The challenge over at outside the box is to celebrate neutral colours, now I love my white on white but when it comes to colour I'm a bit more in your face kinda girl, with the odd exception as baby cards I think should be white on white or pastels, a bit like I think young babies should be dressed in ,but that's just my opinion. (Something my hubby and I disagreed on greatly when our son was a baby many moons ago)
Anyway I do like a challenge so decided I would have a play and use some neutrals as well as having a go at one of the techniques Dave from outside the box posted in a video though think I definitely need more practice with inlaying my die cuts, perhaps I should have started with a simpler die?
I chose my colour which took me a considerable amount of time though with just neutrals I wouldn't have expected it to. I decided on a white base card, white die cuts and cream out cut not sure what to call it and black and I suppose grey for my colours.
I used the chrysanthemum corner and cut 2 i white removing all the little bits petals and stuff. I then took a piece of cream card the same size as my card and cut 2 more corners from it, this time keeping the waste and saving the die- cuts for another day.
I used black soot distress ink and black pearl gilding chalk to create my coloured areas. I did try using other inks in greys ,silver ,black and white but it just didn't work too well and looked yucky don't know how else to describe the result so fresh card and just distress ink and chalk.
I then added one of the corners over one of the coloured aresa sticking with glue, these swirls were fidly and I did struggle with them especially when I added the cream outcut next and found one of the swirls was so not where it should be. Finally I added the 2nd corner. I know its not perfect but don't think its too noticable well hopefully anyway. Perhaps I should send it to a man and then my misalignment will definitely not be noticed unless pointed out (sorry guys but most just don't see whats in front of them sometimes though there are exceptions).
I finished my card with a poppystamps die cut celebrate in a matt silver grey paper which I thought blended quite well.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-
Outside the box - noteworthy neutrals
Just us girls -celebrate
Dies R us- layers
Lemon Shortbread - anything goes
Kraftin Kimme wednesday challenge -anything goes
ScappyLand -anything goes
Crafty creations - anything goes