Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Merry Monday # 104

It's time for me to get a head start on Christmas cards again via the Merry Monday challenge blog.  They really make me think of new and different things, and that's good.
As you can see by the graphic, this time we have a color challenge using slate, kraft, white or cream.  It seemed like such and odd color combo that at first I was stumped.  But then I looked over all the wonderful things the design team had to offer and the wheels started turning...
I came up with this card.  All that blank space to the right of the angel needed to be filled in and I tried this and that before settling on this kraft colored ribbon at an angle with a bow.  Then I put some glitter on my angel for a bit of added interest.  I'm rather pleased with how it came out.

The Fine Print: Angel stamp by DeNami Designs, greeting from the "dollar" bin at Michaels, diamond glitter by A Muse Studio, cardstock and ribbon from my stash.

17 comments:

Greta said...

So elegant--love it! I have that angel & always struggle with how to use it.

Jessi Fogan said...

This is so simple & beautiful! Love the ribbon (kraft ribbon...must find some!) and the glitter on the angel is just the exact right touch!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Very classic and very beautiful, QJ!! I'm sorry I haven't been around as much. With Easter and company, it will be much the same for a while, but it's all good! Happy Spring!! Hugs, Darnell

Janeen said...

acccckkk....it's a beauty but i just can't appreciate it while we are still waiting for snow to melt and it's snowing again today. stomp! Stomp! Stomping my foot and saying NOOOOO but it's happening anyway. you go on ahead and make your christmas cards, dear.

Notes by Nina said...

Very pretty and elegant, the CAS layout is lovely Judy. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Katie Melhus said...

Princess Judy, this is beautiful! This is such an unexpected color combo, but it has really inspired some gorgeous cards, yours among them! It's awesome. So glad you playing along this week at Merry Monday!

Irish Cherokee said...

Excellent Christmas card Judy! Love the glitter, which can be seen, and love the bow. Nice touch.

Cherie said...

That glitter is the perfect finishing touch for this great card.

Bonnie said...

I've gotta tell you that these colors had me stumped, but I was so glad I pressed on because I ended up loving this combo. And I love your card! This angel is perfect and the bow is a perfect finishing touch! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

LeAnne said...

What a gorgeous angel..I love it done on the gray background, especially with the glitter! Everything is better with glitter! That luscious satin ribbon is the perfect embellishment! Thanks for playing with us this week, Miss Princess!

Carol L said...

Well done with those challenge colors! The ribbon looks like the perfect embellishment to fill in that large space & I love the white angel!

Nancy Thomas said...

So very pretty - love the etched angel against the dark background.

lauren bergold said...

ooooooooooh! that *IS* a tricky (but cool!) color combo! but chalkboard is the PERFECT way to go, you are brilliant!!! :)

Angie said...

Beautiful!!!! Lovely image of the angel and I love the font and swirls of the PEACE!

jimlynn said...

I'd be VERY pleased!! Love the shine on here and it's simply gorgeous!
Lynn

MaryH said...

This is one sophisticated card with the colors you have going on here. Really like the angel outline and the gold bow is perfect. I think Blogger is messing with me...I know I was a follower, but didn't see me, so I tried to join. It let me. I may be following twice. Who knows? TFS such a lovely card. Hugs

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Beautiful!! Love that added bow - so pretty!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Merry Monday.

Deanne :)