Thursday 10 May 2012

Black, grey with a splash of Yellow

Hey guys,

It is almost the weekend and I am so looking forward to it...It's been a really hectic week so far.. Lots of card making plus lots of social activities and I am all but drained.. Plus the heat in Kolkata is killer.. Phew!!

I've recently caught Tejal's butterfly bug...I am in love with the Hero Arts butterflies and I try using them at every possible opportunity... :D

I am having strange mood swings pertaining to color.. I had the pink phase, then a green phase.. My cousin thinks am a total whacko when it comes to colors.. So yesterday when I sat down to make the card trying to follow a sketch (at which I must say I failed abysmally, thanks to missing out on elements of the sketch).. I was too besotted by the color grey and wanted a grey black color card.. I've never done a proper grey and black combo card so well why not give it a try. And to add a bit of spice to it, I added the color yellow.. Have a look at the card...

I love the color combo.. The yellow stands out so well against the black.. :D

A close up shot of the butterfly...

I have crimped the black band on the PP and the circle on which the butterfly is placed.. Easy peasy card.. :D

And the most important bit of it I have got to show you... :)

Yippeee.. I finally have my own custom stamp.. This was designed by Tee.. Thanks so much Tee.. If you want one designed for yourself you can Contact tee here. The design was turned into an acrylic stamp by Varna's stamps so thanks so much for that Varshitha!!

Grey and white card stock=> Fabriano elle erre; black card stock=> Locally purchased
PP=> Street Lace mat stack purchased from the erstwhile craftingqueenstore
Stamps=> Hero Arts Antique engravings
inks=> Unity noir bought from Ujjwal
Coloring Medium=> Staedler water color pencils
Tools=> Surecut deluxe trimmer bought from lulupu and my paper crimper purchased locally
Black pearls=> birthday RAK from Spardha

That's all for today folks... Have a great day and a super weekend..

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Hussena said...

i love the color combo of your card the yellow butterfly looks so gorgeous against the grey the clean and simple look of your card...and everytime you use this butterfly i really feel so "j"...i want this Antique engravings stamp so bad !!!

Lekha justin said...

pretty card Khush..the butterfly is beautifullt matching wth the background...!

Angel said...

Grey Black And Yellow .pretty color combination .

Dr Sonia S V said...

Keep up the grey and black phase-- this is a stunner. I dont have black paper otherwise would have made everything black-- I love the black and white combo!

Shruti said...

Woohoooo Woman!! I so loved ur name stamp!! Mast ekdum!

And the card looks simply elegant!! :)

Erum Tasneem said...

gorgeous colours dearie! love your card!

Karuna said...

u did a fab job!!! looks so so perfect!

the name stamp rocks!!

Esther said...

Fabulous!!! The yellow really pops!

Anita Kejriwal said...

A perfect elegant card!!!

yyam said...

Wow! This is really elegant!

P/s: Love your cool custom stamp! :)

chillin with Quillin said...

very nice, love the yellow butterfly against the grey and black!!!

Piyu said...

Just one word..Gorgeous!! the yellow looks hot on black!

Priya said...

This is a real cool card.. Love the splash of yellow on grey.. totally fab.. and custom stamp is so funky... it suits you.. ;)

Benzi said...

Khush, your color combo is super. The butterfly is beautiful and pops amid the black and gray. I almost never use gray, but I do like it a bunch. Your custom stamp looks great..enjoy!!!

Poornima said...

colour combo is so the simplicity and neatness of your card !!