I was forgetting my new duties as a DT member for The Play Date Cafe'--this is my first week to host, which starts tomorrow, and I need to actually post it here, too! Silly me!
I really enjoyed being able to choose the colors this week...wasn't easy, though! I looked through so many beautiful photographs before this one popped out at me, and I knew it was the one!
Being such a vintage girl, the beautiful perfume bottles really appealed to me--love cut crystal, don't you?! I've always loved that magenta-like purple together with the beautiful, soft blue, too...reminds me of my grandmother...I'm not sure why! But, I loved these colors! A little silver, and lovely, soothing white rounded out my color scheme. Hope you like it!
Here's what I came up with for the challenge:
This image of this beautiful woman came from the wonderful Karen, The Graphics Fairy--I keep finding the loveliest images on her blog! Thanks, again, Karen! Just used another one of her's on my earlier post this evening!
I used Orchid Opulence, Bashful Blue, some lovely textured silver dp I purchsed at Michael's a couple of years ago--sorry I don't remember who's!, and some PTI White.
Topped it off with some lovely lace, ribbon, and she really wanted to have pearls draped around her, so I got these beautiful glass pearls at Michael's, also. I used my new Martha Stewart triple scallop edge punch on the silver paper.
The most wonderful addition to my little card are the three beautiful lavender roses on the bottom right of the image. These were a few of the lovely roses my friend Joanne sent to me a couple of weeks ago--thanks, Joanne! How did you know I needed just that color? Brilliant girl!
Thanks once again to my sister DT members for welcoming me so warmly! What a fun group of ladies to work with!
We hope you enjoy the colors this week, and that you'll all play along at The Play Date Cafe Challenge! Can't wait to see what you create...Have fun!
***Just added...check out this lovely new blog I found...Robin's Egg Blue...and her beautiful and generous give-away!
Great piece again! Wonderful composition and colors!!ReplyDelete
Beautiful colour choices and of course I was able not only to read your mind but to do it predictively so you hadn't even had the thoughts I read ;o) Love the vintage feminie feel with the lace and pearls alongside the roses and the beautiful image - great card!ReplyDelete
Just stunning - what gorgeous colours, and once again your card is beautiful. xReplyDelete
Your color choices are wonderful, Julie, and your card is lovely! The pearls, roses, and lace are the perfect embellishments for your image.ReplyDelete
Absolutely gorgeous Julie! Of course I LOVE the vintage and you do vintage so beautifully!! LOVE the pearls, lace and those Angelnorth flowers ... wowza .. how gorgeous! I'm going to really try to find time to play along with week ... love your color choices!ReplyDelete
Love your work!!! A surprise awaits you on my blog this morning!!!ReplyDelete
Oooo...I love this color combo! I may have to play this week.ReplyDelete
Your card is so inspiring!
Hi Julie, I am delighted you found my blog. And I enjoyed reading yours and seeing all the pretty craft items you make. I was touched by your words about feeding the homeless men and know how you feel. I especially loved your last sentence when you talked about receiving so much more when we give. :) I hear thunder so I guess I better turn this computer off. Weird November weather. ~ Miles of Smiles ` LynnReplyDelete
I absoluetly love those colors.. that picture is also to die for.. i love it! :)ReplyDelete
Hi shiny Jules! I extended the post to let you know the scoop on who Una is and why she is like a mother to all in the story The Faerie Queene by Edmund Spenser. Hope you enjoy this little school marm side of me, hee hee. Blessings dear.ReplyDelete
Thanks for stopping by my blog Julie!! You are so creative and do beautiful work!♥ReplyDelete
The colour combination on this card is stunning! I really could study your cards for hours and learn so much about perfectionism and creativity. They are masterfully assembled.ReplyDelete
Jules.. this is STUNNING.. YOu do vintage so well. I LOVE everything about this card.. and your little elements you have added just tie it all together.. GREAT COLOR COMBO... :) HUGSReplyDelete
Julie, what a gorgeous card. All it's elements work well together. That scalloped edged punch sure will come in handy. So pretty. Also, you are the lucky winner of my apron giveaway! Thanks for participating. When you get the chance, please email me your mailing address, so I can send them to you. My email address is email@example.comReplyDelete
What an enchantingly lovely creation. It instantly made me think sweet thoughts of my beloved mother, who adores any hue in the purple family, as well as lilacs, which are often similarly coloured to lavender.ReplyDelete
Wishing you a gorgeous evening, dear friend!
Love these colors - I saw that graphic on Karen's blog and I love what you have done with it! Fantastic job.ReplyDelete
what a great color combo - I love your card and the fabbie flowers from Joanne!ReplyDelete
Julie, thank you so much for your sweet comment on our post! I wanted to email you, but couldn't find a link. Would you please email me. There's a link on our sidebar. Thanks! TwylaReplyDelete
What a beautiful card Julie! I'd say you rose to the challenge very well! I adore the colours and that image is so beautiful, mind you did it up very beautifully. I love all the extra touches, the punch, the pearls, etc. You really make a card that is a work of art. I am in awe of you! xxooReplyDelete
What a beautiful card! I love the string of pearls! What a great idea! And it so reminds me of the inspiration piece. Great job!ReplyDelete
Beautiful card, I love the pearls! Great color combination too, so glad I found your blog through Play Date Cafe, can't wait to see more of your stunning work! ~DianeReplyDelete
Congratulations, Julie...was so happy to hear the surprise Julie was mentioning, albeit I was quite positive that it would be this...you will be a tremendous asset to the team. Your theme piece is beautiful, all the embellishments are so wonderful. As you know, I love vintage, and I love your art. All the best. Hugs, Gayle, who is going back to look at all your Thanksgiving recipes...we, in Canada celebrate Thanksgiving in October so any recipes borrowed would have to wait til next season! grins.ReplyDelete
Such a beautiful card Julie! Thank you so much for a fabulous inspiration photo & creation! :)ReplyDelete