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Saturday, September 26, 2009

A Monochromatic Christmas

From The Funkie Junkie
This week's challenge at Our Creative Corner is to make a monochromatic card! I have never done one, at least knowingly, so here is my first-ever monochromatic card. Actually, I'm not even sure if I have achieved a monochromatic style. I tried to make it several shades of red, but even though I used several papers and embellishments, they all seem to be pretty much the same shade of red. And this card is RED. Good thing it is my favorite color so I really do like how the card came out, but I'm sure not everyone will feel the same way.

I used one of my last sheets of Cosmo Cricket Be Good paper and one from last year's Oh Joy collections. I love that paper and hate to see my stash dwindling away (I'll probably end up surfing the 'net to order a few more sheets if I can locate any). I wanted to make it a shabby chic collage type card. For some reason, all my Christmas cards come out shabby. I swear I don't plan them that way - they just take on a life of their own. Anyway, shabby was lots of fun making this card. The edges of the DSP were scissor distressed and inked with Creamy Caramel. All the stamping was done with Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap ink. The stamp set used was SU's Yuletide Montage. Spellbinders used were Lattice Shapeabilities Pendants and one of the tag dies. I also used several Prima flowers, some red velvet Prima ribbon and Prima crystals. The tiny red crystals were from Joanns. The snowflakes were cut with a CB die and coated with SU Dazzling Diamonds glitter. The red gingham paper is from Creative Memories which was altered by sanding and sponging with Creamy Caramel ink. The Christmas sheet music was printed out from a graphic on The Graphic Fairy's website.









Let me know what you think of this card. Do you like the Shabby Chic style or do you prefer a more clean and simple style?

Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend!



Update: This card was featured on Card of the Week.

25 comments:

Loretta said...

Absolutely amazing - inside and out!!! Wonderful project here.

Pirkkis said...

I just looove your gorgeus card! So many little things and still everything is in harmony.

Silke Ledlow said...

WOW - LINDA - YOUR CARD IS DROP DEAD GORGEOUS!!! Amazing design - I love this card!!! Hugs ~S~

Lori said...

Well, I love this card! I do love shabby chic style and this is just gorgeous. I'm amazed at all the time you must have put into this card. Just beautiful in every way!

Cindy said...

Gorgeous card, Linda! Inside and out!

Wendy J. said...

Fabulous card Linda! Love the inside too! You have a definite talent for the shabby chic look-- which I don't!

Abby said...

Wow Linda your card is amazingly beautiful. It definitely offers the shabby chic feel...stunning!

Abby:)

Jenny Gropp said...

We all have our niches and what we do good with-- you have your own fabulous "shabby" style -- It is also packed with so many wonderful details and special touches -- lotsa love and work in your creations! It's a WINNER!!!!!

Dianne said...

Stunning Card !! This is gorgeous!! I love the monochromatic colors.

Sue C said...

Linda this card is amazing ! I love the shabby style. The detail you've added is beautiful, both inside and out. Sue x

Melissa said...

Inside and out, this is full of detail! Wow!

Julie said...

Hi Linda! Just commented on your beautiful red Christmas card on SCS & decided to pop on over & check out your blog--so glad I did, because it's just beautiful! Love your vintage creations--my favorite style! I'll be back!

Jennifer Meyer said...

WOW Linda, your card is amazing!! I LOVE how you decorated it inside and out - I bet a few others will see this and be inspired!

One of these days, I would LOVE to swap a card for my collection.

Have a fun weekend, Jennifer :)

Mrs B said...

Linda, you card is just beautiful! I just love all the detail you put into your cards!
Cindyb

Edith said...

Linda, your card is really gorgeous!
I love both outside and inside! Beautiful!
:)

jen c. smith said...

found your blog on graphics fairy - love your card -- and love your about me - you are very inspiring!

Jane said...

I love red and I love your card...very nicely done!!! It has that shabby chic and vintage look that I love.

Jan Ely said...

That is beautiful! Love your blog--it's so pretty!

Micki said...

Wow, that is absolutely beautiful:-)

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

Hi Linda,
Your card is gorgeous, I love all the red!! The embellishments you used are just stunning! Thanks so much for playing along today and for participating in "Brag Monday".
Karen

Suzanne said...

I found you through The Graphics Fairy. Your card is beautiful! I'm looking forward to your other posts.

lotsa scrap said...

This is so interesting! I love all of the details!

Sheryl Parsons said...

It's gorgeous! I love red too so I say, wonderful choice!

America said...

fabulous altered card with so much detail!!!

Nicola said...

Wow Linda, your creation is so beautiful, loving the shabby chic look and it is just as beautiful inside too.
Hugs,
Nicola -x-

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