Thursday, April 19, 2012

With Sympathy - My Friend

I was the color hostess this week for the color challenge over at Split Coast and I chose 3 neutrals to play with - white, grey and sand - I know - sounds bland - but I like the quiet of neutrals once in a while and I think we can do a lot with it - don't you??!!

I was inspired by a picture I saw in a magazine of some lovely curtains of grey and white wide horizontal stripes against a sand colored wall - and my color choices were chosen!
I made a sympathy card with my colors - using wide stripes of white and grey and accents of sand - with the scallop strip, the banner and the Memory Box Amana Circle die cut.  My stamps are Waltzingmouse - Bitty Banners and Celtic Heritage.

I used the Saturday Waltzingmouse Sketch for my card. Isn't this a fun sketch?
So what do you think of my 'all neutral colors' card??  Check out all the neutral color cards in the SCS color gallery this week!


Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Celtic Heritage &; Bitty Banners
Paper: white - PTI, Basic Grey & Sahara Sand - SU
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Sahara Sand - SU
Accessories: foam tape, springtime background texture weave embossing folder - Tim Holtz/Sizzix, Amana Circle die - Memory Box, pewter pearls - Basic Grey, scallop punch - SU, 1" circle punch, lacey circle and nested pennants Nestabilities.

12 comments:

Shoregirl said...

Love your sympathy card...it has a clean and simple feel, but yet elegant as well.

Ardyth said...

I like your stripe on top as well as on the bottom - makes the sketch feel very balanced! Nice card!

Annette said...

amazing card...love the balance it has and great embossing...

Pauline said...

What a beautiful sympathy card Julia, that MB die cut is gorgeous.

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Julia.

Hugs Riet.xx

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

This is an absolutely wonderful sympathy card - so perfect with everything from color, and texture to design - another favorite!
Hugs, Karin

Kelly S. said...

Such a soothing, elegant feel to this card, Julia! I love how you paired that die cut (soooo pretty!) with the lovely embossing.

Renee said...

These colors say "elegant" to me...
and so perfect for this sentiment!
Love the embossing...
and that gorgeous sentiment strip! :)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Such a beautiful Sympathy card Julia! Great color combo!

dpkennedy said...

This is so beautiful Julia. I love the understated elegance!

Judy Rozema said...

This is just beautiful, Julia~

Joan Ervin said...

This is beautiful, Julia...the colors really are pretty together and are just perfect for a sympathy card!!!!