Thursday, November 7, 2013

Fifty Shades of Grey?

Today we are going to explore 50 many shades of grey! I hate to disappoint you, but we are talking about many shades of grey... paint chip, that is!

Here is my take on the grey paint chip
If friends were flowers, I'd pick you
By layering the various shades of grey background, it was easy just to add the flowers in the mix--voila! The flower stamps and sentiment are from Jane's Doodles' Pretty Peonies 

After making the first card, I couldn't stop, so here is another grey paint chip card with a twist!
oh let us adore Him
This time, I only used a tiny piece of the grey paint chip and had it embossed.With the solemn stamped image from this set Heavens Rejoice this card doesn't need much else. Anyhow I hope you have fun looking at the samples with grey paint chips.

PS: I didn't read the book "Fifty Shades of Grey"...I only know it's very famous! You got any ideas?  (wink!)
Thanks so much for stopping by! 

34 comments:

Donna Nuce said...

Oh darn! I was hoping for a sexy card. But I do love the embossed paint chips on the Christmas card. I see a trip to Home Depot for some psint chips in my future. Have a great day Virginia.

Lynn said...

I'm with Donna :) Just kidding. I love the scene you created on the second one. The vellum and the embossing is amazing Virginia!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love the embossed paint chip! So creative!

Sheila H said...

Your creativity is astounding, Virginia. The torn edges of the paint strips on both cards are very striking. The flowers really stand out against the two levels of gray panels of the first card. The embossing on the gray panels of the second card evokes an image of sand. These cards are dynamic and lovely. And the title of your post is captivating - LOL!!

Cecilia Hsieh said...

Love your paint chip cards Virginia! I've been collecting paint chips every time we go to Bunnings… I just hang around the paint area trying to pick some nice colours whilst my DH is wandering through the store! I have not make one single card out of them yet!!

Miriam Prantner said...

The people at the home improvement store must be on the lookout for you now! ha! I love these cards, especially the torn edges and the embossing on the second card is wonderful!

Annette Allen said...

wow both of these are amazing but the second one is my favorite.. that card is just gorgeous..

Cindy C. said...

Wow another clever way to use those paint chips! Both great design!!

Robin K. said...

Clever cards (and blog post title)! I saw many Halloween costumes this year where they attached hundreds of grey paint chip samples to their clothing! Between that and us card makers the home improvement store are going to have to start locking up their samples!

Barb said...

Oh, my! Both cards are so gorgeous, V! Love the first one with the yellows and oranges - and your ripped paint chips look awesome! And the second card is just beautiful! What a unique and brilliant design!

joy said...

Your creativity know no bounds, Virginia! Love that you dry embossed the panel on the second card. I think I need to pick up some of those paint chips soon.

Angi Barrs said...

Grey and yellow is my fave color combo. This is gorgeous!

Tracey McNeely said...

Virginia love both cards. The embossing on the second is so cool.

conil said...

WOW! these are both lovely...the white strips between the colors could be stems...but your 2d card knocked me out. Just WOW!.

Pamela said...

Heehee! I love your series of paint chip cards!

Bellule said...

Vraiment superbe cette idée d'utiliser un nuancier, j'adore !!
Biz'

Niki G said...

Every card you create with paint chips becomes a favorite of mine...soooo clever!

MarcyK924 said...

WOW - the paint store should hire you as their creative consultant, my friend! I LOVE LOVE both of these fab cards!

Barb Ghig said...

Both cards are gorgeous, Virginia! I really love your embossed sentiment and sequins in the 2nd one so much...once again, your 'paint chip' cards are amazing!

lenny said...

hahahaha...that blog post title is so funny!! Looove your new "paint chip cards"...All those different shades of grey ...gorgeous!!

Linda R said...

You had me going for a minute there. Too funny. I never read those books either. But Your Fifty shades of grey look fabulous. Loving your cards my friend.

Hugs~

alexandra s.m. said...

I'm still laughing out loud Virginia!
You are brilliant! Love the concept and your two cards
Thank You~

donna mikasa said...

Oh, you are having WAY too much fun with those paint chips! I love that you tore it to show the white core. And the embossing? Love the texture! You amaze me, always!

Greta said...

Boy--your creative juices are in over-drive, Virginia! Love these!

Laura B. said...

Embossing paint chips....brilliant! Who knew 50 shades of grey could be so fun?

shirley-bee said...

Fabulous use of the paint chips, Virginia! I love how you offset them on the first card, and the yellow goes so well with the grey.

Kathy (krolski) said...

Great use of the paint chips once again! So creative, Virginia!

Kim S said...

I'm definitely liking your version of shades of grey!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

What lovely work you have there!

Dawn Turley said...

Oh my stunning cards Virginia. The use of the grey paint chips is totally inspiring

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Amazing how the same supplies and colours produced two completely different cards thanks to the stamps! Oh, and the pops of blue too. :-) I love the nativity one so much.

All of these paint chip cards of yours should be collected into a series entitled '50 shades of Virginia's paint chips'!!

Mariana Grigsby said...

Virginia, I can see that you have been using your new stamps ;) Well, I think your cards are amazing... I haven't used paint chips yet, but I think soon I will give them a try ;) Your cards are inspiring me!

Alice Wertz said...

fabulous way to use the paint chips!! love the torn edges and embossing? so clever! these are beautiful, Virginia!

maria f. said...

Wow - your Christmas card is absolutely gorgeous, Virginia. Love the top-loaded design.