Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Friend

Ok so I attempted to make a monochromatic card, its close but not really a true definition of monochromatic meaning "one tone".  I say, I used warm colors which could be considered a color family. OK I know I'm stretching it a little, but honestly this is what I came up with so I'm going with it & it took longer than what I would have like.  I don't have a lot of time to create, so I try to limit my time to make a card around 15-30 minutes...is that too long?  I did a lot of stamping, coloring, & not to mention, used a lot of layers so it took a little longer.  In my defense I was done by the time Jess got back from the gym.  
Today's color challenge (cc182 on scs) is monochromatic if you all want to try your hand at it too.  I used three different stamp sets from Flourishes llc, Damask, Lilac & Fantasy Floral Garden.  I stamped the Damask background using chocolate chip from SU and then Memento for the flowers and the sentiment.  I used a ruby red stamp pad and paintbrush to color in the flowers, before you open your stamp pad, you just smoosh it together, then when you open it up there is ink on the lid.  I wet my paintbrush and begin to color, I wanted a deeper color in some parts and since I don't have the SU markers, I just got this little nib (kind of like a toothpick but softer) and inked it up and went over the the edges to darken it a little.  The designer paper is from Prima's Tea and Silk collection.  It doesn't photograph very well but I used a Sakura glitter pen over the flowers & in real life its really sparkly and pretty.
"Friend"
chocolate chip cs, vintage cream cs, very vanilla grosgrain ribbon, Prima dp, Damask, Lilac & Fantasy Floral Garden stamps

7 comments:

JOAN said...

WOW lady!! I don't visit you for three days and your blog is full with new wonderful things. I love your new cards, wow!! you only spend 15 minutes in a card!! I work at a much lower pace, although I'm improving ;) Great job on your new cards...TFS!!!

I'm glad you had a great time at the baseball game.

Have a nice week, mine is going to be very busy...

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Gorgeous! This is simply gorgeous!

Flossie's Follies said...

This card is so pretty, love the softness of it.

Chris said...

very pretty!!

Alexandra said...

This is beautiful - I love the warm colors, just gorgeous together! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Marlou said...

absolutely beautiful card Latisha!!! stunning work :) x

Patter Cross said...

This is stunning! Love everything you did with this card!

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