04 June 2011

Week 18 - Colour

What can we say?
What a week!
Over 300 submissions and what fabulous cards too!
You Limettes have really done us proud, thank you so much!

This month we are delighted to be sponsored by Arielle from the Wax Fruit Company who is offering a $20 value voucher from her store, please do check out her superb designs.
We're now back to a colour challenge and for this week we have decided to have


Encarta definition
 [ mónnə krm ]

1. in shades of one color: using or displaying only shades of one color or black and white.
You may choose any colour you wish, but please keep all the shades you use within your chosen spectrum.

It's me first this week Mandi
Before I tell you about my cards I owe you all an apology.
I didn't manage to comment on any of the entries from Friday.
I've had a bad head all week and it came to a bit of a wipe out situation today.
I'm so sorry to have let you down.

Right, for my cards I used Stampin' Up card and ink as they match perfectly!
The stamp is 'Growing Green' I stamped the fern/petal branch three times.
The card base is Pink Pirouette, the ink Rose Red. I coloured the petals with my watercolour pencils.
The blue is on white base card using Pacific Point ink and card.
I stamped using 2 sentiments from Sincere Salutations and cut the shape with the Label Punch
For the little bit behind I cut another label with the punch, cut it in half, trimmed the little bump in the centre and stuck it to the sentiment panel, slightly overlapping. [I didn't invent this btw, I've seen it widely done with other punched shapes]
You can buy any of the Stampin' Up from me here. There is A FAB SPECIAL OFFER running for June/July, so do take a look.

Now it's over to my lovely Chrissie, whom I have to thank very much for holding the fort yesterday!

Having seen all the Craft Stamper freebie stamp chandeliers on the submissions last week, I thought that I would use it to make a card echoing the background of my personal blog,  do take a look if you haven't popped by Simply One of A Kind.
On my blog, I chose a  basic background from the Background Fairy and added the animated chandelier from Blogamation.
I think that the two go together very well.

To make the card. I masked off a section and sponged it with Sahara Sand ink, stamping some partially masked, music  manuscript images in Sahara Sand then adding adding some script (French Foliage) and flourishes (Joie) in Whisper White, some of which I embossed with clear EP.
I then did a little more sponging with Crumb Cake ink  before stamping the chandelier in Brown Stazon. (I had to use this ink to be able to stamp over the embossing.) I also extended the chain on the chandelier with a marker pen, otherwise it would have looked as though it was floating in mid-air.
Finally the sentiment, again with reference to the name of my blog, was stamped underneath. This is the second card I made, as I was not happy with my choice of position for the sentiment on the first one, despite using my stamp positioner.

We'd love to see all your fabulous work... I wonder if we can beat last week's 325 entries?


  1. Wahoo . . . I LOVE monochrome . . . will be back later with a card (or two!). *Grins*

    Love the DT entries. Just FAB.

    Hugs, Sandra

  2. What beautiful one colour. Super. Love it.
    gr. Marja

  3. hi Girls
    Fab Challenge
    Mr Blogger still not working for me Ouch!!!!!!

  4. OOoo gorgeous cards will try and have ago at this later xx

  5. I have had bother with Mr Blogger most of last week, so apologies to those of you that I did not comment to. Looking forward to having a go at this weeks challenge. Hugs Rita xxx

  6. Great challenge. Ladies these cards are gorgeous! Mandi I love how you've coloured the flowers, stunning. x

  7. Stunning cards Ladies. Hope the heads now better Mandi. Love Monochrome.

  8. So beautiful cards! Thanks for the challenge! I´ve added mine!


  9. Hmmmm this looks an interesting challenge....not tried this colour scheme before. Lovely examples Chrissie and Mandi :)
    Jenny x

  10. I love monchrome, thanks for setting this as this weeks challenge. A xx

  11. 3 absolutely gorgeous cards ladies. I LOVE monochrome so very happy with this weeks challenge - thank you :0)
    Margaret x

  12. Great inspiration already C&M & fellow LIMettes, thinking cap on now :O) Viv xx

  13. Hi ladies, I didn't get around to entering last weeks challenge but look forward to doing a monochrome card as they are one of my faves. You've shown us 3 really nice cards & your designs are always good inspiration for me. Sorry to hear that you were unwell last week Mandi, hope all is OK now.
    Sally x

  14. Sorry Ladies.... Was thinking i could replace the white with pink... it was earlt this morning... should have just stuck with with the black and white... hey ho i'll just have to have another go lol

    Jen xx

  15. Beautiful cards Ladies
    Thanks for the inspiration
    Posh x

  16. Your cards are beautiful. I felt up to this challenge but unfortunately things don't ALWAYS go according to plan! Also why does my link show that image instead of my card?

