Friday, November 6, 2015

Colour Me .... ! Monochromatic: Neutrals

There couldn't be anyone who stops by for a visit that wouldn't know how much I LOve neutrals ... I live for the opportunity to try yet another neutral card!

Enter Colour Me #96's GASPingly gorgeous inspiration photo!! Kept me dreaming all night last night ... take a look:


I only hope I've done it justice ... seriously. 
 
 


You had to know I'd reach for my Paper Studios embossing folder - again!  I LOve it - it was a bit tricky to match up the wood-grain, but worth the effort to try.  To those of you who use Recollections papers ... this was made from the cardboard from a 12x12" package of paper.  Gorgeous color, yes?  Plus a bit of PTI Smokey Shadow, and Soft Stone. 

Edited to gratefully add:
 
The old saying goes:  third time's a charm ... so off this goes to Virginia's View: Texture... I think it is my favorite of your challenges so far, Virginia!  =]



If this is your second stop over today ... thank you from the bottom of my heart!

=]  Michele

31 comments:

Chriss Blagrave said...

BRILLIANT! I really LOVEthis!

Karyn Penno said...

You are so clever! Such a great card

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome masculine card -love that added texture!

Nora N. said...

You are a GENIUS!! (I always think of you in that way!!) I LOVE how you used that photo and the colors on this card. It is so graphic and oh so COOL!!! Great design!!

karen @ carefree creations said...

Love this card! Great take on the inspiration; perfect masculine card!

Jenni's Jems said...

Oh I love this ...so deceptively simple but lining up those squares with the lines in the folder must make you have the patience of a saint but well worth it!x

Susanne Vargas said...

Absolutely love this neutral card and your interpretation of the challenge! This goes straight to my inspiration board on Pinterest!

Lisa said...

Good golly Miss Molly I think you NAILED it!! What a fun and super creative take on the inspiration photo!!

Lisa Petrella said...

Brilliant take on the inspiration photo!!! This is absolutely fabulous!!!

Cat Craig said...

Oh my gosh Michele, this just screams out winner. What a fabulous take on the challenge.

Sharron said...

Super cool--an award-winning masculine design! Awesome take on the challenge photo!

hazelspaperdesigns said...

This totally works on every level! So stunning, and in these colours too...sigh...you and woodgrain are a match made in heaven!!

Barb Ghig said...

I'm a big fan of neutrals, too and I love how you played with this color palette, Michele! Clever design, and perfect for a masculine birthday, which are always a challenge!

Susi Kelly said...

Fantastic card, Michele - the colours suit the design & LO so well! Makes a great masculine BD card (the hardest for me to put together 'cause I wanna bling everything up LOL)

Kristie Goulet said...

Oooh! What a perfect masculine card, Michele! LOVE it!! xo

Jeanne said...

This is a fantastic card! Adore all the texture. I agree that is one terrific embossing folder. Thanks for sharing and inspiring. :)

~amy~ said...

You're AMAZING. This card is perfect for both of the challenges!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Such a beautiful and modern looking card!I LOVE the way you match up the wood-grain!

Jan Clothier said...

This is one very cool, very stylish card.

Petra Swart said...

Oh, this is one stunning card, Michele!!! Fantastic masculine look!!! Love how you've got the lines on the three squares going horizontally!!!! The colours are really lovely - me, too, love working with neutrals and you have really done great here!!! Beautiful!!!
Hugz

Jeanne said...

What a wonderful card using neutrals, Michele. Love it.

TK Watson said...

REALLY love this one! Gorgeous colors, awesome woodgrain, and those random "board end" squares are awesome.

Kim Heggins said...

Michele...this is one amazing card!

Bobby said...

You do do a great job with those textures and layers in neutral, Michele. I love this even more that that wood wall and that's saying something.

Jinny Newlin said...

Eeek! Love this literal interpretation of the color board, Michele! Great texture, too! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Colour Me...!

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Gorgeous texture, again :) Michele! Love your take on our challenge this week! Thank you playing with us at Colour Me!

Anita in France said...

Oh you did, Michele ... do that gaspingly gorgeous inspiration justice, that is ... this is a stunner ... really, it's sooooooo cool! Hugs, Anita :)

Lindsey said...

Awesome, awesome, awesome!

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful graphic yet subtle design here. Love the play of the direction of the woodgrain and neutral blocks.

cm said...

What's gaspingly gorgeous is your neutral woodgrain card! Handsome and striking!
Hugs~c

Virginia Lu said...

How very COOL is this! Love it to bits! Thanks so much for playing Virginia’s View “All About Textures”! Hope to see your lovely work soon again!