Sunday, January 29, 2017

Grey with Pink and Orange

I am back so soon with a card for two challenges that are about to close...

The colors of the current "The Card Concept" - white, pink, orange with a bit of grey (see further down) - really made my heart sing and with a little gentle nudging from kind Michele of "I Card Everyone" fame I sat down and made a card this weekend. Working with those beautiful colors made me so happy! I am in love with grey and love it even more combined with vibrant pink and warm orange.




Stamps: Hero Arts/Basic Grey (background), Hero Arts (sentiment)
Dies: Hero Arts (chrysanthemum), SSS (banner)

Cut the flower out from watercolor paper, inked it with different distress inks, and spritzed it with water.

Challenges (click on the links for more information and lots of inspiration from the DTs and the galleries):


The Card Concept #65
Freestyle Collage Category





Darnell's NBUS #9
Both the background stamp and the die have been chillin' in my NBUS box for way too long...







Hope the coming week will bring you lots of happy moments!

Be well,


23 comments:

Aileen Ryan said...

Beautiful card, love that die cut and your colours combined perfectly. Wonderful

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

WOW! What a knockout Susanne! I'm so pleased you were "nudged" to make it, otherwise we would have all missed out on this beauty! Really LOVE it! Have a wonderful week my friend! Hazel xx

Christine Enckhusen said...

Sehr, sehr klasse, liebe Susanne!
Liebe Grüße
Christine

Anita in France said...

Completely gorgeous, Susanne ... that delicious bloom is fantastic in the bright pink and hot orange ... fabulous with the cool grey! Hugs, Anita :)

Karren said...

This is gorgeous, Susanne! That big and bold flower looks fabulous with the text panel.

Julie Gearinger said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! Love the text panel in gray, the bright die cut flower and the fun sequins! Thanks for playing along with us at The Card Concept- hugs and I hope you have a great week!

TK said...

LOVE those colors! Wow, and that gorgeous gray background too... spectacular! And who would've thought that sweet Michele F would spur anyone on to use gray?!

Estelle TBT said...

Woooow... Wonderful card Susanne!!!
Love the bright colors contrasting with the white and grey. Such pretty!

scrappymo! said...

This is a stunning card!

Loll said...

So pretty, Susanne!! Love these colours together. What a fantastic design ... love the strip of patterned paper paired with your beautiful watercoloured flower!! xx

Happy Dance said...

I totally agree with you. Gray is one of the most perfect colors in the whole wide world. Fantastic card, and a great take on the Card Concept's inspiration photo. This is just beautiful. It has a nice, warm feel to it, and that's perfect for this time of year. Great card!! Bev

Greta said...

That is one gorgeous flower & love it with the gray!

Daen'Ys said...

Wow, wunderschöne Farbkombi und wie toll die leuchtet! Erstklassig!

Isabelle Siry said...

Whaou ! C'est magnifique Susanne ! En temps ordinaire je n'aime pas trop le gris (trop triste !) mais ici combiné avec le orange et le fuchsia, c'est tout simplement splendide ! J'adore ton design très épuré grace à cette fleur, qui même très imposante par sa taille, reste très délicate et fine grâce à son aspect dentelle ajourée. Ton mélange d'encre est superbe ! J'adore ! Bises et bon WE
Izzy Scrap

MaryH said...

A splendid design with the gray & white for the border strip. Makes the hot colors on the die cut flower just pop. I love this color combo too...it's serene, but still has a lot of heat with the flower colors! The banner is just the perfect embellie. Great work! TFS

Darnell said...

I can see why you loved the color challenge, Susanne! They are perfect for the mum and go so well with your gray elements!! I especially love your tied sediment banner! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #9! Thank you, too, for your kind get well wishes! I'm doing really well, considering, and I hope you're doing well, too!! Hugs, Darnell

Mrs A. said...

I can't believe I nearly missed this one. what gorgeous vibrant colours and not ones I would think to put together bur they work perfectly. hugs Mrs A.

cm said...

WOW! I'm glad Michele nudged you to create, because your results are simply amazing! The pink/orange intricate die, paired with the grey/white strip...swoon-inducing! I can see why you love this...I do, too!
hugs~c

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful flower and wonderful contrast with the softer gray!

Karen D. said...

love this Susanne...those colours together are fab!! love the look of that flower, I want Spring to arrive even quicker!
xx Karen

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

How come you never make a card when I nudge you???? I have to learn Michele's secrets.....Great card!

scrappymo! said...

Love the inky colours on your die cut. This is a striking card!

scrappymo! said...

Love the inky colours on your die cut. This is a striking card!

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