Wednesday, 16 June 2021

Week 3 - Colour Creations Blog Hop - Basic Gray

Hello Everyone and welcome to week 3 of the Art with Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop. This week our colour is Basic Gray. Very interesting colour not one I am keen on I find it a little drab for my taste. But all the same I like a challenge and so I decided I would hop along with week. 

My card is a fancy fold, I don't know what others call it but I call it a Butterfly wings style card as you can see by the photo.

It's a 51/2 inch square card. So I started with a Basic Gray base and added my layers using the Gold Foil Sheet and then the Simply Elegant DSP from the New Annual Catalogue. After cutting my wings and crossing them over the card I added a Square Vellum Doily then my Poppies I stamped my Happy Birthday from the same set and cut out using the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. 

I layered these onto the front of the card using dimensionals and finished off with the Silver Metallic Pearls. For my insert I also layered the Gold Foil and Simply Elegant DSP before added the largest of the layering circles for my writing panel in both scalloped and plain, I stamped my sentiment and some more poppies that I coloured using my Write Marker pens. All of my Stamping was done in Basic Gray ink so that it blended.

All of the Items used in this project can be found in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalogue. If you would like to purchase any or all of the items used please give me a Call, Email or PM so that I can help you with your purchase. 

Thank you for  taking the time to view my Blog.

  You can hop over to the next person in the Blog Hop-: Claire Daly   From Here

 If you have a broken link or have come to this blog hop midway, you can view all the participants below:


Michele Taylor 

Kate Morgan

Sharon Davern

Ros Davidson

Catherine Proctor

Rachel Palmieri

Theresa Gerrard

Kristine D'Auria

Tina Gillespie

Rachel Woollard

Di Furniss - You are Here

Claire Daly

Christine Blain

Fiona Ryan

Caroline Manwaring

Vicki Boucher

Andrea Sargent

 Hugs Diane xx


  1. Rachel Woollard16 June 2021 at 19:42

    Wow! That's an amazing card Di!

  2. I had a bit of a laugh at you calling Basic Gray "drab", Di! I think it's a beautiful grey. :)
    The card you've created is really elegant. The gold touches, and the pop of red, are gorgeous.

  3. Di this is an incredible fancy fold card! The angles of the fold really reflect the pattern on the DSP - super cool!

  4. A stunning card Di and the fancy fold showcases the elegant DSP so beautifully!

  5. I have never seen this style of card before but I love it. I love how your colours pop against the basic grey background. Lovely card xox

  6. Wow Di, super impressive fun fold there! You sure have lifted the Basic Gray with those bright poppies. Great card!

  7. Lovely colour combination, Di and I love the style of this card. I saw one recently and wanted to give it a go, now I will after being inspired by yours!

  8. Wow, what an amazing fancy fold! I love that the offcuts get used in the design so that there's no waste. The pop of red with the poppies adds a real wow factor.

  9. Wow - that’s a fabulous card Di!

  10. Even though you may call Basic Gray drab your card is nothing but that. The gold and red make the card very elegant. Hats off to you doing a fancy fold. I never have the patience.

  11. Fabulous fancy fold Diane. The pop of red really works so well with the Basic Gray and gold DSP.

  12. I love this fold and the poppies "pop" on the basic gray.


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