Sunday, 12 February 2012

Monochromatic With One Other Colour

Good morning folks, hope you're all having a lovely weekend. I'm here today with details of a new challenge over at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and this fortnight the strut down the catwalk is all about Monochrome with the addition of a splash of Contrast Colour.
For my inspiration, I chose shades of purple with a splash of green as I really love this particular combination.


It's not that easy to see in the photo but for my background paper and also the main heart shape, I used pale lilac parchment card. For the background paper, I stamped on a Prima flourish with lilac ink.
The heart was cut out with a Papermania die and I embossed the top right corner with a Papermania embossing folder and sponged on lilac and green ink.
I stamped the vintage couple image (I've had this for years and have no idea of the make) with Imperial Purple VersaFine ink on lilac parchment card and stuck this to the heart with foam tape, trimming off the excess to keep the heart shape. I added this to a purple hand cut mat and added a further partial mat of green dotty paper which was from my scraps box.
I added a panel of purple card embossed with the same folder and a further scrap of the green paper trimmed with an X Cut border die. The sentiment is by Penny Black and I finished off by adding some tiny green pearls to the heart.

The Design Team have made some stunning creations in many different colour combinations to inspire you, so do hop over for real treat.

Challenges for my card:
Crafting For All Seasons - Love Is In The Air
4 Crafty Chicks - Valentines/Love
Do You Stack Up? - Love
Rainbow Lady's - Have A Heart
Card Crafters Circle - Valentine
Card Makin' Mamas - Valentine
Crafty Catz - Valentine
Simon Says Stamp - Love Is In The Air
Fussy and Fancy - With All My Heart
Glitter Geeks - To The One I Love

Happy Sunday and thanks for looking
Fliss xx

33 comments:

  1. Hi Fliss, love your card. Purple and green are one of my fave combinations too. The stamped image of the couple fit so perfectly in the heart, brilliant. Have a great day. xx

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  2. I love the purple and green too...everything is so soft and delicate, perfect for romance!!! Fliss I love how you have used the background papers so effectively, it really does add a lot of femininity to this card. Gorgeous!
    Dot x

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  3. The green and this soft purple go so well together and I like the shadow effect heart. Lovely card. Thank you for sharing it with us at Rainbow Lady's.
    Jen x

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  4. Gorgeous Fliss that touch of green just sets it off. Thanks for playing
    Love Cynthia x

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  5. Beautiful card Fliss, love your colours, image is so romantic.
    Yvonne x

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  6. Fabulous colours together Fliss - a beautiful card.
    Have a great Sunday.
    hugs {brenda} xox

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  7. Stunning card, Fliss! Such gorgeous colours

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  8. Gorgeous card, thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

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  9. Hi Fliss, gorgeous card with those soft pastel colours. I love that vintage couple and the heart shapes sets them off a treat. hope you're having a good weekend
    Claire xx

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  10. Really elegant card Fliss. I love how you've positioned the stamp in the heart and the colour combination is beautiful. Sue C X

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  11. Hi Fliss
    It is such a delicate colour scheme as is the image of the couple.
    So beautiful.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  12. What a beautiful card, your colours are so serene and soft, i really do love your creation it looks wonderful! Thanks for joining us at Glitter Geeks this week, Paula :))

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  13. What a great color combination, Fliss! Love the touches of green with purple and that heart is fabulous! Happy Sunday!

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  14. This is so sweet. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

    -Wenche

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  15. oh wow Fliss this is just brilliant,love that colour combo amazing hugs Cherylxxxxxxxx

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  16. Fantastic color combination, your card looks wonderful.

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  17. Beautiful card Fliss, love this colour combination. Thats a lovely image and fits perfectly into the heart.
    Avril xx

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  18. Very pretty!! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week :)

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  19. Really beautiful, love all the little details.
    xxx Ellie xxx

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  20. Hi Fliss, love the delicate colour scheme ...this has been one of my fave colour schemes in the past and you have just reminded me of it! It's a lovely card! Suzanne

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  21. Love your soft colors of your valentines day card. Just beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

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  22. Oh this colour combo really worked! very romantic too!Thanks for joining us at Glitter Geeks this week! Nelly x

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  23. Love the purple. Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp.

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  24. This is adorable thanks for joining us at CFAS xx Jan

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  25. this card looks so elegant and romantic, very nice work
    Thanks for playing with us at Fussy and Fancy Fridays

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  26. Gorgeous color combo! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up!

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  27. Very pretty! Love the offset heart! Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

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  28. Beautiful card Fliss, really love the colour combo! Thanks for joining us at Glitter Geeks and good luck.

    p.s. love your zentangled blog :)

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  29. Love the colours here, and the image in the heart! Thanks for sharing at Card Crafter's Circle!

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  30. Gorgeous colour combination. What a sweet card!

    Thankyou so much for sharing your gorgeous project with us over at Crafting For All Seasons.
    xoxoxo Carly

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  31. I LOVE this Fliss!!! Purple and green are my favorite--and I LOVE the way you've used these colors! :)

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Fliss xx