Thursday, July 11, 2013

Shades of grey...

Hi! I am back with a monochromatic card. The current challenge at Less is More is to make a card using at least two shades of grey. The sketch is from CAS(E) this Sketch #35.

I found this little sentiment stamp in my stash. And it got me thinking. Grey is absence of colour. And life would be so dull without colour. Just like our life will feel like if someone we love is away from us. I wanted to express that emotion with this card. So I avoided any other colour. I have always loved the ombre technique and decided to use it. 

Supplies used are black cardstock, white paper and acrylic colours in Pearl Steel Grey, White and Black by Hobby Ideas.

I started with the steel grey and created five more shades by adding white or black, to get the lovely ombre effect. I painted little squares of white paper and then die cut the circles with my Bigshot. The sentiment is stamped with black Faber Castell ink. I mounted the circles on foam pads for added dimension. I did not add any other embellishments as I wanted to keep the lines very clean and simple and the focus on the sentiment.

My husband is an architect and graphic designer and I respect his opinion very much. He, in turn, is always very frank and honest when giving his take on my work. His only comment was "the card is perfect. Don't change a thing." I couldn't have asked for a better compliment! 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

The sketch is from CAS(E) this Sketch #35

I just love the simplicity and possibilities of this sketch.

The colour scheme I picked up from Less is More - Shades of Grey .. Week 127

I love this challenge as my style is CAS and I thought making a card with only shades of grey would be interesting. 

Also entering the card in:
Crazy 4 Challenges C4C193 - Lets Get Wordy. The challenge is to make the sentiment the main focus. And I think my card fits it perfectly.

An Inky Situation: Linky Party #1 - Anything Goes

Hope you liked this card as much as I did. I would love to hear your take on my creation.