Monday, September 30, 2013

Merry Monday Awesome Colors

It's Merry Monday time and this week we have an awesome color challenge.  Now don't let it scare you.  These are really fun colors to work with.  See if you can guess what they are.



Is this what you guessed?


You may have noticed that I'm pretty traditional when choosing colors for my Christmas cards.  So I need someone, like my artistic friend Lesley, to nudge me out of my comfort zone once in a while.  I had so much fun doing this.  I hope you'll try it out.  

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Many Merry Messages (retired)
Ink:  Garden Green
Paper:  Whisper White, Regal Rose (retired), Gumball Green, Garden Green, Real Red
Other:  Holly Embossing Folder (Sizzix), Poinsettia Die (Spellbinders), Holly & Fir Branch Punches (Martha Stewart), Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Gold Beads (Stash)

After cutting and embossing the poinsettia, I sponged a little ink on the petals for some definition and curled the petals a bit with my bone folder.  The red ribbon was a bit too bright so I added this embossed snippet I found in my scraps.

I'll take it to Pixie's Crafty Workshop, cuz I used some SNIPPETS on that poinsettia and greenery.

And Simon Says Wednesday Challenge is ANYTHING GOES.

The Christmas Card Challenge is also going with ANYTHING GOES.

I hope you'll try these colors out and join us at Merry Monday!  For wonderful inspiration check out what the rest of the design team has done. Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Thanks for stopping by.

Enjoy!









37 comments:

Sherry Eckblad said...

I think this has to be my favorite card by you. Love the simplicity of it and that gorgeous poinsettia.

Benzi said...

Just beautiful, Bonnie. I love your poinsettia with the holly and fir. Those are great colors this week, also. Pretty folder you used.

The Crafty Laydee said...

Beautiful Bonnie-That embossing folder is fabulous!
Nessa xx

Susan Joyce said...

Love the embossing folder and how you used the colours on your card Bonnie. Stunning!

Lesley said...

So pretty, Bonnie!!! You needed no nudging my friend, this is beautiful!

Cynthia said...

Gorgeous. I love LOVE that poinsettia and the greenery!

Patti said...

This is beautiful Bonnie. When I saw the colors in the challenge, I cringed. You used them perfectly. And that poinsettia is so pretty. Love it.

Gibmiss said...

Hi Bonnie
Fabulous card.... Love all your cards .... Fabulous....
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Sabrina said...

Beautiful Christmas card! Love that holly embossing folder. TYFS and joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges #44. :)

jimlynn said...

Wowsers!! Bonnie, this is awesome - just like the color combo! Love the different embossing and the poinsettia is perfection. So LOVELY!
Lynn

Wendy said...

Such a pretty card, Bonnie! Love that beautiful poinsettia and the gorgeous embossing! Perfect holiday card! :)

Greta said...

Just checked the blog for some inspiration & saw your card. No sense pinning your cards as your whole blog is always a favorite! You are amazingly talented, Bonnie, & for the moment this is my favorite card!

JoAnn said...

Wow, Bonnie, this is gorgeous. Love that poinsettia and the way you added the little embossed piece over the red ribbon - a perfect touch. You pulled the color combo off like a champ. TFS

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

As always so gorgeous!!!!

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Bonnie. Oh my ... this is one elegant Christmas card. Beautiful poinsettia - so pretty in pink :) Fabulous design with all the texture from the embossing. Loll xx

kay said...

Gorgeous Christmas card x

Karen D said...

Such amazing detail Bonnie and so beautifully done. A gorgeous card.

Colleen said...

A classic Christmas card, Bonnie! Thank you for always making such nice comments on my cards, too! You are an inspiration with these Christmas cards and I love making them year round!

Doris said...

What a Klass-y Christmas card! Love the way you assembled the poinsettia and greens. The ef is just the perfect background, too.

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Absolutely super card Bonnie.
xxx

Susan said...

I'm with you - I really only use traditional colours for Christmas cards. So I'm struggling with getting the pink into my Merry Monday card. You did a great job and made a beautiful card. Everything stands out so nicely against the embossed backgound.

Mandy said...

Beautiful card Bonnie, so elegant, I love the embossing.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
hugs
Mandy xx

MaryH said...

Beautiful poinsettia, and loved your take on the challenge. I think you met it very well. I always love the way you pop those colors against that crisp white. Trying to play some catching up tonight, been seeing your sweet face at several blogs, made me think of Little Jack. Hope he is continuing to settle in & enjoy being in school. TFS & Hugs

Di said...

Wow Bonnie, a totally fabulous card. Really breathtakingly beautiful.

Hugs, Di xx

Donna Hilse said...

Love your card, so elegant. Having trouble finding that holly embossing folder, does anyone know where I can purchase one?

Shelia said...

Bonnie, this is absolutely gorgeous with its CAS design and clean crisp embossing!! Love it!

Karren said...

I love, love, love this card Bonnie! That poinsettia and it's foliage is just gorgeous and your card layout is perfect!

Notes by Nina said...

Your card is so pretty Bonnie, and so elegant. I love the textured all white background it is perfect to display the lovely poinsettia and greenery.

artful-notions said...

Bonnie, this IS traditional with a bright snappy twist! Beautiful background you used, and in love with your gorgeous poinsettia!

Mikki said...

Love it!! It's so beautiful and looks so clean and elegant!!

Aileen said...

Not easy colours to work with but you've handled this beautifully. x

Karen Harris said...

This card is soooo beautiful! I love the poinsettia and greenery you created on the embossed white background.

Margaret Moody said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Bonnie! Your pink poinsettia is just beautiful and I love the embossed background too! Wonderful job with the challenge colors!

Margo said...

Thanks for joining our CCC with you wonderful card!

Marybeth said...

I never had a chance to make a card for this past week. Oh my gosh your card is gorgeous! Love that poinsettia! Great way to get out of your comfort zone.

Hettie said...

I saw this on Pixie's page. It is wonderful. So clever. I just showed my friend too.
Hugs
xx

Carol L said...

Congrats for having this beautiful card among the playground notables! That's my very favorite Christmas embossing folder, and it looks fantastic with the poinsettia and gorgeous ferns and greens! It's definitely a WOW card for me and I will most certainly be CASing this beauty!