Trendy Green Galore

The other day I was at a local gelato shop and admiring their decor. It actually used to be a smoothie shop and the walls are painted a perfect match for Green Galore - a color that is most definitely not high on the interior decorator color list! Anyhow, to tone down the green, this little cafe brought in lots of modern accents with brushed silver and dark chocolate upholstery. It really does feel kind of trendy and modern - and the walls kind of make you feel all glowy and happy. While I was sitting waiting for my Greek Chicken Pita to come out I noticed they still had a pink poinsettia alive and well since Christmas on one of the counters. I loved the pink leaves against all that green and filed it away for future reference.


So when I made my mojo card this weekend, I had intended to use Green Galore and Chocolate Chip. But since I wanted to use patterned paper and didn't have any of either of those colors to work with, I set my green galore cardstock on the desk and went for a more classic combo. This morning when I went in to say hello to my studio, I noticed the gingham ribbon resting against the green galore, right next to a pirouette pink flower I had already put together but didn't use on another project. Inspiration struck, and in about 10 minutes I walked out of the room with this card and a feeling of accomplishment! :) It's a really simple layout, which I think works best when you're working with any vibrant color.

What's in it?
Stamps: Mother's Day & Elegant Flower Plain Janes, Because of You (Verve)
Paper: Green Galore, Pink Pirouette, Basic Black, Whisper White (SU!)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: gingham ribbon, Martha Stewart Branch punch, glitter/diamond glaze mixture, rhinestones, pop dots, Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder

19 comments

  1. Oh I love this! So simple, yet colorful, elegant and HAPPY! Your mojo is back GF!! Hugs,

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  2. This is gorgeous and I love the story behind the inspiration!

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  3. Very nice! I would have never thought of using these colors together. Thanks for sharing the inspiration :-)

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  4. Hey, I love this! It is also Martha green I would think! My new niece's baby room is this green and pink so it rocks!

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  5. Ohhhhh, another lovely job, Julee! TFS

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  6. Love this, Julee! It's so fresh and fun!

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  7. I love this layout, simple but perfect arrangement of all the elements.

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  8. Absolutely gorgeous - Julee!!! Perfect Mother's Day card!!!

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  9. Okay, YUUUUUMMMMMY on the card!! Holy moses do I ever love this color and you just completely rocked the house with it!! =)

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  10. Very interesting color combination for sure - but it works....neat to hear about how you get your inspiration.

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  11. I love this Perfect Mother's Day card
    hugs Akkina

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  12. Fabulous Julee! Those colours are very pretty together. Love the saying hello to your studio...hehe!

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  13. so pretty! I love how you used a small flower for the "o" in Mother's! This is one of my favorite color combos now, too :)

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  14. Love your card-so simple and beautiful. tfs

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  15. Beautiful!! Love the layout and colors.

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  16. Lorie M (MelodyGal)April 29, 2009 at 5:22 PM

    Julee, this is so pretty. Just goes to show you that any color can be beautiful with the right accessories. And you certainly succeeded in creating a beauty.

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  17. This is just beautiful Julee! I LOVE those colors, they look GREAT together!!!

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  18. Gorgeous Julee! Love the colours and design!

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