I wonder if you can guess what colour I chose for my Monochromatic card, lol. I used papers from Kaisercraft's Lullaby collection, the white detail on the background paper is flocked - it feels really nice. I used one of the "sets" of stripes from the other patterned paper to paper piece the shelf, I added some shading "under" and on the ends of the shelf to emphasize the 3D effect
The cuter than cute image is called Animal Shelf and it's available here
for only $2.50. I coloured, as usual, with Copics and Prismacolor pencils, adding some Ranger Glossy Accents to the balloon and some Sakura Glaze pen to the noses. I inked around the image panel with Kaisercraft Orchid ink.
I used Papertake Weekly's Sketch #64 - I love symmetry :-) The lace is from my stash, as are the tiny buttons and pearls. The Baby Girl dies cuts are Spellbinders, as is the "Congratulations" on the inside of the card. I added a layer of Icicle Stickles to the die cuts... I was going to heat emboss them with Bridal Tinsel EP, but did that to one of the "spare" die cuts I'd made and they were a different shade of pink... so in the interests of matching... they got the Stickles treattment.
That's it for today's card. Really simple, best approach with a monochromatic card IMO, otherwise you spend (substitute "I spend") ages trying to match all the embellies.
Hope you get a chance to enter both Di's challenge and Hazel's... both have great prizes on offer - a nice paper pack from Hazel and Di has TWO sponsors; Crafters Companion UK and SVG Attic...also don't forget if you use one of Di's images - one of her digis or a Candibean stamp - you go into an extra draw with an additional prize of two digis. That cant' be bad can it?
Pop over to Di's Digis Challenge and Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Patterned Paper challenge and check out the rest of the DT's work... I'm sure you'll find it very inspiring :-)
I'll be entering my card in the following challenges:
The Crazy Challenge Monochromatic
Crafty Creations Use Four of Something (four critters, four buttons)
Gem of a Challenge Animals or Birds
Crazy 4 Challenges Include a Critter
As You Like It Fur or Feathers (Fur… I love colourful birds, but fur is FURRY :-)
Papertake Weekly Take Your Pick (Sketch, Product Lace
Paper Creator Crafts Dies or Punches
Hanna and Friends Lace and Pearls (four little pearls inside)
Cutie Pie Challenge Cute as a Button (four tiny ones)
OSAAT Anything Goes with Children
Craft Your Passion Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door Anything Goes
Outlawz Friday Colouring Challenge Anything Goes
Simon Says Challenge Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks Anything Goes
Crafts 4 Eternity Anything GoesArt by Miran Anything Goes
Well I've managed to get this post out, bit later in the day than anticipated as we've been babysitting the kids again while their poor parents try and reassemble their house. They moved back in on Monday after staying the weekend with us (their nine weeks having turned to 14 weeks meant their "holiday house" was no longer available) but it's a long way from finished: The carpets got wrecked during removal, half have been replaced the rest come on the 12th August, the blinds also got wrecked during storage so they're being replaced not sure when, the main bathroom floor = wrecked during the plaster replacement fiasco, that's getting redone "whenever", the walls in the bathroom have to be redone, the spa same, the bench in the ensuite same.... on and on it goes. Stressful doesn't START to describe it. and 104 boxes to be sorted, they were stored by the removal company but some got damp, some got dusty (how you can manage both I've no idea!) so a lot of washing of linen's been going on there and here.
My chest infection (while not unusual, I'm asthmatic and do get one most winters, though not at all for the last couple of years) just won't go. It's been draining. I changed from Windows to Mac for my business, had the hard drive fail (after I'd uploaded and sorted all my data, of course) downloaded Office 2016 for Mac onto the new hard drive - disastrous at this stage, no functionality and crashing constantly, then couldn't get the old version back - I spent over 50 hours THIS WEEK, trying to resolve (mainly email) issues, finally got the clunky-by-comparison-to-Windows-but-OH-so-much-better-than-the-new-version of Office back on my machine, and access to all my contacts back. Let me tell you, when I just signed in to my laptop and they're pushing hard for me to take up Windows 10, I couldn't hit the "not now" button hard or fast enough
Everyone send a wish that things get boring for Donna, ta
Until next time, Happy Crafting, Donna