Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Chartreuse


Did you know?
Chartreuse is a color halfway between yellow and green that was named because of its resemblance to the green color of one of the French liqueurs called green chartreuse, introduced in 1764. Similarly chartreuse yellow is a yellow color mixed with a small amount of green that was named because of its resemblance to the color of one of the French liqueurs called yellow chartreuse, introduced in 1838.

Interesting for a color to be named after a drink. Kinda neat, actually, but I'm not so sure I'd like to drink a chartreuse drink.


There is a new sketch by Heidi Van Laar and a whole set of new guest designers up over at the Skipping Stones Design Blog. Check out the details of the challenge, the prize information, and see the fabulous samples on the blog!

I used a few older sets on my card: the frame and sentiment come from Sentiment Frames and the bird silhouette is from Garden Kiss. The lovely color palette comes from this week's Play Date Cafe. Fun colors, but hard to find in my stash so I had to substitute a bit.


37 comments:

Jay Gee said...

Your interpretation on the sketch is great Karen - I love how you adapt them yet keep them the same - hope that makes sense :) Fabulous card :)

Isha said...

Love how you used the sketch Karen. Gorgeous card. TFS

~amy~ said...

LOVE the pops of color!

BabyBokChoy said...

Thank you for the color naming lesson!! And what gorgeously striking colors they are, love your card!

Kara Lynne said...

This is one of those WOW cards for me! The bold color against the white, and the regal look of the stamped "frame" give it such a unique look.

Laurel said...

Stunning card!

Heather Innusa said...

You learn something new every day :)!! I love this card - the colors are fab & the card is great!!!

Annette said...

wow this is gorgeous...I love that bright green...what a great color combo with the purple and black...totally love it

Jingle said...

Very pretty, Karen!

jengd said...

Great chartreuse back-story- I had NO idea. What a great card- those colors are amazing right up against one another!

Lisa said...

Who knew about the color chartreuse...interesting! LOVE the pretty scrolly frame here Karen and the gorgeous pops of bright color!

alexandra s.m. said...

Gorgeous card my Friend!
TFS~

Trinh said...

Loved reading about the color name! And your take on the sketch and color story is wonderful. So eye-catching!

Ryann Salamon said...

Lovely card, Karen. Flourishes always stump me in stamping, but I love the placement of yours.

Lalo said...

Love the little tidbit about Chartreuse...very interesting...and I would probably take I little sip of some :)
Another great card!!!

Jenny said...

Well I didn't know any of that Karen and I don't think I'd like to drink anything that vivid in colour either!!!
I love the flourish frame and chartreuse birdie...these colours look great together :0)
Jenny x

Ruby said...

Karen, I just loved reading all about chartreuse! Fascinating, I had no idea. I quite like the idea of drinking it though lol

Your card is just lovely, perfect execution of our colour palette! Thanks so much for joining in the fun with us over at The Play Date Cafe!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

That frame is gorgeous, Karen, and I love your use of that color combo! Super job!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Wow, your card just POPS!

Aimes said...

Mmmmmmm chartreuse - it's so delicious that I think if it came in a drink form I may be able to down it in one! LOL!
Love the way your working the chartreuse on this beauty!
Hugs!
x

Aimes said...

Mmmmmmm chartreuse - it's so delicious that I think if it came in a drink form I may be able to down it in one! LOL!
Love the way your working the chartreuse on this beauty!
Hugs!
x

Colleen Dietrich said...

A chartreuse drink sounds like something you'd find at a Halloween bash, doesn't it?? LOL

This is a neat interpretation of our colors this week, Karen. That bird is very striking in chartreuse!

Thanks so much for joining us at The Play Date Cafe this week!

Lynn said...

Hmmm...not sure about the drink!! Love the card...I spy a set that should be at more door soon!

Lynnda Hosni said...

Hey Karen... Great post... interesting to read all about chartreuse!...I love the frame-like on this card...and that birdie... with a touch of black... Walla... Beautiful!!... You know how I love all your cards!... hugs..xoxo

yyam said...

Wow! I love the pop of colours against the white. :)

Jinny Newlin said...

Great take on the color story, Karen! You never fail to rock those sweet birds! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

lostinpaper said...

Such an elegant design Karen! Love how you have used the inspiration colours, your bird totally pops!

Melissa Shea said...

Love that little color tidbit! Love how the colors pop against the white!

Rose said...

stunning card but i don't think i would eat or drink anything that color, well unless it was chocolate flavored!!! :)

Glenda J said...

This is gorgeous! Love it! Thanks for the colour lesson - cool!

jen said...

what a curious thing to have colors named after drinks! Love your combo- & such a fun take on the sketch!

~Tammy~ said...

Thanks for that fun little color history tidbit!

You really rocked these colors!

Beautifully done with the sketch too!

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

I didn't know the background of "chartreuse" - thanks for the education!

I don't think I ever heard of the color before marrying my husband! His brother's favorite color is chartreuse and even named his design company that!!

A few year's ago I made him a card set using chartreuse as the main color!!

Love that birdy on the purple panel and that font on the sentiment is gorgeous!!!

Christina said...

Wow! This is knock-out! So striking!

Alice Wertz said...

hummm..... i have a hard time imagining how a chartreuse drink taste like... =) very pretty card, Karen!

Jen W. said...

Love these bold colours but I'm with you - don't think I'd like to drink something that colour!!

Lisa Arana said...

stunning!