Thursday, August 11, 2011


I made this card for color challenge 35 at CR84FN, which is to use lavender, celery, and gray. While walking my dog down to the beach the other night I came across a patch of thistle, which inspired this card.

This next card was actually my first try, but I found both the white paper and the green ink to be too bright. I do like the fact that the panel is smaller on this card and I think I like the gray sentiment. I'll have to do a third round combining my favorite elements of the two! :)

Paper: PTI rustic white, Coredinations gray, lavender from scrap bin
Stamps: Hero Arts real flowers, PTI sentiment, Close to My Heart sentiment
Ink: VersaMagic Spanish olive, purple hydrangea


Sue Lelli said...

Please tell me you are in Jamaica???? We were just there in May and had a wonderful time! I read Kingston and beach so i HAD to ask! Both of your cards are so pretty! I LOVE that thistle image. I kinda think I like the gray sentiment better too but not enough to choose one over the other. THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Vicky Hayes said...

What a gorgeous design Ann! I agree with you about the softer green on the top card and I love the effect of the grey sentiment too. Vx

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful card! Love your stamping and the colours you have used, the sentiment looks good in purple and grey!

Aileen said...

Love the subtle flowers and the colours. I think the grey sentiment would look fab too. x

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So very pretty! Very soft and serene looking! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

Debgem said...

I think both cards are just super. I really like the soft green on the sympathy card but the bright green works brilliantly on the other card. Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

Marie said...

You card is beautiful. I love the layered flowers on both cards.

Jenny said...

ooooo now that's a wonderfull showcase on how these colours look great together! I love both styles but agree the green and lavender are more pleasing on the first card :)
I wish we could take our mutt to the beach for a daily walk!
Jenny x