Artistic Philosophy

Reality has limits but our imagination does not, so let it run free and your creativity will flourish.

My imagination helps me create unique work as I strive to produce beautiful things and grow in capability, experience and confidence. My goal as I travel this journey of creativity, is to share my work and inspire others so that they themselves, may create something distinct and original too.

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Teal 'n' Lilac

Good morning all,
A quick post today as I will be with my grandson again and I won't have time for anything but him soon.
One reminder before I start....don't forget to look for the Candy competition word/s  as mentioned in yesterdays post.  Hint: there is more than one today.

Todays card I have created with one of my all time favourite colours Lilac.  I have teamed it with a colour that alot of people would say could never coordinate with Lilac, but I think when you see it you will be surprised.
So without further this ado, here's my card.  Oh, by the way, the sentiment is actually straight, I think my camera angle has distorted it (come on now, don't mock me, I am trying here....LOL!!)

 So what do you think, does the Teal, cream, turquoise and lilac go together?  I felt it was a success, so I do hope you agree, but please don't be afraid to say if you don't like it.  I love constructive criticism, it helps me grow as a crafter.

I have finished the inside to match, to give it a more professional finish.
Everything I used for this card except the teal and cream cardstock are items I have had in my stash for ages.  I decided last week that it was about time I used up some of my older craft products, alot of which are stunning and should never have been game forgotten.  So all the cards that I have made over the past few days have all been made with papers and flowers etc that are at least 3-4years old.  How good am I? (I know, not very, I should have started using them a long time ago!!)

Ok, that's it for now.  I hope you all have a wonderful day today, I will be round the blogs this evening and look forward to seeing everyones creations.  I'm sorry I missed your blogs last night but I fell asleep and didn't do anything on the pc at all.
Take care.  Linda xx

My Recipe:-
Teal & cream cardstock  -  Papermill online
Papers  -   Creative Imaginations - Butterfly Text & Small Lotus
Vintage Seam Binding in Teal  -   Creative Expressions
Eyelet Edge Punch  -   Martha Stewart Punch around the Page
Leaf punch  -  Woodware
Brad  -   'What' store
Flower  -  From my stash


14 comments:

  1. Hi Linda,
    wonderful card. Love the colour combination. I would never have thought of those two colours. I think they go very well together.
    Have a great crafty day everyone.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  2. Hi Linda,
    This is a lovely card and the colours do go very well together.x

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  3. Hi linda well I think the colours go very well together I would have never thought of that combination well done X Melanie

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  4. Hi linda, I think the colours go together beautifully, a combination I would not hav thought of. Gorgeous card inside and out. Have fun with your grandson
    Hugs
    Suzie xx

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  5. This is stunning Linda. I really love the colour scheme. The flowers are gorgeous and the papers coordinate perfectly.
    I hope you have a good day
    Hugs Sue

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  6. Hi Linda, oh yes those colours definitely go together. Beautiful flowers, beautiful card and as always finished off so professionally. Have a great time with Jake, love Christine H xx

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  7. Hi Linda, lovely card..I just love these colours! Have a good day with Jake, Carole Z X

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  8. I think it's a stunning combo, as soon as I saw the card I thought WOW. It is beautiful. I must give those colours a try myself. I've just finished my card for your challenge today. Will get hubby to photo it for me tomorrow and enter it. Sorry not been by for a while. Been standing in for a teamie on Feline and not been managing to blog hop at the same time.

    Hugs lin

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  9. Wonderful elegant card dear Linda:)
    Big hug,
    Sonia

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  10. This is gorgeous Linda. I think the colours go together beautifully. Hope you had a good day.
    mags
    x

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  11. Hi Linda

    The colours on this card certainly do go really well together creating a lovely card.

    Take Care
    Eileen x

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  12. Oooh another outstanding creation Linda!! The papers and colours are simply amazing. I really do like the piece of white card in the middle with the sentiment on it and I love the use of black and lilac leaves. Just lovely.

    Hugs to you Sue P xxxx

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  13. Oh Linda, this is lovely! I adore the colours which look great together! Those flowers are great too. I've just enjoyed a few days away so now will go blog hopping and catch up with what I've missed. Have a good weekend! love from Christine x

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  14. Gorgeous card Linda. I love the colours and the design. Have a great evening.

    Sarah x

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