Monochromatic Fever

 Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment. ~Claude Monet
#GDP046 & #SSINKTC35

Ahhh . . .  I was finally able to return to my craft desk today. It has been a week, I am not sure what kept me away so long, I guess just life. The ti,e away was evident as it took me longer to work through my ideas.

Yesterday I received a huge box of paper & stamps that had been sent back east.  Crystal was kind enough to box them up & ship them to me so I did not need to wait until August to play with them. (Thank you Crystal)

Both cards today made use of the new stamps and as the title of today’s blog indicates I was working with monochromatic colors. I used to find this a challenge all on its own.

I headed to my challenge links this morning for a bit of inspiration. I found it at Global Design Project GDP046and Stylin, Stampin, & Inkspiration. My original plan was to work with the colors from the                                        The flamingo was stamped in Flirty Flamingo, then covered with clear embossing powder & was heat embossed. I water-colored the lines using blushing bride & this technique allowed me to continue my line over the flamingo & the color did not stay where I had embossed. #SSINKTC35my greeting ended up inside as the placement of my Flamingo was to low. Although you may not be able to see from the picture I stamped blushing bride on a block, then stamped the wing in the color on the block before cutting it with the frame-lit. This gave the wing a nice water-color look.

JAI201buttons034You can make this card as well! Reach out to me if you are looking for the products used. Keep in mind that when you order you are entered into the drawing to be the hostess of the month. No party necessary, you can earn free products from the sales I make.


Don’t forget to check out the last day of sneak peeks for the August collection over at the A Muse blog. Click on the card to the right to be lifted there.

Thank you for stopping by today. Come back tomorrow to see my second monochromatic card.


freehand border line only


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