Welcome to week 2 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop!

This week we are showcasing one of the most versatile neutrals: Basic Gray. 

As a quilter, I know that gray is one of the best neutrals to use as a background colour because it really makes other colour pop, but I wanted to make the Basic Gray the focus for my projects today so I’ve deliberately paired it with other neutrals, even though it looks fantastic with any colour.

For all of these cards, I’ve used one of my favourite new stamp sets: Dandelion Wishes.

For the first 2 cards, I used silver and gold foil with the Basic Gray. I stamped onto the Basic Gray cardstock with Versamark ink and then heat embossed using white embossing powder. The gold facetted gems, and a bow made of gold metallic thread and Whisper White bakers twine finished off the gold foil card. You can see the silver card in the group shots of all the cards.

I then decided to contrast the Basic Gray with black and white, and even though there are a few heat embossing mistakes on this card, I still like the contrast in the colours. I used the white Stampin’ chalk marker to draw over the Dandelion stamp. The new black cord ribbon is stunning but slippery so I made the shape of a bow (without tying it) and used glue dots to make it stick to the card. The tiny hello sentiment is from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set.

I also just couldn’t resist pairing Basic Gray with two of my all-time favourite colours: Night of Navy and Crumb Cake. For this Night of Navy card, I used some fantastic new DSP that comes in every single Stampin’ Up! colour (you can see the different patterns in the Basic Gray example I’ve included at the start of this blog). The happy birthday sentiment is from a new hostess stamp set: Hand Delivered.

But finally, I think this last card, pairing Basic Gray with Crumb Cake, is my absolute favourite!

It was really hard to get a shot of all the cards together, but I think laying them on the different contrasting  cardstocks gives a good idea of how versatile this neutral really is. 

I’m really looking forward to using Basic Gray with lots of different colour combinations and I can’t wait to see what the rest of the Art With Heart team have come up with today.

Just click on the links below to see what they’ve all made.

Ros Davidson

Rachel Palmeri

Kate Morgan

Sharon Davern

Tina Gillespie

Andrea Roberts

Rachel Woollard

Kathryn Ruddick

Catherine Proctor ⇐you are here

Thanks so much for hopping along with the Art With Heart Team on our weekly Colour Creations Blog Hop. Next 

Next Tuesday we’ll be showcasing one of my all-time favourite colours: Bermuda Bay. 

We hope you can hop along with us all then!

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