Wednesday, 16 June 2021



Welcome to week 3 of the Art with Heart Team Colour Creation Blog Hop. Basic Grey is in the spotlight for this week.

Each week a group of Art with Heart Team members participate in a Blog Hop that is all about Colour. They will be showing you some amazing creations which highlight one of over 50 different colours available through Stampin' Up!. Last week the focus was on Balmy Blue from the Subtles collection.

This weeks colour, Basic Grey, is featured in many of our amazing products including A4 and 12x12 cardstock, Neutrals 6x6 DSP, Markers, Classic Stampin' pads and refills, Simply Elegant 12x12 DSP, In good Taste 12x12 DSP, What a Year Memories & More Card Pack and Watercolour Pencils Assortment 1.

It has been many years since I have made a card, let alone blog about it. The nerves are still there, but that feeling of excitement will never go away. Not wanting to put too much pressure on myself I decided to create a simple card card using the colours Basic Grey, Very Vanilla, Bumble Bee, So Saffron and a splash of Pear Pizzazz.

The base of my card today is using Basic Grey cardstock upon which I added a layer of DSP, also in Basic Grey. Having minimal products meant that there was not a lot of stamping going on, but playing around with punches can be just as much fun.

Using both the Daisy Punch and the Medium Daisy Punch, my flowers were cut out using So Saffron and Bumble Bee Cardstock. No flower is complete without a couple of sprigs of greenery using the Sprig Punch and Pear Pizzazz Cardstock. The thankyou sentiment from the Sweet Icecream Stamp Set (my one and only set) was stamped in Basic Grey Ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock and trimmed to shape before adding it to the card front. A little bling to finish it off in the form of Champagne Rhinestones, and there you have it. A completely no fuss card which was a great start for me after not having created a card in a few years. I totally felt like a beginner again, fumbling my way around, a mistake here, and oops moment there.

Now to just start working on my photography skills *gasp*

If you have any questions about this project or would like to know more about the products used please feel to message me.

Tina Gillespie is the next person in this hop. Pop on over to her blog to have a look at how she has used Basic Grey in her project.

Our blog hop is a circle you can enter at any place, but if you find that you have a broken link you can come back here and choose any of the names below to continue hopping.

Thankyou for visiting my blog and I hope you can join us next week when we will be featuring the colour Bermuda Bay.


  1. Great to have you playing along with us this week, Kris ... I look forward to seeing many more of your creations, as you get back into the swing of creating. You've done an awesome job showcasing Basic Gray! I love the yellows against the grey, and really like how you offset the rhinestones in the flower centres. x

  2. Rachel Woollard16 June 2021 at 20:54

    Lovely card Kristine, I love the yellows with Basic Gray

  3. So great to have you joining us on the blog hop Kristine - you've used one of my fave colour combinations to great effect! Can't wait to see what you create next time.

  4. Great card for your first blog hop back. Yellow looks fabulous with basic gray.

  5. Your card may appear simple in design but I love the flowers and placement of the rhinestones. Great to have you join the blog hop!

  6. Wonderful card Kris, don't you just love yellow against the grey it is just gorgeous and I love the daisies. I used pear pizzazz and so saffron in my card today as well. Snap! I find simple cards are sometime harder for me so this is great! It is always good to have a good stack of simple cards to make. Welcome back to blog hop fun!

  7. So great to see you back enjoying creating! Love these bright colours against the Basic Gray! Great job and your new blog looks fabulous.

  8. Love your two tone daisies against the gray background. So good to have you back blogging and joining the CCBH!

  9. Welcome Kris! Hope you continue to share your creations with us. I am a huge fan of grays and yellows and your card showcases them beautifully.

  10. Gorgeous yellow daisies Kristine. A lovely colour combo with Basic Gray.

  11. Lovely choice of colour palette Kristine. Your bright yellow daisies are so very cheerful.