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!

Kim 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!!

Soulful Glamma said...

very nice!

Quilted Cavalier 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 Joshua 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 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!