Monday, June 7, 2021

Color Hues #19

With lovely crafty friends like mine, a girl can have what seems like an unlimited variety of supplies at her fingertips!  Thanks, Marcia for sharing your fun stencils from The Greetery, and your inks, too!  

I managed to make two cards from one stenciled plaid panel - one will be shared with Color Hues, who totally inspired our color choices!


First up, using a fun little embossed piece of kraft-brown to represent the outside view from my window, and a few blooms from the The Stamp Market stamped in the featured Hues.

Keeping with the CH colors, I chose a few shades of Pinkfresh Studio blues, and Gina K browns for the 'greenery.'  

Next, here is that little window I cut from the full panel!  and I finally found a way to love these blooms - it always bothered me that they had 4 petals!  


This one makes my CAS heart happiest - but you'll have to visit the CH gallery to see which one made the cut!  Hey, you might as well play, too!  

=]  Michele

29 comments:

Cynthia said...

great job putting these colors together!

Cindy Beach said...

love Love LOVE how you used these colors, Michele! The plaid is a perfect way to combine the pretty shades you chose. It's hard to pic a favorite but I love the bold blue in the CAS. Both are great designs!

conil said...

Ha! You picked the one I thought you would for the CH gallery, although both are lovely enough to make the cut. The extra petal on the vibrant blue flower is the perfect touch. Even though blue isn't really your thing, you came through like gangbusters (is that still a thing???).

HilaryJane said...

Both are great love the blue and brown plaid and love your idea of adding extra petals to your flower. I agree with you 4 petals is a problem, but you found great solution xx

Cat Craig said...

Nice use of the colors, sweet cards.

Mac Mable said...

The plaid backgrounds look fabulous and those 'four' petal flowers are contemporary and pretty. What a wonderful colour combination and extra loving the embossing through the window on your first card and the extra petals on the second. Beautiful cards Michele x.

Karen said...

Love them both! Making a plaid with blue and brown was a brilliant idea! And I'm always a fan of a CAS design! Thanks for joining us at Color Hues!

Marcia Hill said...

I think they both came out beautiful too Michele, although my CAS loving heart probably would have chosen your 2nd card too! And I love the addition of the extra petal...smart thinking!! Two lovely cards my friend, and best of all was the great time we had "playing cards" together!! Hugs. :0)

Kathy said...

Both are lovely, Michele, I like the blue and brown hues! Got to go think about my plaid stamp and how I can use it!

Linda Callahan said...

The blue and brown plaid is fabulous! And only you could make a brown flower look alive!

Lisa Elton said...

I think your plaid turned out beautifully! What a great way to use those colors. These are both simply charming, but that wee bit of embossed kraft has my heart!

nancy littrell said...

Who would have thought you could make blue and brown so pretty..Michele..of course:-) TFS your 2 beauties, my friend. Love and Hugs...Nancy

Jeanne said...

YOu are so good at cardmaking, Michele. These cards are wonderful. I love the colors you chose. They feel like a warm hug to me. Thank you for sharing.

LeAnne said...

These are beautiful! Who knew blue and brown could create such gorgeous florals! I especially love the PLAID and the wee bit of embossing peeking through your window!

Birgit said...

These are both really sweet Michele! The blue and brown plaid is so pretty with your four petaled blooms. Perhaps these flowers are meant to bring you good luck. ;0)

Karen Dunbrook said...

hello mf.
You have used those colours so well...love the plaid.
Hope you are doing ok. We are doing better here in Ontario so let's hope!!
xx Karen

Bonnie said...

Love that plaid, Michele! It's perfect for showing off your pretty flowers! I'd not have thought I'd like brown flowers, but with the blue it's quite stunning!

Kim S said...

I love the elegance of these - beautiful use of the colors!

Bobby said...

Oooh, plaid! I love both cards featuring that lovely blue and brown plaid, Michele, and the posies look so cute with it.

Tracey McNeely said...

Stunning Michele, the blue an brown flowers are gorgeous!

Jeanne H said...

Me too! Love your plaid on both cards. Combining blue and brown has me stumped so far.

Nora Noll said...

Oh I LOVE your plaid!! These cards are so pretty!

TK said...

Love the plaid AND color palette! Both cards are awesome, so I'm off to see the gallery now

Kristie Goulet said...

Yay! So happy to see you over in the Color Hues gallery along with sweet Marcia! I LOVE both of your plaid cards, but my CAS heart loves the one you linked up and I guessed that was the one you linked before I saw it in the gallery. ;). Thanks so much for joining us!

Barb Ghig said...

I think both cards are fabulous, Michele! I forgot how beautiful blue and brown are together, and today you've reminded me ~ xx

Ros Crawford said...

Only you could make brown and blue look so stunning! Absolutely love your cards!

Nancy said...

What a creative and successful day you and Marcia had! How fun! Love both of these equally and the backgrounds came out great! Thanks for joining us over at Color Hues and have a wonderful day!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Great use of the frame and the window cut-out of the stenciled plaid panel, Michele!
The blue and brown plaid is so pretty. The brown flower is unexpected and works so well!
Hideko xx

Hannelie said...

Yes!!! You are the best! I LOVE your cards for our brown and blue challenge this week Michele!
I can't even pick a favorite (●'◡'●)
Thanks for joining us at Color Hues!