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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Red and Turquoise

I love red and I have been using this color a lot lately. But I've never used it with turquoise. Seeing the photo over at Sketchy Colors I decided to give it a go. But I didn't have any other plan.
I rummaged through my enormous stash of DPs and found two from Kaisercraft I thought could be a good starting point. I like the reddish colors of the bricks and the worn wodden look. I heat embossed the birthday sentiment directly onto the DP and framed it with a red cut out made with a die from Marianne. I had these flowers from Prima in my stash, and I also found some red lace and blue tulle. I felt it lacked something so added a die cut for leaves and flowers using a Memory Box die. I covered it with frantage and red pearls.To avoid the opposite corner being too empty I added three sequins.

I'd like to enter this card in these challenges:
1) Sketchy Colors - #240 Colors
2) Allsorts - Lace and Pearls
3) Crazy 4 Challenges - Opposites (colors)

20 comments:

Laine said...

An unusual and striking colour palette Pia. I love it. Fabulous design and detail.
Laine
xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow wow! wow! Fabulous work, Pia!! Love so much this worm and vibrant colours!! Your design is adorable, the background papers and the frame are perfect to give the idea of a warm home full of love and passion :D .
I like so much the leaves and little flowers with embossed frantage and red pearls! The turquose roses are fascinating and stunning on the red and light blue lace! Love this card so much!! I think you would share it also in other challenges, it's really worth! For exemple
http://littleclairesdesigns.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/monthly-challenge-53-bright-beautiful.html
and/or http://wedodoobadoo.blogspot.nl/2015/01/challenge-2-romancewe-do-doobadoo.html
Have a sweet weekend! Hugs

Donna said...

Beautiful colors and design, very striking and eye catching!

Loz said...

Beautiful card and the colours go so well together Pia..Loz

Monika Reeck said...

Red and Turquoise I have never combine it and you did it so lovely Pia...that wood grain did you colored with turquoise..its stunning and the brick paper oooh I want it ....which paper is it Pia..its fit for my dad ..cause he make and build houses and I will make a card for him with that BG please tell me which paper is it Pia...
lovely card as always and I am missing you since last post hehe..I know you must be busy with bugaboo birthday party..take your time Pia but I just want to tell miss your visit and your encouragement dear..
Big hugs, Monika

Chrissy said...

FABulous Pia..love the brick background and the red and turquoise is a gorgeous combo.Love the added sequins..a tiny detail with huge impact..

luv CHRISSYxx

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Here I am having just read your comment about how different my pink magnolias card is and I pop over and find a very different card from you. I love it. The red and turquoise are beautiful together and your quote is perfect with the flowers x

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Pia, I love the colours, beautiful papers and fabulous layout.
Sue xx

Mervi said...

Fabulous colour combo, one to try one day...
Beautiful card, love the backing papers' textures;-))m

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Pia, your red frame is beautiful and your rustic papers are perfect - a brilliant design.
Pauline
x

Sue B said...

Oh Wow!! this is gorgeous Pia… what a fab colour combo… I love the wood and brick background with the die cut and flowers… it's a fab design and layout! :-))
Hope you've had a great weekend!
Big hugs, Sue B xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Such a fantastic creation Pia. Love the two colours together and the gorgeous wood effect.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Deepti Stephens said...

Wow!! Love this card and I LOVE LOVE the papers. :)

Jacee said...

What a beauty Pia! I love the colour of the flowers against the rest of the card, a lovely combo!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

MaryH said...

Pia, Thanks for your visit & sweet comment. I popped over to enjoy your work, and I'm thrilled with the red (which is also my favorite color) combo with the turquoise. It's very stunning & love the way you've placed the brilliant red die over the wooden & brick dp. The gorgeous color of those flowers was just amazing combined with the red. Became your newest follower and hope you'll find time to visit me when you can too. TFS & Hugs.

Asha said...

Oh my word!!! LOVE the rustic bg... that is a weather-beaten old barn. The card is so perfectly put together, Pia. Great job!
x Asha

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous card -love those B.papers and great colour combo
Carol x

Craftnut said...

thanks for joining us at Allsorts tracy x

Synnøve said...

I really like your card! Nice contrasts between the papers and the flowers. Thank you for joining our challenge at Sketchy Colors this week! Good luck!

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