Pantone says Turquoise is the New Black

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Yes, Pantone Inc., the New Jersey-based authority on color for design professionals, named turquoise the color the year today. Pantone says: "Turquoise evokes thoughts of soothing, tropical waters and a languorous, effective escape from the everyday troubles of the world, while at the same time restoring our sense of wellbeing." Wow. well, we gotta celebrate that!


Okay, I have to tell you I'm not too sure about this card. My daughter says its "great." She's got a design degree so I take a lot of stock in that. My husband says, "It's not your best." So, I'll let you all be the judge.

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sketch150I made this for this week's Our Creative Corner Color (OCCC) where Joycelyn challenged us to use Blue and Green hues. I also turned to this week's Card Positioning System sketch challenge (CPS150) for my layout. (Yes, it's a loose interpretation.) Using challenges like these really helps me stretch myself – you know, all part of my moto of "Vigor and Vim in 2010."

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In addition to celebrating the color turquoise, this card also pays homage to the Russian Nesting Dolls (aka Matroyshka or Babushka doll). I love that Babushka is the Russian word for grandmother. What a great thing to celebrate. Grammies rock the world!



Here's the recipe for my OCCC/CPS150/Babushka/Turquoise card (yes, I really get a lot of bang out of my cards).

  • Embellishments: Stampin' up! (SU) Sweet Pea Stitched Felt, SU Fleurettes II Accents & Elements
  • Fibers: SU Pink Pirouette Striped Grosgrain (retired)2010 01 21_0313
  • Ink, Memento Tuxedo Black; Copic Markers E0000, E00, E02, R0000, R81, R85, G20, YG63, BG 49, BG45, and BG10.
  • Paper: SU cardstock: Old Olive, Taken with Teal, Pink Pirouette (retired). SU Designer Series Paper Holiday Treasures. Neenah Classic Crest Solar White.

  • Stamp:SU  My Matroyshka

  • Tools: SU Scallop Trim Edge Punch, Nestabilities Label II Die.

Sweet Comments

  1. Hmm…I could have sworn I just posted a comment…testing! 

  2. Debbie Yates says:

    OOOhhh…I like it!!!  From one Grammie to another …great job!

  3. I wuv it!! Everything about it. 😉

  4. I love it Linda and I knew one day i would get a seasons fashionable colour right lol…love those knitted flowers…thank you for visiting my blog and your kind comment
    Mina xxx

  5. I have to agree with your daughter – I think it's lovely :)