Welcome to week eleven of our Art With Heart 2023-24 Colour Creations blog hop!

This week we are showcasing Basic Gray, which is a colour I rarely use, so it was a bit of a challenge! The darker gray is a good colour for natural elements such as stone or animal fur/hide or for metallic objects.

I settled on making a dark gray metal postbox as I wanted to see if I could successfully combine the little envelope stamp from the “Just My Type” stamp set with the “Stamped With Love” stamp set.

To create a border that reveals the Basic Gray card stock card base underneath I’ve stamped a vertical row of the “Just My Type” envelopes in Basic Gray and then fussy cut the right hand edge of the envelopes using paper snips.

The postal box was stamped in Basic Gray onto both Basic Gray cardstock and Basic White cardstock. The Basic Gray cardstock postal box is fussy cut and adhered to the front of the card, with a white envelope fussy cut out from the Basic White cardstock postal box.

Although I’ve deliberately kept this card very monochrome to showcase Basic Gray, I couldn’t resist using the heart stamp to add a tiny pop of Poppy Parade to the card.

I’ve customised all the sentiments on my card by masking part of them off with washi tape and removing the washi tape after inking the stamp but before stamping.

The Basic Gray Stampin’ Write Marker was used to add an ellipsis after the sentiment on the front of the card, another way to further personalise sentiments.

Inside the card I’ve personalised and mixed together two more of the sentiments from “Stamped With Love” to perfectly fit inside the larger envelope stamp.

Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the lovely Kate Morgan – I can’t wait to see what Kate has made this week!

If at any time you find a broken link, you can find the complete list of all participants below.

Kate Morgan  

Andrea Sargent

Amie McIlroy

Christina Barnes

Tina Gillespie

Christine Blain

Di Furniss

Rachel Woollard

Rachel Palmieri

Sharon Davern  

Ros Davidson  

Theresa Gerrard

Catherine Proctor  – you are here!

Next Wednesday, 19th July, we’ll be back showcasing Berry Burst, a previous Incolour that has now returned as a core colour.

I hope you can join us then.

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