Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Taupe And Blue Finally Together!

Good morning everyone!  One of the things that I love most about crafting is playing with different colour combinations.  Today was no exception as I have been wanting to put these two colours together since the day I bought this patterned background paper.  The paper (purchased in the States at Hobby Lobby, sorry) has a soft flourish pattern to it in taupe tones and I envisioned it with a very bold blue accompanying it.  I always say that I run out of time to do everything I want to do long before the ideas run out.  This was no exception, but I decided that I had looked at that paper long enough, it was time to put it into action!  I decided to pare it with the Labels twenty one, the Lace Doily Motifs, the Samantha Walker Twisted Metal Tag die and the Fancy Tag two.  I really liked the way they all layered up to create the focal element here.  I used a very light inking of black soot to frame in the sentiment here.  The Lace Doily border provided the border edge for the entire piece and the blue card behind it helps show it off.  The edge was pierced this time to help frame the card.  The entire piece was finished with a fun bow of both the frilly edged ribbon in champagne layered with the vintage ribbon in sulphur blue and a taupe button and blue bakers twine.  This one got a "happy dance" as I really liked the way it tuned out! All for now, Sue x

95 comments:

baa-me-chick said...

I love it!!! Not a colour scheme i would have turned to, now i want to try it!
Yet more inspiration from you, thankyou. Nicki xx

Maryann said...

WOW how beautiful this is?? My favorit blue and one of my favorit dies too, then it doesn´t get much better does it? ha ha ha It´s sooo cool Sue, and I really love this together, it looks amazing.
Have a great trip home.

mags said...

Super card. The colours look great together.
Mags
x

Jan said...

I would never have put these colours together but haw wrong was I . Beautiful card Sue.
P.S.
Happy thanks giving x

Julia Watts said...

Saw this on TV. Great colour combination. Stunning card as always. Safe journey. Love, Julia xxx

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue fantastic colour combination. My Grand Calibur is still out of action really really missing it specially after looking at this lovely card. Lots of love Jenny L

DI said...

Love this colour combo. Another beautiful card.

LellyJelly said...

Blue,in any form, is a winner. Another vibrant card Sue.x

Clare said...

Great card, the colours look lovely together.

miislucky said...

This came out really pretty! Love the blue again, it's simply beautiful!

Suzanne said...

STUNNING cards as always - I just adore the colours here - you have done some amazing shows for the POTD and I hope you enjoy your trip. How wonderul was Christine - she was so at ease and I loved watching you both

Jo said...

Wow Sue, this is gorgeous. I've loved watching all the shows, so much inspiration, thank you. Jo x

Elaine L said...

Sue, really like these two colours together. Just wish we had a Hobby Lobby over here as they have some beautiful stuff. Enjoyed watching you demonstrate over the last few days. Safe travelling.
Elaine

Neha Jain said...

wow

Anonymous said...

Another stunning card, this colour combo is fantastic. The blue is amazing.
Hugs Amanda x

Evik said...

WOW! Energetic! Lovely! I love this flourish pattern! Card is so delicate with it.

Anonymous said...

I love the colours in this card and would never have thought to use black soot around the edges, but once again it looks amazing. I am waiting for my twisted metal tag dies and label 2 to arrive from C&C and I can't wait to try this card

Heath x

pinky said...

Beautiful card Sue, what a gorgeous colour combination!!

dutchess said...

Morning Sue ....what a super card...and I love the colours as well they go together real well, hope your flights are good, have a happy time with your folks, hoping my POTW arrives soon so I can get playing as well....take care Margaret

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - super combination of dies-great how you keep coming up with ideas for new designs - thanks for sharing them with us - I gather from the above comments you are going to the US - have a lovely time- hugs kay x

marg said...

Hello Sue !
I love all of this card
Happy Thanksgiving !
Love Marg

Sandra F said...

Stunning card Sue.

sandra(misty) said...

Great card again sue I have the dies you have used but have not used them yet I will have a play with them today trying to copy your card

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
These colours really go well together. The die combination makes this one extra special!

Eileen x

seom said...

another cracker, again not colours i would have thought would work, but how wrong am i. great job.... Happy Thanks giving and enjoy your trip...

Hellma said...

Love your card Sue the color of that blue has blown me away it is truly spectacular.

Christine said...

Stunning - you lovely clever lady! Have a happy Thanksgiving. Xx

Carole said...

Loving the colours...but especially loving the die combination! Have a good journey today Carole Z xx

Anonymous said...

