Sunday, June 5, 2011

Less is More week 18 - Monochrome

The challenge set for us Limettes this week is

MONOCHROME
Definition:
in shades of one colour, using or displaying only shades of one colour or black & white.
Although lots of ideas flashed through my head when I first saw the challenge... I soon realised that this could be a hard one for me, as I love to use lots of colours. , so I spent most of the day yesterday just thinking about what I would like to do.

I decided to use the Pressed Flower Roses stamps from Joanna Sheen.in Shades of RED.

I created a background paper : I stamped an A4 sheet using various roses, masking them and then stamping the two sizes of rose leaves all with Tim Holtz fired brick distress ink, so it appears that the leaves are behind. Then I coloured the background using a red Promarker pen. I managed to create two cards out of the paper
The punched border is because I stuck the paper on Wonky!!.. so it covered that up... actually I rather like it more with the border... so it's a Happy accident as they say.. Here's the next card using 2 strips of the same background paper.


The butterlies are punched from the Martha Stewart large butterfly punch and coloured with a red promarker.

...and here's another card that I couldn't resist doing using some paper roses I made using the sizzix die mentioned in the last post. and some of the stamped rose leaves - again I used Tim Holtz fired brick ink to colour everything.
Thank you for visiting.. I hope you like what you see.

See you soon...
Hugz

33 comments:

  1. I love both cards Sylvie, but just a wee bit in front is the roses one. Hugs Rita xxx

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  2. Beautiful cards - love the roses card

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  3. Hi Sylvie
    Gorgeous cards all of them ...Fab...
    hugs
    sylvie
    xxxx

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  4. All three are stunning!
    Thank you very much Sylvie
    Diva LIM mandi
    "Less is More"

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  5. These are fab cards. The red and white are so striking and the peach is so soft. Gorgeous.
    Sharon xx

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  6. Fabulous cards Sylvie, what a great idea to create a sheet of that luscious rose image - sounds like a lot of work !!!!
    hugs
    wynneth
    x

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  7. Sylvie, these are all fabulous!
    That paper looks amazing, simply super work. That last one looks so delicate.
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

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  8. Beautiful cards, love the last one with the roses
    Beryl x

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  9. These are stunning...love them all!!

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  10. All of your cards are gorgeous. I love the paper roses and the way you used the corner punch on the third one. Fabulous work!

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  11. They're all lovely Sylvie but the first one is my number one favourite! I love the way you made the paper and the colour is stunning. Vx

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  12. simply stunning work love them all
    hugs linda xxxx

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  13. Fabulous cards and so striking in the red and white. Great stamping, the rose background looks like a bought patterned paper it's so neat and crisp :)
    Love the branch of flowers on the third card too :)
    Jenny x

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  14. These are all beautiful, such striking colours!
    Helen x

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  15. wow Sylvie I LOVED what I saw - such elegant cards. You excel at CAS!!

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  16. Your cards are amazing!! I thought your flowers were designer paper...wow...you made it...gorgeous!! Lovely cards:)!!

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  17. Oh wow, three gorgeous cards for LIM. Annette x

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  18. I think my favourite is the red flowers without the butterflies, very dramatic!

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  19. These cards are stunning - especially love the roses but you've done a great job on the masking techniques. Fab!

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  20. Wow! Both stunnning cards, the red is so bold and striking and the flowers on the other one look great.
    A lovely style,
    Claire x

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  21. I love the red background paper. x

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  22. I think your own DP is just amazing - great creativity. Loving the red ...great flowers too.
    Sarah at 162

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  23. Two beautiful cards,loving the roses one esp, must look at that die again :O) Viv xx

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  24. Wow, your rose paper is gorgeous. Also love the third card, delicate and feminine. xx

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  25. 3 gorgeous cards, hard to choose really but the first one is top with me as it has no butterflies on but the roses one is stunning.

    Kath x

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  26. All 3 cards are fabulous.
    Lynne xxx

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  27. I love what I see! Those flowers are cool, Liz x

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  28. Three gorgeous cards, Sylvie! LOVE the first one! I think it's my fave!
    My card is HERE

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  29. Whoa! This is super stuff!
    Brilliant masking.
    Fab coloring.
    Super flowers.
    Fab cards! :)

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  30. Hi Sylvie

    Wow - yep that sums up your cards they certainly have that wow factor - and can you guess I love 'em all!

    Take care

    Tina
    X

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