May 17, 2011

A Very Late OCC Post–Not So Neutral!

Wow, did I ever have a terrible week last week! Our whole family had the nastiest cold and sore throat, ugh. Anyway, I’ve finally caught up so here is my take on Linda’s only neutrals challenge. Use light neutrals only (tan, ivory, taupe, grey, white), metallics are OKtoo, on your card with dark neutrals (dark grey, chocolate, black) as accents only. But that alone would be too easy! So there is a twist to use lace and buttons too!

happily ever after neutrals easel

I first thought of white and gold so I went with this wedding easel card. The gold is applied using a gold paint pen. I was DYING to use pink and green on the flowers but I resisted. The lace is lace tape used for making Battenberg lace. I’ve had it for so long and I’ve not made the lace so I decided it could go on cards instead.

It is hard to see but the tulle that extends under the ribbon on the lower half of the card is also behind the upper part of the card. You just can’t see it against the background. It is very frilly and feminine. The Gold rimmed pearls are buttons with the shanks cut off.

I hope you will check out the rest of the OCC design team gal’s projects at the OCC blog. They are so awesome! It’s really not so hard, come on, play with us!

Enjoy, Rebecca

Ink: memento black, Versamark
Paper: white CS-Taylored Expressions
Accessories: gold paint pen-Pilot, gold ribbon-stash (off a gift box I believe), tulle, buttons, lace-stash, pearls-Dollarama, gold EP-SU!, foam dots-Jody Morrow, Copics E00,21, 33, curved Rectangle Nesties


Robbie said...

Very pretty! Love the touille and tiny pearls.

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Looks like you are feeling at least a bit better, Rebecca. Glad to see that! Your card is wonderful - great neutral tones and I love the touch of gold on the card and on the buttons. Super job on the challenge - and thanks for helping me polish it up!