Sunday, October 10, 2010

Two in One: CQC #53 and TESC131

ColourQ #53 Challenge Combined with Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge #131

Wow--I finally got smart and combined challenges.  I loved the colors in ColourQ Challenge #53 (here), utilizing orange, green, two shades of blue and white.

I immediately knew the DCWV's Citrus paper would work perfectly for this challenge.  However, I often struggle with the layout.  I turned to Taylored Expressions and used the most current sketch challenge (here) for my inspiration.  Do you know they have an entire catalog of former sketch challenges that is a great resource!

Here's what I created.

I used Taylored Expressions Take Note stamp set and die that I picked up at CHA this summer to make the focal image and used one of the sentiments from Verve Stamps Dream Big.  Here is an up close look at the centerpiece:

I like to finish the envelop with a coordinated liner using PTI's A2 envelop liner die.  What a useful tool!

I really enjoyed combining these two challenges and have pulled papers together to make a set of cards inspired by both!  They will make a great hostess gift or a wonderful addition to my card stash!

Thanks for stopping by the blog---hope you enjoyed what you saw!



Paper:  PTI cardstock in Stampers Select White and DCWV for all the pattern paper
Ink:  PTI's Summer Sunrise and VersaFine in Black Onyx
Tools:  Fiskars Scallop Punch, TE's Take Note Die, and PTI's A2 Envelop Liner Die
Other:  Orange Pearls from Stash and PTI's White Envelop


  1. Hi Monica, Great card with this sketch! Thanks for playing the ColouQ Challenge this eek.

  2. Very pretty---clean and simple and I love the patterns you've used! Thanks so much for playing the CQC this week!

  3. This color combo is soo pretty! Beautiful take on TE's sketch :)