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Monday, 24 October 2011

Channelling Kelly Hoppen


Thanks to my newly acquired Isabelle stack from First Edition Paper, I am channelling my inner Kelly Hoppen. If you are not aware of this talented woman, she's a renowned interior designer who has a signature style consisting of a neutral palette. And there is one colour in particular, that I have used on this card, which is synonymous with KH. Taupe.

Yup. KH is the queen of Taupe, in all its many shades. Ahhhh, give me a neutral palette to play with any day of the week. And I've chosen to accent with the collection's pale blue-green papers.

It's not quite as shabby this time around but some of my usual elements are there. Buttons, flower, pearls & seam binding. The design has come from this week's Deconstructed Sketch. I've had to modify the placing of the ovals though. If I hadn't, I would have hidden the stamped chandelier image.

Hope everyone has had a fun, creative & relaxing weekend. Pxx

11 comments:

Anne Jagger said...

Beautiful. I'm a fan of taupe too and I love how you've incorporated all those layers. Gorgeous card x

alexa said...

Squealing with delight here at this gorgeously muted palette. I am, as you know, another taupe fan - and the combination with this eggshell blue is delightful. Love the oval repetition and hope the back is better ...

Michele said...

Very elegant card, Paul. The chandelier stamp works beautifully with the patterned paper you've chosen x

Margaret said...

Very elegant card! I truly like your style. I have not heard of the paper, but it is beautiful.

kjjc said...

Lovely stamp co-ordinating beautifully with the paper.

Dotpat said...

One word Paul fabulous

Doone said...

tis quite beautiful,
neutrals done with elegance and panache,

will show you the bedroom we've just done when it is totally finished,
I think you might approve, and

I am having Such Fun with my spellbinders die cut for the curly uppy flowers you showed me in class,

Dx

Andrea Ewen said...

Love! The neutral palette really highlights those teal colors beautifully! Love the embossing, too...adds such wonderful elegance! All of your accents are well placed and perfectly complimentary. And the background paper is simply lovely.

Neet said...

Absolutely beautiful - love taupe and it takes me back a few years to when I wore taupe at every opportunity.
Fabulous card - love it.
Hugs, Neet xx

Johanna said...

Wow, I love the colours... This card is really classy! I love it :)

Karen said...

Love this one. gorgeous gorgeous papers xx