Saturday, 4 January 2014

Shades of Gray with a Touch of Blue

Was I ever out of my comfort zone today when I made my card for the Color Throwdown Challenge, using the colours of Basic Gray, Tempting Turquoise, Smoky Slate and Whisper White.  I am really pleased with my finished card (it has a beautiful shimmer that does not show up in the photo), and I will certainly be using these colours together in the future.

 
I made the background by sponging Tempting Turquoise, Smoky Slate and Basic Gray ink on Whisper White cardstock, spritzing with water to blend the colours.  Once this was dry I stamped on images from the Secret Garden, Clockworks stamp sets and the Music Notes Stampin' Wheel using Smoky Slate.  I then misted this with Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz to give a lovely shimmer to the finish. 
 
The butterfly is from the Backyard Basics stamp set, embossed in White on Smoky Slate cardstock.  I created a small circle the same as the main background for underneath the butterfly on the tag from the Chalk Talk stamp set.
 
 


5 comments:

  1. Oh, this is GORGEOUS, Carolyn. I love everything about it.

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  2. What a gorgeous background for your beautiful butterfly! Thanks so much for joining us at the Color Throwdown!

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  3. I just love the background you created and the white embossing on the gray looks awesome!!!! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown Challenge!!!!

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  4. Love the background and the white embossed on gray butterfly is gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us at CTD!!

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  5. Lovely bg and a beautiful card!!!

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