Friday, 30 November 2012
cQc 165 - Joy to the World
For this week's Colour Q Challenge:
I am completely enchanted with these colours - they're definitely Christmassy (although not everyone is making Christmas cards with them!) but also playful and childlike and beg to be used in a really FUN way.
You wouldn't believe the convoluted way I came to this design from a very simple billboard that I see when I drive by it every week, but don't have a photo of, so I won't even bother you with the details. Let's just say that you might have a hard time seeing the billboard in this card!
The other interesting part of this card was that for 3 of the 4 colours (I used Gumball since I don't have (never did, never will) Glorious), I used the new foam Stampin' Up inks, but my 2007 Cool Caribbean fabric pad is obviously OLD! Despite re-inking it, I'm still not getting reliable images, which is a shame, since it is probably my all time favourite Stampin' Up colour (hey, Shelley G - do you hear me?! lol!). Also, it doesn't seem to match my hoarded and dwindling pile of Caribbean cardstock anymore. I guess maybe the inks deteriorate. Or the cardstock is fading. Or both! This alphabet is called Lots of Dots from My Stampbox.