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Friday, September 2, 2011

Blogger's Challenge: Monochromatic Blues


I'm off work today and looking forward to hanging out with hubby and my mother-in-law who is visiting for the long weekend from California.  We only get to spend time with her once a year or so, so we try to make the most of it while she is here.

This week Lisa has challenged us with monochromatic blues for our blogger's challenge.  I loved this challenge and created 2 cards fairly quickly.  

Card details:
Stamps: Kind Deeds from Clear & Simple Stamps
Cardstock: Marina Mist, Not Quite Navy, Rustic White
Inks: Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy
Embellishments: glitter pen, Enchanted Evening ribbon, distresser, Jenni Bowlin self-adhesive pearl flowers, 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" circle punches

One of my co-workers lost her Mother earlier in the week and I needed a card for her.  Kind Deeds is my go-to set from Clear & Simple Stamps for sympathy cards.  I saw this card from Susan earlier in the week, I knew I wanted to create something similar-I loved how Susan stamped the black over the blue.  So, I just changed the black to dark blue and I decided not to stamp directly over my image.

I started off with inspiration from the Mojo Monday 206 sketch and I changed the circle sentiment to the other side.  My card was a little smaller and the panels are a little bit larger, but I drew from the sketch to begin with.

This next card I created with the new set from The {Stamps} of Life called owls2love.   This was just released and I can't wait to share a few more cards that I created with it.  It's a fun set!

Card details:
Stamps: owls2love by The {Stamps}of Life
Cardstock: Marina Mist, Not Quite Navy, Rustic White
Inks: Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, YR02 Copic
Embellishments: glitter pen, Enchanted Evening ribbon, distresser, Amuse pearls

Want to join us with the monochromatic blue's challenge this week?  Directly link to your creation below and please no backlinking.


Susie said...

Awesome work, Kim. Great designs.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous blues hun!! Love both creations here!! ;)

BarbaraW said...

Two great cards. The owl card is so cute. The sympathy card is awesome.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wow- two great cards! I love the blue on a Sympathy card- very pretty! The owl card is lovely too.

Lori said...

Great designs, Kim! Kind Deeds is a perfect set for sympathy cards, isn't it? Enjoy the time with your family this weekend!

Ida said...

Both these cards are wonderful. I love the set you used for your Sympathy card. So peaceful looking. That owl card is just darling.

Bobbkat said...

Beautiful blues! Nice layout.

Rose said...

Love what you've done with the challenge, I have a hard time with monochromatic and shy away from it. You've done a great job on both cards.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Great cards owl say! Luv the first and the owl is too cute!

Suzanne C said...

Love your monochromatic cards! They are beautiful. The first with the flowers is my favorite. So sorry that you had to use it. :(

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Wonderful cards, Kim! Your sympathy card is so pretty! The owl card is quite cute too! :D

R.Maria Sabina(Lollyrot) said...

the first card is my favorite!!!

Linda Monroe said...

These are both beautiful. I love using blues and greens for sympathy cards. they are soothing colors.

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