September 29, 2010

Pale apricot is a beautiful color


Morning all! 
Today's card is for Sasya's Sketches. I'm rather happy with how this one turned out...can I say that?*smile* Pale apricot has always been one of my favorite colors.
Finally used some PP that I've had for a few months, and one of the gorgeous pale orange paper flowers from Prima that I just HAD to have a few months ago and never even opened!*chuckle*
I know the LO is vaguely familiar (see yesterday's mat stack wreath card!), but it actually comes from this week's sketch.
It was hard for me not to cover up the edges of the PP on this card, but every time I did, I didn't like it, no matter what I tried using, so I ended up leaving them showing. I even tried a small border punch along there but it just didn't 'work". You KWIM, right?

If you feel like playing along wiht us this week, post your creation at Sasya's Sketches for a chance at some really cool prizes.

Thanks for stopping by, 
*mwah*

30 comments:

Helga said...

Dana, your card is so pretty and elegant. I also like the color combination.

Sue Ann said...

LOVE IT...... the touch of the apricot against all the HS and NL ....... YUMMY!!! I have a butterfly in the same color cut from the same stamp on my desk and I thought it looked so crazy I guess I should stamp the image again and put it in place and then maybe I will like it!!! Oh and that flower .......well I would have had to have it too!!!!

Karen B. said...

I agree, a beautiful color, especially against the teal/turquoise. Another fabulous creation.

sherryann (aka Sherry Eckblad) said...

Love this card and the color combo is perfect.

Rhonda said...

I like that you used the mat stack "standing up." Love the apricot flower too.

Regan said...

that is BEAUTIFUL!!!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Beautiful! How do you get your pictures to look so clear and perfect??

~amy~ said...

wow...this is absolutely stunning! Great patterned paper and the pops of apricot are perfect!

Lindsay said...

Love love love this Dana! That flower is fantastic as is everything else about this card!

nina said...

Fabulous card! Love all of the elements you've used here. Stopped me in my tracks as I scrolled through my blog reader!

Sasya said...

oh Dana this is STUNNING!!! GORGEOUS!! and i love colors too!! :) and the photo of your card too!!

Keva said...

Well, I LOVE that flower! It is very pretty and looks so soft. The whole card is adorable and I totally understand what you meant about the edges showing and nothing quite working for you when you tried to cover them. That happens to me a lot and it's frustrating. :)

Mary said...

You're right. The pale apricot is gorgeous, and works perfectly with the blues. I like how you didn't cover up the PP. It creates a nice contrast. Beautiful.

alexandra s.m. said...

Wow! Not an easy sketch this week! But of course you managed to create a stunning card with it!

Bravo!

BethieJ said...

BEAUTIFUL Dana!!! I LOVE everything about it!! Just and FYI your link below the sketch doesnt take you to Sasyas Sketches but back to your LOVELY punched wreath card! :)
Have a GREAT day!

Aimes said...

Fab card, Dana! Love those colours and your use of those scrummy DPs!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Amy said...

You always come up with the most amazing ways to use these sketches! I love the mat stack as the center and that flower?? Gorgeous....I love that color too!

Mariana said...

What a gorgeous card! Love the apricot against the HS, and the combination of PP, simply stunning!

Kara said...

this is really pretty! I love the flower accent, such a perfect touch of color!

Noora said...

the card is just so neat! and that flower is so pretty!

Nerina said...

Oh Dana - be happy:0)! This is such a beautiful card - I love the colour and pattern mix - lots going on, but it all works together beautifully!

Serendipity said...

Love it!!! The sketch is great and I love the colors you used!!!

Kay said...

Very pretty- LOVE the mat stack die with the Round and Round set, and they look great with those colors!

Belinda said...

So lovely! Love the apricot color -- especially with your patterned paper choices! Fun! Totally pops!

IamDerby said...

This is gorgeous! Loving the colors!

Liz said...

What a gorgeous card! I love the soft apricot color, what a nice balance to the blues and greens! Great card!!!!

Ingrid Danvers said...

Beautiful card, and great take on the sketch. Hope I'll have a chance to play along this week.

Laurie said...

A great take on this sketch for sure! I love it! That flower is so pretty!

Diane said...

Wonderful color combo! Very beautiful card!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Gorgeous card! Love all the colors and how you have paired the flower with this. Beautiful!