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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Just believe in Monochrome for Just add ink!

This week at Just add ink the challenge is to just add Monochrome. My friend and upline, Paula has lent me this delicious stamp set, Just believe and I thought it would look great in a monochromatic colour scheme. I have made two cards, but the first one pictured is my entry for this weeks challenge.
This first card has a Baja breeze base with Not quite navy and whisper white card stock on top. The ribbon is Marina mist in grosgrain and the ink is Night of navy - I managed to use lots of different blues here but I think it all works. Baja breeze and Marina mist are such soothing colours to me, I just love them.
The main stamp has a faux silk effect on it using scrunched up tissue paper. It gives a really nice effect, making it look a bit more special.

This second card is very similar, here the card base is Marina mist with Not quite navy and whisper white cardstock and the ink is Night of Navy. I have just used the eyelet border punch down the side. Again, there is the faux silk effect on the main stamp. For the sentiment here i have used the Teeny tiny sentiments stamp set and the markers with the stamp-a-majig to position it all in the right place!
I thought I'd photograph my cards in front of our very lush garden! It is so wet up here at the moment (I am not complaining though, we are not flooded) but the ground is so soft and muddy and everything especially the weeds are growing like crazy and so green!
Thinking of all those who are in flood affected areas, now extending further down south :( God bless you all.
Love, Claire
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6 comments:

Natalie Smith said...

Hey! Love these cards. love the colour and the inscriptions and stamp. I have been trying to comment on your last few posts, but have just finally remembered my password!! You are doing a great job on all you cards! Catchya

Christie's Cutesie Crafts said...

Fantastic cards Claire!!:)

Debgem said...

I really like both these cards - fab!

Karen said...

Love your cards, must try the faux silk look, it just gives it that wow factor

Bronwyn Eastley said...

These are beautiful examples of faux silk cards.

Jodene said...

This is such a beautiful card Claire!Love the faux silk effect.