Monday, January 24, 2011

Moxie Fab–Gray Is the New Black!!

Happy Monday, friends!!

How was your weekend?  Mine was great – we saw “The Dilemma” at the movies on Saturday (super cute and funny!), and I went to a friend’s book reading and signing yesterday (really interesting).  The rest of the weekend was spent doing laundry – hubby was running outta undies!  LOL

Color Combo - Orange and Gray from Apartment Therapy

So I’m here today to share a couple of cards that I made in response to the latest Moxie Fab World Challenge – Grey Is the New Black.  I sooo agree with that statement and was giddy with the ideas that flowed from my teeny tiny brain!

CARD NO. 1:

For my first card, I was most inspired by the above photo – isn’t it delicious?!  Seriously, those colors just spoke to me.  And here is how I translated the inspiration:



What do you think?!  It’s not as graphic as the inspiration photo, but I feel like it still has a graphic feeling to it with all the “white” space and the architectural chair.  The chair image and sentiment are from a new Hero Arts clear set called “Wish You Were Here” and the damask image is from a Stampabilities cling set that I picked up at Hobby Lobby called “Flourishes.”  The card base is Papertrey Ink’s Smokey Shadow, and the damask is stamped using my new fave-a-lave inks, Fresh Ink Provincial Gray.  The chair image was stamped using Versamark and heat embossed using Zing’s Apricot Embossing Powder (LOVE!); the sentiment was heat embossed using Zing’s White EP.  The ribbon is SU’s Pumpkin Pie 5/8” Satin Ribbon, and the rhinestones are also from SU.  I'll also be submitting this for the Splitcoast Stampers' Clean and Simple Challenge (CAS103), which is to use a flourish in your design.

CARD NO. 2:

Girls Night Out - Grey Is the New Black

My second card for the challenge was inspired by a CD cover that I saw when I was in Starbucks over the holidays.  When I got home that day, I looked the CD up on iTunes and burned the image into my brain.  Since then, I’ve completely forgotten the name of the CD or the band that recorded it!  Ugh!!  Getting old really sucks!!  But I can tell you that image was still etched in my brain when Cath posed this challenge, and I knew I had to attempt to translate the image in my brain into a project for the challenge.

ETA:  I figured out the name of the CD that I had seen (Hallelujah!)  So, I've added a thumbnail of the CD cover that was my inspiration for Card No. 2!!

The main image, “Cityscape” from Penny Black, was stamped three times onto two different shades of Bazzill CS using Fresh Ink’s Paper White ink and then cut out.  The pink reminds me of twilight, doesn’t it you?  The sentiment is from the My Cute Stamps clear set called “Celebrate” – it was stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with Zing White EP.  The ribbon is PTI’s Hibiscus Burst Satin Ribbon, and the rhinestones are from SU.

Thanks, once again to Cath, for another Moxie Fabulous challenge – I adore her challenges and can’t wait for the next one!!  Thank you also for stopping by today.  Have a great day!



10 comments:

Jess said...

That gray and orange card is stunning! LOVE it! Your other card is super cute too!

Kristin said...

Both of these cards are beyond gorgeous! Perfect and sure winners!

Lisa H. said...

wow! both cards are FANTASTIC! looove 'em!

Cheryl said...

Both of these cards are FABULOUS! Wow!

Virginia L. said...

These two cards are simply outstanding! Thanks to Hero Arts, Tweet, I found your lovely blog.

Cath said...

Hey Karolyn! Thanks for entering the Gray is the New Black challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Rachel D said...

These are both beautiful!

Justine said...

WOWWWWWWWWW, how did that second one NOT WIN??????? I am tickled grey and pink just looking at it! Is it for me? Dude!!! I have a Moxie Fab Entry up on my blog, let me know what you think, it is for the Neutrals Color Combo challenge

Justine said...

WOWWWWWWWWW, how did that second one NOT WIN??????? I am tickled grey and pink just looking at it! Is it for me? Dude!!! I have a Moxie Fab Entry up on my blog, let me know what you think, it is for the Neutrals Color Combo challenge

Cheryl Walker said...

Beautiful cards Karolynn! I love them both, and the second one is my favorite!! Love PINK!!! :) heheheheh

Hope all is going well with you, I sure do miss all of you ladies from ABC :)

Enjoy your weekend hun!
Hugs,
Cheryl Walker