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Colour Creations Showcase - Gray Granite


Hi there

Tonight, I'm joining the ladies from the Art With Heart Team for this week's Colour Creations Showcase. This week we're featuring Gray Granite which is from the Neutrals Collection.  

This is my colour combo tonight. Gray Granite is one of my favourite neutrals as I think it works so well with all the colour collections. I've paired it with Rococo Rose and Early Espresso.

Stampin' Up! Gray Granite Colour Creations Showcase with Prized Peony - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I started with a Thick Whisper White card base and added a strip of Gray Granite embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder to the left side. Rococo Rose card stock is a darker pink than the Stampin' Blends colour, so to keep it all in the same tone, I coloured a strip of Whisper White with the Light Rococo Rose Stampin' Blend and added it over the Gray Granite strip. The remainder of the card base was covered with one of the Gray Granite designs from the Peony Garden Designer Series Paper.

I stamped the images from the Prized Peony stamp in Early Espresso ink, which I think works well with the Gray Granite. The leaves were coloured with Gray Granite Stampin' Blend markers and the flowers with Rococo Rose Stampin' Blends. I used So Saffron for the stamens with Mango Melody around the dark centre. The fussy cut flowers were layered onto the largest of the Stitched Circles at different heights. The greeting from the Prized Peony stamp set was stamped in Early Espresso ink and cropped with the label from the All Dressed Up Dies.  I finished with a tiny  butterfly in Silver Foil and a trio of rhinestones.

Stampin' Up! Gray Granite Colour Creations Showcase with Prized Peony - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I have a Rococo Rose coloured mat and a strip of the designer paper at the left. I've stamped and coloured the smallest floral image from the Prized Peony stamp set in the corner of the writing panel.

Stampin' Up! Gray Granite Colour Creations Showcase with Prized Peony - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

This card was made to thank a  lovely friend who helped me out of a spot last week. I hope she likes it.


Project Details
Stamps Prized Peony
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Gray Granite, Silver Foil, Peony Garden DSP
 Ink Early Espresso, Gray Granite
Accessories Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools    All Dressed Up Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies, Subtle 3D EF, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends (Rococo Rose, Gray Granite)


The lovely Catherine is hosting us tonight, so make sure you head over to her blog for the links to the other participants tonight.

Thanks for visiting today!


Ros Davidson

Fabulous card Judy. I did not pick it was rococo rose until I read the blog post!

Diane Furniss

Beautiful peony card Judy and your colouring is impeccable.

Theresa Gerrard

Another beautiful card Judy. As always your colouring is stunning .

Kathryn Ruddick

Stunning card Judy!
I know we're not meant to have favourites, but this card wins the day for me out of all the beautiful Gray Granite creations - and that is saying something because everyone has done such gorgeous work!
What is different about yours?
The introduction of Early Espresso, a really strong, contrasting colour that makes the whole project just a complete stand out.
And the bravery to go right to the edges of the card with the DSP where everyone else has cut smaller card front layers.
Your card is bold, confident, adventurous, beautiful and hugely successful.

Michele Taylor

I've run out of words to use when describing your cards Judy. I feel that I use STUNNING all the time!!! And this card is no exception. So beautifully constructed and coloured.

Cheryl Hamilton

Beautiful card, Judy!! And mahalo for the directions, as always!

Sharon Davern

What a gorgeous card Judy, I love the detail of the embossing folder and the the dsp for the added interest before the pop of pink which is just beautiful.

Rachel Palmieri

Such a special card Judy, you do include such wonderful little touches on your cards. A feast for the eyes!

Caroline Manwaring

Oh my goodness, Judy! There is just so much to love about your absolutely beautiful card. The texture from the embossing to the gorgeous colour combo, and those fussy-cut flowers, wow! Totally stunning!

Glenda J

Your card is so beautiful and your coloring is awesome. Thanks for sharing how you created this card. I want to try coloring with the Blends but deciding how to do the shading is a challenge. Thanks again for all you share on your blog!

Kate Morgan

Gorgeous feminine card, Judy, the Rococo Rose is a really beautiful pop of colour!

Andrea Sargent

Wow, such a beautiful card Judy. I love, love, love your colour combination. Gray Granite with Rococo Rose and Early Expresso is such a good combination. As always, your attention to detail with layers and textures is perfect. Gorgeous. xxx

Tina Gillespie

Oh, this is so pretty and elegant, Judy. The colour combination is gorgeous.

Sujatha Harding

Doesn't the Gray Granite look fantastic with the Early Espresso, and the Roccoco Rose?! Lovely colour combination, Judy - and I love your elegant card!!


Oh my goodness, Judy ... this is SUCH a beauitful card! I love all the details you've incorporated/put together. Clever idea to colour a strip of Whisper White card with the Stampin' Blends marker!

Catherine Proctor

Beautiful colouring Judy! I love the attention to detail you have by colouring the strip of card stock with the Rococo Rose blend to match the flower. Thank you for participating in the Colour Creations showcase this week xx

Rachel Woollard

Beautiful card Judy, I love the colour combination, I would not have guessed that was Rococo Rose, lovely.

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