Monday, May 29, 2023

Color Hues Challenge #9: Red & Gray

Hello everyone and Happy New Year!

Today I’m participating in my first ever online card challenge.  This one is the Color Hues Color Challenge #9:  Red & Gray.  The idea behind these challenges is that you use only hues of the given colors, along with any neutrals.

I love red and gray together!  I decided to make a square card using one of the adorable little elephants from Mama Elephant’s Flying with Friends.

I used my Copic Markers to color both the elephant and the balloons and mounted them on a Wonky Stitched Circle STAX die from My Favorite Things.

Copic Colors used:

Balloons:  R59, R29, R27

Elephant:  C1, C3, C5 and a bit of R20 for cheeks and ears

I used some designer paper I had in my stash as the background.

I white heat embossed my sentiment (Taylored Expressions Simple Strips – Birthday) on black cardstock and cut it out using the coordinating die.  I love using these simple strips because you can make several sentiments at one time and keep them for whenever you need a last-minute card.

Of course, I added a bit of bling using some red, silver, and pink confetti.

Every time I look at this card it makes me smile!

All the best,

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  1. Simply adorable! I love everything about it. That designer paper in the circle is great, and your coloring is wonderful! Thanks for joining us at Color Hues!

  2. Your little ellie with his balloons has planted a smile all over my face! He really is the star of the pretty stage you designed for him! Thank you for joining us at Color Hues!


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I love to make cards and enjoy trying out new techniques and products. My artistic “style” differs almost daily – it just depends on what I’m making, the look I’m going for, who the intended recipient is, and, well, sometimes just the mood I’m in.



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