Friday, December 16, 2016

Joyful Neutrals...Inspirational Challenge #124~Neutrals Only

Hello,

Are you counting down the days to Christmas? Got your cards made and mailed? Gifts wrapped? Home decorated and baking done? Me...well, let's just say, I have a few things left to do (a lot of 'few things', actually!).  Still, no matter how busy we are, we need to find time to 'play cards', right? Right!!

Raquel, our fabulous Guest Designer is joining the Inkspirational gals - 


Set aside the reds and greens, the aquas and golds, the pinks and blues. Instead, bring out your greys, your browns, your greys....and show them some love!

My card is a revised version of one I did a while back. This time the Concord & 9th green Joys and holly, paired with a pop of red berry are transformed to shades of brown (Memento inks), a sprig of grey foliage and a creamy pearl....


Muted, but pretty in a 'neutral' sort of way....Hope you think so, too!

Turning the stage over to you!  
Looking forward to seeing your creativity in the gallery!

Also sharing at:





Thank you for spending part of your day with me; your visit brings me joy!





21 comments:

sandie said...

I love this set, I have used it so many times this year. This is such a great design, love how you added the foilage, what a great card to mass produce x

Jeanne said...

Beautiful in neutral, Carol. I love the simplicity of the sentiment and how pretty it looks in different colors. Then you add the sweet holly and berry in gold and it adds just the right amount of bling. Ahhhh....makes me smile!!! Hugs! Are you on holiday break yet? Hope so!!

Pia Larsen said...

So fantastic and simple - just the way I like my cards ;)
And no, you are not the only one who is a tad behind on things. I got my cards written and sent, but no gift wrapping, baking, decorating yet. Yikes, and Christmas is in a week!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Neat, striking and so clever Carol. Beautiful design with those bold word sentiments and thanks for playing along in our Christmas challenge at AAA Cards. Sarah x

Marina said...

Love the different shades on the Joy - great designn.

Shauna said...

Very cute Carol! I love how you played with the words to create such a bold image. Great use of neutrals!
- Shauna

Dana said...

So pretty!! Great take on the challenge!! Love it!!

Raquel Stienecker said...

Hello Carol!! I love your card design. The sprig and the pearl are the perfect embellishment. Hugs!!

Brenda said...

Loved it in the traditional colors and love it in the neutral colors Carol! I just love this "joy" stamp and of course it is now on my wish list you little enabler you! lol Hugs, Brenda

Sarah said...

This is beautiful! Very elegant! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!

Sarah said...

This is beautiful! Very elegant! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!

Bobby said...

The ombre browns make such a soft and peaceful card, Carol.

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

Wonderful CAS Christmas card! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious
Tina dt

Shelly said...

Your card is FABULOUS, Carol! Neutral colors and all!

Geri said...

May need one of those special little heart pills cuz my heart's a flutterin'

Divinely CAS, with the perfect wee schmick of bling in the pearl. Love where you placed the sentiment and the sprig of spruce!

*Vicki* said...

This is awesome Carol!! Love the gradient look of the sentiment and it looks amazing with your neutral colors too! :) HUGS

Kim M said...

His card is so beautiful in its simplicity. I just love it! Have a very Mery Christmas, Carol, and best wishes for a Happy New Year!

Kim M said...

This not his! LOL! 😊

Anita in France said...

Calm and serene, Carol ... and yes, so pretty in these lovely neutrals! Hugs, Anita :)

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

The green version of this beautiful card arrived at my house yesterday! Thank you so much, Carol, you are so sweet! So glad to be your bloggy friend!

Melanie said...

A wonderful card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional Christmas” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

Hugs,
Melanie
(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)


PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy the past couple of weeks…