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Friday, April 8, 2011

Monochromatic card

Hi everyone! Well here we are again, for another bellariffic friday challenge.
This week we were to do a monochromatic card. I thought it was going to be soooo easy, well once I started, I was stumped! Seriously, I didn't have a clue what to colour or what papers to use.  I spent a whole night pondering over it.  I don't usually get stumped to often, but this challenge for some reason just threw me!

So the next night an idea popped into my head, so started pulling images out and playing with them and this is what I came up with. I was very pleased with the outcome.

The image I used was from Emily's March release called Scribble Garden. I love flowers, well anything nature related, and since I haven't inked up this stamp, I thought I would give it some lovin.  I stamped the image onto some cream cardstock using crumb cake ink. The dark scallop layer behind the image is actually not that dark in real, it's soft suede, but just couldn't get it to lighten up in the picture.  And you can see I used my new lacy oval s/binder die too! :)
Next layer is a piece of cream c/s embosed with my 'new' sizzix embossing folder.
OMG I am loving this folder.  The depth that it embosses just makes the details pop out that much more.  I dusted across the embossed area using crumb cake.
The DP is by Bo Bunny - not sure what collection it is from.
I also used Bella's happy birthday sentiment. I don't see this particular one on the website, but there are several others to choose from.
Finished off with a bit of copic colouring on the flowers E40, E41, and E30.  Added glitter to the flowers, then some micro pearls to the dots on the image.
Used some cream seam binding to tie the ribbon tag on and added a bow using my bow maker.

Be sure to stop by bloggabella today, to check out what the other babes and sistahs have submitted for this weeks challenge.

Next weeks challenge is a sketch by non other than our very talented  Lindabella!
Hope you get a chance to play along.

Also, tomorrow I'm off to Scrapfest in Kitchener with Linda.  We will be meeting up with a few more bella babes -  Paula, Cath, Robin and Paulas BFF - Mary.  We will spend lots of time at the Bella booth, so if you able to make it, stop by and say 'hi'!

Enjoy your weekend everyone.



"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said...

Great card Pauline.... love this look...soft and elegant

Leslie said...

This is SO pretty!!! I LOVE the embossing folder image peeking from behind!!! Pretty, pretty, pretty!

Tammy Hershberger said...

This is beautiful, Pauline! Just stunning, and that embossed background goes perfectly with those flowers!

Dana White said...

This is stunning. I love the softness of the flowers in the one shade. I must remember this & case it one dat!!

Ebru- aka- April said...

There is only one word to describe this card and that is STUNNING, STUNNING and STUNNING. Awesome card Pauline !!! See you at Scrapfest.

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

Beautiful card! LOVE the shade you chose to work with too!

Robin McK said...

OMGosh Pauline - you did such an amazing job! From the image to the bow, to the papers...everything is stunning!