Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Skies Are Gray

Today at Double D we have a new theme and a cool new mood board.
The theme is 'When Skies Are Gray'
meaning we want you to use the mood board for inspiration and use GRAY!

I used a few fun things on my card and all are 
never before used stuff or NBUS as our blog friend Darnell calls it.

I started with a Cuttlebug gingham embossing folder I had just
purchased from Michael's.
I swiped across the embossing with both 
SU Going Gray and Dew Drop London Fog inks.

I die cut two 'ellies', a mama and her baby using a Tonic Adorable Elephants dies.
The ears, sort of 'pop' up, so I inked the edges of each.
I also added a google eye to each for fun.

The balloon is a Marianne die I won several years back.
I ran Versamark over it and used Sparkle N Sprinkle Super Thick Silver
embossing powder on it.
You heat set this from the bottom up and it is amazing how it it!

Last, I stamped a Hampton Art sentiment in SU going Gray ink,
then die cut it with Tutti Designs Scalloped Nesting Square die.
I used a Stardust gelly roll pen
dotting here and there along each letter,
giving it just a bit of sparkle!

You HAVE TO pop on over to the Double D challenge blog and see
all the amazing 'when skies are gray' projects from the DT...they are FABULOUS!!

Entering the following challenges:
Scrapyland .... ATG
Word Art Wednesday .... ATG
Crafting By Designs .... ATG
Simon Says ....  Whatever The Weather


aussie aNNie said...

wow what a fabulous post, love it all and the embossing powder looks awesome. Great inspiration.xx 💖 [Aussie aNNie's Blog]

Donna Phelan said...

Those elephants are so stinkin' cuuuuute! Love them in the polka dots lol And of course you have the most perfect sentiments!

Vicki said...

This is adorable, Diane! The cute little elephants and that embossed sentiment! Wow! Taken from one of my favorite songs... Fab card!

Barbara said...

The cutest little polka dot elephants in the world! Love how you captured the sparkle in the photo. There is so much texture on the mood board, but you did a fantastic job on this card. Gray skies usually mean a crafty day.

Esther Asbury said...

Creating grayscale cards isn't easy, but you took it to a whole new level of cute with this card! Love those sweet elephants and the sentiment you paired them with! So adorable!

Lisa said...

This is so sweet!! Those polka-dot elephants are precious!! I love the sentiment and the background!! Beautiful, my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Darlene said...

So So cute ... love the elephants and what a great idea to ink the edges of the ears ... really makes them stand out! Adorable card Diane ... you are so creative!

Kathy Krug said...

Love that embossing folder and the sentiment is perfect for this challenge. The sparkle on the sentiment is perfect with the cute elephant pair.

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a wonderful card design and who knew gray and white would look so fabulous together that way in a card. I love the extra sparkle too!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, stop! I didn't notice that was an embossing folder! LOVE!! You did such a nice job of inking it up. The elephants are soooo adorable. It's such a neat effect the way you dotted the sparkle on the sentiment. I MUST try that! Love everything about this, Diane!!

Judy Woodland said...

This is so stinkin' cute!!! I love everything about it, from the background to the glittery greeting. And that shiny balloon is perfect. Simply adorable!!!

Catherine said...

Aw, what a sweet card. Love the design! Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

Cathie ♥

Carol L said...

Eep! This is too cute with those elephants end to end! Love the gold accents and great die-cut background with that pretty sentiment panel too! Great inspiration for the gray challenge!

Amelia Breytenbach said...

Wonderful card Diane. Love those cute elephants in the polka dot paper. Such a pretty sentiment too.