Clean and Simple ColourQ

Wow – these colors really kicked my tooshie!  I tried a few cards, and they weren’t right.  I had a lot of ideas, but couldn’t get them to materialize.  We’ve also had a busy week, searching for a vehicle to replace our breaking-down van, and trying to cram in a bunch of lessons with the children before their cousin will visit next week for an 11-day sleepover (and, consequently, an 11-day break from lessons).  So I guess my brain has also been elsewhere this week, which isn’t always great for the creative vein.

Anyway, I think we finally found the right vehicle today, so I can stop worrying about that.  And we’re in good shape now on lessons after lots of dedication this week, so I relaxed a little to create 2 cards after we finished car shopping earlier today.

I really did have a hard time with the colors.  Although, after the new Clean & Simple layout (#210) was released Friday, I grabbed some solid cardstocks and made a very, very simple and rather masculine color-blocked card with the ColourQ #156 combo.

It was a bit tricky, though, getting those little letter dies lined up fairly straight for the negative die-cut effect.

Thanks for stopping by today. 😉
-Ally

Challenge Photos:

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Big & Bold Wishes (PTI)
Paper/Cardstock:  White Cardstock (Xpedx); Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede Cardstocks (SU!); Canyon Clay Cardstock (PTI)
Inks:  Soft Suede (SU!)
Embellishments:  Copic-colored Rhinestone (Kaisercraft)
Tools:  Rounded Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers); Block Alphabet Dies (PTI)

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8 thoughts on “Clean and Simple ColourQ

  1. Color block was definitely the way to go with this! The combination is a tough one and this really lets them work together instead of conflict. Great job using the alphas and your signature bling! I love the results. : )

  2. Your colour blocking is fabulous, that is a difficult technique but the end result is a great design and I LOVE the little rhinestone. Thank you so much for joining us this week at the colourQ!

  3. Teresa Zuehls says:

    Oh I love the colors and how you die cut the letters. It looks great! You did such a fabulous job with the sketch. TFS

  4. Wow this color block is like everyone else said Amazing! I loved these colors so much, and cant wait to use them again. Love the way this turned out and good for you getting it done before visitors come. Don’t know how you do it Ally with homeschool and all. But keep up the good work ! Hats off to you.

  5. Bravo!!! I don’t think this kicked your tooshie at all Ally! You’ve used the colors perfectly for this masculine card. Glad to hear you’ve found some new wheels and have the lessons finished up. Your kids must be so excited to have their cousin for a long visit and a little school break!

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