Thursday, April 1, 2010

Papertrey Princesses Challenge - Neutrals Only!

It is my turn to present the challenge this time.  For this challenge you are to use Neutrals only.  You may use Kraft, Cream, White and Black.  Or any combination of those.  No colors this time around.  The other day I was playing around with stamping on an envelope and just stamped with some black ink on a kraft envelope.  I really liked the way it looked so this challenge was born.

Here are two views of the card I made.  I used the Year in Flowers Violet stamp by Papertrey Ink.    I was unsure about this stamp when I bought it, thinking I have enough flower sets.  However, it has quickly become a favorite. The sentiment is from the Wishing You set.  Since my sister's birthday is this month, I knew I would be needing a card so I decided to make it a birthday card.  But I think this could make a nice thank you card or even a sympathy card.

I hope you like this challenge and I can't wait to see what you make.  Thanks for taking a peek and let me know what you think.


21 comments:

Melissa said...

This is so pretty! Great challenge!

Diane said...

What a beautiful card and fun challenge! I am excited to try this new look.

Mariah said...

What a beautiful card! I absolutely love this challenge...it's a color combo that I often forget about. But it can really be stunning, as you can see by your card. Can't wait to play!!

Sue Ann said...

so so pretty. I love this ....

Barbara said...

I love this!

Laurie said...

I really really like this! That black and kraft combo is GREAT! Love the polka dots!! :)

megspaulding said...

Oh so pretty. Love the color combo, so different!

Jackie Pedro said...

Gorgeous! LOVE the neutral color combo!!!

Diane Jaquay said...

This is really pretty! I love seeing neutral, earthy colors and you did a great job!

Belinda said...

Really pretty!

Cheryl said...

Great challenge!

Pat said...

What a striking card. The neutral color pallette really lets the design take center stage. Thanks for the inspiration - I'll have to try this.

kolling143 said...

oooo, I LOVE the kraft and black together with nothing else!! It's great!

Janice {Nysse} said...

Absolutely love the simplicity of this card, great colour combo!

Sue in Grapevine said...

Nicely done! Neutral, but so far from boring!

IamDerby said...

This is so pretty Val!! What a great challenge... I am one challenge back so I got to get going.

Leah said...

This is gorgeous! Love the challenge, I will try to play along...I know I've been mia with the princesses but i do love coming to see your work:)

Dana said...

Val, this is gorgeous! I'm shocked at how simple it is, yet so stunning! Who would have thought? What a great challenge.

Lee said...

I love this challenge. Neutral colours are my favourites! Still playing catch up with these challenges. LOL.

Mara... said...

GREAT challenge!!! This will be interesting using neutrals only. I love your card and that flower!

anya said...

What a fantastic challenge, Val! I am so far behind, but I can't wait to try this one out - great job!