Thursday, November 7, 2013

Merry Monday #82

Good morning friends.  Playing along with Merry Monday today and it's a color challenge with a twist:


I  love this color combo, but for some reason putting a circle into the equation really threw me for a loop this time!  My card idea came quickly, but trying to incorporate more circles into it had me throwing away quite a few trees into the circular file!  Maybe I'd better show you the card so you know what I'm talking about....take a look:


My first idea was to sponge the aqua color for the sky and using a circle mask for the moon (I was trying to create early morning before the sun comes up).  Then I made my snow banks and trees, and that's where my struggles started!  I tried embossing my trees with a large dotted embossing folder, but they just looked strange!  So then I thought maybe I needed to add a few circular ornaments...tried red sequins, and a couple different small stamped ornaments...but they all ended up taking away from the peaceful scene I was trying to create.  So I guess I'm just going to leave it as a CAS card and say it is what it is! :0)   (trees, birds, and sentiment are all PTI)

Thanks for stopping by today and make sure you check out all the other great cards here.  Have a great Thursday and I'll be back tomorrow with a special birthday surprise for my cousin Sue's 60th! (it's coming whether you want it to or not Sue!!)

19 comments:

  1. This is perfect just the way it is with those bright red birds. It is such a peaceful scene. Absolutely beautiful!!

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  2. Gorgeous card! Love everything about it.

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  3. I really love these 2 red birds!

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  4. oh mais elle est super belle, j'adore, biz

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  5. Hi Marcia. Fabulous job and worth all the extra work as you have created a very peaceful and elegant scene. I LOVE all the white with the small touches of red. Great job! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday.

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  6. Such a beautiful scene! Love the pop of red!

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  7. LOVE your card...the scene is perfect! Great job!!

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  8. Wow! This is very beautiful!! Love the scene you have created here!

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  9. Such a beautiful winter scene.

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  10. Love the snowy peaks! The moon is the perfect 'circle'!

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  11. Beautiful card, Marcia! Those little pops of red really finish off this gorgeous scene beautifully. Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

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  12. I think this is perfect as is, Marcia! I love the peacefulness of the scene and the bit of red of the birds is the perfect touch! Thanks for sharing it with us at Merry Monday!

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  13. Oh, it's fabulous as a clean and simple card, just perfect - I wouldn't change a thing!

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  14. Beautiful card Marcia, the wintery scene you have created is stunning. Thank you for playing along with Merry Monday.

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  15. What a sweet little scene you have created! Love the birds...on the white trees. Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

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  16. Stunning...a prettier card I've never seen! Love the way you incorporated those pretty little birds into your scene! GORGEOUS! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

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  17. Wowzer! Grabbed my attention on the MM blog--love this!

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