Tuesday, September 28, 2010

ColourQ52

Please do not adjust your screen….there is nothing wrong with your monitor…..Arielle has just chosen THIS as the color combo for this week’s ColourQ:

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NO COLOR!  Just kidding….she wants us (and you) to use your favorite ColourQ combo from the past!  I like so many of them, I couldn’t choose, so I actually chose one I DIDN’t do, #22:

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And since I didn’t know if I would be able to do a Christmas card over the weekend, I decided to challenge myself to use these colors for one:

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I wish you could see this Santa IRL---he is COVERED with Dazzling Diamonds!  Maybe this is better:

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This is called Faux Diamond Dust….ink your image, then apply Versamark ink all over the paper, dust with Iridescent Ice embossing powder and heat it up!  VERY cool effect! 

So run on over to the ColourQ blog to see what the others did with their favorite combos!  Can’t wait to see theirs and YOURS!

  • Stamps:  Snowy Woods, Artistic Outpost
  • Paper:  Sahara Sand, Night of Navy, Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery, CC Patterns DP
  • Ink: Baja Breeze, Night of Navy, Versamark
  • Acc:  MS Snowflake Punches, Satin Ribbon, Nesties, Lattice EF, Rhinestones, Iridescent Ice EP, Heat Tool

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And you know I can’t resist another photo; propped up on Grammy’s blanket:

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I just wish you could have seen the SHOES!!!  Have a blessed day!

26 comments:

NEEDLEWINGS said...

Beautiful colors and such a sweet grand daughter!

Bev J. said...

Like your sparkly santa-neat technique. Love the headbands they have for the little ones now-not when my girls were little.

Denise Willerton said...

your grand daughter absolutely gorgeous ~ love the little look on her face in this picture ~ thanks for sharing LeAnne ~ love the card as well ~ have a super day!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Well, your card is lovely (as always), but it's that baby pic that steals the show! She is so cute, you wanna pinch her little cheeks. Hugs to you!

mudmaven said...

Love the card, but the grand daughter keeps trumping everything else you post! What a sweetie! Don't you love the wonderful shoes they have and they never actually get worn out either! ~chris

ChristineCreations said...

oh how dreamy looking with these colors and Santa! Beautiful card...and granddaughter!

Cheryl Mooney said...

That card is SO gorgeous!
I like the faux diamond dust idea,
thank you for sharing it.
The baby gets cuter every day.

Linda said...

I love the beautiful card. I like the effect of the technique you used on the Santa.
Sorry to say as wonderful as the card is the Grand Daughter out shines them all. She is soooo sweet. I would love to see her shoes.
Isn't it hard to keep your hands off of her?

Michelle-Jersey Girl said...

That is a great color combo! Cassidy is getting cuter everyday.

1CardCreator said...

What a doll! She already has so much personality in her little face! So I didn't get the connection between inking up the stamp and applying the Versamark. When do you stamp the image? ists then do the Versamark and iridescent ice? Looks really cool. ~Diane

Lynn said...

Your grandaughter is so adorable!!! Your Christmas card for the challenge is lovely! I really like how frosty it looks with these colors and all the dazzling diamonds!

Tarynne said...

beautiful card!! and your grand daughter is quite a cutie pie!

JeanFB said...

Ooooooh, LeAnne, I've got this stamp set, and I will definitely have to try this diamond technique with it - It's GORGEOUS! TFS!

Melissa said...

So lovely! I LOVE the glittery Santa and the color combo is one of my faves. Pretty cute granddaughter, too. :)

Lori Rider said...

Love the sparkly Santa - it's a fabulous Christmas card! Not a combo that says Christmas to me at all but you really made it work. Your granddaughter is adorable - what a sweetie!

Imke said...

Wow, BIG Santa look great and i like all the snowflakes and this border punch. The colors are fantastic. Congrats cQc birthday !!

Annemarie said...

A lovely card with a very nice colour combo! Makes me looking forward to the holiday season even more :-)

kasia c. said...

Beautiful christmas card, that colour combo works really well! I love the effect of the Dazzling Diamonds. P.S. your granddaughter is adorable!

Marisa said...

The image doesn't need much more and you have used the colours fabulously to do just that. Great card.

Tammy Hershberger said...

Awesome Christmas card! I LOVE all those little punched snowflakes in the background!

Rosemary said...

lovely Christmas card!

Emily Keaton said...

What a beautiful card!! I love those cQc colors you chose. The Santa image is wonderfully vintage and the snowflakes are a sweet addition :)

Queenie Jeannie said...

Super cute baby, super awesome card!!

Happy Anniversary ColourQ!!!

Joanne Leddy said...

Happy Birthday Colour Q! This card is just gorgeous. I love the vintage Santa!

Christina said...

So beautiful, LeAnne! I used this same combo because I love these colors so much, and they are wonderful on a holiday card. Love the sparkle and the way you used the punched snowflakes from the border to sprinkle around the focal image!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the dazzling diamonds and all of the snowflakes! LOVE Father Christmas and the embossing. I just bought that folder and can't wait to use it! LOVE the ribbon with the snowflake! FAB card!