Thursday, 3 July 2008

Colour Inspiration Challenge 14

I gulped when I saw this week's challenge colours: basic black, basic gray, going gray, river rock & ruby red. I'm not normally a black & grey sort of girl, so this one was a real challenge for me. Here's the inspiration pic...

...and here's my card:I cheated & included white for my card too, but Kristina has for previous challenges too, so I guess it's OK. The phrase is from the Kindness jumbo wheel. I just inked up the phrase I wanted with a basic gray marker & rolled it on the card. Then I stamped Mr Elephant in going gray ink & his flower in river rock & ruby red. I added a little rhinestone brad in the centre of the flower. To make the grass, I just snipped a strip of river rock card. Then I knotted & wrapped some black gingham ribbon around it. I mounted the whole piece on ruby red card with dimensionals, then some textured basic gray card. The base is basic black textured card stock.

It's not the bold creation that Kristina mentioned, but I think it's more me. Hope you like it too.
I do have another more bold idea that I'll try if I have time. Must run for now though.

Edited: Eek! Just had a minor heart attack. I went back to Kristina's blog & the challenge colours have changed to include whisper white instead of going gray! Mr Elephant will be staying going gray though, but at least I don't feel like I'm cheating anymore with the white!

Supplies:

Stamps: Wild about you, Kindness wheel
Card: Basic black, basic gray, going gray, ruby red, river rock
Ink: basic gray, going gray, ruby red, river rock
Accessories: ruby rhinestone, black gingham ribbon

11 comments:

Karen said...

Di - this made me smile!! GREAT JOB!!

Karen
xo

Kristine said...

Whew! Looking at all of those snips in the River Rock makes my hand tired. Very cute card.

Kellie Jupe said...

Love this card Di. Love how you positioned those words so perfectly.

Nawlin's Lady said...

Your card made me laugh! It's terrific!

Carrie Gaskin said...

I LOVE how you made the words come through his spout - so cute!

Lovin; Stampin' aka the UK chick said...

Wow Di, I really love this card so very clean and crisp with the colours, ooooh and textured cardstock, very yummy. A great boys card with the black. And I must mention, I lurve your grass!!

ttfn

travelingmama said...

Cute card! The colors look great!

Carol Dunstan said...

great card, I love how you have put it all together

Linda said...

So Cute !!! - Simple and crisp. I wouldn't be surprised if you made it in the top 10.

Doris said...

Love the way you used the words to make it look like the elephant was blowing his horn! Thanks for checking out my blog.

Marie-Josée Trudel said...

I love this one, too!

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