8/16/2016

cQc #355 ~ Grateful for You!

Hello! It's time for a new palette from ColourQ! I can not even begin to tell you the anxiety this card gave me. My first attempt was to watercolor some roses under the circle. It was a disaster of epic proportion LOL!! Then I tried a combination of stamped and die cut flowers failing miserably. Tried something else, then something else and finally ended up with this!


The church (PTI), clouds (A Muse), hill (Stitched Borders 1: Pretty Pink Posh) polka dot sky and sentiment (Simon Says Stamps) never changed, thank goodness! I reached for some stamps I haven't used in a very long time. They are little stick stamps from Stamps by Judith. Some of my earliest purchases! I added Pretty Pink Posh sparkling clear sequins (4mm & 6mm) for a touch of pizazz. There are still a couple of things that I'm not happy with, the perfectionist in me haha!! But over all it's not too bad.


You know we love it when you play along with us.
 Now go get busy with these pretty colors! ~Lisa


31 comments:

Patti said...

Really!? it is so hard to imagine that you struggled when looking at this sweet card! I love the flowers at the bottom of your circle! You've created a beautiful design that invites you in! : ) Good job persevering friend : )

Patti

Karen B. said...

I think it is beautiful! We all are our own worst critics. I recently otained that church die and haven't used it yet. Thank you for the awesome inspiration!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so sweet! I love the scene you created and embellished -- I especially love those strawberries!

LauraJane:) said...

How SWEET are those tiny strawberries!! I'm glad this pasted your test so you could share it with us:)) I think it's lovely!

Tracey McNeely said...

Lisa this is such a beautiful card. Every detail of it is perfection!

Holley Downs said...

Such a beautiful card! You are so very creative and I bet a bit of a perfectionist! TFS your talent and inspiring us to create!

LeAnne said...

Oh, I hate it when that happens....but the finished product is simply delightful! What sweetness!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Your pop of color looks fabulous! Gorgeous card~

Lisaerica said...

Lisa, this so beautiful! No stressing over cards, easier said then done I know I've got OCD, lol. It must be in the name, I'm a Lisa too! Thanks for inspiring.

Rachel Jolley said...

What an exceptional card, it's beyond stunning, love it to bits!!

Celeste Goff said...

What a beautiful scene you've created here on this awesome card Lisa!

Annette Allen said...

what a beautiful card..

Jen Mitchell said...

Been there and done that! I really like your end result. Your church scene is quite lovely. The clouds are floating so peacefully in the sky!

Mona Pendleton said...

Your card is so pretty Lisa! Love the little flowers and strawberries framing the church! What a sweet scene that you created! Thanks for the inspiration!

Virginia Lu said...

Wow, love everything about this! Beautiful layering and design all around!

TK said...

This is absolutely darling!!!

Sue Lelli said...

Love this pretty scene and the pops of red! FAB!

Misscricri said...

Your card is wondeful

Kim S said...

I've had cards like that - they simply do not want to be made. But I absolutely love the direction it took you. What a beautiful scene. That simple white church surrounded by that cute little strawberry patch - so sweet!

Rosemary said...

oh this is just so adorable, lisa!! love the sweet little strawberries peeking out around the little church!!

Jeanne J. said...

So pretty Lisa! Great mix of different elements too - the stamped strawberries are wonderful contrast with the little church!

Kay Miller said...

Oh wow Lisa!! I'm sorry this card caused you anxiety, but wow is it sure ever beautiful!! The little strawberry plants around the cut out look amazing! One of my favorites ever!!

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, my gracious! This is just as sweet as can be! Such a peaceful, little scene and perfect take on the color palette. LOVING those little strawberries!

Darnell J Knauss said...

First of all, your design layout is fantastic, Lisa! I could see where it would work with different centerpieces and circle surrounds. I love it! I'm so sorry that it gave you fits, but I'm so glad you persevered because the end result is perfection! And you remind me I have a lot of those sweet early day Judith stamps that I haven't used in ages! Hugs, Darnell

Greta said...

I really like the sweet scene in the circle, Lisa, & your stamped strawberries, leaves & flowers look wonderful! May have caused anxiety but you ended up with a great card!

Marybeth said...

Absoultly darling!,,,,,Love this so much Lisa ! I must have seen it on FB ,I never know where I leave comments anymore :)

Sharron said...

Beautiful design, Lisa! Love all the wonderful details. The strawberries make such a pretty border and I adore the sweet scene with the church!

Deepti said...

Oh my goodness such a stunning design :) love this card

MHK Designs said...

Well, even though this card gave you fits, it turned out beautifully! Sending HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Nora N. said...

This is STUNNING!!! I love that church and your stamping around the circle like you did. Amazing design!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Oh, I saw this in my email inbox and thought, How sweet!
Tonight, I'm actually here on the blog, on the computer (read, big screen LOL) and I see that you've got not blossoms but STRAWBERRIES under the church! Squee! I love that little touch!