Have you checked out Susan's blog posts lately over at Simplicity? Another brilliant mind and card maker extraordinaire in blogland, and I would imagine IRL too. I enamored with her beautiful CAS style, and she's got some brilliant tips for using up the old stash. Head over to her blog and have a peek. I won't tell you what she's posted the last couple of days, but trust me, you'll be going "dang!, why didn't I think of that!"
Onto the cardy stuff....I wanted to play with the sophisticated colors over at the Playdate Cafe. Had a sweet scrap of chevron paper that just called my name again. And you know me...I had to listen. First, let's look at the colors from PDCC:
When my niece gets married next year, I'm dreaming of that gray color. A shantung silk suit, with maybe just a splash of lime--a bracelet or pin...Anyway, these colors are dreamy, don't you think? I couldn't resist. And I paired the colors with Retro Sketches #58. Great sketch for what was pinging around inside my skull (no migraines with the pinging today!!)
At first I thought I couldn't come up with the right combination of elements for this card sketch. Then, what do you know, they pinged right into place. See what you think:
I've used Bazzill white for the card base and slate color for the mat behind the SU chevron paper, and the larger of the two flags. A polaroid frame from Studio Calico, with a little flair button from Dear Lizzy (and it's our dear Lizzy's 15th birthday today too!), a random scrap of dp for the smaller flag, a random button, a scrap of brown polka dot dp, and a bit 'o twine from MME. This was fun to make. Happy dances everyone!