Friday, January 1, 2021

Color Hues #9 - Red & Grey

Hello friends.  I have the honor of being the Guest Designer for the Color Hues Challenge and this time around they are looking for cards done in RED & GREY.




I had fun with these two colors, although I have to admit I usually use them with Christmas cards.  This time around though, I used some new stencils I just received from Pinkfresh Studio...Daisy Wreath and Argyle and came up with this Hello card:


I used the Argyle stencil first and just stenciled very lightly in Smokey Slate ink the upper third of my panel.  Next I stenciled right over the Argyle with the 5 part Daisy Wreath stencils, using the Smokey Slate and Basic Gray inks for the leaves, and Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, and Basic Gray for the flowers.  


 To add a bit more definition between the Argyle and the Daisy Wreath I added a slim strip of Basic Gray cardstock where the Argyle ended.  I matted this layer with another piece of Basic Gray cardstock and adhered both to a top folding white card base.  For my sentiment I used Pinkfresh Studio's Sentiment suite: hello die which I cut twice with Basic Gray and white cardstock and offset them so it would stand  stand out a bit.  I finished with a few clear sequins and love how it turned out!

You can check out all the BEAUTIFUL cards from the DT using the RED & GREY color theme right HERE and then play along.

Thanks for stopping by today ... I love it when you do!




14 comments:

  1. Beautiful card Marcia. Love that stenciled wreath, so pretty in the red and gray. Happy New Year.

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  2. Oh so stunning, Marcia, I just ordered that stencil last night! i am glad you gave me more inspiration. Love it!

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  3. Gorgeous wreath using the red and grey color hues, Marcia. TFS Wishing a Happy Creative New Year, my friend. Love and hugs...Nancy

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  4. This is so gorgeous! I love how you used these colors! The argyle background is stunning! Happy Creative New Year! So happy to have you as guest at Color Hues!

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  5. That wreath is high on my wish list, and you've showcased it beautifully with these colors! So happy to have you as our guest this round! Happy New Year!

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  6. Love the argyle stenciled background and I thought the stenciled wreath was a stamp! Well done with the design, great to have you as our GD. HNY! :)

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  7. I had to come by and give an official message on how awesome your card turned out. As everyone has mentioned that background is just lovely and soft and is a perfect backdrop for the wreath and florals. So happy to have you along you sure made the post shine with this beauty! Happy New Year!

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  8. Beautiful!! I love the argyle background. The soft grey is perfect for the beautiful bold floral wreath! Well done my friend and congrats on being their guest designer!

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  9. Such lovely elements used on this beautiful card Marcia! Love the wreath of greys with the pop of red in the flowers and the added dimension of the die cut Hello! xx

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  10. Congratulations, Marcia! What an awesome job of stenciling, my friend! Love, love, love those bright red daisies and the dimension the background stenciling gives! A beautiful card to ring in the new year!

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  11. I love this, Marcia! Such beautiful stenciling! I thought the wreath was a stamp, your colors and details are outstanding. The bold sentiment is the perfect focal point. Great having you as GD, friend!

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  12. Congratulations on guesting, Marcia!! Your card is absolutely beautiful!!

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  13. This is lovely. Using two stencils made a fabulous card and the colors are gorgeous and vibrant.

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  14. This is a beautiful card! I love how you just partially used the argyle stencil before adding the pretty floral wreath. Great to have you joining us as guest for this challenge!

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