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Friday, January 21, 2011

A Happy birthday with Gray

Hi all!  I hope you all are planning something fun for this weekend. I'm sure glad it's Friday. 

I will be the first to admit I don't always use trendy colors in my cards and scrapbook pages.  I saw a challenge on the Moxie Fab World website and decided it was time I put a little gray in my life. :-) Also this weeks Tuesday Trigger uses gray and brown.  Here is the trigger.



And here is a link to the challenge for using gray in a card: http://www.moxiefabworld.com/2011/01/gray-is-new-black-challenge.html

And here is my card.  I love the softness and calmness of it all.  The Basic Grey patterned paper I chose to use has a little baby blue in it too, so I added some of that in on the label that the sentiment is stamped on.


 The body of the card is gray card stock by Bazzil Basics.  I don't know the shade.  The patterned paper is from the Cappella 6 X 6 paper pad that Basic Grey did awhile back.  The gray and white pearls are also by Basic Grey.  The yellow, chocolate brown and baby blue are all scraps that I had the magically coordinated with the patterned paper.  I cut the label shapes with my Silhouette digital cutter.  I had some doilies left over and this piece of naked chipboard laying in my drawer.  The flourish stamp and the greeting are by Inkadinkado.  I stamped the greeting in Walnut Stain and the flourish in Pumice Stone Distress Inks.  I feel light and airy when I look at it.  :-)   I think I need more gray in my life.

I took a few more pictures of my Amaryllis.  It is blooming now.  I am always in awe of how tall these get.  It stands up so straight with no support.  It is so proud and graceful. 
 The blooms are huge. I love to look at it.  The only drawback is the pollen it is dropping all over the dining room table. 
Thanks for dropping by and taking a peek at what is going on here.  I hope you all have a great weekend.

3 comments:

SmilynStef said...

Love the flourish with the pearls ... and the doily was the perfect design touch.

Cath said...

Hey Jessica! What a pretty approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! Thanks so much for playing along! :)

Cath said...

Hey Jessica! Thanks also for entering the Gray is the New Black challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)