Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Dream a Little

The challenge over at Tuesday Throwndown (which I'm the guest designer for this month) is themed "Neutral Colors".  The challenge is being sponsored by Stitchy Bear who so graciously provided the images you'll see on all the DT creations when you visit the Tuesday Throwdown blog.  Be sure and check out all the details for the challenge and submit your entry.


I know when you saw this you probably thought you were in the wrong place somehow as this is not my usual type of card.  I did enjoy making it though and tried to keep all the colors neutral along with the black.  I completed the entire card and thought it looked ok and then when I took a photo of it realized it just had to have that bow at the top.  I sponged around the image with some Antique Linen and around the DP panels very lightly in black.  I didn't have any pearls to match any of this, so I colored them with Copics.  The beige  ribbon is also from my stash.

Be sure and head on over to Tuesday Throwdown and submit your entry for the Neutral colors challenge.

Thanks for stopping by..........
Lynn

33 comments:

Jo said...

Oh WOW! this is so elegant *claps!* xx

Linda said...

This is beautiful Lynn. Love the image she is stunning.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Carol L said...

Whoa, this is so gorgeous with that silhouette image! I love all the sponging and neutral colors, and those pearls around the edge. Nice job on this one!!

Tammy said...

Very pretty card and I love, love the background! Today must be Asian day!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Lynn, I love the image, and the background paper
Kevin xx

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

OOOhhh Ahhh very pretty!! Congrats being a guest designer! Thanks for the blog love :) Have a great day!

Vicky Hayes said...

Congratulations on the DT guest spot Lynn! Your card is beautiful and I agree that the wisp of ribbon adds a little something to the design.

Bonnie said...

I love all these neutrals and the black really pops out!

Becky said...

Lynn, this is gorgeous..Love the colors and love that image.

Anne Marie Hile said...

Wowza, Lynn! This is stunning! I love the rich colors and that image is so pretty! Congrats on your GD spot, too! Have a great day! :)

Cibele Glazer said...

Lynn, this is beautiful! I love the subdued colors and your focal image really pops against them. I was just helping my DH get ready for his upcoming trip to Japan when I came across this stunner. What a coincidence!

Monica said...

So neutral and yet so striking, Lynn. Infact it is STUNNING! Nice to see a card that is not you...

Love that organza ribbon - such SHEER elegance. Sponging looks great so does the DP.

Monica xxx

Kathy and Lucky said...

Great card, I struggle using all neutral colors, but wow you did such a great job. Like the silhouette with the gold around it. Hope all is well in your neck of TX :)

NanaConnie said...

Gorgeous and elegant, Lynn! You were right about the bow -- it's definitely the perfect touch. So glad you're guest designing with us this month. You really add to the team. :-D

Cheryl said...

Beautiful! I love the colors you used and the striking silhoute.

MiamiKel said...

Oh this is positively stunning! What a rich contrasting color design - superb, Lynn!

Deedee Anderson said...

Beautiful card, Lynn! I really like the background texture, and the wonderful combination of the black and brown. Not to mention that fabulous bow -- it's absolutely the perfect finishing touch! :-)

Benzi said...

Lynn, you did a great job with this Asian image. I love that background paper you've used and I like the ribbon there, too.

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

Wow - this is stunning in all it's 'neutrals'! I do agree - that bow is perfect!!! Love the copic colored pearls!!!
Maria

Karen Howard said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! I love the neutral colors and how you sponged Antique Linen around the image! Hugs, Karen

Margaret said...

Lynn, this is just beautiful and I agree, the bow is fabulous on this! The pearls frame the image perfectly and I love the DP. Gorgeous!

Shawna said...

It might not be your usual type of card, but it is GORGEOUS!! Wonderful creation Lynn!

RORO LEE said...

The bow is a nice addition! Very simple and elegant card.

Karen said...

Lynn, this is a WOW card. It just jumps off the page. The black with the neutrals is exquisite along with the pearls.

Just to let you know too Lynn, that I try not to go too far when its this cold. Hopefully by the weekend it will warm up.

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love this card- it is beautiful! I love your fold too- and the bow is like icing- it is wonderful!

Davi said...

Love how you used the silhouette image Lynn. The beige really makes the image pop out.It is beautiful ;) Glad you joined us this month!

Dixie said...

This card is just amazing, Lynn! I love everything about it! I can see how the bow really did finish it off beautifully. The perfect touch!

Joan Ervin said...

Ooooh, I looove this, Lynn!!!! This is such an elegant design with the oriental silhouette and beautiful colors!!!!

Yolanda said...

Beautiful! It looks like an oriental screen. The sheer ribbon is great.

Floppy Latte Designs said...

Fantastic Card! Thank you for choosing my image "Oriental Beauty" It is one of my favorites! I love your paper and the treatments! Truly a card to treasure

Jess
Floppy Latte @ StitchyBear Digital Stamps and
www.floppylattedesigns.com/catalog

Colleen Holmes said...

Oh this is beautiful! Love the silhouette and pearls going around it. It's over the top gorgeous!

Shannon White said...

Wowzers Lynn! This is so Elegant and Lovely! Beautiful silhouette and I love the neutral tones. And those pearls are so perfect too! Just Beautiful Lady! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Gemma said...

Absolutely stunning & love that image...
hugs and xxx
Gemma