Friday, March 2, 2012

A New Color Challenge at Lily Pad Cards!

Happy Friday!

I love Fridays, don't you?! Can't wait to get home from work later today, knowing that I have Saturday off! Such a great feeling to know I'll have some more crafty time soon! There is also another 90-Minute Scramble, hosted by Sue McRae, so I'm excited for that!

Today I'm sharing my design team card for the new color challenge at Lily Pad Cards. Here are the soft, pretty colors Kathy has chosen for this month. It may be a bit difficult to see here, with my blog background color, but the one on the left is a very light pink and, as you can see, the other two are lovely neutrals.


We are sponsored this month by Purple Onion Design! They have some wonderful stamps, including the ones I've used on my card today. It's a set of four lovely butterflies. Here's what I created, using all four.

I first tried stamping the butterflies with a few different pinks and neutrals, but didn't like the way any of the colors looked, so I decided to white emboss them on neutral paper.

The paper is from a 6x6 pack from BasicGrey called, Basics Kraft and the sentiment is from the, "Say It All" clear set, from Hero Arts - (love the font!)

Wait until you see the rest of the design team's cards! They are so awesome, and will inspire you to join in this challenge, I'm sure! So stop over at the Lily Pad Cards blog, where you can read the details and play along! Can't wait to see what everyone creates using these pretty colors!

Thanks for the visit! Hope you all have a happy weekend with some crafty time! :)

27 comments:

Lynn said...

Love the warm color palette. The touch of pink is gorgeous. I love the twine you added behind the butterfly.

Kathy said...

Beautiful card, Barb. I love kraft and white together, feels so classic!!

Debbie said...

Beautiful! love the butterflies and the lace trim!

Lisa said...

Love these neutrals, the bit of twine, and that gorgeous lace! the butterflies look great embossed on the kraft too :)
Have a happy weekend of crafting!!

Vicky said...

Love the embossed butterflies and that gorgeous ribbon! WOW!!!

Annette said...

so pretty...I love the embossed butterflies and that lovely lace with added pearls...this card is FABULOUS darling...

Happy Friday..

Elizabeth Allan said...

Barb you turned this color palette into a sophisticated combination! Beautiful!

Maureen Morton said...

That touch of pink rally made this warm card, pop, Barb! And the embossed butterflies are simply perfect. That yummy lace is the perfect embellishment. A glorious card. Happy weekend, my pal.

sheila said...

Love this Barb. The colors are so soft and delicate....somewhat vintagey looking! Is that a ribbon that separates your card? If so it is stunning!

Kathy (krolski) said...

I love the neutrals with your white embossed butterflies! Such a pretty card Barb!

Brenda said...

Oh that is so pretty Barb! I love those butterflies by POD, they were my first purchase from them! Love those neutral colours and that lovely trim you used!

Donna Bowman said...

So pretty Barb!! Love those butterflies with rhinestones. You design is great too!!

Sue said...

A gorgeous earth Palette Barb, and with the addition of the lighter, less saturated Pink, the intensity is removed and you are left with a touch of femininity to the card. Love all the elements too especially the Lace.
Smiles:)

Dawn said...

What a great card Barb. Just love the soft neutral colours and your lace adds such texture.

Gwen said...

Gorgeous card! Had to come see what you are up to after you were so kind to comment on my blog! Yes, that is a '70 Mustang. DH bought it in high school and we've kept it all these years. Now he has started using it for auto-cross and is that ever fun! I'm near Worthington, MN, where are you? We got 1 1/2" of rain the other day, thankfully not much snow!

Gwen said...

Ok, that is going to confuse you! I commented on your blog "by mistake" as I was trying to find someone who commented on mine. She follows you and I clicked on your blog instead of hers! Fun anyway, fellow-Minnesotan!

Kathy said...

Hello sweet Barb :) wow you really rocked this color challenge. I Love you butterflies and the varying sizes really packs a punch on your card. I also like the butterfly in the center of your twine. Have an awesome Saturday off. hugs, Kathy

Virginia L. said...

This card is absolutely gorgeous and sophisticated! I really like the lace details that divide the card into two tones. Just lovely in every way, Barb!

Simone said...

This is so gorgeous Barb! Love that beautiful colour combo and those butterflies.

walchowDesign said...

Oolala! This is so pretty, Barb! The monochromatic colour gives so much warmth to the card! Have fun with your off day!

Sanne said...

This is just so adorable Barb - love the color combo and my fave butterflies!

Suzanne C said...

Lovely use of the colors. i love the soft hues and the pop of the light butterflies.

Yvette said...

Beautiful! Love the color combo and those butterflies.

Deirdre said...

Love what you created Barb - must try and have a go at this challenge - gorgeous colour palette.

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

What a gorgeous card, Barb!

Tiffany said...

Yummy! This has got to be one of my favorite color combos! So soft and radiant as well! Very exquisite design!

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