It's Not All Black and White

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The Shoes Did It!

Okay, I admit, I almost didn't make time to play along with Kristina's color challenge this week. Shocking, I know. But THE SHOES! They got to me. I kept staring at them. I must find out if she knows where they're from. Here's a link to Kristina's challenge which ends this evening at 7 pm MT. I also used Jen's Sketch For You to Try and came up with this little 4.25 inch square beauty. I think these colors are so sophisticated and worked perfectly for this wedding or anniversary card (whichever I need it for first, hee hee). The basic gray background is stamped with Papertrey Ink's Background Basics: Retro. Those bg stamps really come in handy for color challenges. That way you can add some bg interest without digging through your paper stash trying to make something work. I mounted each of those little words (from Sweet Love) on a separate block with a slight curve and stamped them separately around the circle. The flower is made with Spellbinders' Flower Creations and a single Dew Drop center. The lace is from a little spool I just bought yesterday at Walmart.
Talk to you all again soon. Thanks so much for dropping by. I really appreciate it.

12 comments:

Diane said...

Beautiful use of the gray, the entire card is gorgeous! I have to admit I was at a lost of how to sue the gray, but you nailed it wonderfully!

Unknown said...

Let me say FABULOUS card! I love what you did with it!
Blessings,
Kim xXx

Randee E said...

Just beautiful! My bet for a top pick :0)

Shannan Teubner said...

Ooohhh Bethany this is fabulous!!! And that lace is yummy too!!

Ronni said...

very nice!

quiltedcavalier said...

I just love your card. Great tip on the background stamps - so true!
-Roberta

Jeanette - said...

Gorgeous card - I love your words stamped around the circle. The lace is beautiful too!

Cheryl said...

WOW,this is stunning Bethany,you really have done these colours justice!!! I love it!
xx

Kelly said...

those are some cool shoes, and I love your interpretation for the card!

Kristie W. said...

Wow, great card! Love your interpretation of the sketch and you did fabulous with the color challenge!

Vera said...

This is gorgeous! I love the lace!

Leslie Miller said...

Wow! I LOVE this! The colors, the sketch, the cool flower dies -- this is great, Bethany!