Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Blue Roses Birthday for Color Hues

 Hello and welcome to a new month! That means a new challenge at Color Hues! Dear Julie B chose Light Blue and Purple for us to use. You know, I thought at first of snow flakes but I decided to go with - you guessed it - flowers. 

It started with a gorgeous new-to-me shade of purple from Concord & 9th that I fell in love with. I usually avoid purple or use pastel tones but this time I went BOLD with the main panel. 

I love the result! Pairing pale blue roses and a sentiment from The Greetery for the focal point, I added a layer of gold foil card stock for a bit of shine. Because these colors are so out of my wheelhouse, I really felt pleased when it was done. The 'challenge' is real, that's why we do them, right? It is how I began stamping and how I keep learning! 

We hope you will check the DT samples and fill our gallery with this pretty color combo! Thanks for checking in. 

 Be yourself

          Have delight in your craft 

               Make something beautiful!  

The Greetery - Fleur Impressions stamps and dies; Opposites Attract stamps and dies

Spellbinders: Plaid Company EF
Concord & 9th - Cardstock and ink - Grape         Soda, Lilac card stock


Karen said...

It's bold and beautiful, Cindy. I love your arrangement of flowers. Such a pretty card!

Leslie Miller said...

Yep, that's why they call it a challenge. It sure turned out pretty, Cindy!

Julie B said...

I agree, sometimes the colours don't speak to us but we have to put our thinking caps on just go for it like you have here! A striking and bold use of the colours. :)

Lisa Elton said...

This is a lovely way to say happy birthday! Wonderful card, Cindy!

Marcia Hill said...

Bold, bright, and absolutely beautiful Cindy! That flower set is sooooo pretty and looks perfect against that gorgeous purple embossed panel!! Love the touch of gold too!! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! Hugs. 😊

Stef Perry said...

The grape background is definitely bold, but I say go "bold" or go home lol! Your card turned out gorgeous, Cindy - the touch of gold and those sweet, soft blue florals combine for a beautiful design!

Nancy said...

Your card is Bold, Bright, and Beautiful just like Marcia said! I am working on a card right now with a deep background and I just can't decide if I like it to glue it down. I keep going back to white. LOL I love that you tried something new and I really think it is very pretty! That script sentiment is gorgeous! Have a great Friday!

Linda said...

Oh, the bold purple is right up my alley, Cindy. This is gorgeous with the dark purple and light blue flowers. Awesome card. Thanks for having me as GD on Color Hues.

Tracey McNeely said...

Cindy such lovely soft flowers over the purple embossed background. C9 does have some really unique colours in their pallete. Awesome!

JulieP said...

Loving the deep rich background!!! And the gold is perfect.