Monday, 18 March 2013

Monochrome Tones

Good morning folks and welcome to today's post, especially my new followers and so lovely to have you here. We have a new challenge for you over at Make My Monday and it's one that's always a big challenge for me as it's CAS In Monotone and I'm sure you know how far away from my usual style that is!
I've done my best though and decided on shades of green as I really wish that Spring would come - I did see an uplifting sight in the snow last week though as I spotted 2 trees absolutely covered in pink blossom! Here's my card and hope you like it.

I stamped the wild flower image (The Craft Fairy) on the left side of a square of off white card with VersaFine Spanish Moss ink and smudged a little colour over it with a green pastel pencil. I stamped the sentiment (Inkylicious) with the same ink at the top left side.
I stamped the bird (Stampendous) with the green ink on off white card and coloured the bird with the green pastel pencil. I trimmed the image to a rectangle and added it to an olive green textured card mat with a longer border left at the bottom. I knotted a piece of green twine round the border and attached the panel to the card with foam tape.

The Design Team have created some fabulous inspiration for you this week and we'd all love you to join in.

Have a great day.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Some challenges for my card:
Addicted To CAS - Wings
Just Add Ink - Just Add Green
4 Crafty Chicks - Clean and Simple
MilkCoffee Challenge - Go Green
Sisterhood Of Crafters - Green
The Stamping Chef - Good Luck/Green


Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Fliss. I think green suits you! Love the sentiment. And the images are not overdone...everything just pops beautifully.
Dot x

Deborah said...

Love the gorgeous greens on your card, Fliss. The garden twine is a lovely touch.

craftattack said...

Love this one! Hugs, Valerie

Paper Profusion said...

This is beautiful Fliss - I love your using the green pastel pencil - it adds lovely softness. Nicola x

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

BEAUTIFUL creation Fliss! That wild flower image is one of my all time favorites! Fabulous composition! Well done! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘GREEN with Envy’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters

Karen B said...

Beautiful card Fliss - love the monochrome look. Thanks for joining us at A2CAS for our Wings challenge.

Karen x

Anonymous said...

Lovely card - I do like how you have smudged the ink over your image - it's subtle but very effective. Chantell JAI

Anonymous said...

Stunning card Fliss and beautifully made as always. Thank you for playing along with the ATCAS wings challenge.

Leanne said...

Thanks for playing our CAS challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, awesome!

Suzi B said...

very pretty CAS card Fliss... the bird image is one of my favourites.
Suzi B xx

Loll Thompson said...

Beautiful card and beautiful images. Love the soft "smudging" to highlight the images. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to CAS. Loll

Fandhmum said...

What a lovely card, Fliss. Such a pretty image.
Rosie x

Christine Blain said...

Lovely! The effect of the pastel pencil over your stamped images is really pretty, Fliss. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

Lisa :) said...

Beautiful and elegant card. Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Stamping Chef! --Sous Chef Lisa

Mynnette said...

This is so stunning, Fliss! LOVE the gorgeous greens and your images are wonderful! I love the sentiment, too! :)

Tamie said...

Loving all of the white even though you do have quite a bit of color. It is an awesome clean and simple creation. Love the sentiment too! Thank you so much for sharing your fantabulous inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Sandy Hentzel said...

Very pretty, love the clean and simple look. Thanks for playing with us this week at The Stamping Chef! --Sous Chef Sandy

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful colours and images Fliss very CAS and very 'Springy' too! - Jacqueline xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Fliss how lovely to see you here with us at ATCAS and with such a beautiful card, I love the pretty stamping and the gorgeous monotones really works so well with the images.. I wish spring would come too its so cold here in Greece.


TannyP said...

WOW!! I'm a huge fan - this turned out lovely. As a green-lover, this is everything I could ever dream of receiving. Love the way you smudged in the color. Thanks very much for playing along with The Sisterhood of Crafters for our GREEN with Envy Challenge!