Thursday, November 11, 2010

God Grant Me the Serenity....



So how are things in your world?
Busy?  CrAzY?  A little 'nwod edispu'?
(ok, that's supposed to be 'upside down', but
maybe it should have read 'backwards').

Although I found this week's challenge at
The Play Date Cafe extremely challenging,
I ended up in the just the right place for me.
First...here is your challenge....


The colors this week are brought to you by my
extremely talented and 'colorful' friend, Sarah.
I love the English architecture of this building.

Now, for my take on the colors....
A little serenity is always nice.

This week, our sponsor is Innovative Stamp Creations.
They specialize in 'realistic' scenes and I have to
say, this background with the water droplets 
is beautiful!

Hope you will have some time to play along with
us this week.  I think Sarah's simple explanation of
just how easy this color combo is made sense.
I just wish I had read it before I tried tackling it : )

I will be back later with a few more creative things
to share, including a very special announcement 
and a project or two!

20 comments:

Michele Gross said...

Julie, this is just lovely! What a beautiful use of those colors. Serenity. Now that is something, isn't it?
:)

Monique said...

What a beautiful card !!

*** Suzi B *** said...

This is so pretty..I love the background swirls... like raindrops in a lake.

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous, love the colours and those lovely butterflies
Kate x

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous background and love the effect of the two tone water. Beautiful card!

Jan said...

Julie,
A beautiful card and I love the butterflies!

Andrea Ewen said...

Beautifully serene, Julie! Love those darling butterflies and the way you made them pop on the card. Great job with the colors, they were a tad "challenging". Have a great day!

Jaclyn Miller said...

That background IS really beautiful and super realistic. Glad to see you back at it and what a perfect card for you this week! ;)

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful use of this weeks colors! The water background works wonderfully with your lovely dimensional butterflies.

Sarah Anderson said...

Very serene! Do you think you could send me some?!!! Serenity that is xx

MariLynn said...

Those raindrops are awesome!

Traci S. said...

Hi Julie~

What an amazing card! I love the Serenity Prayer...and this picture is serene. The colors could not have been used any better, in my opinion. I LOVE the two sizes of wings on the butterflies, and their more neutral color compared to the Monet like water below them.

Wonderful job!

He IS Able,
Traci S.

Wendy ten Hove said...

Really pretty! I love that background, wonderful color!!
Hugs, Wendy

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Very pretty card Julie! Love the butterfly embellishments fluttering about with the pearl centers!

Sharli said...

Hi Julie Ranae - what a beautiful card - - - dare I say, so "serene"! But truly - peaceful, quiet, thought provoking (in the blended colors).

I've been so busy - but it hasn't kept me from enjoying your posts even if I've been lazy about commenting on them! Things will get back to more "normal" for awhile now . . .
Hugs!

sparkles said...

Great use of the colours. I found them difficult this week too! Just love the raindrops
Barbara

lisa said...

What a gorgeous card, Julie. I adore that background and those butterflies are so pretty. Well done on tackling such a challenge as that colour scheme.
hugs Lisax

Fiona said...

lovely card Julie - I too found the colours difficult!

Terry said...

Such a lovely card! Love that background and the butterflies!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHHH! Just beautiful--love this card! LOVE the way you made those butterflies pop! STUNNING! So glad that God made our paths cross--so blessed to know you! THANKS for sharing your talent with us:) LOVE IT!