Monday 20 April 2015

Colour Q Challenge # 287

I haven't joined in with the fun at the Colour Q Challenge before but after seeing the colours required for this weeks challenge, I thought it was about time I did!

I love using the colour grey, especially with brighter colours like pink, it seems to be a bit softer than using straight black. So I combined this combo for my card:

I cut a piece of grey CS the same size as my card front and die-cut the heart shape. I marked on a white card front where the heart would sit and used a stencil with some Picked Raspberry Distress Ink. The grey panel was then popped up on lots of foam tape. I stamped the sentiment in black on white CS and also put on foam tape along with a scattering of my favourite pink sequins. I really liked this sentiment because it was like the bright pink coming thru the grey, making the card a little bit brighter!!

The heart die is from CAS-ual Fridays. The stencil is from Teresa Collins 'Basically Essentials' and the sentiment stamp from Lil' Inker 'Rainbows and Clouds Sentiments'. And the pink sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh.

I'm going to link this to The Card Concept Challenge # 33, under the catergory of 'Clean and Simple':

Will also link to the Happy Little Stampers - CAS April Challenge where their theme is:

Will pick up the kids from school in an hour. Have had a busy day catching up on housework and other jobs. Nice to have everything clean and tidy again but it sure is quiet around here.....

Take care


  1. I love the simplicity of this! The stencil showing through the negative heart is fab! Thanks for joining us at colourQ!

  2. Darling, Shona. Simple, crisp, pink... what else is needed?
    =] Michele

  3. I love pink & gray! Great card!

  4. Oh, I love that design, so CAS!
    Hugs from the other side of the world

  5. That grey and pink are a great colour combo and the simplicity of the design make for one fab-U-lous CAS creation! Hazel xx

  6. I agree with you Shona, gray and pink is a wonderful colour combo. Great design with the stenciling behind the heart aperture. Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers.

  7. Stunning card, Shona! Truly, your ingenuity and creativity dazzle and delight! Always and in all ways!

  8. Pink and grey goodness, Shona ... just lovely! Anita :)

  9. Gorgeous card and love how you use this week's colors, just stunning! Thank you so much for playing along with us at ColourQ, hope to see you again next week!

  10. A beautiful colour combo! Love the patterned heart and negative die cut. CAS perfection :)

  11. Shona, your card is totally sweet and handsome! Thank you for sharing it with us at The Card Concept!