Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Basic Grey Challenge

I really loved June Houck's monochrome DT card on the Basic Grey Challenge this week and was inspired to use a monochrome background for this card. I've had the papers in my stash for quite a while but have been saving them for something special and thought I'd send this to a special friend who's finding life a bit tough at the moment.

Papers - BG Ambrosia
Stamps - BG Aura, Inkadinkado Sketchy Flourishes
Inks - Tim Holtz Distress spiced marmalade
Ribbon and Gems from stash

I'm really pleased with this card and love this style, the inspiration for which is from some fantastic work by Sarita. See some of here wonderful stuff here.

Anyway still more challenges to post so better get going.
x Michelle


yvonne said...

The simple lines on this card are stunning, The colour combo is just perfect A very classy looking card! No wonder you love it!

Martine said...

oh this is soo pretty, thanks for playing along this week :)



Lil Sis said...

What a beautiful elegant card,
Beccy x

Rica said...

This is just so beautiful Michelle - I just love everything about it. I'm another lover of monochrome and also a great admirer of my matey Sarita's work. She has a unique style of her own.
Thanks for sharing this with us at BG.
hugs Heather xx

June Houck said...

Wowza! This card is GORGEOUS. And I inspired you? You made my day :) I love love love your card. Elegant and stunning. Good luck with the challenge!

Chris said...

Fantastic card Michelle, I love your choice of the third colour and it all looks so elegant, I'm sure Sarita will be delighted that you took your inspiration from her designs, she's so talented, I agree with you. I'm sure your friend will love her card and it'll cheer her up. Glad you joined BG this week. Chris xx

Debbie Dolphin said...

Nice to meet you yesterday michelle.Love this card its gorgeous.xx

Nicki said...

Love this, its gorgeous

Sarita said...

Hi Michelle,
Soo sorry to have not visited you for a while..thank you for your lovely comments on my blog recently.
This card is AMAZING..I wondered where you got your BG Aura stamps from?? Is that the frame for the sentiment you've used??
The whole card is just stunning, and I'm humbled that you find inspiration from li'l old me!
Love Sarita xx