Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Pink & Gold

I've always loved pink and gold, but only in the last couple years did I realize they are wonderful together.  Since the inspiration picture for the Curtain Call challenge has 2 shades of pink plus gold I used that inspiration to make my card following (sort of--LOL!) Alexandra's wonderful sketch for one of 4EnScrap's challenges celebrating World Cardmaking Day.  14 day badge scrapbooking
I'm also entering Pixie's
Sketch alexandraSnippets Playground since the leaves were in my box of cut but not used die cuts & both the gold & stamped panels were done with scraps.  The solid die cut leaves are Penny Black (designed by Alexandra) & the open leaves are 4EnScrap.  The beautiful embossed vellum butterflies were a gift from my sweet friend, Lai-Yoke. I would love to have Pan Pastels, but not in the budget, so I pulled out my inexpensive Studio G chalks & used 2 shades of pink to color the white cardstock before I stamped Penny Black's Diamond Pattern in Versamark & then rubbed over the image with the same 2 chalks. The sentiment is from Penny Black's Lace Delight & was stamped in Versamark & rubbed with the darker pink chalk using a cotton ball. The excess wipes right off with a soft tissue.  The bottom butterfly was colored with markers & the top one was swiped with Delicata Golden Glitz--also used on the Candi embellishment.  It looks odd in the picture, but matches the colors in real life.  I don't have many sequins & my gold ones didn't match & were too big. Gave me a chance to use my neglected Gold Leafing Pen--worked like a charm to color some of my very old yellow sequins.  Since I used 5 sequins I'll enter the SSS Monday challenge.  Always makes my day to read your comments--thanks so much for taking the time to come by.
Edited to Add: Also entering the new challenge at Dies R Us.



29 comments:

  1. beautiful take on both challenges, greta!! that sheer ribbon you added is a lovely detail!

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  2. So pretty Greta, love the vellum butterflies and your design is simply sweet!!!

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  3. Love the layout of this card, and you are so right about pink and gold: they do look fabulous together, Jo x

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  4. Hello Greta,
    Love the way you have put this card together, the grouping of the leaves with the sheer ribbon in the Bg, looks fabulous, A gorgeous card.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  5. Greta this is delicate, wispy, feminine and just DREAMY!! Loveit ;)

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  6. What a lovely lovely card! Pink and Gold look great together! I should really try it too! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

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  7. Such a lovely card Greta! I'd never tried pink and gold together - they do look lovely, great butterfly to finish off a beautiful card.

    Hugs, Di xx

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  8. so very pretty Greta. I must remember to use my chalks like this.

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  9. Oh-so-pretty!
    Thanks for joining us at Curtain Call!

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  10. Beautiful card, Gretta! Love the pretty butterfly and fab design! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Curtain Call!

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  11. Oh wow, Gretta, what a luscious layering of elements here! Such a wonderful card! It's been forever since I've played with chalks ... should be time to dust them off!

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  12. You worked those colors wonderfully Greta!

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  13. Greta, what a fabulous card, so soft, gentle and stunningly beautiful. I love your idea using chalks.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  14. WOW!! Another shuffle in the Top 5 Favourites by Greta list! This beauty features not only a colour combination I'm smitten with, the butterfly...oh, the butterfly!! Elegant, pretty, delicate...Yes, I'm totally in LOVE with this card!! Hugs~c

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  15. Absolutely stunning card, Greta! Your butterfly is so gorgeous and I really love how you layered the leaves behind it...Love it!

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  16. Oh my Greta!
    I'm so honored!!
    YOur take is gorgeous and that mix of leaves steals my heart!
    Bravo and merci mon Amie ;))

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  17. Your card is just lovely. The embossed butterfly is so pretty and the layout is well done.

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  18. What a lovely card. That embossd butterfly is so pretty and the glimmery net ribbon is perfect with this.

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  19. This is gorgeous! What a beautiful card this is. I love the whole card but I really like those open leaves. So pretty.

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  20. Beautiful card Greta! That butterfly looks fantastic! Thanks for joining along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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  21. Such a lovely card, Greta! Love how you coloured the butterfly and those leaves are absolutely gorgoeus!

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  22. So soft and pretty! Love the butterfly and delicate leaves!

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  23. gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  24. Absolutely beautiful Greta! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Team Leader)
    DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

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  25. Gorgeous card Greta! Thank you so much for joining us at the Curtain Call!

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  26. What a beautiful butterfly and I love your arrangement of leaves!

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  27. A really warm and beautiful card! I really like what you did with the sequins and the butterfly too!

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  28. I love the chalking! So soft & perfect. And what a great idea to use the leafing pen on the sequins!

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