Wednesday, March 7, 2018

"When Skies Are Gray"

Good morning blogger buddies!

Phew, we're through another month of winter and hopefully on the downside of the cold, dreary weather!!  I am soooo ready for Spring.  Until then though, we are sticking with a winter theme on the Double D Challenge Blog..."When Skies Are Gray".

I can't help but think of The Mamas and The Papas old 60's tune, California Dreamin'.

"All the leaves are brown, and the sky is gray.
I've been for a walk on a winter's day."

Team Diane is sharing their inspiration and hosting for the next two weeks along with help from Team Darlene.  The mood board offers a variety of interesting shapes, textures and designs for this challenge.

I was inspired by everything on this mood board. The honeycombs, cups, patterns and scarf fringe all called to me...even the wee bit of background green.

"Sweet to the Soul"

 I'm back to my mini canvas, 6" x 6" card base for this project.  I wanted plenty of room for the honeycomb background I created using two different die cuts.  There's lots of hexagon shapes, both negative and positive, on this card front! 

The tea cup and background hexagon pattern was made using a stencil and ink.  I pulled the light brown around the honeycomb in the first photo and paper roll in the third photo by adding some kraft color paper to the gray shades.  The green ribbon used for the bow has the same pattern as the stencil used for the tea cups.  I added loops of gray yarn under the bow and topped it with mesh flowers.  A couple of green leaves and a few bees complete the details.  The Bible verse was the perfect sentiment and pulled it all together.

From my stash...
Memory Box Honeycomb Corner
Memory Box Stacking Cups
Paper Trey Ink Hexagon Die Plate
Spellbinders Hexagon Die

Come and join our challenge fun at the Double D Challenge Blog!
You'll find our guidelines HERE.  Link up your creation to the "When Skies Are Gray" post by March 18th and you could be one of our Top 3 badge winners or the randomly chosen winner of this awesome prize...

Cottage Cutz Sun & Cloud

Challenges entered:
Cuttlebug Mania - Ribbon and Bow2/3-12
Scrapy Land #38 - Anything Goes/3-18

Thanks for stopping by today. 
I hope I've inspired you to play along with our Double D Challenge, "When Skies Are Gray".

Stop back again, soon!


Scrapper69 said...

WOW Vicki! Your card is Fantastic.. I totally love all the amazing details and can see so much of the mood board in your beautiful design!! Fantastic work!


aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful canvas Vicki and a great combination of fabulous colours, love the card.xx 💖 [Aussie aNNie's Blog]

Diane said...

Vicki this card is at all the wonderful details you have, love the use of the honeycomb and all the layers, I just can't sop this!!

Donna Phelan said...

BEAUTIFUL sentiment, love all of the honeycomb die cuts, lots of interest with some of the negative pieces left in, so FAB! Such pretty stacked cups too! This is just wonderful all over!

Barbara said...

I must ask you about the sentiment. Is it a stamp or computer generated? I love it, but the card is the beautiful frame for it. So many elements from the mood board expressed here.

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Lovely card, you have done a fab work full of textures and different patterns!

Esther Asbury said...

Creating grayscale cards isn't easy, but you took it to a whole new level of beautiful with this card! Love, love, love the honeycomb die, teacups, and perfect sentiment! So gorgeous!!

Darlene said...

WOWZA! This is FABULOUS! I really love how all these different elements tie together so well ... great job! Just beautiful!

Kathy Krug said...

Gorgeous. The different shades of grey with the different honeycombs both positive and negative add so much interest to the card. Perfect sentiment too.

Judy Woodland said...

Oh WOW, I love everything about this card. I'm such a fan of the hex shape, and you have used it perfectly here. Not only in the background, but using the shapes as embellishments. I love the little bees, the teacups and flower are perfect here too. Just a wonderfully designed card!

Carol L said...

adding all those elements and having a great looking creation is not all that simple to do! It's just beautiful!! Love the honeycomb accents.

Leslie Miller said...

Your honeycomb is absolutely perfect! Gosh, you were inspired all over the place and it came out amazing. Who knew gray could be so beautiful? I'm loving more with every card I look at for this challenge!

Amelia Breytenbach said...

Such a gorgeous card Vicki. I so love all the tiny details - an amazing design from the honeycomb background to the teacups and little bees.

Jannie said...

Love your card and the details!!!
The sentiment is beautiful too

Thank you for joining us at Cuttlebug Mania

Cuttlebugs & Hugs

Swissie said...

Wow! Such a great card!
Thank you for joining Cuttlebug Mania this time!
Swissie DT


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