Monday, August 25, 2014

Gray gets the Blues

Welcome

I would like to welcome the lovely Nadine to my blog as a new follower, and encourage you to pop over to her blog at My Scrap'n'Stuff.

I tried my hand at banners on this card.... 


I am not entirely happy with it - the banners, in retrospect, should have been overlapped further.


All the edges were sponged with Cobblestone ink.



The sentiment was embossed with a denim EP, but for some reason, on the white stripe it speckled white.
 The bakers twine and button finished the card.  
All papers were from the Kaiser Craft Pad After Five.

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30 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

fABULOUS design and love the colour combo...have a good week.xxx

The Journey is the Start

Irish Cherokee said...

I do think the banners are fine the way they are. The arrangement and choice of papers for the card is excellent. The embossed sentiment is actually unique the way it turned out. The white stripe that it speckled on looks as if it is a rough surface. That could be why is came out that way. I like it. Have to remember that if I decide to try the embossing again. - Jim

jimlynn said...

Maxine, I think your banners look great and really like the overlapping on them. Fabulous colors for this card too.
Lynn

N Zver said...

A very pretty card with button. Great color combination of paper. Thanks for joining us at Come And Get It challenge.Neva

Barb said...

This is stunning with such soft colors, you did good with your banners too. Thanks for sharing with us at the Come And Get It challenge. Barb

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Maxine, a banner birthday card. The grey stripes are classic dignified. Thank you for posting with us at Word Art Wednesday. Happy hugs and sweet smiles from Carole, God Bless you and your family!

Bridget Larsen said...

Love this monochromatic colouring and the materials you chose

Loll Thompson said...

Lovely muted tones on this beautiful masculine card. Thanks for joining us at ATCAS.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

So pretty! Love the little banners!

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

A great combination of colours and patterns Maxine. The button and twine are a perfect finishing touch.

Thank you for joining us at the ATCAS geometric challenge - Sylvia.

Gemiel said...

The banners look great to me. Love the layering and your neutral color palette.

Sue Bridesmith said...

Great Design Thank you for sharing with us over at Suzy Bee's, hope to see you again next week.....
Hugs
Suzy B Owner
X

Dawn Turley said...

Very pretty Maxine.

Chana said...

Grey and blue always work well together and I think the shades you have chosen are perfect. Nice design, well executed. Thanks so much for dropping this off by our house here at 613 Avenue Create!
Hugz,
Chana, Owner

MaryH said...

Like the color combo & especially those ticking stripes! I thought your banners looked just fine as they are. This is a very sophisticated card design, and it's a winner for sure. Will pop over to visit Nadine. TFS & Hugs

MiamiKel said...

What a beautiful design and paper choice! Love the banners, of course!

Nadine said...

Awww, thank you Maxine! :)
I love this card and think you did an awesome job with the banners.

Lynne, Design Team Member Suzy Bee's Challenge Blog said...

Great job with the banners and love the tone-on-tone look! Thank you for participating in Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge this week and good luck!!!

crafty-stamper said...

Great CAS card love the selection of papers and banners look fine to meBeautiful card and love the technique,love the chipboard image-thanks for joining us at Crafting at the Weekend
Carol DT x

Grace said...

Maxine I love your card just the way it is! I know I'm always second guessing mine too but this is just fine and I love the embossed sentiment!!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I have been wanting to try a card like this- loving the banners you added. The twine is a perfect accent, and the embossed sentiment looks fine to me!

Margaret said...

Fabulous! The banners look great! I love the colors - very masculine and I do like how the white speckled through the denim. Great card. Hugs, Maggie

JD/ Jill said...

Great Banner card!
Wanted to thank you for the nice comments that you left on my blog and for the Anniversary wishes!
Hope you have a very blessed weekend!

Kristie said...

Great card! I really like how you tied the twine and button around the banners.

Lexie said...

Great card...so simple and classy. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.
xx

Becky said...

I think this came out perfect! Love the design & love the design paper.

Sandy How said...

The banners look great on your card.
Sorry I'm late popping in, thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create this week.
Hugs,
Sandy

MaryH said...

Maxine, thanks for your visits & sweet comments. Always love hearing from you. Have a good upcoming week. Hugs.

Karen B said...

Great design and love the elegant tones of grey. Thanks for joining us at ATCAS.

Karen x

Lovely Linda said...

Fabulous masculine card Maxine {{{hugs}}}