Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Shades of Grey

When my mojo gets a wee BLAH..(and whose wouldn't in the weird weather we have had in Sydney of late!!) I cruise SCS when looking for ideas or applications of bits I have aquired. I was blessed enough recently to win the ESAD Summer Mini blog Hop. As a result of that, I received amongst some other beautiful things fom Nicole Derendorf some SU DSP (Patters Pack II). It is 6 x 6 gorgeous papers in a range of colours. One of them being Basic Grey...a colour I am still very much getting use to.

Anyhow...long story short...I found this on SCS

....and I cam up with this.....

Given that the majority of angles in the card were square or rectangular (do you thing I over-thought that a bit too much??), I changed the scallop circle for that of a hand cut rectangle. I also have done one with an oval greeting, but it is sitting in bits at the mo....awaiting its assembly!! I love the fact it has a monotone feel (yes I am aware there are 3 tones used!!) and I also used RIBBON!!!! Woo hoo!! Thanks to Nicole for giving me some stuff that put me out of my comfort box and using a colour I'm not that familiar with.

Hope your mojo is on full thrusters and I'll catch you again soon.

Stuff used:
CS: (SU) Basic Grey, basic black, Whisper White, Basic Grey (Pretty Patterns II pack)
Ink: (SU) Basic Grey
Stamps: (SU) Great Friend
Bits: (SU) 1/4 " Black grosgrain ribbon, adhesive rhinestones fm stash, CP1 - 1/4 " circle (for the corner things) .

Lynda xx


Tanya Kitto said...

WOOT WOOT..... LOVE your card Lynda, Love love love the SU grey's oh & that lovely bit of bling :) No I don't think you over thought the is PERFECT!!!!
Tan xox

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Very classy card, sweetie-pie! Love the monotone! Great idea for using that grey dsp ... mine is sitting there waiting for some inspiration! TFS xxx

Cheryl said...

So classy,love this stamp set.....haven't used mine yet!!! You may be out of your comfort zone,but it sure doesn't look like it....beautiful work!!

paper bag create said...

Gorgeous card! Love the Basic Grey.
Smiles. :)

Debbie Pamment said...

Gorgeous job - I think greys are always sooo classy - and you've not proven me wrong! I love getting the little insights into how your brain works too - LOL.

Anonymous said...

I too have some grey papers and haven't used them. You have inspired me to give it a go... though at the moment my mojo is just too tired!! LOL. I keep saying "Next week will be better" but at the moment I am just pooped - the reason I am reading blogs rather than making cards. It's such lovely weather for making cards, isn't it, but I just can't get there. And I have so much new stuff to play with - I always go a bit overboard when there are free stamp sets to be had. Need to get my new circle cutter out and give it a go!! But I've said enough... will have a look at some more of your pics!! Cya!