Sunday, July 8, 2012

ColourQ #144... just in time!

This weeks ColourQ challenge was a patriotic combo:  Poppy Parade, Calypso Coral, Night of Navy, Brocade Blue, and White.  I thought flags and kids and fireworks!  But then I was sitting at the baseball fields waiting for fireworks to start and listening to a band play a little Springsteen when the idea came for this card:

Nothing says Independence more than the free spirit of ROCK!  And yes, my grunge factor kicked in again this week.  I used Grunge Rock to liven this up.  Oh, and I didn't have any Brocade Blue paper, ran out at least a year ago, BUT I did have the very classic Buckaroo Blue paper and ink to use instead.  I hope you like this throwback as much as I loved creating it!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Vacation and ColourQ

Happy July!  

We are back from our vacation to Colorado Springs.  It is so cool to look out the back and see the mountains!  I highly recommend the Cheyenne Mountain zoo and the train up to Pikes Peak.  We brought the heat with us, record temps in Denver while we were there, and then brought them back home too!  Thankfully we just missed the fires and pray for all those in Colorado that are affected by the blaze.  We would have been evacuated if we had still been in town.  

So, on the note of water and vacation, here is my take for the ColourQ challenge #143:

This weeks colors are Pacific Point, Poppy Parade, So Saffron, Basic Grey and white.  I started out making layered flowers and then, all of a sudden, I saw this in my mind's eye.  Wow!  I used recently retired Extreme Elements, which I still love, and embossed the surfer in black.  Blacks not on the list!  I know, but I tried to mix the black and white powders to get grey and it looked weird so I just went with my gut and used black.  Plus a little glitter glue to make the foam dazzle!  Thanks for visiting with me!