Saturday, March 28, 2009

An Awesome Sketch...and a Not-So-Awesome Color

Hi, everyone! My vacation was awesome, but I'm glad to be back. I'm trying to catch up on all that I missed, so today's card combines two challenges--Laura's sketch over at 2 Sketches 4 You and the 365 Cards challenge to use a color you don't ordinarily reach for. I chose orange, a color I just can't seem to use much of outside the month of October. I paired it with a color I love--PTI's Aqua Mist, along with some new paper from My Mind's Eye.

Paper: Tangerine Tango, PTI Aqua Mist & white, My Mind's Eye dp
Accessories: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots, Martha Stewart scallop dot punch, ribbon (PTI), flowers (Prima), button (Oriental Trading Co.)

50 comments:

Hannah-Cherie said...

stunning....just gorgeous! :)

Cassie said...

This is beautiful, Ann. The subtle touches of Tangerine Tango work very well with the Aqua Mist.

Kim Nath said...

This is just beautiful. I love the colors!

Mary said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!! What a terrific color combination!! I do love that aqua!!

Ivanka's Card Studio said...

Simply Beautiful! Such beautful colors!

Becky said...

Ann this is so pretty! I love that DP, and that ribbon and flower is gorgeous.

Martha said...

glad you had a great vacation :0)
and what a great card ;)

Jackie said...

This is beautiful Ann! You should use this color more often because your card came out gorgeous girl! tfs!!!

Pam said...

Wow - great work with that orange and aqua mist, it's a beautiful pairing, and that paper from MME is a must-have!!

Allison said...

Oh wow...I love this. The colors and that flower rock!

i {heart} papers said...

OK this is gorgeous...seriously - one of your best cards.

Elizabeth said...

Love this! Who would have thought these colors would work so well togeather! Great job!

Stamp and Smile said...

These colors work PERFECTLY together.. the flower is elegant! Plus the border punch is a divine detail... TFS! :)

Laura Davis said...

Wowzers!!! This is just beautiful! I love the colors:)
Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!
Laura

JessicaLynn said...

Adorable card, thank you for sharing!!

Jessica Lynn

kristie sessions said...

wow wow!! I love that orange and aqua together.... who woulda thought! This is such a great card. Nice work!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

I like that it's still a very basic layout but you added a lot of pizzaz with that flower/ribbon detail. Great colors.

Leah said...

Just beautiful Ann, I love the color combo!

Cindy Haffner said...

Very soft and pretty, I love these colors.

Renée said...

Gorgeous colours! Love love love the beautiful simplicity of this design!

Karen Lee said...

These colors are just fabulous together!

Danni said...

Oh this is so pretty! I really like the color combo and the layout of the card! Beautiful!

~Michelle~ said...

I like the orange with the aqua....I like everything about this card!!

UKMUMINUS said...

Beautiful, love the colour combination.

Gabby said...

That's gorgeous Ann!

xiumaiyuki said...

What are you talking about? the colors are so pretty!!! it's cheerful and springy the same time. Such a pretty dp & the flowers are yummy!

Cheryl Walker said...

This is very very pretty!!! I love it :) I love the colors, the layout, and all the detail hun!!! Great job!! :)

Pat said...

Wow, it's beautiful, love the colours!

Evelyn said...

this is such a pretty handmade! love the colors and flowers! =)

Susan Raihala said...

I never would have thought to pair these colors, but it's beautiful, and so is your card!

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Very, very pretty! The orange and aqua in the dsp combine the colors beautifully and set the mood for your card!

Miss Natz said...

Really lovely!

Christine Riley said...

Very pretty. Love the embossing and patteredn paper and I love the edging with the border punch.
Hugs, Christine

~amy~ said...

Good Grief Ann...this is gorgeous!!! You've done a spectacular job with the sketch and with the colors!

Anjou Krelovich said...

Stunning! Love that paper from My Mind's Eye.

virginia said...

Beautiful Colors and a stunning layout!

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful card. Just looking at it makes me happy - the colours are beautiful together.

Deb Neerman said...

WoWzA, Ann! This is gorgeous!!! And I love the color combination you put together ... awesome!

Heather P. said...

WOW! This card is absolutely gorgeous!!

Marie B. said...

Hmmm, me thinks you should use the orange more often! Gorgeous card! :)

Lisa Graves said...

Beautiful card!

Lyn S said...

Lovely card Ann! Those colours look great together!

Angie Tieman said...

This is gorgeous! Love the colors and flowers!

Elizabeth said...

Ann, the color looks great! Beautiful card!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

This card is JUST luscious -- a beautiful combination!!!

Elena said...

So beautiful! I really love the papers you used!!!

Scrubbysue said...

This is beautiful! I like the colors in it. very nice. = )

Oliva said...

The colors work for me! Love the flower embellishment on top of the bow!

Mugs said...

I have the same problem with orange...but this card is a great example of how it can be used as a nice accent color year round!

Anthonette said...

This card is STUNNING, Ann! I love every detail.