The view outside my window is snowy countryside in shades of white and gray, but the view within my heart is brightly colored today. I've made a couple of birthday cards in brighter shades to chase away the monochromatic scenes before me and the problems that kept popping up today. At times like this I lean on Philippians 4:8 - whatever things are true...honest...just...pure...lovely...of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
This first one uses the round or square challenge sketch from Mojo Monday 274. (I did still use shades of white and gray on the butterfly that I dream of visiting my garden.)
This card was also inspired by The Dutch Dare Card Challenge 198, to use 1 image, 2 fibers, 3 designer papers, 4 corners (not round), and 5 embellishments (my gray pearls).
May God bless you with lovely thoughts when the world around you seems like shades of gray!
I'm sharing this card with the following blogs:
4 Crafty Chicks #123 - Ribbon and Bows
Dutch Dare Card Challenge #198 - Recipe listed above
Mojo Monday #274 - sketch
Robyn's Fetish #140 - Use a Doily
Stamptacular Sunday #196 - Doilies Galore (plus stamping)
5.25" Square Card Recipe:
Paper - My Mind's Eye "Dolled Up" (butterlies and gingham); Basic Grey "Sweet Threads" (black pattern), Bazzill aqua cardstock, CTMH White Daisy Cardstock
Stamps - Verve (happy birthday), Our Daily Bread Designs "Butterfly Corner"
Inks and Markers - CTMH Slate stamp pad; Memento Tuxedo Black; Copic Marker N0 Neutral Gray, BG10 Cool Shadow
Accents - CTMH Ribbon (retired), Licorice Opaques; Wilton doily
Tools - 2.5" circle punch