Sunday, February 23, 2014

Gold with Pastels

Pink is my favorite color & I've always loved gold. However, I didn't use them together until I started seeing the combo in blogland the last year or so. This card is based on Viva la Verve February week 2 sketch using the elements in Alexandra's challenge at Scrap RDV: metallic, doily, foliage, flower, stamp.
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Alexandra's Inspiration Card






My stamps are Penny Black's Music Background & Stampendous! Simple Wishes.  The dies are 4EnScrap Feuillage & Jardinage & MFT Dizzy Doily, Fishtail Flags, Mini Rolled Roses.  The pink & green felt are also MFT.  Used a bit more of 2 Making Memories printed papers I've had a long time.  The background is stamped with Distress Ink antique linen & I inked a white cardstock scrap with Delicata Golden Glitz (my favorite!) before die-cutting the doily.  Finished off with various sized pink pearls--also a favorite.  I do enjoy trying new techniques & trends, but this card is really me.  
Di always tells us when she goofed, so I'll fess up. As I was about to add the big pearls last night, I realized the background was upside down!  The panel wasn't on the card yet, but everything else was glued down. Tried to talk myself into leaving it, but couldn't.  I carefully peeled back the piece enough to cut it out without ruining the layers--whew!  I'm also entering Pixies Snippets Playground.  Enjoy your day & thanks for visiting me.
Edited to Add: Also entering SSS Wednesday.

30 comments:

Irene said...

Greta, I love your card it's beautiful, so soft and gentle. The three pink papers co-ordinate so well and the doily looks stunning against the flower spray.
luv
irene
xxxx

Cat Craig said...

I love this collage of items Greta, the pink and gold are lovely together.

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Love your card Greta! The subtle background, the doily, the roses, everything perfectly combined! TFS

Lin said...

Oh, Greta, this is so very special! LOVE those felt flowers, and the pastels, too!

Lin said...

Me again......this would work for our Wedding or Anniversary challenge at Simon's Wednesday challenge: http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/

scrappymo! said...

Gosh, GretA! This is smashing! The flet flowers are beauitful and look fabulous on the gold doily die cut!

Lisa said...

Greta this is ever so sweet, just like you!! Love those pretty little rolled roses and pink pearls. I've done the upside down thing too, more than once! Once I made my SIL a Halloween card and when I went to put it in the envelope I realized the card opened the wrong way LOL!!! I decided to go with it since it was Halloween. I gave her a trick but no treats!!

Emily Keaton said...

Greta, your card is SO sweet! I absolutely adore these colors together, and your design with those pretty felt flowers (which I always love!) is just so beautiful. Fabulous creation!

Tracey McNeely said...

Great t his is such a pretty card, I love the textures!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love the colors and your take on the sketch!

alexandra s.m. said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! Greta!
Your take is stunning!
absolutely stunning!
Thank You so much for playing along!

JoAnn said...

Wow, Greta, your card is gorgeous. Love the felt flowers and pretty colors.

Sally said...

Oh Greta, this is so amazing! The roses are beautiful against the gold doily and the bits of patterned paper as well as the music background. Love your design!

Mona Pendleton said...

So pretty Greta! Love the sweet pink rolled roses!

Dawn Turley said...

just beautiful Greta and great save on your background panel.

Jessi Fogan said...

Keeping it real :) Gluing upside down happens to me far too often! Good save - and gorgeous card!

Rosemary said...

wow... what a great save!! beautiful card... love the rolled felt roses!!

walchowDesign said...

WOWZY! Beautiful card! Great bg stamping with the rolled roses!

Maria said...

Wow! So very pretty! Love color and design! The flowers, leaves, and pearls are just gorgeous!

Kailash said...

Stunning Greta, the pink and gold is so lush together, beautifully elegant!!!

cm said...

Wow wow and wow! The Top Favourite Cards by Greta list is undergoing a major shuffle to make room for this beauty! The background music paper (oh, I can't even count the number of times I've placed things upside down...), the pinks and yellows, the felt flowers, the pink pearls...I'm near ready to squeal with delight. In fact, I think I will..eeeeeeeeee! Stunning, gorgeous, perfect. Hope I've been clear: LOVE this x a zillion! Hugs~c

Emily Leiphart said...

This is beautiful, Greta! I love how you were inspired by Alex's card. Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Wedding or Anniversary!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Such a beautiful card! I never really thought of pink and gold for a color combo before but man, it works so well!

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is going to be the fave of the week at the Playground, Great! It is simply gorgeous!! Hugs, Darnell

Estelle TBT said...

It's such a sweet and pretty card, Greta! You had a great inspiration from Alexandra's card.

Di said...

Great card - and a super save too! Love the felt flowers and colours you used,

Playing commenting catch up here!

Hugs, Di xx

Bonnie said...

LOL, don't you hate it when you think you're almost done and see a big blunder? Great save and this card is definitely you! Lovely!

Robin K. said...

Great save Greta! This card is definitely representative of your style- love it!!

Kim Heggins said...

Wow...wow...and wow!

Shirley said...

Talk about beautiful felt! The whole card is so pretty, from that beautiful musical BG to the wonderful DP's and die cuts too!