Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Monochromatic Limitations

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Today is the kick off of another challenge at Frilly and Funkie.  Our hostess is Cec and she has a tough challenge for us - create a vintage piece that is entirely monochromatic!  Cec wants to see a project that uses basically one colour and its various hues and tones - a little white or cream can be added but unless that is the main colour, it needs to be just an accent.

I started my project with this Tim Holtz sentiment stamp because I felt limited and knew I would have to be creative to produce a piece that I was happy with.  I already had blue in mind, but it seems that most of my DT sisters were also channeling blue!  On a piece of white CS, I stamped images from the Damask set with Wendy Vecchi's Cornflower Blue archival ink then blended Faded Jeans DI across the entire panel (no white, remember?).  I used the new Doily texture fade to create the bottom layer in my central cluster.  It was sponged with Faded Jeans after it was embossed and then fussy cut out.  Then I cut the doily die cut from an old Prima die and sprayed it with Faded Jeans Distress Spray Stain.  Next came my flower - one layer of white burlap (the burlap was painted on the back with a liberal coat of Multi Medium Matte which allowed it to stay together after being die cut).  It was also sprayed lightly with Faded Jeans Distress Spray Stain.  Next layer up is another Tattered Florals cut from cream colored canvas and also sprayed with Faded Jeans Distress Spray Stain.  The top layer was cut from white CS with the Tiny Tattered Floral die and again it was sprayed with Tattered Jeans distress spray stain.  It has a flat back pearl as the center which was colored blue with a Copic Marker.  I used the same marker to color the gem end of the gem clip.  To add a little interest to the panel, I used the new Correspondence stamp set and stamped several stamps using Cobalt Archival Ink.  

I had a 5.5x5.5 card shell already prepared but the size of my finished front panel required another layer between it and the card front.  My main panel was too small to fit on it without another layer in between.  I didn't really have another blue that I could use for it so I cut 3 of the Spellbinders Royal Love dies from white CS and sprayed them very lightly with Faded Jeans.  They became the layer that my card front is mounted on.  I did use a layer of craft foam between my card front and the die cuts.   

That's it.  No special techniques this week.  Just stamping, inking, embossing and die cutting.  And for the dreaded monochromatic card, I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Please stop by Frilly and Funkie to see the amazing work the rest of the team has to inspire you.  Hope to see you play along with our challenge too!  There is a $25 random draw for a gift certificate to shop at The Funkie Junkie Boutique but you can't win if you don't play!

And speaking of playing, my card is playing in these challenges:

One Stitch at a Time - Anything Goes With Flowers
That Craft Place - Shabby Chic
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Loves Rubber Stamps - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes








The following products were used to make the above card.  They are available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique where Ranger/Tim Holtz and most other name brands are always 20% below MSRP.

25 comments:

Buttons said...

What a rhapsody in blue! LOVE the doily layering and the damask stamping in the background. Jenny x

Anneke said...

Your card looks gorgeous. I really love the quote it is
So true. Very inspiring, Anneke

Sue said...

This is so pretty and not easy with a monochrome palette.

Georgie C said...

Wow, this is stunning Linda!! I love the blues, and the doilies, and the tattered floral details - everything is perfectly balanced. The layout is gorgeous!!

Plus I have to add, I'm sooooooo jealous.... :) you have the Prima Pineapple Doily Die, I have been trying to track that down for an age!!! :)

Hugs
Georgie xx

Patty O'Malley said...

Beautiful card, Linda! Love those doily accents.

Maryanne said...

Beautiful, Linda! I love monochromatic projects and if I have time I may try to get something done for this challenge! Your card is lovely and serene. I think it's just perfect!

Joan said...

Stunning card!

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Such a pretty card love the flower layered on the doilies.

Darlene G said...

Linda, your card is beautiful. Just love it.

Cec said...

Love this blue beauty with all the die cuts and doilies. The big flower makes a perfect focal point.
Hugs!
Cec

fabiola jaques said...

Magnifique! Biz

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous Linda! Such a wonderful shabby chic arrangement with your lovely layered doilies and that beautiful flower in the center! Love the blues of course, so stunning! hugs :)

Joi at RR said...

Heheheh - the sentiment is PERFECT Linda!!! Seriously believe this is one of my all time FAVORITE cards I have seen you make. It is STUNNING. I love doilies - always have because my Grammie crocheted the daintiest beauties. And the burlap is so unlikely to be dainty with a doily but it looks CHARMING. But the very best part for me - that just seems to tie it all together is the very back piece - the sweetness of those little scalloped looped cut pieces is PERFECT. Truly FABULOUS. j.

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW what a beautiful medley of shades this is. Love it !!
Cheers
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Beautiful blues Linda and your monochromatic scheme is done so well, lots of depth and interest which can be so hard to do when working with one colour. Love it!

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

What a work of art! Stunning!! Thanks so much for joining us this week for our 'Anything Goes' challenge at Loves Rubberstamps. We're so glad you did! Hugs, Wends x Loves Rubberstamps DT

Blankina said...

Ohhh what a great monochrome card, so pretty and love the burlap flower at the centre...stunning!!
Happy to see you play at Loves Rubberstamps,
Hugs Blankina

Margaret said...

So gorgeous! Love the flower as the focal point of your card. Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week. Good luck. Maggie - DT

craftybunny said...

Wonderful work with all the blue hues.So much beautiful and delicate detail.Just love all the texture.Absolutely gorgeous.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
Lisa x

Dangina Martinez said...

What a beautiful creation! Love the die cuts and colors! Thanks for playing along with Loves Rubber Stamps this time around!
Tons of Hugs, Dangina

Amy Cohen said...

Outstanding! Beautiful Blue- thank you for sharing with us at CYP.
Amy-GDT

Pamela said...

Wow! Linda your card is awesome! Nothing about it says blaaa being monochromatic! It's beautiful and loving the blue hues!

Zora said...

A great card.Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.Zora DT at TTCRD

Samra Leshinski said...

In a lack of better word...supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.....Love the stunning layers, color and such a gorgeous arrangement!

Sara Barker said...

Well, Linda, I have been stalking this post for several days now, focusing on those shabby, frilly swirls and doilies, and now I'm back to finally leave you some love. And LOVE it is, because I love everything about this card--of course the doilies and swirls, and the flowers!!!! and that awesome, tasty blue! Love everything about your card! Hugs! by the way, I had to guess at the sushi bit, because I don't eat raw fish!!!

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