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.


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

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

  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!!!!

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

  5. Lovely bg and a beautiful card!!!



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