Friday, May 24, 2013

SFTW - Monochromatic

It's Friday!  Yeah!  Even though I've been retired for about three years I still love Friday.  I guess after a lifetime of school and work it just becomes engrained in you.  That and there's lots more fun events scheduled on the weekend.  I hope you have some fun activities scheduled but I also hope you've left time for a little stamping because we've got a new challenge at Stampin' for the Weekend.  The challenge runs for a fortnight and this time our theme is "Monochromatic". 
There was a time when I dreaded seeing monochromatic challenges.  They seemed so boring, I love color and I don't like to be limited but this time I decided to go for it.  Usually in monochromatic challenges if you're coloring a person they let you do skin and hair in other colors.   This image was colored with copics and except for the eyes everything was done with "E" colors.  If you're not a copic user the "E" are the earth tones.  It's amazing what a large spectrum of colors there are in the "E's"  They are my most used markers.   After I finished up I realized I could have done the eyes in brown, I just always grab green or blue for eyes.   I'll just have to remember that for next time.

Keeping monochromatic I used a couple beige card stocks.  I ran one of them thru my Big Shot with an embossing plate.  To make it stand out a little I rubbed over it with a Ranger "Tea Dye" ink pad. The sentiment was written with a Bic fine point marker.

Here's the deets:
stamp - Saturated Canary "Marry Me" digi
ink - printer; Ranger "Tea Dye"
paper - Wausau "Sand" card stock; Recollections "Neutrals" card stock
miscellaneous - copics; Bic adobe orange marker; Viva "Holo Iridescent" Glitter Liner; Stampin' Up Sizzix "Flourish" embossing plate; Spellbinder's "Ribbon Tag Trio" die; ribbon; pearls

Here's the challenges:
Stampin' for the Weekend - Monochromatic
Moving Along with the Times - Embossing
Crafty Ribbons #46 - Anything Goes with Ribbon
Oozak- Anything Goes with Earth Tones
Going Gray - Graduation, Wedding or Anniversary
Ribbon Carousel RCC81 - Celebrations

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have a chance to play in our Stampin' for the Weekend "Monochromatic" challenge


  1. Wow Chris! What a beautiful card! You did an amazing job coloring the sweet image! I too dread monochromatic challenges but you really make me want to give it a try! Have a safe and fun holiday weekend!

  2. this is gorgous, love this amazing beautiful image and this it

  3. Chris, this is truly gorgeous! Love your design and colors, and your coloring is fabulous!


    - Jenn

  4. This is just lovely, I love the way you've coloured it!


    Julie x

  5. Ah this is super, what a stunning card, Thanks for sharing with us this week on MAWTT, Love Hazel DT xx

  6. Beautiful card. Love the image and your design is fabulous.


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