Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Color Hues #41 - Red and Aqua


The colors for Color Hues #41 are a favorite at Christmas, for sure - but today, I brought red and aqua together for a first-time play with a new to me set from PTI!  I must give credit for my design today to the one and only Kelly Lunceford!  I bought this set [after waiting for ages for it to be back in stock] based on her gorgeous card which you can find here.  Thank you, Kelly!  You know you had me at grey!

I loved the drama of Kelly's dark grey card base and frames, so I found a few from my own stash to accommodate my feathered family...


New baby, or new nest?  Could be either, right?


Who knows?  I might just be back with a Christmas card, too!
=] Michele

Pinkfresh Studio Braided Oval
Both cut from MFT Gravel Grey cardstock
Papertrey Ink Feathered Friends Mini 18
PTI Communique Curves sentiment
CP inks: Black Jack, Twilight, Rockin' Red
Sea Glass from The Stamp Market

23 comments:

Linda Callahan said...

Oh my…..the dark grey is so elegant and the perfect backdrop for those beautiful birds! I had to go check out Kelly’s too….she is a wonderful designer! You have a great eye for picking out background dies! What talent
does your other eye have?!? Lolol…

LeAnne said...

So striking! The gray background is fabulous for these pretty birds!

Karen said...

Striking is just the adjective I used when I saw this card in the gallery! The contrast between the colorful birds and the die cut background is just stunning! Thanks for joining us at Color Hues!

Cindy Beach said...

Oooh, the gray adds such depth to this combo, your card is beautiful!

Bobby said...

The birds really stand out against that beautiful dark gray, Michele. A very dramatic card.

Cat Craig said...

Stunning neutral, sets off those colors nicely.

nancy littrell said...

OMG. Love how your dark grey die cut layers pop and are such a beautiful background for your die cut birds and nest using the Color Hues...a real Wow..card. Can you share the leaf die cut cover background? I have the oval die cuts. Another Wow card, my friend. TFS Love and Hugs..Nancy.

nancy littrell said...

P.S...Never mind...I just saw the link you shared for the leaf frame cover die...Thank you for Sharing..Hugs...

Jeanne said...

What a fabulous card, Michele. The colors are so striking. You have some beautiful grays in your stash and the supporting colors just pop so beautifully. I always admire your artistic eye for card design. Crafty hugs!

Bonnie said...

Beautiful birds, Michele! They are gorgeous in these colors and really pop against the gray background!

Marcia Hill said...

How come I don't have those birds??!! I must have missed the boat on those ones, but I sure do love them with your BEAUTIFUL gray background! So much dimension from just one neutral color, and the sweet birdies bring that lovely pop of color!! GORGEOUS card my friend!! Hugs. :0)

donna mikasa said...

Absolutely stunning, Michele! The color combo just pops against your favorite gray. Not to mention all that TEXTURE!!!

HilaryJane said...

You have gone dark with your grey, stunning. It really makes the red and aqua pop. I can see why you had to have those birds. I have not seen them before (I don't think) xx

Mac Mable said...

Love the drama of the dark grey and all the die cuts sure make one striking card. Great how you interpreted the colours too Michele x.

Nancy said...

These birds are just fabulous! I think I said it over on IG, but it is worth repeating. Always fun to see where our colors take you, Micheld! Awesome card! Thanks for being with us at Color Hues!

lostinpaper said...

Swooning over those sweet birds on that dark grey background, this is such a beautiful card my friend!

Tracey McNeely said...

My friend this has your name written all over it! Beautiful design and I love the grey base. Those birdies are so sweet. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Color Hues!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Such a beautiful CASE of Kelly's card. I love it. The challenge colors against the gray are so striking. The background die cuts are the perfect stage for your beautiful birds.

Jeanne H said...

An awesome card, Michele. Love the colors. The gray background and oval is just perfect!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Wow, this is fantastic, Michele! I love the card! The color contrast is strikingly beautiful, the layers of intricate die-cut designs look awesome, and your red and aqua birds are gorgeous! It was worth the wait!
Hideko xx

Hannelie said...

I think our challenge colors look great against the grey textured background! Thank you so much for playing at Color Hues Michele!

VineArtist said...

It's all been said, but I'll say it also, this card is fabulous and I want that set now!

Brenda said...

Wow, these gorgeous birds just pop off this beautiful dark gray! I love all the die cut laying, gives such depth to this stunning card. But it is this sweet bird family that just sing on this card! Hugs, Brenda