Thursday, February 24, 2011

It's a Gray Day


Kim wants us to forget about white, brown or black for a card base and go with gray for the Ways to Use It challenge on SCS. I love grays and don't think to use it many times, so this was a great incentive to dust off the gray CS! This is also for the CCEE tool challenge to use a distressing tool.
The card evolved when I found this lined, light gray with fuchsia swirls DP by Deja Views in my stash. I used the spiral border punch and sponged Basic Gray ink on the lined panel. The Going Gray base panel was embossed using SU's Elegant Bouquet textured impressions folder. I love to paper sculpt these flowers from SU's Delight in Life set. I curled the edges around a pencil, used Copic markers (R85 & V05) to color the centers, then added some Diamond Stickles. I finished it off with some daisy trim and some satin ribbon. The sentiment is a Plain Jane by Verve - Ecclesiastes 3:11...another of Julee's wonderful font combos. How ironic that it's truly a gray day today...no sun in sight!

11 comments:

Marisa said...

This is gorgeous, Wanda! Love the way you glitzed up the flowers and used the sketch. Fabulous card.

Joanne Travis said...

There is nothing gray or gloomy about this gorgeous card, Wanda. It's like a breath of spring! Love it.

Laura Pryor said...

Wanda, this is wicked good!! I love it!

Vicki B. said...

This is gorgeous Wanda! I loved it when I saw it on splitcoast!!! Beautiful!!

Vickie Z said...

Love the pink and gray!! Curling flowers is good, IMHO!! Love that big bow!! Gorgeous!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Drop dead GORGEOUS Wanda! Oh...I love this card! Hugs ~S~

Wendy said...

So pretty, Wanda! I love, love, love this card and all those flowers! Great job on the WT Challenge today! :)

Edna Morrisedie said...

This is stunning, I love GREY!!! Great to team it with red too!!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Hey Wanda! I love this. Delight in Life was my first and favorite SU flower sets to have. To say I love this card would be an understatement. It's stunning!!

maryr917 said...

your card caught my eye in the scs gallery right away wanda-it's beautiful-hope you are enjoying your 6 days off work and are doing something fun

Tosha Leyendekker said...

This is stunning Wanda!! I LOVE your color combo!! And your ink distressing is fabulous!! WOW!! Thanks so much for joining our CCEE distress challenge!!