  17. Doh! My card is showing now. Hazel x

  18. Beautifull cards Luv Sue x

  19. Love all the cards again. Off to blog hop round entrants now. Thanks so much for my Saturday LIM!!

  20. Gorgeous samples. Thanks for the inspiration. x

  21. Fab designs Ladies and another challenging challenge. Zx

  22. HI Ladies your cards are all lovely as usual i would really appreciate it if some of you would do me the great honour of following me or even just leave a comment .thanks love imelda

  23. Crikey the Limettes have been busy today lol.
    Great inspiration from you both now lets see if I can follow in your footsteps! Carol x

  24. Your challenges are always brilliant fun and your examples inspirational. I predict a record number of entries this week! Vx

  25. Hi Girls
    another fab challenge, gorgeous cards as always, bet ya never thought ya would get so many players eh! lol, sue,x

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  27. Love the monochrome look, great challenge.

  28. Great challenge.
    Apologies for not noticing the '5 only' rule. I have withdrawn my card and will make another (hopefully) before the challenge ends. xx

  29. Hello Ladies I see the challenge is off and running again over 100 entries and I'm betting you have already been round to nearly all if not all of them. If you need a day off now and again no one can be surprised or grudging. XOXO Zoe

  30. I often see the craft to make cards like this in my town, very nice.. Since making it to some kind of expertise at a time, not only has the soul of art, also hand skill, patience and experience of many things...
    I always salute about this!

  31. Wey Hey!!!! First time i have been able to leave a comment to ANYONE for over a week. I dont even know if my Posts have been out there or if anyone could leave a comment to me!!

    I went on to the forum and some lovely person told me not to tick the remember me when I log in and it WORKED!!

    I have been bereft:(

    So as I have been trying to say for over a week, sorry I havent been joining in but life has got in the way a bit lately!

    But I have looked at everyones lovely cards and TRIED to leave comments to you for the last 2 challenges!!

    michelle x

  32. I finally had time to make an entry for this weeks monochrome challenge.........thanks for a great

  33. Oooops that was meant to read UNTICK REMEMBER ME!!!

    Sorry:( It was late at night I left the comment!

  34. I love monochrome - thank you for a great challenge.
    There are some beautfil cards here.

  35. New experience for me, never tried monochrome before, quite pleased with the result.
    DT cards are wonderful, thank you

  36. Thanks for venue where there are so many inspirational cards shared .Love monochrome and CAS .Mine going in now .

  37. Monocrome was a super idea as I love tones/shades of one colour.

    Some fab cards appearing - great work everyone.

    Toni :o)

  38. Oops, sorry...I seem to have managed to end up with two links (195 & 202). I was trying to amend the link to my blog post as something went wrong the first time and it linked to the whole blog...sorry folks

    Toni :o)

  39. No problem, I've deleted the first one Toni... thanks for re-linking!

  40. another great challenge girls and gorgeous cards...hugs kath xxx

  41. stunning cards again this week girls great challenge too hugs cherylxxxxx

  42. Here I am again, little miss better late than never. Missed playing with you for a couple of weeks. Great Challenge, beautiful inspiration and some stunning entries. Hugs lin

  43. Another fabby Challenge thanks.

    And a Big Thank You goes out to Mandi, for suggesting i add a washing line to my clothes, i have now done it and added the photo, thanks again, Luv Sam x

  44. Thank you for another great challenge ladies. I have been a bit busy this week but just managed to get this in before the closing date! Mandi and Chrissie your cards are both gorgeous and looking at the submissions there are some beautiful cards being made out there! I will get commenting after my night shifts! Thankyou again, Michelle xx



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