Monday, January 21, 2013

Starfruit


I have to confess that Summer Starfruit is one of my least favourite Stampin' Up! colours. It just looks like a dirty yellow to me.  I was all set to skip this week's ColourQ challenge when I saw that dreaded colour in the line-up but I sucked it up and took a stab at it.  To help me out I used the inspiration card from this week's Inkspirational challenge.  It's probably not a colour combo I'd use again but I'm pleased enough with the final result.  


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill, (, Basic Grey) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Flowers from Folk Art Florals) WPlus9, (Sentiment from Think Big Favourites #3) Papertrey Ink
Inks:  (VersaMark) Tsukineko, (Melon Mambo, Poppy Parade, Summer Starfruit) Stampin' Up
Embossing Powder:  (Seafoam White) Ranger
Punch:  (Corner rounder) Marvy Uchida

29 comments:

Sylvia said...

Wonderful interpretations of the photo, Jen, your card is bold and trendy! Thanks for joining in the fun at the colourQ this week.

Jen said...

Summer Starfruit gets such a bad rap but you've really made it shine! The cluster of flowers is so pretty! Thanks for joining us at colourQ!

~amy~ said...

This is amazing.

Marlena M. said...

This is GORGEOUS Jen!

Christy Q @ SchnauzerCrafts Creations said...

This is fantastic, Jen! I think you rocked the challenge!

Brandi said...

Wow! Girl this turned out awesome! I love the bright fun strip and the colors worked out so well on your card!

Ardyth said...

LOVE this - the pops of starfruit amongst the other colours is just stunning!

irishfaery said...

fabulous card!

Kerry Louise
x

Malika said...

i love this card en the colours it gives me a happy feeling

greatings Malika

sandie said...

I know what you mean about this colour but I love your card. The grey cardstock combined with this bright panel of flowers is perfect. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational and hope to see you next week.

Lynn said...

I'm with you on starfruit, but you rocked it Jen...this card is awesome. I love the collage of flowers.

Lindsey said...

This turned out awesome! I'm not really a fan of yellow, period, but works so well in this bright panel. And look, some fabulous white embossing! ;)

Stacy Rogers said...

OOoooh this is really stunning! Love the cheeriness this brings forth.

Deanna Jean said...

So glad you decided to not skip this week. This card is amazing! Thanks for joining us again thie week at the ColourQ.

Jackie said...

This is AMAZING! Love it!

Mynnette said...

LOL, you and Vanessa were channeling the same crafty vibe! BUT, this is different! It's simply fabulous--I adore those floral images and the use of color! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational! :) I can’t wait to see what you make for us next week! If you have some time, I'd love to see what you would make of our challenge at Technique Tuesday as well! :)

Maureen Morton said...

I think you did up this dirty color just delightful, Jen. I actually really like this card. Almost a watercolor effect. Kool!

Kristen said...

I really like your card, but I do get what you mean about it being a dirty yellow. It's a really hard shade to work with, but I like what you've done with it here :-)

Visiting from ColorQ challenge
xo, Kristina
Hope you can visit me too <3
www.pearlgateway.com

Miriam Prantner said...

This is gorgeous! I love how it turned out! Perfect stamping!

Joyce said...

Wow--love this card. I think your pattern would make an awesome fabric! I think it works so well for you here because the bright colors are balanced by so much grey. It looks just super.

Yvonne Garner said...

Hi Jen! I love the color combination you put together. The gray card base and white sentiment really ground the colors, too. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational.

Ruth M said...

Oh wow, the bold colours in your fab stamped panel really pop beautifully against the grey! Love the white embossed sentiment too!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at Inkspirational & I hope you join us again soon! Ruth x

Lisa Arana said...

lol... I must say, I agree with your feelings about Summer Starfruit. If I'm going to use yellow, it better be pretty! Ha. But you did well sucking it up! The stamped panel is quite a fabulous trick, it looks great.

Jessi Fogan said...

I can definitely see why that's not your favourite yellow! Something about the pink & red with it, and the perfect amount of grey 'white' space makes it less icky. (That sounds bad - but I figure it will make you laugh, so I'm leaving it!) I really like how you did the layers as well - lots of dimension from that!

lostinpaper said...

Well done you, I think that you have used this 'dreaded' colour to perfection, that's half the fun of these challenges lol!

Pia S said...

The colors add that little something special to your card. I love it!

Jenny said...

I see what you mean about the yellow but it's the perfect compliment to those pinks... Love that punchy flower panel against the grey :0)
Jenny x

Ellen said...

That is a tough color combo but you rocked it! Beautiful take on our CASE. Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational!

N@ Ali said...

oh wow, you've rocked this color combo! sorry for my late comment and thank you for joining us at the colourQ ; )