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!
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