Saturday, 8 December 2012

Monochromatic Christmas

This card covers three separate challenges this week:  Freshly Made Sketches; ColorQ and the monochromatic challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

I haven't been able to play along at Hand Stamped Sentiments for ages, so it was serendipitous that the color challenge at ColorQ also met the criteria at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Both my ornaments are embossed in clear over Midnight Muse or Cool Caribbean ink.  It's hard to see in the photo but above each little scallop is a tiny little pearl which I colored in a pale blue color.  The music notes are inked in Midnight Muse onto the card base.  The DSP layer is Pacific Point.

Here are the challenges:

Thanks for looking.

Products used (all Stampin' Up!):

Stamps:  Ornament Keepsakes; More Merry Messages
Cardstock:  Midnight Muse; Tempting Turquoise; Whisper White; Brights DSP
Ink:  Midnight Muse; Cool Caribbean; Versamark; Tempting Turquoise
Accessories:  Holiday Ornaments Framelits; Music Notes Wheel; Whisper White ribbon; Adorning Accents die and folder



Jen Camara Mitchell said...

I love the combo of the musical notes and the ornaments. So elegant! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches and colourQ!

Diane Vander Galien said...

Beautiful!!! Love the background!!! Love the texture with the pop of the pearls- so cute!!! Very pretty color combo!!! Thanks for playing along with Hand Stamped Sentiments, Diane

Amy Moore said...

Your card is so stunning! Love the colors and those ornaments look amazing!

Jen Timko said...

These blues are wonderful!! The ornaments are so great as the focal elements. Another lovely creation! Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

Krista said...

I love the rich-ness of this card! I'm so glad you pointed out the pearls, they really add such a nice touch! Thanks for coming back to play with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments!!

Kim S said...

Perfect choices for the sketch and the colors (and I love the music peeking out from the background!)

Bobbie said...

As someone who rarely uses blue, I'm digging this card. Such lovely details. Thanks for playing with HSS.

Erika Clark said...

I always love the look of sheet music with Christmas themes! It's a beautiful look. Love the layered blue ornaments too, so festive. Thanks for playing at HSS! Erika

Rita W said...

I love blue monochromatic cards! This is so gorgeous. Love the music notes and those pretty ornaments. Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Tracey McNeely said...

Karren your ornaments are just perfect, a lovely card. Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at the colourQ!

Bada-Bing Creations said...

Great layout and I love the blues with the ornaments! Thanks for playing at HSS!