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!


  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!!

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

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

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

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

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

  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! :)

  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.

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

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

  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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