Monday, May 13, 2013

Pink & Black

Last chance to win the Flourishes new release with the Timeless Tuesday challenge to use black accents.  I grabbed one my all-time favorite Flourishes sets called Thinking of You (It may now be retired).  I clear embossed the image & then covered it with victorian velvet Distress Stain using a circular motion.  I just love the natural shading that resulted.  The dies are Spellbinders Labels One & Decorative Labels One which cut beautifully using a piece of wax paper between the paper & the die.  The dies are so pretty I kept my embellishments very simple--3 tiny black pearls & a little black bow.  

Thought I'd share 1 more picture with our rhodies.  Over the last few years we've made the change from a blue house to a taupe one.  The final step was getting a matching roof & changing the blue trim to a darker shade of the house color.  Now I really like it & the flowers look so pretty with the taupe background. Thanks for coming by--enjoy your day.

21 comments:

Lin said...

I don't think I've seen that pretty stamp before - it's wonderful the way you used it here, Greta!

Virginia L. said...

First I want to comment on your gorgeous card! The details and fine layering really make the card a stand out! Now...about the backyard flowers and the matching roof...? SWOON! Looks like you made them match so beautifully--just like your card, Greta!

*Vicki* said...

WOW!! What a really gorgeous creation!! LOVE the elegant details of your edges and the embossed floral image!! HUGS :)

Stacy said...

Beautiful card and I do like that set of dies too ~ very elegant!

The house looks great! And so do the rhodies ~ I love that nickname ~ they are just beautiful. I am hoping to take out a couple of camelias and replace them with my own rhodies. The are so striking in the Spring!

Barb Murphy said...

beautiful card...i love the diecut shapes!
your flowers are beautiful too. i love that bright pink!

Lisa said...

Very pretty card Greta I like the fancy die cuts! Thanks for the tip about the wax paper. My SIL gave me a die that is a real bugger to get out!! And WOWZERS on your pretty floral shrubs they DO look pretty with your house make-over!!

Emily Keaton said...

Those Spellbinders frame your gorgeous creation perfectly! I love it when you can make a simple stamp design look so special with extras like diecuts and embellies. So fancy and sophisticated looking!

Larissa Heskett said...

LOVE the card so BEAUTIFUL!! =) Like your house color too and I agree it really makes the PERFECT Back ground for your Flowers!! They are so pretty I'd LOVE to have some flowering bushes some day!! Maybe once we get into a larger home!!?? I'd hate to put them in and then have to leave them!! THANKS for sharing anf have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Sue Butler said...

Hello Greta
This is such a pretty card, the SB dies look gorgeous and I love that it is a square, even though envelopes are hard to match. Your Rhodes look amazing, such a vibrant colour.
Smiles:)
Sue

Trinh said...

Gorgeous card, Greta! I think the few touches of black are just right. And those flowers are beautiful!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love the card and your beautiful flowers!

Nat said...

wow! such a beautiful card Greta! I love the soft pinks and fancy die cut. The front of your house is amazing with these pretty blooms. :)

Dawn Turley said...

totally beautiful Greta. Such a pretty colour. Love your house and the flowers out front.

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kathi17 said...

Your card is beautiful Greta, I love your rhodies too!

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful distress with the circular movement, Greta! Great layering with the right amount of both mixture of colours too!

You have a beautiful house and great colours too!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your gorgeous card is stiff competition with the photo, but the photo wins (barely)! You are so right about how fabulous the rhodies look against that taupe!!

alexandra s.m. said...

Hello dear Greta,

Your card is a stunner! I think it is gorgeous and timeless!
and may I just say: "Wow! wow! wow!" I have NEVER seen such pretty Rhododendrons.
I can totally see what you mean about changing the color of your house...
Thank you for sharing~

Diane said...

Very pretty image with the contrasting colors, and fun die cuts.

The pink Rhododendrons are fabulous.

Regards diane

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Bonnie said...

I love the distressed ink and the touch of black adds such elegance! This is fit for a queen! Your rhododendrons are so pretty!