Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The Play Date Cafe Challenge #176

I know I have a million lots of other things to do, but I got so weak once I saw this color combo over The Play Date Cafe Challenge #176. This neutral color palette seems to be perfect for a wedding card.  I NEED to use a few this year!
celebrate love
Supplies: Wood Background (Hero Arts),  Loving Thoughts (CAS-ual Fridays)
Inks: Cup o' Joe, Wet Cement, Soft Sand (Hero Arts)
Others: SRM Sticker (Sticker Border-Wedding), vellum, Perfect Pearl (for coloring), Cappuccino), Sequins (Michael's)

And obviously I could not help myself by adding more sequins upon finishing up the card.  My last impulsive move was adding these shiny embellishments. After all, what's a celebration without a few blings?

It seems I am quite fascinated with making cards with neutral colors in the last two days! Just this past Saturday, I joined the Scramble Challenge over Hero Arts Flickr. This was the square card I made under 30 minutes.
you mean so much to me
(you can click on the card photo for more details)

Keeping it au natural is a good thing. Wondering how long I can keep this up!?
Thanks for stopping by!

38 comments:

Laura B. said...

Gorgeous vellum, sequins and woodgrain combination!

Stampn'HI said...

Just beautiful...love the neutral colors and both cards are fantastic!

N@ Ali said...

wow, two beauties!!

Dawn Turley said...

super beautiful Virginia. The natural colour scheme is so elegant looking.

Lynn said...

Two beautiful cards. I adore the vellum on the first one and the gorgeous die cut on the second.

Karen D said...

Your card is absolutely divine Virginia. The sequins are wonderful.

Sheila H said...

The neutral colors are gorgeous, Virginia. Your cards have a classic elegance. The vellum and the die cut are wonderful focal points for the two cards.

Kim M said...

Love both of the cards, Virginia! But that vellum flower is so gorgeous! Love the sequins too. :-)

Melissa Shea said...

that is a pretty color combo! gorgeous!

Tracey McNeely said...

Gorgeous vellum and sequins Virginia, 4 more days! Eeek!

snappy scrappy said...

Both are beautiful!

Sue McRae said...

Love your combination of vellum, wood grain and sequins!

Miriam Prantner said...

I love these cards virginia! That first one with the vellum, sequins, woodgrain and the cool gray, divine, and the second is so soft and sweet. Great work!

Annette said...

wow wee there is some beauty going on over here.. these cards are stunning.. I really love the first one..the vellum and sequins...totally perfect.. great design..

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

These are both so soft and subtle and beautiful Virginia!! Love the first one especially with the woodgrain, vellum flower and all those sequins just making me so happy!!

lenny said...

Gorgeous cards! Wow!! Love the sequins! Also love the use of vellum on the first one!!
Always fun to visit your blog...always great inspiration! :) :)

Barb Ghig said...

Such a perfect wedding card, Virginia! I love the soft, neutral color palette with all those shiny sequins!
Love your card for the scramble, too...gosh, I could never pull that together in under 30 minutes...you are amazing!!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHH! I'm loving all the sequins!! FAB!!!! LOVE that vellum flower too! BEAUTIFUL second card too!! I really should try to get some of my cards done in less than 2 hours:)

Christine Traversa said...

love the cards!

shirley-bee said...

Wow, the wedding card is fabulous, Virginia! I love what you've done with the sequins.

Julie said...

WOW! These two cards are so beautiful! These colour combo are interesting, can't believe how calm they looked!!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Love your wedding card, vellum and sequins lovely! TFS

Maureen Morton said...

So soft and pretty and wedding-perfect, Virginia. Love the vellum, which always scares me. You did good, girlfriend - again!

anya said...

Fabulous! I love the woodgrain pattern thrown in and vellum seems the perfect medium to use with these colors. Love the sprinkling of sequins, too! So glad you could join us for this week's Play Date Cafe Challenge!

Mary Ann said...

Love your cards,Very pretty...

Angie Tieman said...

Beautiful neutral cards! Love the sequins on that first one and the way you split that floral cut out on the second! Gorgeous!

Lea L. said...

LOVING the sequins! Awesome job!

~amy~ said...

Yes, both of your cards are gorgeous!

BabyBokChoy said...

Such elegance and absolutely gorgeous flowers!

Barb Murphy said...

both are gorgeous. i'm a sucker for neutrals too, but i LOVE how you punched them up a notch in the first card with the diecutting and sequins. perfection!

Linda R said...

Both of these cards look amazing my friend.

Hugs~

Donna Bowman said...

Gorgeous cards Virginia! Love the sequins and vellum! Thanks for playing at The Play Date Cafe this week!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

wow!!! I am in love!!!! This is stunning on so many levels... the vellum, the sequins... wow! You have blown me away today! Fabulous work... oh and ps I was doing a little happy dance in my chair the other day when I saw your name in my papercrafting magazine! yay!!!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love both of your neutral cards! Great colors!

Alice Wertz said...

the sequins really add a punch to the neural colors. these are so pretty, Virginia!!

Kelly Griglione said...

Oooh, that vellum is so fine!! And then you go and bling it all out. LOVE it!! You're on to something with these neutrals : )

Suzanne said...

PINNED! So gorgeous! I love the neutral colors!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Congratulations, Virginia, on the FAB 4 honor from the PDC for this extraordinary card!!