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Monday, September 12, 2011

blues & beige

A relatively simple card today.
Not quite my usual layer upon layer of distressed papers.
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I'm playing along with the colour challenges over at Papercraft Star & PDCC. The colours are not exactly my usual palette, either. No browns, just blues and a nice, clean beige background . . .


The challenge at Papercraft Star is to use either two, three or four colours. I chose to use navy, aqua and neutral.


These SB die cut flowers were cut from navy cs, and highlighted with liquid pearl. Liquid pearl has also been spread onto the petals to give it a shine. The sizzix leaves were treated with the same. The background is embossed with a swirly papermania ef. The butterflies are peel offs.


Other challenges linked are Crafty Ann's, CCCB, The Paper Shelter, Flutter by Wednesday (sorry, no pink though), Delightful Challenges, Allsorts, and 365 Cards - Day 191.

16 comments:

Tracy said...

Lovely! Pretty embossing, beautiful die cuts, and those fun sparkly butterflies. :-) Thanks so much for joining us this week at Papercraft Star!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is so pretty, lovely embossing, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Marie said...

What a lovely looking card. Wonderful. Thanks for playing with us over at the Paper Shelter. Please do join us next week too.
Love n hugs
Marie

Ros said...

What a lovely flower ... beautiful card ... thanks so much for playing along at CCCB

Sleepy Stamper said...

Such a classic card I love the flower! The embossing and little butterflies are such a sweet detail! Thank you for joining us over at the Papercraft Star!

Ann Whitfield said...

This is just lovely and well worth getting out of your comfort zone for. Thank you for sharing your inspiration with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Linda R. said...

Such a pretty card. I am loving your embossing.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

Cheryl Nelson said...

This is so pretty! Thank you so much for joining us at CCCB!

Mary J said...

This is so pretty and love how you've combined the different shades of blue!

Thank you for joining us at Flutter By Wednesdays! Hope to see you again soon!

Mary J x

Danni said...

Beautiful card! I adore how you did the butterflies! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Fleur said...

Gorgeous card, Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
Hugz Fleur xXx

ferrellgraph-x said...

You have so many wonderful details in your card! Fabulous! Thank you so much for joining us at Papercraft Star!
Kindest regards,
Jennifer

Michele Gross said...

Very pretty! Love the soft use of the colors. Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe!

Jill said...

Gorgeous card
Thanks for joining in at Allsorts this week for my Flowers and swirls challenge!
Good luck and I hope to see you again
Hugs, Jill

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

A perfect card. One would never know you are out of your comfort zone. Thanks for taking part in Crafty Ann's Challenge this fortnight and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Crafty Ann's Design Team xxx

Monica said...

This card is pure joy... like chocolate. Even though it is not the colour of chocolate. It is so beautiful and striking. Saw your card while I was surfing at Unstampabelles.

Very impressed and off to become a follower,

Monica