Saturday 4 October 2014

The Challenging Monochromatic Challenge

This morning I worked happily on the Pals Paper Plus colour challenge using Early Espresso, So Saffron and Calypso Coral. This afternoon the sunny spring weather disappeared and a cold change set in, so it was back to my scrapbooking room, where the ink pads from this morning were still sitting on the desk. As I put them away, the Calypso Coral reminded me of the monochromatic challenge I'd seen at Colour Me.
Well, after working with this colour once already today, I had a few idea swirling away and thought it would be pretty straightforward. More fool me! This was a really tricky challenge! I had several false starts and my desk was littered with abandoned ideas and trial runs as I repeatedly ran into the feeling it was all wrong unless I just added a bit of a different colour.... 

Anyway, finally I got something I liked...

I used the Beautifully Baroque embossing folder on the Calypso Coral strip to give texture and the Whisper White ribbon to echo the vertical and to soften the block of colour. The Flower Shoppe flowers are on three levels to give a sense of depth: those stamped on the base and peeking out from under the strip and the two levels of the punched out flowers.

Paper: Whisper White, Calypso Coral
Stamps: Flower Shoppe, unknown sentiment stamp bought second hand.
Other: Beautifully Baroque embossing folder, Whisper White ribbon,  Pansy punch, dimensionals, pearls


  1. I saw your card on the Colour Me challenge . . . SO pretty - nice job!!

  2. Thanks Leslie, because I really struggled with this one!

  3. Love the sketch you used and layered flowers :) Very pretty indeed! Thank you very much for taking the time to create and share with us at Colour Me...! We sure hope to see you back again next week :)