Sunday, September 18, 2011

Sentimental Sundays Challenge #73 - Thought of You

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Supplies Used:
Cricut Expression, Cricut Cartridge(Plantin Schoolbook), Cricut Markers(Lt. Brown), Bazzill Cardstock(Quicksand), The Paper Company Cardstock(Whipped Cream), American Craft 'Garden Cafe' Collection(Cafe Iris - Floral), Jillibean Soup "Minestrone Soup" Collection(Elbow Macoroni - Polka Dots), Pebbles Inc. "Fresh Goods" Collection(Mom & Pop - Grid),  Hero Arts "Old Letter Writing" Digital Stamps(script), Nestabilities(LG. Lacey Circles, LG Circles), My Craft Spot("Cappuccino" Baker's Twine), Verve Stamps(Small Phrases), Misc - Rose. Finished Size: 4.25" x 5.5"


Happy Sunday Everyone!

Today's Sentimental Sunday Challenge #73 is all about going MONOCHROMATIC! Simply use monochromatic colors in your creations. It could be a one color - color scheme, only neutrals, or a mixing of similar shades of color. Its all up to you!

This was a first for me. I've never done a MONOCHROMATIC creation before and was a little skeptical as how it was going to turn out, so I opted to go with ONLY NEUTRALS. As the card started to come together, I felt more at ease and LOVED the card.

This card is also based on a few challenge going on at Verve Stamps.

I combined it with this week's Verve's September Diva Dare Day1 - Case-A-Diva. I choose to CASE Diva Amy Sheffer's - who coincidentally created the sketch above - Dream Big card. I fell in love with her layered paper rosette and had to create my own.

I used the Cricut Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge to create the tags. The brown outline was drawn by the Cricut using the Cricut Markers. I simply used Design Studio to size another tag 1/2" smaller than what I wanted to tag to be.

The sentiment is from the "Simple Phrases" by Verve Stamps.

 And the "Cappuccino" Baker's Twine is from My Craft Spot.

No card of mine would be complete without a finished inside.

Now, it's YOUR turn! Be sure to check the Sentimental Sundays Blog for more MONOCHROMATIC inspiration. And don't forget to link up your card by Saturday, September 24th 11:59PM EST for your chance to win this week's sponsored prize.


This MONOCHROMATIC card will also be entered into the following challenges:

~  Flourishes - The Beauty of Color: MONOCHROMATIC.


jessica said...

this is so beautiful! love the monochromatic color and the paper you used is beautiful. your take on the sketch is perfect!

June Houck said...

Marlene, this card is stunning! Amy will be so tickled that you CASEd her card. This is absolutely striking and gorgeous! You could also enter this at Shopping Our Stash :)

Shelly said...

Just so beautiful! I love the colors and the texture! Your card is amazing!

Tara said...

Just beautiful!!!!

Sankari W. said...

What a gorgeous card! I love this monochromatic gorgeousness!!! Beautiful DP and beautiful take on the sketch!!! Thanks so much for playing along with the Get Your Diva On challenge this month!! Big hugs!

Carla aka scrappypug said...

What a beautiful and elegant card.. such pretty papers too! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Sherrie K. said...

WOW!!! This is absolutely stunning!!! I LOVE the colors, rosette and beautiful flower! Awesome job Marlene!!!
Sherrie K

Lori said...

Your monochromatic card is absolutely beautiful! Thank you for visiting me. I'm following you now!

JoAnn said...

Your card is gorgeous. Love the monochromatic neutral colors. Your layer rosette is awesome. Great job. TFS

Robin's Creative Cottage said...

Soooooo lovely Marlene, I love each detail once again!! :)

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous card! Wow! Your certainly mastered the monochrome challenge at SS!

Tameko said...

You did a fantastic job on the monochromatic challenge this week.

JustYolie said...

Beautiful monochromatic the added rosette & twine!

Maureen said...

THUD, just stunning! Oh all the beautiful little details :)

Marisa said...

Totally gorgeous case!! Love the monochromatic colours and your focal medallion with flower are gorgeous!

Teresa Kline said...

WOW...this is have show cased this card well...hope you have a fabby week!

enjoy *~*

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Gorgeous!! Love the warm, rich color palette and all your fabulous elements!!

Amy Sheffer said...

I'm so honored by your awesome CASE, Marlena! I just love your neutral color palette and the combination of patterns! The layered rosette is gorgeous, too!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is simply fantastic! Love the neutral hues and fabulous details.

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