Sue yet another great card as always am loving Christine on ceate and craft shes doing a swell job have a great flight home
Alison (applepie)

Clai01 said...

Super card, love the vibrant sulphur blue, it's especially stunning against the taupe!

bhavana said...

I know I keep say, how beautiful your cards are, but the thing is, they are!!! Love the taupe and blue, amazing card!!

And wow, over 100 comments on the previous post, giveaway again!!! You must now have such a following, you will be doing giveaways everyday! lol

Lindyloo said...

You are not going to believe it but my thought for todays card was 'Elvis Presley'. Can you guess why? I'll give you a hint - The colours... You've got it I bet...
Blue Suede Shoes. (You've told us the paper is Taupe so I am using a little artistic license here).
A quote for today if I may :-
Life is a reciprocal exchange. To move forward, you have to give back (Oprah Winfrey).

CraftyLoops said...

Sue this card is beautiful, the blue and taupe are so beautiful together. And the dies are perfect. As always Sue, youve done an amazing card. Lee xx

Rita said...

What a fabulous card Sue. No wonder you danced a little happy dance, I would too if I produced a card like this. Enjoy some me time . Hugs Rita xxx

Sandra said...

Fab card as always Sue you never let us down
Sandra x

Boo said...

Good morning. What another lovely card. The colors work really well together and love how you have mixed and matched the dies to create the focal point. How do you come up with the ideas and do you have a lot of cards that dont look right cause i seem to waste loads of card has my ideas dont work!

Anonymous said...

I loved this one when you demonstrated on C&C. I wish I had your talent for colour combinations. All the best Edwina

Crafty mop said...

Simply beautiful x

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful combination of colours. Would never have thought of buying taupe paper until now.

Janet said...

Really nice card Sue, I wouldn't have thought of putting those colours together, but they work.
My prize arrived this am thanks very much
Have a good time in US.
Janet xxx

craftymum said...

Stunning!"
Sarahx

Craftychris said...

This is lovely. I find it very helpful seeing the colour combinations you use. It gives me the confidence to try different things - thank you. Have a safe journey and a happy holiday x

melanie said...

stunning card have a lovely time on your thanks giving holiday. Melaniexxx

Uta said...

Love the colours. Beautiful card!

Tracy said...

This is such a lovely colour combination

Vie Carter said...

What a wonderful colour combo

Would not have thought to use these together, but they work so well

Vie Carter
x

Irene Thacker said...

hi Sue bril card would never have picked these colors just goes to show all ways try some thing you wouldnt pick

CraftyJo said...

Gorgeous colour combination here, love it.

CraftyMaria said...

Hi Sue, another stunner! wow, these colours do go so well together, who would have thought it? Thanks MariaS

CathyinMN said...

This card is gorgeous! The colors are stunning together! What a winning combination.

Janet said...

Superb card Sue.

Fuchsia said...

Its Gorgeous I love the background Paper!

Becky Dunham said...

Love this color combination Sue! This card is so beautiful - I love every element! Just a thought and I am not sure, but it seems to me that Creative Memories might have a paper similar to that taupe and they are worldwide :) I am not a consultant but the last time I saw a catalog, it seemed there was something similar to this. In case you are wanting more! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous creations :)

Anonymous said...

gorgeous card, been watching you on create and craft (recored shows to wach over and over ) the designs you do are great and its hard to believe they are handmade and take a matter of minutes to put together, cant wait to get my dies i ordered and have a go.
thank you for so many wonderfull ideas x

Sandra Riley .... ... said...

Well I wouldn't have thought about putting that combo together but its another Sue Wilson Success!!!
Looks amazing together.
Have a very safe journey and a wonderfully relaxing break, don't eat too much!!!!! xxx
Sandra Riley xx

Anonymous said...

Love this colour combo it looks so striking ..but then I love anything you do Sue, it is all wonderful
Christina

pamela said...

I would never have thought of putting those colours together but they look lovely, thank you for the idea

Anonymous said...

Beautiful & very different colour combination Sue. Ann W

Jane said...

Something different with the colours its quite affective nice

Jane xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Love this card Sue, the colours go so well together.

PaulineC said...

WOW this has to be yet another favourite of mine. Gorgeous layout and colours.

uniqui said...

This is a fabulous and unusual combination of colours.I have just recently bought the Grand Calibur so I am itching to get started. Love the papers.

Ruthie said...

