Friday, August 23, 2013

Challenge - Gray Plus. . . . .

Hi and Happy weekend!

I'm heading out to work in a bit - it's my last day before a 9-day vacation. I'm not traveling anywhere - just staying home and relaxing and really looking forward to it!

I've been hosting a little challenge over in the Hero Arts Flickr group - to use the color gray with one other color. I'm really enjoying seeing all the gorgeous cards some of the group members have created! Click on the link above to see their fabulous work - such a talented group!

I wanted to share my card with you here on my blog too.


I used a favorite Hero Arts stamp called, Silhouette Grass. First stamping it with Soft Granite Shadow Ink, then white embossing it over the top, and slightly off-set, for a shadow effect. The background was shaded using a metallic gray Gelato and blending that with a damp paper towel.

If you've got some time over the next week or so, hop on over to the group and play along! I'm giving away a little prize package to one randomly chosen winner too! You have until August 31st to play. Here's the link with more information if you're interested. 

I hope you all enjoy your weekend! Thanks for stopping by! :)

21 comments:

walchowDesign said...

Absolutely beautiful card, Barb! Love the shadow effect of the silhouette grass. So sweet of you to hold another challenge - will try to join you if my mojo is back on time.

Brenda said...

I got wind of your challenge Barb,thanks so much, it has spurred me on to make something today which I will post later! I love the effect you achieved on your card Barb, what a nice technique to white emboss over top. I have to say that I also love to spend time at home during the holidays. Have a wonderful break and thank you for the challenge. Hugs, B xx

Deepti said...

OMG gorgeous, How do you do it... I mean creating amazing cards every time :) Love this card, the subtle blue butterflies are beauty.

Sadly, I don't have Hero Arts stamps yet to play along. I am still in the process of building my stamps collection :)

CinnamonSally said...

Such a gorgeous card Barb, the silhouette grass is a favourite of mine!

joy said...

Thanks for posting this here, Barb - a good reminder of your challenge and it seems to show up better here on your blog for some reason! You achieved such a wonderful depth here by using the gelatos over the background. LOVE it! Hope to get something made soon. :-)

Jacqueline said...

What an effective card, Barb! Have a wonderful holiday full of rest.
I haven't joined in your challenge because I don't have any gray ink.
Hugs

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

Just saw this on flickr - wow it is Amazing! Such a wonderful card!

Tracey McNeely said...

Oh my goodness Barb this is stunning, if this is your creation without a vacation then look out for what is with one! :)

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Wow! Spectacular! Great technique!

Jackie said...

So pretty Barb. Love how soft the gray looks and the shadows are beautiful.

pcm said...

gorgeous barb!

Lynn said...

The shadow effect is absolutely amazing. This card is so elegant Barb. Hope you have a fabulous 9 days off! Yahoo!

Judy1223 said...

OK, Barb, cool challenge first of all. Second, this is a real WOW card! Amazing effect with the double stamping, very cool!

Dawn Turley said...

Wow Barb. Such a beautiful card. The shadow look is fabulous.

Malika said...

So Nice your card,love it, THE butterfly's are so cute


malika

judkajudi said...

Awesome metallic background! I'm working on a card for the challenge!! Just behind on stuff!!

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Stunning card! I love the shadow effect you created with the stamping. Thanks for the inspiration! =)

Sandy said...

Very pretty - how in the world do you think of such things! A really gorgeous card.
sandy

Maureen Morton said...

Great technique, Barb! Love this look and the striking colors. How nice of you to host this event.

Cathy A said...

Superb design Barb.

Disp6194 said...

Barb this is super pretty! I'll have to try this shadow technique soon :)