Saturday, 1 March 2014

How Many Shades of Grey?


Not fifty, anyway!  The challenge at the new-format CAS-ual Fridays is to use at least two shades of grey, and although you can use other colours as well, I chose not to because I'm also entering this into the Little Tangles challenge, Monochromatic.


The challenge at CASology is Paint, and I've used the sketch from CAS(E) This Sketch:


At The Card Concept, the challenge is to use a floral theme (clean and simple in my case), and at Seize The Birthday, it's anything goes with no toppings.


I masked an area off and stamped the images in Memento London Fog, then picked up some grey marker colour with a water brush and added shading to the images.  As I was painting a border around the area I decided that the right-hand flower should escape out of the border, so I had to mask the left-hand side of the partially-stamped flower and stamp the right-hand side of the flower.  I wish I had these afterthoughts beforehand.  I stamped the sentiment in Versafine Smokey Grey.  Danielle has made it easy to space the words in the Everyday Labels set - you just butt the stamps together and you get the exact spacing you need because it's built in to the sides of the stamps.

I added Stickles around the border but I was too impatient for it to dry before I took my photo.  (I actually wish they dried raised, because it would add dimension.)  So I took my photo and left everything set up while the Stickles dried.  When I went back, the backdrop (12x12 paper) had decided to fall over which knocked the card over onto my camera, so I had a lovely stripe of dried Stickles on the camera, and some smudgy sparkly bits on my card.  More haste, less speed!

34 comments:

  1. WOW! This is simply stunning. Brilliant.
    Elaine

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  2. this is awesome...great combo of challenge for an elegant card!
    Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  3. GORGEOUS! Love this! Love the sparkly frame - way to nail ALL Of these challenges! Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept, CASology and CASual Fridays!

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  4. Great card, love the way you have done the sentiment and the shading on the flower is fab. Xxx

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  5. I live close to the Amish country in PA and this looks much like the art of the Amish. When you can use shades of gray and get something the beautiful it is truly special.

    Blessings
    Jim

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  6. This card is stunning Shirley - I just love it:) Hugs xx

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  7. Very pretty card! I love the design and the color! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

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  8. ...guess you camera was feeling left out in the bling department! Not anymore...

    You really have done up the grey in a fabulus way! This image seems to be made for grey! The stitckles really do add a nice bit of definition around the inked panel. Danielle's stamps - SOOOOOO clever and so cool!

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  9. You really NAILED IT, Shirley...this card is gorgeous!!! I love the soft shades of gray that you chose, and the flowers and vines are just so pretty! Awesome sentiment, too!

    I'm making a prediction right here, right now...'Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner' on every challenge!!!

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  10. This is so serene n beautiful :) love the glitter frame !!

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  11. Wow! Way to combine all those challenges! :D Love this cool and funky card - those flowers look awesome! Thanks for playing along with CASology and CAS(E) This Sketch this week!

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  12. This is stunning, and a perfect card for all those challenges! I know just what you mean with the stickles. I really like the bling it gives to cards...but I would get impatient waiting for it to dry, and have had a few mishaps with it.

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  13. Gorgeous design, very elegant with the shades of grey (but not fifty ha ha). Happy Sunday, Shirleyx

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  14. Gorgeous! Wow just a lovely card Shirley!

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  15. Love, love, love this card! I've never thought to make a card with just grey colors. I'm adding this to my list of tricks to try. Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept.

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  16. This is just amazing Shirley!! Love your monochrome card ... gorgeous images! Loll xx

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  17. This is lovely Shirley! Love the monochromatic theme!
    Those Stickles are pretty, but I know what you mean...they take so long to dry.
    Thank you for joining us at Seize The Birthday. :)

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  18. Beautiful shading, love the flower over the frame. Who hasn't had a wet stickles accident? Putting them in the airing cupboard is not so great either, unless you want sparkly pants! Jenny

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  19. Elegant and stickles are gorgeous addition!! Love this!!

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  20. YES YES YES - she's a Craft Stamper!!!! Giant hugs to ya!

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  21. congradz on making the Make-take -it team~!

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  22. congradz on making the Make-take -it team~!

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  23. Very pretty! Thanks for playing along with the Little Tangles Challenge!

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  24. Wow ... Shirley, this is gorgeous, elegant and deliciously sparkly ... so stunning! Oops on the camera ... I guess if the stickles are on the lens, you have built in bling forever! Anita :)

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  25. Stunning shades of grey entry

    Kathyk

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  26. Now I would never have thought to do a frame like that - opens up all sorts of possabilities - what a clever crafter you are!

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  27. Gorgeous card. I love your sparkly image.

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  28. Love the CAS style of your card and your pretty coloring. Thanks for playing along with us in the Little Tangels challenge and hope to see you again.

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  29. LOVE your card...thanks for sharing it with us over at Seize the Birthday! Really really well done!!

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  30. Oh, wow! SO VERY pretty! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  31. Beautiful! That touch of Stickles is the perfect embellishments. Thanks so much for playing along with the CAS-ual Fridays challenge!

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  32. Love your shades of gray. The black and white is so sophisticated.
    April

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