Sunday, May 15, 2011

Our Creative Corner Challenge - Au Naturel With a Twist

Good evening!  I hope you had a great weekend!  It was a mixed bag of weather here, but today turned out much nicer than expected.  I'm popping in quickly to share the card I made for this week's challenge on the Our Creative Corner blog.  Linda challenged us to make a monochromatic card, but not with just any monochromatic colors.  It had to be all neutrals (and gold/silver or metallics).  The main project had to use only pale neutrals (ivory, white, beige, tan, gray) with darker neutrals (dark gray, brown, black) being used as accents only.  The twist was to include lace and buttons.

Here is my card:

My card is 5 1/2 " sqaure.  I started with a card base of SU Going Gray and layered with patterned paper from GCD Studios Sweet Surrender collection.  I was so happy when I remembered this paper because it has all the pale neutrals in it (ivory, white, beige, tan, gray) with just a touch of darker tan accents.  I added some beautiful Winter White lace and a few mother of pearl buttons from my stash.  I made a quadruple loop bow from undyed Winter White seam binding using the Bow Easy and finished it with a carved silver metallic button.  The frame and sentiment are from Gina K. Designs Lovely Labels 2 set.  They are stamped with SU Going Gray and Tim Holtz Pumice Stone Distress Ink , respectively.  All in all, a simple card, but I really like the elegant look of the neutrals.

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  1. Hi Carla, this is SO beautiful!! Could be a perfect wedding card!! :)

  2. Just perfect, Carla! You have just a knack for finding the perfect things for your cards. I love this paper and am not familiar with it but would like to Perfect use of all of your elements...just stunningly elegant! I want to play in this challenge if I get time. tfs

  3. This is really gorgeous Carla! I think I would have trouble with this challenge but you did a superb job!

  4. I'm sooo glad that you remembered the paper! You're right! ITs perfect and so is your card! I love the simple elegance of it! The shell buttons on the top really add a simple sparkle with our being rhinestone-y! I just LOVE everything about it! Thanks for playing along with us @ OCC. I hope that we see more of your work, again!


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