Tag Archives: grey

Butterfly in grey

8 Jun

greybflyGrey doesn’t really seem like a cheerful colour – that’s why every once a while I feel tempted to play with it. Last time it was ornaments, this time – a butterfly and flowery pattern. A simple card that might suit some less joyful occassions.


Silver Ornaments

12 May

The idea behind these cards was simple – to use a single sticker ornament and make it look interesting enough to be the main piece on the card. I stuck it on the black card, elevated it, colour it in, cut out pieces and add shiny stones. I also decided on having grey background – sometimes I think this colour is underestimated, perceived as dull or not standing out enough.


The second card posed a bit of a problem, because the ornament was a bit too big for my standard A6 size, but then, I though it would be too small for A5. In the end, I found an in-between size, which I never used, as I always perceived it too big or too small, depending on a project. This time it turned out perfect. The idea and technique were the same, but you can see the outcome is a bit different. The little black space at the bottom, ideal for adding a sentiment. I left it blank for now, though.


The colours of them both are exactly the same, but since I took the pictures on two different days, the light was different and cause the difference you can see in the picture. One day I will have to tackle the art of taking pictures for sure!

Cog Heart for Steampunk Valentine’s

14 Feb


Did I tell you how hard it is to come up each year with “something nicer and more cool”? Each year’s Valentine card for my boyfriend just has to be better than the previous one. So it’s becoming more and more challenging. This year I went for something simple in design, but definitely time consuming. If you remember my Steampunk-style Easter Card and Mechanical Heart Card, this one will definitely look familiar to you. I used the same heart pattern (yay for my habit of keeping anything that “might be useful one day), but decided to pick colours that would be more suitable for a man. Maybe grey is not the most Valentine-y colour, but couldn’t have used pink!