Monday, 23 July 2012

Analogous Colours at MMM

Good morning folks on a glorious and warm sunny day which I hope you have too as it feels like Summer at long last. We probably need to make the most of it too as the weather is so changeable at the moment.
We have a new challenge for you today at Make My Monday where we are continuing with Mynnette's colour wheel theme for July and this week the theme is Analogous Colours with the chosen hues being Light Blue, Turquoise and Dark Blue.
This immediately brought the seaside to mind for me and I broke out another of my Michael Powell stamps for my card.

The background paper for this was made using the same mottled paper technique as my last card and Distress inks in Tumbled Glass and Stormy Sky. I then stamped on the Hampton Art distressed stripes with Chipped Sapphire and Memories Mermaid Teal.
I stamped the beach hut scene with VersaFine Majestic Blue on thick smooth cartridge paper and coloured the image with Aquamarkers in shades of blue.
I added a dark blue mat to the cut out image and a Papermania sentiment stamped with the same dark blue ink. Simples!

The Design Team have made a huge variety of samples for your inspiration so do hop over to see how many ways to interpret the challenge.
Have a great day.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Challenges for my card:
Crafting When We Can - Monochrome
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - Monochromatic


  1. LOVE this stamp Fliss - great use of the colours too - Jacqueline xx

  2. Great card, love the cool colours! Don't want to say this too loud, but here the sun is shining, it's warm and even feels like summer! Hugs, Valerie

  3. I'm here to say we have the same whether Fliss, keeping everything crossed it continues.

    Love the monochromatic look to your card.

    B x

  4. Tis gorgeous here too! I love this card, I wasn't that keen on these stamps when I first saw them, but you've definitely sold them to me now!

    Enjoy your week

    Claire x

  5. Must admit i wasn't keen on this stamp Fliss but i have changed my mind love how you have stamped it and the layout is lovely as well
    Sandra xx

  6. This is just gorgeous Fliss, love those colours together and you have used them to perfection.
    Lovely here today - but then I'm really not that far from you I suppose.
    Have a great week.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  7. Fabulous texture in the inking, Fliss!!! And a fabulous summer image--LOVE it! :)

  8. Well this stamp has been on my wish list for some time Fliss and you've just elevated it to one at the top! It SO works in blue and is just perfect for this challenge. Hugs, Buttons x

  9. Wow - this is fabulous - the blues really work together for you. Love it.

  10. Hi Fliss! Love this stamp image! Beautifully composed. Hope all is well. Best, Yvonne

  11. Love the image you have used with the colour wonderfully and that background is perfect!

  12. Hi Fliss what a fabulous card, gorgeous colours and great design. Glad to hear to have good weather at last.


  13. fantastic card, love that image! thanks for joining us at CraftyCatz.
    Kim x

  14. Fantastic monochrome card, the image looks wonderful.

  15. I've been after that stamp for ages and now I want it even more ! looks fabulous in the blues, I would never have thought of using it that way. Great card.


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  17. What a lovely card and so glad you joined us this week at CRAFTY CATZ hope to see you back next week

  18. Amazing card - I love the colouring

    Thanks for joining us at Crafting When We Can

  19. Fabulous Fliss....wonderful card
    suzi b xx

  20. A wonderful card Fliss, the distressed stripes really add texture and dimension. Before I read your post I thought they had been made with dimensional paste and a comb.

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful work with us at Crafting When We Can Challenges. :-) xx

  21. I LOVE this! I must get my Michael Powell stamps out - some of them haven't seen ink yet!


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Fliss xx