Thursday, April 12, 2012

Opposites Attract


Flowers are amazing little specimens. I marvel at how they slowly emerge from their green, tucked up cocoon and into beautiful array of colors...most often with a touch of surprise at the exact hue or shade their petals end up to be. I would think it is a bit like watching your children grow and develop into fine young adults.


A new challenge is up over at CAS-ual Fridays and I except there will be some amazing entries! Create a clean and simple project featuring complimentary colors. Not only is the new challenge announced, but some new design team members and hints of changes are being introduced! You can find out more details about the challenge, prize and read the rules on the blog. Plus, there is some fabulous inspiration from the current Girl Fridays!



The Craft's Meow


This week CAS-ual Fridays is sponsored by The Craft's Meow, a company now near and dear to my heart. (Please watch for my first TCM stamp set debut on April 18th, so excited!) My card today features the ever so pretty stamp set, Beautiful Spring, with a sentiments from Mother and Father. I used the red/green complementary color combination, although I think it sounds more eloquent if I say I went with pink and chartreuse.

48 comments:

Laurel said...

So very pretty!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Beautiful card... love how the red flower really pops off the card.

Piali said...

Gorgeous!!!

Barb said...

Wow! My favorite colors and flowers to boot! Love this beautiful card, Karen!!

jen said...

oh my. This is positively stunning! The softness you created is amazing! And the pink & chartreuse are lovely together! ;)

Jenny said...

Mother nature knew exactly what she was doing!!! These colours look gorgeous together, very definitely 'opposites attract' :0)
I love your beautiful stamping Karen and I have to say I'm a little sad to not be working with you on the new DT :0(..... But I'm sure you have other projects and ventures up your sleeve to share your talent with :0)
Jenny

Lynn said...

Karen, the soft and delicate feel you are able to create on your cards amazes me! Love this card so much!

jengd said...

Absolutely beautiful! The colors are amazing together and I love that the green is just tinted in. Sorry I won't be seeing more of you at CAS but happy I subscribe to you so I get to see it all anyway. :)

Isabelle P. said...

Magnifique ! J'adore !

Be(e) said...

Amazing card, karen! I love the coloring on the flower!

Kara Lynne said...

I absolutely love the soft green flower background. The whole card is beautifully balanced!

Kelly said...

that flower is just stunning!

Sherry Eckblad said...

beautiful card Karen. Love the flower and the coloring.

joy said...

Simply beautiful, Karen!

Craftilicious said...

Gorgeous with a capital G! The colours and masking are perfection personified.

Jen W. said...

Absolutely stunning, Karen! Bummed to hear you're leaving CAS-ual Fridays but excited about your upcoming stamp designs!

Jingle said...

This is gorgeous!!!

Lisa said...

This is beyond gorgeous Karen...WOW!!!

Theresa said...

This is GORGEOUS!! I love it.

Christiana said...

Oh WOW! Karen, this is GORGEOUS! Wow, wow, wow. Just beautiful.

Aimes said...

Beautiful! I love thoes subtle, outlined flowers in the background, Karen!
Hugs!
Aimes
x

Annette said...

wow wee i am so in awwww right now...this is amazing...i totally love this card...

Christina said...

Pink and chartreuse...*swoon*. This is just gorgeous, Karen. I especially love the way you highlighted one bloom with full color.

Susan F. said...

This card is gorgeous!!

Marlena M. said...

This is gorgeous Karen, no matter what you call the colors. ;) I'm looking forward to seeing your new set!

Rose said...

stunning!!! :)

Michele Gross said...

Definitely pink and chartreuse. This card is waaaay to pretty to be called red and green :)

*Alison* said...

I just love that bright pop of pink.. so perfect..
Hugs
Alison
Owner-The Alley Way Stamps

Tammy said...

Thud! This is a beauty!!

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

So gorgeous!!!

I played along with this color combo this morning for the same challenge! Just have to get it photographed and blogged!

I love the 'uncolored' flowers - so creative :)

Brandi said...

Karen this is so pretty. I can't wait to see your stamp designs soon! I wish you all the best in you new adventure!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Fabulous specimen of your own, here, Karen! Love the colors you chose to feature these beautiful flowers.

Lynnda Hosni said...

WOW WOW WOW... its a beautiful card... I agree with you Karen, flowers are amazingly beautiful species... sometimes just by looking at it..calm you down!!!...happy weekend... hugs..xoxo

Trinh said...

This is gorgeous, Karen! Love how you outlined the background flowers.

~Tammy~ said...

This is really gorgeous Karen!

Emily Leiphart said...

Beautiful card, Karen! You always make the most amazing colour choices. I think you should start a colour challenge. ;)

~amy~ said...

beautiful...love your choices of colors....love it.

Sharli Schaitberger said...

Hi Karen,
Wonderful card - I love the chartreuse flowers! They really make the pink one POP out! Just delightful!

Hugs!

Charlene said...

Stunning, Karen!!

Laurie said...

Karen this is really pretty! I love how you used the colors this week!

Lisa Arana said...

wow, this is a stunner as well. love your green shading on the flowers. just gorgeous.

Julie E said...

Another gorgeous one!!! Can't wait to see your set. I was excited to see a card with your digi win on MFW!

Scrapaddict said...

Such a pretty card!

yyam said...

Absolutely gorgeous Karen! Love how that pink bloom just pops! :)

Cheryl said...

Oh wow!

Alice Wertz said...

beautiful stamping and colors. love this beauty and i can NOT wait to see your first stamp sets with TCM!!

Lisa Petrella said...

STUNNING!!!! Your coloring is AMAZING!!!! I feel like I could just reach right out and touch that flower!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Wow this is a gorgeous card ! I really like how you stamped the rose as backgrounds and then beautifuly colored one to stand out ... love it ! Thanks for stopping in at my Blog & leaving your kind comment. Shirley