April 07, 2010

PTI Princess Challenge no.5--Neutrals

I made this card right after I received my Delightful Dahlia's set last month, but I wasn't going to post it because I didn't like it enough. Something is just not quite right about it, but when I saw the most recent PTI Princess challenge by Val I knew it would be the perfect fit. "Neutrals only," she declared, "No color."
I can't take credit for the LO, it is basically CASEd from a card I saw 3 years ago now. Don't ask me where I saw it, or who made it, but I apparently sketched the LO onto a scap paper I recently found while cleaning my studio. I know it was almost 3 years ago because the scap of paper was the back of a 1st grade school paper that my now 4th grader must have brought home!

I tried to color a white button with a grey Copic, but it wasn't the perfect shade, so I covered the button with CS instead! You can also see the scalloped border on the bottom of the sentiment panel a bit better here. I was pleased to use some old eyelets too...remember those? *grin*

Thanks for stopping by on this wonderful Wednesday!

27 comments:

Mary said...

I like this, it's kinda classy with all the grey. And your eyelets look lovely! :)

Lee said...

Another beautiful card. It was great to read all about you in the PTI newsletter.

Melissa said...

So stunning Dana! I love it!

Val said...

Gorgeous card Dana. It's very striking. Thanks for playing along with the challenge and I love what you did with it.

Val said...

Gorgeous card Dana. It's very striking. Thanks for playing along with the challenge and I love what you did with it.

kolling143 said...

Some of the 'no color' cards are so striking as is this card!! Love the neutrals.

Jennifer K said...

I don't know why you think this doesn't "work" - I think it's a lovely card. I like how it's all neutral - very striking!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Love your card. It is very sophisticated and elegant looking.

Jennifer Carter said...

Beautifully elegant! It reminds me of a tuxedo! Great job!

resmith said...

Such a beautiful and elegant card!!

megspaulding said...

Oh I dont know why you dont like this card Dana, I think its GREAT! I love the neutral colors. Gray, black and white looks fab together. Nice job!

Baseret said...

This is really pretty. Perfect flower for this card.

Laurie said...

Wow Dana! This is gorgeous! I love the black and white! So striking!

Diane Jaquay said...

VERY elegant, classy looking card!!! I love it :)

Anika said...

This is great! Love the colors - or lack of color!! Very sophisticated and elegant!

Cheryl said...

This is a great sketch--I'm glad you found it so I can write it on the back of my kids' paper! You have made such a beautiful card. I love the gray.

Kathryn B said...

I love your card I think its stunning!

Kara said...

so pretty!
Kara

Mara... said...

beautiful!! You did great with the neutral challenge!!

Leah said...

This came out gorgeous! Love the contrast on this.

Keva said...

Ooh! Really clean and nice. I love neutrals, but it's so hard for me to use them in a card. I always feel like it *needs* a pop of color. You proved me wrong..this card is great!

Angy said...

This is gorgeous! Love it!

Diane said...

Oh my, this card is absolutely gorgeous! You did a great job on the challenge!!!

Jackie Pedro said...

This SCREAMS elegance!! GREAT card, Dana!!

IamDerby said...

This turned out so elegant! nice!

Francie said...

OMG! Jaw-droppingly beautiful!!

Mariah said...

Such a great card...yet another! would make a perfect wedding or anniversary card. Love it!