Thursday, August 22, 2013

Challenge: Use Grey and 1 other Color

Barb over at the Flickr Hero Arts group has challenged us to make a card using grey plus 1 other color of our choosing, and using Hero Arts stamps.  I have lately been doing nothing but DT work, and it was the perfect time to find Barb's challenge and just play.  I've made 3 cards so far (I can think of a zillion colors that look good with grey!) and here they are:

Barb's Grey challenge

This one uses all older Hero Arts stamps: the leaves from Be Yourself, the flowers from Printed Flowers, and the sentiment from Truly Appreciated.   I also used daffodil layering paper for the flowers and Butter Bar mid-tone ink for the sentiment.  

This card qualifies for Jackie Rockwell's Lemon  Zest card challenge, too.


For my 2nd card I decided to add lime to grey:

Lime and grey

supplies:  Zig Zag Thanks, 3 Dotted Flowers, and Just Find Me, plus Green Hills mid-tone ink, and a brad from MME and some lime sequins.

And I love how this peach and grey one turned out:

Grey and Peach

supplies: Carnation layering paper, white and grey cardstock, Hero Arts Leaf & Floral Background, stamped in grey and pink grapefruit inks, Untitled Word Shadow, Prima and Kaiser paper flowers.

ETA: this 3rd card qualifies for the MFW Handmade Cards Week Color Media Challenge, and it falls just within Cath's 4-week posting rule.  I do love using my colored inks!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Have a great one!

11 comments:

  1. A beautiful trio of cards today Lin! I love grey and yellow together. Your first card is simply divine, my new fave from you!!

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  2. Gorgeous cards, the grey and yellow combo is my favorite!

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  3. Love all your Grey Combinations Lin, grey seems to blend with most colours.

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  4. All 3 cards are beautiful Lin! The gray is so soft and really compliments all of the other colors.

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  5. Lin, these are amazing! Isn't it fun to make a card for the heck of it :)

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  6. Looks like you had lots of fun with Barb's challenge. It is on my things to do list!

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  7. I am so happy you enjoyed the challenge, Lin! I love each one of these fabulous cards! You're right - so many colors look amazing with gray and you've picked three beauties! Thanks for playing along in the challenge! :)

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  8. glad you took time to play Lin 'cause these are a feast to my eyes. What delightful cards all of them. I'll have to play with grey and a colour.

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  9. Your cards are beautiful! Especially love that lime green with grey!

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  10. STTUNNING ~ all three! LOVE how you were so inspired by the gray! LOVE the double layered flower on the first one, Lin!

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  11. Hey Lin! Thanks for linking this up to the Color Media Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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