Monday, March 1, 2021

Color Hues featuring Country Florals

Hi there! 

I just love turning the calendar to a new page and starting a brand new month, don't you? Happy day, it's March 1 and that means a spankin' new challenge at Color Hues

The colors I chose for our group were two of my favorites, yellow and blue. I created this card using Pinkfresh Studio's Floral Notes stamp set, keeping with a provincial country look for the florals

I heat embossed the blooms in white and colored them in using my Zig markers. For the background panel I stamped the Windowpane Plaid Background Stamp in blue. I added the die cut sentiment using the Birthday Blooms stamps and dies, also from The Greetery. I love the boldness and larger size of these sentiments. For more real estate, I made this card a into a 5 X 7.  Finding just the shade of blue in my sequins stash, made me happy! I must (blushingly) say that I love how this turned out. 

I'm just remembering that after our 20 years of frequent cross country and overseas moves as my dear one served the military, I dreamed of having a home that I could decorate and make our very own. We eventually had a new home built.

It featured yellow and blue and a french provincial style - and lots of flowery patterns and accents! Although now my style is simpler and more modern - I still love this look. 

That's what I love about this craft. It's only paper! I hope you can't wait to join us at the challenge with YOUR style!

Be yourself

     Delight in your craft 

        Make something beautiful!


Julie B said...

Love the checked background for your pretty yellow and blue blooms. We moved into a house with a bright blue and yellow patterned carpet back in the mid 80's so we ran with those colours for quite a few years, it's certainly a nostalgic colourway for me too. :)

Lindsey said...

Gorgeous colouring of these pretty yellow blooms! Beautiful design, too. Love this!

Isabel Z said...

This is one of my favorite color combos and you have executed it beautifully.

Linda Callahan said...

Oh my! I love yellow and blue and this is gorgeous!

Nancy said...

Cindy, I love your back story and where your idea for the colors came from! When I was a little girl the bedroom I shared with my two sisters was yellow and our bedspreads were florals of yellow and blue. I can still picture them! Your card is absolutely beautiful and has totally inspired me to watercolor today! I love every inch of this card!

blaze said...

Love it!!

Lisa Elton said...

Love this color combo and what you've done with it! Your card is so pretty!

Leslie Miller said...

Ahh, another favorite color combo. Your provincial country look is timeless and utterly sweet and beautiful on a card. Very fresh. Love this, Cindy!

Carol L said...

What a wonderful way to mesh these two colors together! I just love the plaid background with the dark blue mat in front of the yellow! The flowers *and sequins* add beautiful detail work to make one festive and very pretty card!