Sunday, January 16, 2011

Pretty Blue Monochromatic- JAI Challenge 51

Happy Sunday inky friends,

One of my 2011 resolutions is to participate in more card/scrapping challenges and more often. Okay, so it has taken me until the third week of this sparkly new year to participate in my first challenge, but it's onward from here.

My first challenge of this year is for one of my most favourite challenge sites Just Add Ink. I love this site so much that I get excited every Thursday to see the week's Top Picks and later, in the evening, to see the new challenge and the inspirational work from the Design Team. Thank you Amanda and Danielle for keeping this amazing site going. 

This week's challenge at JAI is Just Add Monochromatic. At first I thought "Huh? What does that mean?" - hahaha. Then after checking the sites of the fabulous JAI Design Team I realise it means to use only one colour or shades of one colour. After that my brain started to work over time with ideas. I knew straight away that I wanted to use blues and the 'Silhouette Sentiments' stamp set (one of the hostess sets from the 2010-11 Idea Book & Catalogue) which was yet to see ink.

This is what I came up with:
Project Recipe    (All materials Stampin' Up! unless stated otherwise) 
Stamp Sets:    Silhouette Sentiments; Priceless
Ink:                  Not Quite Navy; Marina Mist; Versamark
Card/Paper:    Bashful Blue; Marina Mist; Not Quite Navy; Bashful Blue DSP (from Subtles DSP stack)
Accessories:   Big Shot; Top Note Die; 3/4" Circle Punch; Marina Mist Satin Ribbon; Clear Embossing Powder; Heat Tool; Half Pearls; Butterfly 
                         Punch (by Martha Stewart)

This card is a lot busier than my usual style but I love the colours together and the monochromatic effect. I'm completely in love with these flowers from 'Silhouette Sentiments' too- I can see them getting a lot more use.

I'd love to know what you think of my card. I've already had one comment on it- this afternoon when photographing it Elliot picked it up, studied it and announced "Oooh Mummy....NICE!!!!". I'll ask his opinion on every card I think- hahahaha.


Sarah-Jane Kale' said...

Well!!! it's about time!!!! although totally worth the wait!!.. THis is GORGEOUS.

Happy New Year to you too.. can't wait to see you next week for stamping!!! :D

Bronwyn Eastley said...

This is such a beautiful card. Welcome back to JAI.

Karen said...

Very stunning Louise the blues are just great. Love that stamp set.

Chantelle said...

Really pretty - love the blue.

Marion said...

This is such a pretty card. There is so much detail in it. I really love it. Well done!