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Saturday, January 14, 2012

A Study in Cool Blues and Greens


Good morning everyone.....we are still chilly here....another night of below freezing weather. We are all cozy warm by the fire this morning...yea for Saturdays!!! I'm not sure what we will do today....I suppose I better take down the last of the Christmas stuff first....it's almost finished...Woot!!! Then I think I'll put on a pot of soup and fix some cornbread for lunch....yummmm!!!! Anyway....
I played a little last night and made a card for the Inspiration Challenge on Splitcoast...Stef picked  a fabulous site for our inspiration pleasure called Polyvore!! I found my inspiration in the Cold as Ice collage. I just love the cool blues and greens. I used my new Brilliance Peacock ink for the background and a Rubbernecker Wild Flower #496-03 which was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black. The sentiment comes from Rubbernecker's Love Set #545 and the punched butterfly finishes it off. Now, I just need to win the lottery so I can buy that $5,900.00 purse...LOL!!!


I loved the colors so much that I made another card....
This one features the Stamp Oasis Peacock #770 SO from Rubbernecker and the sentiment from Rubbernecker's Flower Silhouettes Set #467. A template was made for the background square by using a Nestabilities Deckled die to cutout a square from a piece of cardstock and then the Brilliance Peacock ink was brayered on the opening. The peacock was stamped over the background and the ribbon is the finishing detail. Pretty simple but it makes a big statement!!
These cards are also for a few other challenges:
1. Blogger's Challenge - Wings and Things
2. Crafty Catz Challenge - Something new (Brilliance ink pad)
3. Crafty Cardmakers - No floral embellishments

Thanks for stopping by on this wonderful saturday morning...I hope you have a fantastic day!!!!

14 comments:

Sasha said...

Mmmm! Soup and cornbread sounds wonderful!!

Both your cards are gorgeous, Joan. I really like the first one with the leafy stems and love sentiment. Such fabulous rich colours on both cards:)

Annette said...

wow Joan these are so amazing...I so love your eye for color...

Tammy said...

Wow Joan! Both cards are beautiful!!! I love the peacock, gorgeous colors!

jimlynn said...

BOTH are just terrific! LOVE that blue and green together. So pretty.
Lynn

debbie said...

Both are wonderful and the top one is such a stunner! Pot of soup sounds wonderful but I am being way to lazy to cook. Have a wonderful weekend.

Tenia Nelson said...

What gorgeous cards!!

maryr917 said...

I loved your card when I saw it in the scs gallery-great inspired card-we are having very cold weather as well-its 18 degrees right now-soup & cornbread sounds yummy

Marlena M. said...

Wow, these are stunners Joan! I love both equally. ;)

Dawn Easton said...

Oh both are GORGEOUS, Joan! I LOVE those colours together! Beautiful!
Enjoy your weekend!!!

Rae said...

Wow, Joan your first card coming thru my dashboard feed made me rush over to your blog to check it out fully. Two beautiful cards, love the applications of color!

Julia Aston said...

Beautiful colors on these Joan - love the color panel and silhouette stamping - so striking on both cards!

Joanne (jojot) said...

those colors rock...and both cards are so dramatic and unique

Brenda said...

Wow Joan these are stunning!!! I love the CAS design with the beautiful blues.

Shelly Schmidt said...

How pretty! I love the wonderful colors and the great technique!