The little things that make me happy here on Bliss Road~~Emily Keaton

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Stampin' B's Challenge: Monochromatic

This week Lois is our hostess for the new Stampin' B's DT Challenge. Her challenge is to make a monochromatic card. Here is mine:
I used one of my favorite techniques for making a monochromatic card: the Poppin' Pastels technique. I stamped this gorgeous bouquet of shamrocks from Flourishes in Versamark ink and then applied SU garden green chalk with a sponge applicator. Usually I apply the chalk all the way to the edge of the card stock, but this time I stopped at the edges of the image. That left a blurry halo of sorts around the image, but I kind of like it!

I tried my hand at another ribbon rose, and I feel like I'm getting a better feel for it. Practice makes perfect, right?

I incorporated these challenges into the making of this card:
I hope you've been inspired to play along with the Stampin' B's!! If you do make a card, post it on your blog or SCS gallery, and link it up to the Inlinkz tool on the Stampin' B's blog. We'd love to see what you create!! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by to check out my little slice of bliss for today!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Flourishes Irish Blessing
Paper: MFP lily pad CS, SU garden green textured CS, SU garden green DSP, MFP snowstorm CS

Ink: Palette jardin moss, Versamark
Accessories: SU five-petal flower punch, SU decorative label punch, Stampin Pastels, sponge applicator, gingham ribbon, rhinestones, foam tape, The Twinery peapod baker's twine
Techniques: Poppin' Pastels, handmade ribbon rose

24 comments:

Benzi said...

Emily, I love this! What a great Irish image and you've made it so beautiful with your sponging. I give you a top mark on that ribbon rose...so pretty and I love it in checks. I need to make my Irish hubby a card for St. Patrick's Day.

Marisa said...

Loving all that green (I should have been a St. Patty's baby LOL!) and your ribbon flower is fabulous!! Fabulous touch with the twine and you rocked that sketch.

wearestampers said...

I love your monochromatic cards! They are always lovely!! Lovin the greens!!
Pam

Lois said...

You did a great job on the Stampin'B challenge, Emily! Your chalking looks so pretty with those Irish shamrocks.

Dawn B. said...

Emily....this is awesome. I love your ribbon rose too.. I am going to feature this on the Flourishes Facebook page sometime this week..:) Great job.

Linda R. said...

WOW!! Your rocked this challenge.. Your card looks wonderful.. Oh Yea, Green is my favorite color..

Hope you are having a great week!

Hugs, Linda

Cindy Haffner said...

Emily your rose is PERFECT!

Jackie said...

LOVE your monochromatic card & you did a great job with the sketch! Thanks for playing along with Etsy this week!!!

Betty Wright said...

Emily, I just got this set in the mail and I so want to ink it up! This is wonderful! Love the gingham ribbon rosette! Love how you incorporated the three patterns, too! Beautifully done! Thanks so much for playing Flourishes FTTC Challenge! Lovely card!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

This is absolutely GORGEOUS, Em! You just reminded me I have this set and need to get it out! I LOVE this card! :)

Wendy said...

Awesome monochromatic card. My favorite color, so I think it is beautiful!

Auntie Em said...

I love your St Patty's Day card! The chalking on the versamark is always so fun! It's like seeing an image pop out of nothing! (Yes, I am easily entertained! Hehehe! )
Love the ribbon rose and the green twine. Sweet!
Thanks for sharing! :o)

Tammy Hershberger said...

This is beautiful, Emily and I LOOOOVE your gingham rose!!! Thanks for joining us for Timeless Tuesday!

Joanne (jojot) said...

wow...this is beautiful....love how you 'chalked' the image....and I too love that glow on its edges.....wonderful detail work...all in the fab greens

Ruby said...

I never thought monochromatic could look SO good! What a beautiful card! Thanks for playing along with us over at Etsy this week!

Lea L. said...

This is very pretty! I love that shamrock bouquet stamp...so pretty! Great job with the CPS sketch! ♥♥♥

Jinny Newlin said...

What a fantastic, monochromatic beauty! LOVE everything about this card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Wee Memories Scrappy Saturday Challenge!

Crafty Math Chick said...

This looks FAB Emily!! I have to try that technique and the DP, twine and that rolled ribbon rose? AWESOME my friend!
~Meredith

Bonnie said...

Sorry I've been so quiet, Emily. I have been enjoying your posts but haven't had a lot of time for commenting. Be assured I am enjoying your creativity! I love how you did this card with the Poppin' Pastels technique and I love the layout! You're ribbon rose rocks! Hugs.

Jacqueline said...

Fabulous Card Emily - I invite you to check out my blog to see my sketch for the CPS challenge

Colleen Dietrich said...

I didn't know you had that Flourishes set! I really like it very much; don't know why I haven't bought it yet. Gee, this looks so St. Patrick's Day-ish....I wonder who might get it? ;)

Manuela said...

Wow, a wonderful card! The green looks amazing :)
Thanks for playing with us at Challenge up your life!

Pat said...

Oh Emily! I am in LUV!!! That is so pretty. Love the greens, and the flower blows me away!

Hugs, Pat

Amy said...

Oh this is so pretty! You are rockin' those ribbon roses lately! This one is super duper great!!!