Thursday, February 26, 2009

Monochromatic Swan

It's time, once again, for our monthly Stamper's Dream Dreamy Challenge. This week we were challenged to make a monochromatic card with a light, medium and dark color of the same family. I chose Desert Coral with Iced Orange (Prismatics). Prismatics are fantastic for monochromatic cards, and others too, because they come in a package with 3 shades of a particular color family.

We'd love to have you participate in this challenge also. All you have to do is make a monochromatic card and post it to the comments section of Michelle's blog: Stamper's Dream. If you post it to SCS, please use the key words: SDDC5. Michelle has some fun blog candy for a randomly selected winner too. You can click on the image for a larger view.

To see what the other girls have come up with, click on the names listed here: Michelle, Charmaine, Cindy, Denise, Kim, and Laurie

Now, to make this card...I first stamped the swan image from the Patterned Birds and Bugs set (Inkadinkado) with Black Onyx (Versafine), and embossed it with Detailed Clear ep. I then colored it with an aqua pen and Salmon and Denim Adirondack Dye Ink Reinkers.

The sentiment, from the Elisabeth Bell set, was stamped onto the Medium Desert Coral with the Black Onyx (Versafine) and was punched out with a tag from the Tag Trio die(Spellbinders).

The flowers and leaves were punched with a variety of punches: Martha Stewart, CarlaCraft, and Punch Bunch. The corners were punched with a corner punch by Marvy, the lacy bottom with a Martha Stewart Border Punch, and the bg was embossed with the Perfectly Paisly embossing folder by Cuttlebug.

All the edges were sponged with Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink), the Pearls are by Kaisercraft, and the tiny little brad in the largest flower is an Epoxy Brad by Basicgrey.

That's about it! Hope you can play along. Head on over to Michelle's blog: Stamper's Dream. We'd love to see where your creativity takes you!


Supplies:
Stamps - Patterned Birds and Bugs (Inkadinkado), Elisabeth Bell (Whiff of Joy)
Paper - Desert Coral and Iced Orange (Prismatics), Neenah Natural White
Ink - Black Onyx (Versafine), Salmon and Denim (Adirondack Dye Ink)
Accessories - Labels I (Nestabilities - Spellbinders), Punches (Martha Stewart, CarlaCraft Punch Bunch, Marvy), Tag Trio (Spellbinders), Perfectly Paisley Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Pearls (Kaisercraft), Dimensional Tape, organdy ribbon, glitter, Quickie Glue Pen

25 comments:

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Just GORGEOUS, Tosh! I LOVE it! The colors are gorgeous!

Michelle (Lady2cu) said...

Girl, you NAILED this challenge with that fabulous card! Absolutely gorgeous!!!

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Gorgeous, Tosh!!!! Love the colors, coloring, and all those lush layered flowers with trimmings. Beautifully done!!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Seriously, girl, do you ever make a bad card? I think NOT! This is beautiful. I love the combo of the Labels One nestie and the corners on the mat panels behind it. Awesome layering on the flowers too.

Judy Covey said...

Tosh,

Your card is very, very nice. The Desert Coral and Iced Orange blend so nicely and the flowers in the corner add just enough splash!

Judy

Mothermark said...

Wow Tosh! What gorgeous flowers.....the way you piled them up just perfectly with all the little leaves and such! Beautiful, beautiful card! So classy....I love those colors too and how the sentiment is sorta hidden behind! Beautiful!

dpkennedy said...

Oh this is stunning! The color combination is fantastic and the punched flowers and fern embellishments are awesome! Such a pretty swan! I love this card!

Bastelfrosch said...

This is a wonderful card. And the flowers.....i love it.
Annette

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

WHOA! Tosh, this is stunning! I LOVE those colors, I just did my SCS sketch card using the coral paper. The swan is fabu and all the flowers are amazing! Hugs to you.

neverenoughrubberstamps said...

Love that Swan Stamp!

Fantastic card!

StampOwl said...

gorgeous card and gorgeous colors Tosh

Kimberly Crawford said...

GORGEOUS! WOW! LOVE those flowers!!!!!!!!!!!

dlove2scrap said...

What a beautiful card. It's so warm and inviting. Perfect color combination.

Rose Ann said...

Wow...I LOVE your monochromatic swan card, Tosh!! All of your flower embellishments look fabulous!!

Norine said...

you did a great job with the colors love the card
Hugs
Norine

Conniecrafter@charter.net said...

Love these colors, great stamp, and lovely layering of the flowers!

Suzanne J Dean said...

Just beautiful Tosh! Love the soft colors, all the layers and bee-u-tiful flowers!
hugz,
Suzanne

Silke said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! The swan is so elegant looking and your color choice is *WOW* - I really like it!!!

Marilyn Hitterman said...

Love the colors you've used on this card, Tosh! What a beautiful job, too!!

Heather said...

Tosh, this is right up there with the most beautiful card I have ever seen. It is absolutely stunning. I am going to try the challenge but I doubt I will create something this stunning.
Hugs
Heather

leenda said...

PERFECT!

Sandra MacLean said...

Tosh! That color scheme is beautiful but those flowers are gorgeous!! I think I need to find myself some of those punches so I can make color coordinated flowers! :)

Denise Bernardoni said...

This is gorgeous Tosh! I love how you did your punched flowers~ so pretty! :)

Joan Ervin said...

I love, love, love this card, Tosh!!! The swan is one of the prettiest stamps I have seen in a long time....love the colors you used and the embellies are all fabulous!!!!!

jami {sgtStamper} said...

wow - beautiful!!! Those punched flowers are stunning! And I love all the little corner details!!

 
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