colors and your great design.

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Yes, now that you mention it, that pillow does remind me of the Partridge Family! LOL! I love how you have combined the colors and the sketch, Jen. Your elements are perfectly placed and that embossing paste- wow! Love it! This card makes me Happy!

Tracey McNeely said...

Love those flowers Jen, look so great is the CQ colours!

Mona Pendleton said...

So pretty Jen! Love the trio of beautiful blossoms!

Deepti said...

I love those flowers in the design :) amazing card as always!

Lori said...

Love this CAS yet bright, fun take on the sketch, Jen! Have a wonderful week xoxoxo

Colleen Dietrich said...

I too thought 'fireworks' right away! Fun card, Jen!

Katie Melhus said...

This card makes me think of summertime fun, love it!

OH Babs said...

Pumpkin pie is probably my all time favorite SU! color and baja breeze is right there too. I love sketch #24 and it is great with your flower/fireworks.

Diane Jaquay said...

This is gorgeous, Jen, those flowers make me hap hap happy!!!

dj said...

super eye catching with those fun bold colors

Jessi Fogan said...

Speaking of C'mon get Happy - my former coworkers had Danny Bonaduce stop by with his family last week for donuts - and pose for pictures! I could just about hear them squealing from across the country :)
LOVE this bright & cheerful card - those enamel dots are perfect!

OH Babs said...

Jen thank you for nominating my card for this challenge. I really had fun making it and love the EF, ink and water technique.