Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Mostly Neutral

It is time for the newest challenge at Frilly and Funkie and this time, Sara Emily is our hostess and calls it Neutral Point of View and describes it this way:

We're seeing a lot of pastel and brighter colors this time of year. For this challenge we're inviting you to step away from all that color and play with your neutral art supplies. You can add a few pops or hints of color, but be sure we see mainly neutrals on your vintage or shabby chic design. (Think black, white, gray, brown, beige, cream, ivory; even gold and silver.)

I went with mostly grey, white and black for my neutrals but there is a tiny bit of pink added.

I started with some grey card stock for my card blank and used a number of papers from a pad called Rose Quartz (Prima).  First came a large panel for the background and then I added two smaller panels of different designs along with a couple of tiny fishtail elements.

Next I added a doily cut from a scrap of black card stock using the crochet doily die from Prima and then a sentiment that I fussy cut from one of the papers.  Some venise lace was added as a border at the bottom of the sentiment.

The big Prima flower came next with a beaded stick pin that I created from my stash along with a feather and some tulle and then a bit of pink crochet lace ribbon was tucked underneath the flower.  Tip:  Always keep even the smallest leftover bits of ribbon because they can make great added elements for your cards even if there isn't enough to create a bow.

Finally I altered a metal flower corner with some Snow Cap Mixative Alcohol Ink and added it.

I hope you will join us for this challenge. it runs until 11:55 pm EST on May 8th so you have lots of time to create.


  1. Well, if that isn't the perfect sentiment for a card made by Cec, I don't know what is! LOL I love the way you warmed up this color palette with those little bits of pink. Shabbylicious!

  2. Cec, this is truly lovely! What a way to use your neutral palette and the bit of soft pink is just perfect! Grey and pink is a favorite combination for me, and you have made it work exceptionally well! Thank you for your hard work and beautiful inspiration for my challenge theme! Hugs!

  3. Shabbylicious! I love the gray, black white and hint of soft pink! Beautiful card! Gorgeous design!

  4. This is some of my favorite papers and that you used the marble makes me so happy! I love the black doily, the bits of tulle and the gorgeous layered lace! Stunning details and inspiration. Hugs, Autumn

  5. Such a beautiful card Cec! Love the distressed edges complimenting the lace, tulle and that big blousy flower. And the hint of pink works perfectly! xx


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