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Monday, May 15, 2017

All about the Turquoise, Green and Purple

Hi all - time for Merry Monday. This week Marcia challenges us with a fun color combo of turquoise blue, green and purple. Easy one for me as I love these colors, especially PURPLE!!

I had several ideas floating around but ended up playing with a window die I bought a while back and hadn't used yet. The sequin packet from the latest Hero Arts My Monthly Hero kit contained the challenge colors - perfect!

Merry Christmas turquoise green purple
Supplies: Paper - Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Hero Arts Grass  Layering Paper, Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper, 
the Paper Studio glitter paper, Michael's turquoise, scrap of patterned green
Stamp - Hero Arts CG685 Hand Drawn Snowflakes Bold Prints
Ink - Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Broken China, Wilted Violet, Cracked Pistachio; Distress Twisted Citron & Embossing Ink
Dies - My Favorite Things Die-Namics Blueprints 20 and LJD Rectangle Peek-a-Boo Window
Hero Arts DC195 Christmas Trimmings Stamp & Cut; Spellbinders S4-433 Holiday Greetings (retired)
Other - Stampendous white embossing powder; Hero Arts sequins

I started by cutting the stitched rectangle from turquoise paper, then cut the window into it. I white embossed the snowflakes onto watercolor paper and smooshed it into a mix of Distress Oxide inks, dried it and added a bit more color in spots. I layered the sparkly sentiment with another cut of a patterned green so it stood out a bit more from the background. Added a layered snowflake & sequins - done!

Busy week ahead preparing for our City of Lakes Chorus Spring Show "True Colors" on Sunday. It'll be so fun! We invited a guest group from the Twin Cities - Prairie Fire Lady Choir, plus three of our chorus quartets will perform. If you're in St Paul on Sunday afternoon, find us at Concordia University.

That's it for today; thanks for stopping!! Be sure to check out all the inspiration from the Merry Monday Design Team - gorgeous cards this week!


Jean said...

You amaze me - your ability to use the MM themes is fantastic! Enjoy your week!

Greta said...

Love the colors & you've used them perfectly, Linda! Such a fun window die!

Dawn Turley said...

Beautiful colours Linda. And a beautiful card

CinnamonSally said...

Love it Linda, that window die is great, now on my shopping list!

Rosemary said...

beautiful take on the challenge, linda!!

Marcia HIll said...

Lovely, lovely card Linda! Your blended background with the snowflakes is just GORGEOUS!! Thanks for always being so excited to play along with us at Merry Monday...we love seeing your creations every week!! :0)

Linda said...

Beautiful background with your embossed snowflakes. Lovely card. Thanks for always joining us at Merry Monday.

Susan Joyce said...

Great Christmas card and using the colours perfectly for the challenge, love the stitched border on your card. Thanks for playing at Merry Monday this week.

Marina said...

You've used these colours in perfect proportions for a fabulous card.

Bonnie said...

These colors are a little tricky, but you rocked this challenge, Linda!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Lovely card, Linda - love the watercolor background! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Merry Monday!

Notes by Nina said...

Wonderful bold colours, lovely card. Thank you for playing along with Merry Monday.