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Welcome to my blog. Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope that you will find some inspiration for your projects as I have from many lovely people. This is just a little space for me to share some of my cards, scrap book pages and maybe even some of my embroidery and quilting projects.

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Sharon



Wednesday, 16 June 2021

Week 3 - Colour Creations Blog Hop - "Basic Gray"

 

Week 3 of Colour Creations Blog Hop and I am not doing a fancy fold! I know you are all disappointed. 😂 I decided to look at the Garden wishes and Dandy Wishes Dies so that I really hadn't played anywhere enough with and Basic Gray is the perfect Neutral to play host to my flowers.

Rhapsody in craft, Basic Gray, Garden Wishes, Dandy Wishes Dies, Dragonflies Punch, Natural Textures, Friendship Cards, Annual Catalogue 2021-22, Stampin' Up, #colourcreationsbloghop2021, #colourcreationsbloghop

So for my card today I have also used the host stamp set Natural Textures which is just great and just adds that extra element to your cards.
Rhapsody in craft, Basic Gray, Garden Wishes, Dandy Wishes Dies, Dragonflies Punch, Natural Textures, Friendship Cards, Annual Catalogue 2021-22, Stampin' Up, #colourcreationsbloghop2021, #colourcreationsbloghop

To start my card off I decided to use Basic Gray as the card base and to use one of the Natural Textures stamps and stamp down the right hand edge of the card in Basic gray. Then I cut 2 layering pieces of card stock in Smoky Slate and Gray Granite and then tore the edges to give that nice rustic look. So now I have my basket with the stamping and my torn paper in the basket for my flowers to sit in.
Rhapsody in craft, Basic Gray, Garden Wishes, Dandy Wishes Dies, Dragonflies Punch, Natural Textures, Friendship Cards, Annual Catalogue 2021-22, Stampin' Up, #colourcreationsbloghop2021, #colourcreationsbloghop

On the Gray Granite piece I have used the Dandelion stamp and using Mossy Meadow stamped off a couple of times and then onto the card and then in full strength right in the middle. Before adhering to the card base I have used the Gray Granite Baker's Twine from the Essentials Pack to tie around the layers. 

Rhapsody in craft, Basic Gray, Garden Wishes, Dandy Wishes Dies, Dragonflies Punch, Natural Textures, Friendship Cards, Annual Catalogue 2021-22, Stampin' Up, #colourcreationsbloghop2021, #colourcreationsbloghop

My Dandelions are cut out of So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz and Basic White. I have no idea why I took so long to get these dies out they are quite fun. Of course every garden needs a few dragonflies so I had to use the dragonflies punch in all the colours and add the elegant faceted gems for some bling. The sentiment is stamped in Basic Gray and I have used the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch
Rhapsody in craft, Basic Gray, Garden Wishes, Dandy Wishes Dies, Dragonflies Punch, Natural Textures, Friendship Cards, Annual Catalogue 2021-22, Stampin' Up, #colourcreationsbloghop2021, #colourcreationsbloghop
As I had a couple of dragonflies just trying to fly away I had to pop them on the inside of my card.
Rhapsody in craft, Basic Gray, Garden Wishes, Dandy Wishes Dies, Dragonflies Punch, Natural Textures, Friendship Cards, Annual Catalogue 2021-22, Stampin' Up, #colourcreationsbloghop2021, #colourcreationsbloghop!,

I hope you enjoyed my not fancy fold this week and if you would like anymore information or would like to have a play with these products and make a card yourself please do not hesitate to contact me.


I look forward each week to seeing the amazing creativity of the AWHT members who have created with our challenge colour and Ros Davidson is our next person on the hop so please head over to her blog now.


Our blogs are like a circle and you may have started at any point along the way so just click on the next blog button and it will take you to the next person and you will go all the way around but if for any reason you find a link is broken just come to this list and click on the persons name to go to the next blog.


Thank you for spending some crafty time with me today,

take care,



14 comments:

Fiona Ryan said...

I really like your use of layers and textures in this card Sharon

Cathy Proctor said...

Oh Sharon your shabby chic styling and lovely layers are simply beautiful on this card, as is the pop of the yellow flower against the gray.

Kristine D'Auria said...

There is a beautiful depth to your card Sharon. I love all of the small details that you added. Beautiful card xox

CHRISTINE BLAIN said...

I really like the tone-on-tone background stamping, and the contrast of So Saffron against Basic Gray, Sharon. Lovely job, showcasing this beautiful grey.

Handstampedbyrachel said...

Lovely card Sharon, I love the yellow and Basic Gray together. I love all the details..

Rosa Leyden said...

Love how you have put together the stamped images with the die cuts to build your card and to complement the greys.

Claire said...

Fabulous! I love the look of the Natural Textures stamping down the side, and the layering over the stamping looks great. Very rustic indeed.

Kate Morgan said...

Gorgeous Sharon, I love gray and yellow together and all your layers are stunning. The background stamping coordinates so well with the dandy garden products!

Tina said...

Your layering and texture is wonderful, Sharon! The torn edges work perfectly with the layout and style of your gorgeous card.

Rachel Palmieri said...

The yellow flowers are so eye catching, I think I'll need to try putting some of these together too.

theresa said...

Grays and yellows always go so well together and you've done a great job Sharon. Love that background stamp. Now I wish I would've bought it when I had the chance!

Carussell Crafts said...

Lots of layers and elements on your lovely card Sharon. I love the colour combination too.

Michele Taylor said...

Sharon, I have this set and I have to admit that I haven't used it as yet. But, your gorgeous card certainly has inspired me.

Ros said...

I like the layered die cuts over the stamped images.

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