This is a great colour combination, I don't usually like taupe I think it is a tad boring but wow, I think it is now my favourite colour. I have all the dies used in this design, sorry Sue but it has to be copied. take care

Fiona said...

Smart!

Missmizog said...

Hi Sue
Love the colours together. Glad to hear that your dad is out of the hospital, such fantastic news. Hope your flight was ok.
Sue

yorkie said...

Love the colours together another triumph hop you had a good flight home
Theresa x

Rach83 said...

The blue next to the taupe just pops! Great showcase of the dies too. Love it, as always! x

Sonia said...

You really know how to layer up the different dies to showcase the cards you do. I get such inspiration from you so thank you again.
Blessings
Sonia - St Helens

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
Oh wow such a lovely card, Love the colours.
Carol x

Jules said...

Hello, Love the card,just joined site after seeing you on C & C. I love your style of card making, also my Grand Caliber! . Can't wait for my dies to arrive. Thank you for the inspiration Sue. x

Gwen Marsden said...

Lovely card Sue, gorgeous colours

scrapper said...

Great card Sue - have a brill thanksgiving holiday. Hope your parents are feeling better

Sue H said...

Hi Sue
Oh! wow (bigger than my last wow!)I love this card, I love blue and this combination of colours is a knockout.I cant wait to see how you top this one
Sue H

Anonymous said...

another great card - love the colour combo

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, what a pretty card.

Anonymous said...

Blue and Taupe,beautiful combo.Vintage with an injection of modern, stunning.
Happy Thanks Giving Sue, enjoy the rest.x

shells-crafts said...

gorgeous card. absolutely love my new grand calibur and getting so much inspiration from you, thank you so much!

lilygee said...

Good Evening - lovely colours - one of my favourite die sets. Love to see you do your happy dance Sue!!
lots of love
lilygeexxx

Vee Cassidy said...

This card is sublime! No wonder you had a happy dance.:} I see your blog has shot up to No. 2 Congrats - No. 1 better look out!!!
Happy thanksgiving for tomorrow. Vee x

Carol S. said...

Another Wow! card Sue! It must be great to have every Nestie Die to play with. And you certainly are not at a loss for ideas! Have you a Nestie brain?!! Hugs, Carol S.xx

Anonymous said...

Not so keen on the colours, nevertheless a stunning card, have a nice time with the family and have a nice break Sue x . Yvonne

sheila said...

Hi Sue
Fabulous card. Really encouraging to experiment with colour combo's instead of playing it safe
Sheila

Christine B. said...

Hi Sue another stunner of a card. I'd never thought of putting those colours together but it works. Hugs x ChrisB

KimberleyG said...

Interesting colour combo.

Anonymous said...

Another beautiful card Sue.

Sue Yorkshire said...

Hi Sue this is a fantastic card as all your cards are. Been watching all your C&C programmes and have recorded them all for inspiration.

xxxx

Rufus said...

Grrrrrrrr....I'd just convinced myself that I didn't need one of the die sets that you used on this one!!!
R/

DEBBIE said...

SUE LOVELY CARD
COLOURS STAND OUT

elkearts&crafts said...

wow! Beautiful colors again. I was so inspired by your blog and demos an C&C that I ordered the first multibuy. I just hope I won't be overwhelmed by getting 82 dies all in one go. I might not know where to start.

Good wishes,
Elaine J

Helen said...

Another lovely design, Im not really feeling the colours, the blue is very bright against the taupe, however Im sure another person would love the contrast, thank you for sharing xxx

aggieosborne1104 said...

Hi Sue, hope you wouldn't mind but could I try and recreate this masterpiece please? Many thanks, this is one of my favorites! By the way, Happy Thanksgiving!!!! Lots os love to you and your family, xxxx

Jenny, said...

Another very yummy card... I do love blue though :)

Redanne said...

Hi Sue, saw this one on C&C, really beautiful. Hope you have a happy Thanksgiving. Regards Anne Rx

Bernadette m-s said...

How wonderful you really are Sue!!! I watch you on tv and am amazed by your talent. I hope Thanksgiving has been wonderful for you and that all your family are well. I am new to leaving messages, but felt the need to wish you a wonderful heartfelt Christmas. I once sent you a few photos of my 8 x 8 cards. Similar to your style but mine had matching colour feathers which you replied to me and you said you loved the feather idea. Goodbye for now Sue and thank you for your talent which you share

GoonerGirl said...

Fabulous card I love the colours together. I have watched you all week and you have not disappointed me with your truly amazing talent. I just wish I could afford everything to start me off.. Chris xx