Tuesday, September 2, 2008

A Monochromatic Card

Happy Tuesday! Here is my card for today's Color Challenge at SCS. The challenge is monochromatic cards. I love the look of monochromatic cards -- they're just so pleasing to the eye. For my DT work I often use images that need coloring, so therefore I tend to use a lot of color -- it was nice to stamp a little more simply today.

I stamped Linen on the card base in Old Olive classic ink. For the main image, I stamped the trees from Lovely as a Tree in Old Olive craft ink, then I heat embossed it with Iridescent Ice embossing powder. I wish you could see the shimmer -- it's pretty IRL! The sentiment is from Motivational Centers by Cornish Heritage Farms -- it's one of my favorite quotes. I sponged more Old Olive around the image panel, and I embellished with Old Olive brads and ribbon.

I'll be back tomorrow with the ATS Wednesday challenge, so I hope you'll be back! Thanks so much for the visit today -- have a great day! :)

All products Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Linen, Motivational Centers (CHF) Ink: Old Olive classic, Old Olive craft Cardstock: Old Olive, Whisper White Paper: Fall Flowers Other: Earth Elements brads, Old Olive 5/8" grosgrain, Iridescent Ice EP, heat tool, stamping sponge, dimensionals

9 comments:

Alexandra said...

This is beautiful Christina!! I just love this card! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Bonnie said...

I love the Old Olive Christina! This is beautiful!

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Very very pretty Christina!!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh I can imagine how beautifully sparkly this is IRL!!! Love the olive...so pretty!
ACK! I'd forgotten about the DT challenge tomorrow...better get on it eh?! lol

heather said...

oh very pretty! i like the monochromaticness of it! great tree stamp and sponging

Nancy Riley said...

Beautiful card, Christina! Wish I knew the secret to getting the shimmer and sparkle in our artwork to show up in our photographs!

Jennifer Love said...

Ooh...now that is just beautiful! Wowza!

shel9999 said...

A beautifully monochromatic card!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful shades of green, and so elegant!