Sunday, July 21, 2019

Monochrome Flowers

 International Art & Soul, a challenge which has been put together to incorporate any type of craft, paper, wood, flowers, recycling, glass - the world is your oyster :).  Come on over an join us with you artwork :)

Challenge #63

This fortnights challenge Monochrome has been chosen by DT sister Josephine.  I just love monochromatic cards, I think that is because I can put thoughts of colour matching to one side and just play big time with textures and techniques.  Just before making these cards a little bit of happy mail fell through my door, some stencils and a layered peony rose stamp which I ordered from Crafters Companion.  What better excuse to play with the stamp than this challenge :).  I started off by choosing 6 colours for my card bases and checked that the Altnew inks I had matched up.  Next I embossed the each of the bases with a large background stamp and heat embossed with white.  Up next was to die cut the embossed layer 6 times, one for each card lol, the the plain mount.  Finally I die cut my stamping layer, again 6 times and set about doing the stamping using the Tim Holtz stamping platform. Have to say, this stamping platform is one of my biggest buddies in my craft room, until I got this I could not stamp for toffee. I had such a lovely afternoon making these and am so pleased with the outcome, pretty and full of texture cards.

Challenges entered:-


  1. They're all beautiful and I can't decide which I like best. Hazel x

  2. fabulous collection of monochrome cards in different colourways. Thanks for joining this months challenge at Let's Daisy Chains. Good Luck! Michelle DT

  3. Wonderful work, Thank you for Joining us at Happy Little stampers and waiting to see next time.

    Meena HLS DT

  4. Such gorgeous cards! Thanks for sharing with us at Lavinia World Challenges!

  5. Such beautiful creations, Mimi! I love that you brought out the different "flavors" of seasons with the change in color! Such a pleasure to see your pretty card at Lavinia World Challenges. Hope to see more of your creations in the future.
    {Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

  6. Beautiful cards. Love all the colors. Thanks for sharing at Lavinia World.

  7. These are beautiful cards. Thanks so much for playing with us at Die Cuttin Divas. Hope to see you again soon :)

    michelle (Die Cuttin Divas DT)
    Purple Monkey Moments


Thank you for taking the time to comment, it means a great deal to me. Hoping you have happy crafting days ahead. Hugs Mimi