Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Going grey gracefully with Stampin' Up!

Along with many other LiMettes this week I've been thinking about 'Shades of Grey' as that is the current theme over at Less is More. Stampin' Up has just introduced a gorgeous new grey into its Neutrals colour family, called Smoky Slate, and the challenge gave me the perfect opportunity to give it a whirl! Come and see:


I went with a linear design featuring the Daydream jumbo wheel, a gorgeous art nouveau-style pattern, inked up with Smoky Slate ink.  There are some grey self adhesive strips in the Tag a Bag accessory kit (on page 158 of the new catalogue) and I found some Basic grey bakers twine and another self-adhesive strip in a retired Simply Sent kit left over from this year's Sale-a-bration promotion.


The strips were taped above the inked section and I used my Simply Scored tool to add a bit of scored texture to the paler top strip. Demands were being made on me at this point (!) so I quickly finished with a fussy-cut sentiment and flower from Oh Hello.

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Oh Hello, Daydream jumbo wheel
Ink: Basic Grey, Smoky Slate classic inks, Black Stazon
Card stock: Smoky Slate, Whisper White
Punches: Self adhesive strip from Tag-a-bag accessory kit, self adhesive strip and bakers twine from Happy Hello simply sent kit (retired), paper snips
Other: Basic rhinestones, essentials piercing templates and tool, stamp-a-majig
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I chuckled as I typed the title of this post as there's certainly no other way I'll be going grey gracefully... After a brief foray into hair tinting I've decided that I'm just going to have to go grey disgracefully and that's that!

See you tomorrow with a really quick card for Three Minute Thursday (and there you were thinking you couldn't get much quicker than today's!)

14 comments:

  1. A very classy card in Shades Of Grey Vicky-i love the mix of patterns and texture together,it's perfect for LIM.
    I am still in Grey "denial" with my hair-i fear am am fighting a losing battle though LOL!
    Have a great day,Nessa xx

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  2. Gorgeous card Vicky and very classy,,,, I know what you mean about hair colouring I went grey very young but in the end decided to go along with nature....

    Anne

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  3. Lovely card Vicky, this one has me stumped! Might get round to having a go later today when I get back from taking my craft group.. they're going to be dissapointed today cos we will be sorting out the storage and getting rid of useless stuff left over from thier previous leader. Sounds cruel I know but the cupboard is bulging and I teach mostly stamping and she wasn't a stamper. Black bags at the ready!!
    Streuth! this turned out to be a long warble!! I better shut up lol
    Suzi B xx

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  4. I love everything about this card Vicky ! It's just perfect !!! xxxx

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  5. Stunning inked design Vicky, classy card. Sorry I couldn't go grey with all this inkiness around:)
    Val x

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  6. Gorgeous card Vicky, the design is great!

    Love
    Maarit

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  7. Hi Vicky,
    I really like the card. Grey can be a really nice color, looks so classy.
    Greetings
    Christiane

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  8. Lovely card Vicky. I was playing with that same HELLO stamp yesterday, and found it perfectly fits the Ticket punch! x

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  9. LURVE this Vicky, a beautiful card, who would have thought "gray" would turn out to be so lovely?

    As for going gray well I gave up the colouring about 9 years ago, but the hair is still salt and pepper, must be in the genes, my Mum & Dad were very late turning white.

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  10. This is such a pretty card. I love greys. x

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  11. Lovely elegant card Vicky. Looks really good in grey.

    As for grey hair, well I gave up having mine coloured about 8 years ago. Saves money to spend on craft stash!

    Kat xx

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  12. Gorgeous card and I can't wait for my ink pad and papers to arrive tomorrow! Yes, I succumbed and placed an order.

    I am dying my hair until I'm at least 50! And even then I'll probably decide to carry on!

    Hugs
    Sarn xxx

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  13. Love your post title and love the card even more!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  14. I do love grey - its so elegant and this new shade is yummy! I'm sure grey hair is equally elegant on you too - I've given up on hair day as well and wish I'd go grey all over!
    Tara
    x

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x