July 8, 2012

Dynamic Duos #10: Bold & Sassy Colours & CASology July 10th

Gorgeous colours this week at Dynamic Duos.  I translated Them to Autumn Rose & Simply Chartruse from Papertrey Ink.  Unfortunately lately I know a few too many people who are not well, I am hoping my card will cheer someone up.




All Supplies are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted:

Cardstock: Simply Chartreuse, Autumn Rose, White
Stamps: Pretty Peonies, Think Big Favorites #14
Ink:  Simply Chartreuse, SAutumns Rose, True Black
Dies:  Pretty Peonies
Other:   foam dots


A quick reminder that CASology is going live on July 10th at 8:00 am CST.  I hope that you drop in to say hello and join us in the first ever challenge!

I don't have much of a green thumb.  My garden however, thanks to my husband and his horticulture background, is timed so that there is always something blooming when another one is finishing off.  This year everything is way ahead of schedule.  We had an early warm spring and then right into one heat wave after another.  My grass is starting to look torched but the gardens are blooming in abundance.  The hydrangea is three times the size it was last year, the Day Lilly's are definitely ready to be split and the geranium is already on it's second bloom. Now it will be up to the annuals to carry us through to the fall.  I wanted to share a few photos before the blooms die off.





26 comments :

Kim said...

Tracey, your card is as beautiful as your garden. What a beautiful take on this week's challenge, don't you just love the look of purple and green together...they are my sister's favorite colors and I always like of her when I see them together. Such a classy card.

Joyce said...

This is just stunning. I completely forgot about this challenge--better get moving. I think purple and green are one of my fave combinations, and the simplicity of this card is just perfect. Also, beautiful garden pictures. I have a totally black thumb, and am always so impressed with people who know what to grow when and where--and can make it happen.

Tracey McNeely said...

Joyce I only water the garden and take pictures--oh and point when we are at the garden centre and say that's pretty! LOL

Lynn said...

Tracey, Your garden looks beautiful. Kudos to your hubby...and I am the same...he does all the work planting, etc. and I enjoy it! Love your card...the embossed panel is stunning.

Lisa said...

Such a PRETTY card Tracey, love the scored lines and the dimension on your peony! Thanks for playing along with us at Dynamic Duos!

Lisa said...

Ooops...tell your husband his flowers are BEAUTIFUL ;)

Emily Keaton said...

That's one beautiful card!! Perfect for get-well wishes. :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

That card would make me feel better! It's gorgeous, as are your hubby's flowers! Thanks for sharing!

Renee said...

This would cheer anyone, Tracey...
it's gorgeous!!
And so our all those other blooms!
Sadly...
with the heat and no rain (though we're getting a cool Canadian front right now...thank you...and it's actually POURING...YAY!!)...
all my flowers died! :(

Mara Campbell said...

This is a great card!! I love the score lines and that pretty flower. Your garden flowers are beautiful!

Greta said...

Beautifully done! Love this card--& your flowers!

Pauline said...

What a lovely card Tracy, I love that floral stamp, it's so pretty!
Gorgeous pics of your garden too, so nice to see some bright blooms, our gardens are drowning over here lol!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

love the embossing on the card and talk about a beautiful garden!!! lovely

Michelle said...

Beautiful card, Tracey! Love the vertical embossing and dimensional flower! Beautiful garden, too!

Bronwyn Eastley said...

Such a beautiful CAS design with the scored lines on the white background. Thanks for a sneak peek into your beautiful garden as well. It's great to have you playing along at Dynamic Duos this week.

Ardyth said...

Beautiful card that will cheer someone up immediately! See you tomorrow at CASology! YAY!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely card Tracey. Love the gorgeous flower cut out and popped up. Lovely colors and great texture background. Very pretty garden!

Melissa said...

Gorgeous, Tracey! LOVE this CAS design!!! :) You'll definitely be cheering someone up with this beauty!
You're one lucky gal to have a husband with such a talent! Your yard must be beautiful!!! :) Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos!

Rosemary said...

beautiful card, tracey!!

Cyndie said...

Almost missed this gorgeous card--wowee! I love the scored background and that lovely layered peony, and the matting is perfect. And your garden is to die for! Is your husband available for rent? Our garden is the pits, not totally our fault since we are suffering severe drought right now.

Jinny Newlin said...

It's sure to cheer up whomever receives it, Tracey! LOVE your translation of the color duo, and those embossed stripes are the perfect touch of texture!

LOVE your garden pics, too! My hydrangeas and day lilies are long past their bloom. It's just ever so hot here! It looks so green where you are! Please send rain. Hugs!

Jen W. said...

A perfect CAS card! Love the scored lines and the popped up flower!

Jean said...

This is absolutely beautiful ~ love pretty peony against the striped background!

Kim S said...

That beautiful flower backed with simple white stripes is stunning! So glad to see you at Dynamic Duos!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Tracey, I don't know what is more beautiful, your card or your gorgeous garden! Wow! I love the scored background you created on your card to really make the stamped flowers stand out. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Dynamic Duos! :)

Ally said...

Wow!! Those beautiful flowers are gorgeous! Kudos to your sweetheart. ;-) I bet that is fun to witness each year. Love your card, too! There's another stamp set I need to initiate - ack! I am sooooo far behind on using all my new supplies. Someone should slap my hand and tell me to stop buying stuff! *sigh*