Wednesday, July 8, 2015

SSCB#45 Monochrome

How are you doing?  Still busy busy here.  Not quite used to DH schedule - he's been working lots of nights so we've been having a big dinner when he gets home first thing in the morning. He starts up the grill and I get to work on the sides.   It's taking some time to adjust and I'm sure that by the time I'm in the swing of things he'll be back to days!  The weather here is crazy too.  On Monday we were in the 90's and yesterday only 59!  I don't know what to wear any more when I get up!

A new challenge begins today at Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog!  The theme this month is Monochrome.    That means you get to work with only one color.   That's a tough one for me - choosing only one crayon from a whole box of colors.  I need them ALL!
So I'm sort of hoping my anxiety isn't showing through in my projects.  I did a little masking in my first card to stamp the pine trees close to the camper.   I cut a cloud shape to let some white paper peek through and stamp my sentiment. 
 For my second card I used three shades of purple card stock.  I die cut the lightest shade with the dragonflies, and layered it on top of the darkest shade of purple.  I inserted medium color dragonflies in the openings.
 It looked flat to me so I thought I'd add some color by brushing on Peerless Watercolors, and  dabbing some Inka-Gold paste here and there.   Along with the gold sequins this one has lots of shine!
The large dragon fly die is sold by itself in the store.  The smaller one comes from the Floral Frame and Embellishment set.
Need a little more inspiration?  Check out designs from the rest of the team!  


I hope you'll find some time to play along with us at Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog!










Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Serendipity Stamps: Camper, Home Is Where You Park It
Cloud Die:  Memory Box Cloud Bank

Serendipity Stamps:  Serendipity
Die:  Dragon Fly, Floral Frame & Embellishment

10 comments:

Michele Henderson said...

LOVE this card, Jeanne! The monochrome color makes it look so vintage! Great summer card!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

These are super, Jeanne! Your little camper scene is so fun (I think I need those trees, lol). And I love the color. Your purple dragonfly card is really eye catching...I bet it really shimmers int he light!

Karen Amidon said...

Fun woodsy setting for the camper and I love the pop of the white cloud for the saying!

Kara Lynne said...

I love how you put the sentiment in the cloud on your first card, and those dragonflies in purple are wonderful! Great cards, Jeanne!

Lisa said...

My joy of seeing campers just never gets old. I absolutely LOVE using the negative space for a set in sentiment....incredible look and your card is FABULOUS my friend.
Hugs to you,
Lisa x

pam said...

Beautiful card designs Jeanne, crazy weather here in UK, 33! last week, now 15!..to hot then to chilly..
Hugs Pam x

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome cards!!

Vickie Z said...

Understand the anxiety :) I'm not good at monochromatic myself...have processed the idea a bit more and hoping next card better. Girl...both of these are fabulous...you do purple well!!! Love that sweet camper...

Marybeth said...

No anxiety just beautiful cards showing up here! I love your trailer card and I love that stamp. Both cards are wonderful , guess I didn’t mind using one color.

Sharron said...

Great design with the serene camping scene! It looks so relaxing! And the purple dragonflies are gorgeous!