Friday, October 5, 2012

Color Me Beautiful-An unlikely card...

Well hello! It's Friday again and that means a new color challenge at Color Me Beautiful .  We have some beautiful, soft colors to work with this week!  I really liked the inspiration photo and was doing some serious thinking about a soft, pretty, floral card using Reason To Smile.  I ended up doing something completely different and then had to laugh when another team member used this set for her card. Great minds!!  There are some wonderful creations made by the design team to get your wheels turning and we would LOVE it if you linked up and joined our party!!

So here is the wonderfully springlike inspiration photo...

and the corresponding SU colors...

After a little thought, I took these colors in a totally different direction.  I already have a lot of flowery, girly cards in my stash, and while I send out quite a few, I didn't really need another.  What I will be needing is Christmas cards.  Hmm...  I tend to play it safe with colors for Christmas, lots of reds and greens, with the occasional browns added for a more vintage feel.  But today I threw caution to the wind and made a Christmas card using these colors and GASP! a non-traditional stamp as well!!  Quite the 'wild child' today (insert eye roll here!)!! Somebody stop me!!

Quite simple and quite non-traditional... After inking the wreath image from Apothecary Art, I pulled out my pastels to add some color. I actually fussy cut the image and then used the framelit to cut the basic gray layer.  I added some sharpie colored rhinestones to balance the card. This is a pretty flat card, so it will mail nicely to someone on my list.  I need to check my stash of Christmas cards and see how many more I need to make.  It will be here before I know it...  My sister actually has a Christmas countdown going on her facebook page.  I lovingly remind her how much I hate it about twice a week!!  Let me know when it's less than 10 days!  Then I'll be interested, and panicked!!

Today I am spending the afternoon with DD#1 and her bestie to hunt for Halloween outfits.  They have an idea in their head and need to find the clothes to make it work, so we will be hitting all of the thrift stores.  I just might have to take a peek in housewares and see what I can find to alter or dress up.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend and that no one tells you how many days til Christmas!  Happy crafting!!

Card Recipe:  Cardstock-always artichoke, basic gray, whisper white, regal rose and pink pirouette DSP from the color family stacks, Ink-basic gray, certainly celery, Stamp Sets-Apothecary Art, Curly Cute, Accessories-pastels, rhinestones, Labels framelits


  1. Beautiful card Margaret. You nailed that color combination. Have fun shopping today.

  2. Lovely Christmas card, Margaret. I love the non-tradition colors you used for it. :) I think I'm going to need to give the Color Me Beautiful challenge a try!

  3. The non traditional colors made a beautiful card for Christmas! SO pretty!

    Have fun at all the thrift shops!


  4. You totally made this work, only YOU could. It's sensational Margaret. A feast of soft and untradtional colors that completely rocked this out!!!
    Happy costume hunting...sounds like a BLAST!!
    Hugs to you and happy weekend.
    me xx

  5. Really pretty card Margaret! I love the fact that you've used the colours for a Christmas card - makes such a change from red, green and some brown to grunge (as you said!)!
    Thanks so much for the lovely comment about my tag. It did take a while to do the leaves but I was pleased with the final result and it's nice to know you like it too.
    Have a great weekend shopping for halloween outfits.

  6. Oh, I love this! I really am a traditional colours for Christmas kind of girl, but this could sway me....those colours are soooo very pretty....beautiful creation, Margaret.

  7. I love this card Margaret. I am a sucker for pink and green when it comes to Christmas and this is just gorgeous.

  8. So, so pretty! Great colors and the sparkle adds a great touch!!

  9. LOVE the nontraditional colors and image. I especially like that greeting, it fits perfectly, too !


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