Thursday, 19 March 2020

AWH Team - March Creative Showcase - Monochromatic Theme

Hi everyone & welcome to our Art With Heart Team blog hop for March.

Our blog hop has taken on a new look, and we hope that you will join us each month as we share our Monthly Creative Showcase with you all.

This month's theme is Monochromatic.
Monochromatic colour refers to a colour scheme that is comprised of variations of one colour.

For my project tonight, I decided to make an alternate design using one of the card bases from the Kerchief Card Kit.

All Inclusive Kerchief Card Kit. # 152319

This very pretty kit is a Sale-a-bration item that you can get for FREE with a $90 Stampin' Up! product purchase.

I chose a Coastal Cabana base to work on, as well as ink and cardstock for the monochromatic look.

One thing that I really like about these kits is that you don't have to stick to the kit design. You can use the elements that are included, and make up your own unique design or grab other dies, punches and stamp sets and create something totally different.

The lovely flower was a punch out from the kit. To make this pop a little more, I brushed Wink of Stella along the outer edges of the flower and traced the petals and darker shadows within the flower.

Here is a closer look.

I think this looks much better than an all-over brushing.

The leaves are from the Painted Harvest stamp set, stamped tone on tone in Coastal Cabana, and punched out with the Leaf Punch.
'Happy Mother's Day' is from the Timeless Tulips stamp set. It is stamped in Coastal Cabana and cropped with a die from the Ornate Frames die set. I sponged over the piece after it was cut with Coastal Cabana ink, but only very softly, just to give a hint of the colour. As well as the stamped sentiment, I grabbed my dark Pool Party Stampin' Blend marker and drew on a few little stars just to fill it in. Pool Party worked well here. It looks very similar to Coastal Cabana.
All of these elements were then attached to a Subtle embossed piece of Coastal Cabana that was cropped with a Stitched So Sweetly die.

I trimmed the inside bottom of the card with a half inch strip of Coastal Cabana that I ran through the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder first, and then cropped with the border die from the Stitched Be Mine dies.

The three small white enamel dots that you see, are also from the kit. I added a touch of sparkle to them from the Wink of Stella pen. You may have noticed the one inside the card too.

That's it from me tonight.

 The next demonstrator to share her Monochromatic project is our lovely and amazingly talented team leader, Claire Daly.

Caroline Manwaring  <<< You are here >>>

A reminder that Sale-a-bration finishes on the 31st March. Contact any of the team members for more information.

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  1. Caroline, I so love your card and the way you have altered the design from the Kerchief Card kit and made it your own. Lovely.

  2. So beautiful! The Wink of Stella really adds some wow.

  3. Wow, what a sweet card. I love how that flower just pops and the floral background is gorgeous!

  4. Love your card Caroline and how you took the kit and extended it. It is such a gorgeous color and love the wink of stella too!

  5. I love this card Caroline!

  6. Your personalisation of this kit is fabulous Caroline- love the addition of the flower and such a stunning colour xx


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