Jun 27, 2015

Shades of Gray and a tiny Bit of Pink

This is a little bit different from my usual creations, it was actually my first time ever coloring an image completely gray (if you don't count the pink heart). I couldn't decide what to color her, seems like I always reach for the same colors, and while trying to decide, I remembered seeing some gorgeous black and white colored images and decided to give it a try. I used several of the Neutral Gray copic markers.

The card style is a center step card. This was only my second time ever using this design. It's really quick and easy to make. You can find instructions on Splitcoast Stampers HERE.

Designer papers are all from my stash, from SU and DCWV. I used a Whimsy Stamps die for the butterfly border and embellished with some pearls and twine. 

You can find the Whimsy Stamps products here:


I am playing along here:
Crafty Calendar- June - Fancy folds
Fussy and Fancy  Fancy Folds
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Always Anything Goes 
Thanks so much for visiting!!

11 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Hello GORGEOUS!!!!!

Maxine D said...

Wow - you really nailed this one Ellie - it is amazing. Well done!
Blessings
Maxine

Jennifer Scull said...

oh my gosh, this is fabulous! you are so brave to try this technique, and it turned out gorgeous! love the little pink heart! :)

brenda said...

A very sassy image Elly and love the subtle hint of coloured cord against the monochromatic colours.

B x

Jennifer {jennifer-g} said...

This is really fantastic. WOW on the shades of grey and little pop of pink. Just perfect...how much you achieved with just the black!! Thanks for sharing it with us at Simply Papercraft this challenge!
Jennifer, DT

Patricia Alvarez said...

This is a great card! I love her in grey shades and the card is so pretty! I love the little color details. Thank you for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge, good luck!!!

Amy Johnson said...

This is amazing! I never thought of coloring only in shades of grey. What a great look. I will have to try it sometime.

Betty said...

Gorgeous card such a cute image. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Calendar this month. Good Luck!
Bettyxxx

Kara Lynne said...

Wonderful coloring with those gray Copics! I love how you made a stepper card, it really highlights your image!

linda said...

wow, this is beautifully coloured, ellie! as you say it's different, but very effective and striking. the touches of pink are perfect and i love the star step card.

Nathalie said...

So cute card with folds. Thanks for playing with us at Fussy & Fancy challenge this week.
Nathalie