Saturday, April 30, 2016

Thanks A Bunch...Cupcake Inspiration Challenges #358~Lilac, Apricot and Grey

Hello,

Sunday morning...and  an invitation to join the DT  over at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #358, with this gorgeous palette!  Seriously oh-so-pretty! The tantalizing strawberry-lime cupcakes are incredibly lovely and paired with the slate gray plate and flowers...my word!

Source
If you have time, do check out the source blog, Hint of Vanilla:  magical! If you love rhubarb,
you will be blown away with what she does with it. And the strawberry and mint scones...and the layercakes...and eclairs  and COFFEE donuts!  Decadent and delicious. Her photography is stellar, too!  Works of art!! (Bonus: she's Canadian *grin*)

Anyway, I digress...(my tastebuds made me stray...)

I had zero clue what to do with this luscious lilac, apricot and grey scheme that would do justice to both the colours and the inspiration photo.  Then, like magic, I saw Karolyn's card here. And so, I set about creating a case of her lovely roses that transformed into this...


I *think* I achieved my colours + image goal. What do you think?

Next steps:  all yours!  Pull out your lilacs, apricots, grays and join us in the gallery

Excited to see what you create this week!

Thank you for spending time with me today; your visit brings me immense joy!


13 comments:

Mimi said...

Love this! How did I miss it on your blog-feed??? This is called, "Doing it right."

Jeanne said...

Stunning work, Carol! You have been on fire this weekend! I think you nailed this. Oh my goodness, those colors are so pretty on their own, but when you join them together, they are simply stunning. I adore the asymmetry of the colored piece set on the gray. The neutral gray really helps the other colors to really pop. I seriously would love to know what ink colors you used. They are so gorgeous, my ultra talented friend!Hugs and smiles to you!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Just delicious, your card! Had to look at your inspiration (because I thought you masked all those beauties...) - now that stamp makes your life really easy - I would go for that, too! Your coloring is superb! So fun to be GDT with you at Cupcake Inspirations!

Susanne Vargas said...

This challenge provides gorgeous inspiration pictures but they always make me crave cup cakes... You used those colors beautifully and I love your layout! Swoon!

Geri said...

Yep! Mission accomplished! You nailed the 'color + image' goal! Love the angled sentiment - nice touch!

*Vicki* said...

Oh my this just looks incredible Carol!! I so love your watercolor flowers here!! The design layout looks equally as luscious as your watercolor flowers!! Beautiful take on these colors!! I had a really fun take on this one myself! :) HUGS

Charlene said...

I think its gorgeous and you are right on target for the challenge!!

Greta said...

Beautiful color combo for those glorious roses, Carol!

Anita in France said...

Wow, Carol ... how beautiful ... soft, stylish and so elegant! Yep, mission accomplished, my friend! Hugs, Anita :)

Call me Naki said...

Your roses are absolutely gorgeous, Carol! They look lovely on the gray background, so soft and beautiful!

Jennifer Jackson said...

Wow! Gorgeous! I LOVE the colors and the beautiful watercoloring! So pretty!

Joyce said...

This is simply stunning. Love how you colored those roses--so dreamy. I have been waiting for that stamp for what seems like forever.

Barb Ghig said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, Carol! You did such an amazing job with this color combo...your watercolored roses are so pretty, and your design is stunning!