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Sponsored and created by Independent Consultants for Close To My Heart, all challenges will be posted on Monday mornings with the deadline to enter on the last day of the month or on the Saturday following the month's final challenge. All challenges close at midnight EST. (Each month, the final challenge date will be announced to help you play along. You have all month to play, so join us often!) You might even be in our Top 10!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Keeping it Neutral...

Caroline here this week, with a new challenge for you:

Create a card using one or more neutral colours. 
This could be black, white, off-white, grey and/or kraft. Do NOT use any other colours!

For those of you who love colour, this could be quite a challenge! However, neutral does not have to mean boring. Think of the vintage look of black-and-white photos or the elegance of sepia-toned prints. Minimizing colour can mean adding lots of texture and layers for interest. Let your card design be the focus, rather than your colour palette. Many striking clean-and-simple cards feature a subdued or limited colour scheme, with lots of "white space." Close to My Heart chose to update their neutrals this summer, so there's lots of new shades to choose from.

You have until THIS SATURDAY, Nov. 3rd at 10:00 pm EST to enter our October challenges and be considered for the monthly Top Ten!

 
To get those creative juices flowing, here's some not-so-neutral inspiration from the wonderful Team A. 




 

Is your interest piqued yet?! Here are the guidelines to follow:

  1. Use mostly Close to My Hearts products, though it doesn't have to be 100%.
  2. Create your card, using one or more neutral colours.
  3. Post your project to your blog or other online gallery.
  4. Come back here and link directly to your blog post, not your blog home page.
  5. Mention Heart 2 Heart somewhere in your blog post, indicating that you are playing along with us and link to our site.
  6. Consider adding the H2H badge to your blog. We'd love to spread the word and see more crafters participating.
  7. Please consider turning off word verification if you'd like to get comments (you can always enable comment moderation if you're concerned about spam).
Thanks to all our weekly participants and our Designer Team members!! We love to see your artwork; the inspiration works both ways! Show us how you "keep it neutral."

P.S. Happy Halloween!

11 comments:

Madeline Morcelo said...

Love all these cards...you guys did a wonderful job as always. I'm so proud to be in this team. :0)

Pam E. said...

This was a tricky one! Thansk for the challenge

Jan said...

I seem to have posted twice. But I love the neutrals and I am passionate about our Kraft paper not only for cards but also cricut projects.Thanks so much for the challenge today.

Debi said...

These cards are wonderful. Amazing what you can do with neutrals.

Donna said...

I am so glad to have found the time to do this challenge!

Angela Garcia said...

This was my favorite challenge this month! Thanks for all the inspiration ladies!

Kim- www.agirlandherstamps.blogspot.com said...

Beautiful projects! This was definitely a good challenge for me! Thanks ladies! PS- I accidently posted this card to the pumpkin/halloween challenge too...opps. Scrap brain! :)

Anonymous said...

I love neutral colors. Thanks for the challenge!
-Joyce

Hansi Brittain said...

This is my first H2H challenge, and I loved it! It is always fun to create something without relying on color for interest.

papercraftnut said...

Great inspiration projects ladies! I really enjoyed creating in the neutral palette.

TINA said...

LOVE this challenge!! Any excuse to use only grey and black is a good one for me! Everyone here is so talented!