March 14, 2011

Magical Monday - Monochromatic

This week over at the Paper Cupcakes Challenge Blog Katrina Benton brings us our weekly challenge. The challenge was monochromatic this week, which I always love to do.

The first card I made I used the image "Fluttering By" by Paper Cupcakes and thought I would use purples. I colored my image with my colored pencils and the rest was really pretty easy. I used 3 different punches for my my flower and punched holes where I tied my ribbon to that one layer. The border punch is a Martha Stewart punch which I also embossed with the swiss dot embossing folder.

This following card I received from my husband for Valentine's Day and thought it was so interesting and pretty. I was drawn to the punched designed of the leaves and flowers on this and wanted to attempt that same look using one of my floral images.

So this is what I came up with. I printed off the image "Easter Lilies" from Paper Cupcakes and then the side that you would normally color; which would normally be the right side now became my backside. I took an embroidery needle and and poked holes along the whole outline of the image. I laid it on a mouse pad when I poked the holes. When I turned it over and it really pretty much looked like the above card. The above card had a pearl look to it which is really pretty inside of their flowers and leaves, but I didn't have anything like that to add so I added a white glitter to mine. This is really so much prettier in real life and I wish you could see it that way. If you click on the picture is will get larger and you will most likely see it much better. I embossed the background with a Cuttlebug embossing folder to get the overall look I wanted. I matted everything very thinly in a light grey matting just to give it a little depth. I used pop-up dots to lift the image away from the background and added a pretty white bow and some rhinestone to set it off and I think it turned out quite elegant. It will either be a lovely Easter card or I might save it for a wedding or sympathy card.

Well, that's pretty much all for me. I have started coming down with some chest congestion and an awful cough. I actually took a 3 hour nap today after church, well, I think we all did believe it or not. I really needed it and I rarely take naps. I just haven't been feeling too great this last week, but keep on going. So, here is to hoping I start feeling better than worse. So, I am still really tired so as soon as 10:00PM gets here and I close out last weeks blog posting I am headed to my bed!

Have a delightful day!


Miss Molly said...

Nina - this is so beautiful! I love the elegance the glitter brings to it without taking away from the image!!!!

Molly - Paper Cupcakes DT

CraftinGranny said...

These are awesome creations Nina! I love the purple hued card as you knew I Your design with the lilies is fantastic. I'll have to try that technique so a hugh thanks for the "how-to". Get to feeling better soon. "Hugs" Carol

Stampin Lucy said...

darling card!! Love all the pretty flowers floating around the image. Very the punched card also. How very sweet of your hubby =0)

Patti P. said...

Nina, sorry to hear you are under the weather, here's hoping with Spring you will be feeling much better. I love both of your cards. The ribbons and layers really are too fab and this one in white is so gorgeous!! Love it all, so very elegant. Great job on both of these. Tfs!

Flutterby Trina said...

They are stunning, these a little something on my blog for you xxx

Toni said...

Hi Hon, I feel so bad about you and Avery. I am hoping it wasn't from me, but it is awful odd that you came down a few days after helping Karen move and being around me. I was just about over my cough and really thought I couldn't give it to anyone, but now I am wondering and feeling really bad. Odd thing is you are the only one and no one else has it as far as I know. I hope you both get better soon. Like I said, should I come over and take my punishment? Love the bunny card as you know I like lavender. The Easter card turned out very elegant. Love that idea, but then you have so many great ideas!

Ildiko said...

Hi Nina thanks inviting me to join your little family. Your cards are stuning. Really love how you pirced the flower image