Sunday, January 30, 2011

Neutrals Challenge and Using Real Sand

I have a confession to make. I am SUPPOSED to be prepping for my Memory Box Valentine class tomorrow. Instead, I decided to play around with one of the Moxie Fab Color Challenges. There was something about the neutrals challenge that drew me to it. Here is the color pallette for that challenge (Bazzill Basics French Vanilla, Twig, and Smoky):

To make the card, I stamped the Impression Obsession sandcastle image (G1718) onto white cardstock using black Memento ink. When I held my Copic color chart up to the Twig Bazzill paper, the color I own that matched best was my W1 Warm Grey pen. I was a little surprised, but colored the castle and sand with my Warm Grey instead of a brown pen. I liked the end result! To embellish the card, I used some 1/2" Wonder Tape and adhered some real sand. The nice thing about Wonder Tape is that it is so strong that none of the sand escapes. Here is a close-up of the embellishment:

I have access to beach sand, but I tend to buy sand at a craft store when I want to add it to projects. The sand seems "cleaner," in that I don't have to pick out twigs, rocks, shells, etc out of it. Finally, I added a "sandcastle" woven label (Me and My Big Ideas) to the top. I have had that label for years and was so happy to finally use it!
Well, I should probably get back to work. I really want to do another challenge, so I will see if there is time after I prep for my class.


Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Beautiful scenery and I love how you added real sand!

Cath said...

Hey Laura! Thanks for entering the Neutrals Challenge in the Color Inspiration for Card Makers Week suite of six challenges in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)