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August Challenge: Monochromatic Cards!

August Challenge

Hi All!

Welcome to the next monthly Challenge! This month is about monochromatic cards… cards with one main color. You can include any neutral you want (black, white, brown, kraft, etc.), but you should stick with one actual color for the card. You can also use multiple tones of the color you choose.

The last day to submit your entry is Friday, August 31st, 11:59pm CT. One random winner will be selected from all entries and announced on Saturday, September 1st.

SimonSaysStamp Gift Voucher
The giveaway will be a $25 gift voucher to Simon Says Stamp, one of my favorite stores!

Okay, just to recap the main rules:

  • Use a single color in your card.
  • You can submit as many entries as you like! However, please submit only one entry per card.
  • After submitting your entry, leave a comment on the entry just before yours.
  • Leave more comments on entries, if you’re so inclined. 🙂
  • To be eligible for a prize, you must be an active member of LiveLoveCards at the time the winner is announced and your card must have been made in the current month.

Are you ready to enter? CLICK HERE!

I chose purple for today’s card:

Monochromatic card

I used Wilted Violet Distress Oxide ink, which allows you to get a unique, interesting look with multiple layers. My sentiment is popped up in the middle using craft foam. Here is a close-up:

Monochromatic card

Have fun with the challenge. I look forward to seeing what you come up with!

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Card Measurements:

Element Imperial Metric
Side panels 2 1/8 inches 5.4 cm
Card base 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches 10.8 x 14 cm

Supplies:

SSS Big Thanks
SSS Big Thanks
Thoughtful Messages
Thoughtful Messages
Distress Oxide - Wilted Violet
Distress Oxide – Wilted Violet
EH|SSS
Clear Sequins
Clear Sequins
Versafine Black Onyx Ink
Versafine Black Ink
EH|SSS
Canson Mix Media Paper
Canson Mix Media Paper
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
EH|SSS
Stampin' Up! Basic Black Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Size 12 Round Brush
Size 12 Round Brush
Tweezers
Tweezers
EH|SSS
Pick Me Up Stick
Pick Me Up Stick
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
EH|SSS
Ranger Multi Medium, Matte
Ranger Multi Medium, Matte
EH|SSS
Glue Applicator
Glue Applicator
Zig Two-Way Glue Pen
Glue Pen
ATG Tape Runner
ATG Tape Runner
EH|SSS

2018 August Challenge Entries
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Card-2018.08.01-mono.jpg
MFT musical Bunnies. Red!
MFT musical Bunnies. Red!
Maria Rodriguez
Maria Rodriguez
Card made with a Power Poppy set called "Orchids Rock", stamped with Versafine black ink and colored with a black, gray and white Prismacolor pencils.
Thinking of You
Thinking of You
I made this for a guy (obviously) who is facing serious illness. The woodgrain is from ms. sparkle & co. (from JoAnnes bargain bin) and I have had the tree stamp forever - no idea where it is from.
Maria Rodriguez
Maria Rodriguez
This card was made with the Power Poppy set called "Countryside Bouquet Delux", stamped with Versamark and heat embossed in white. I sponged the image with Picked Raspberries Distress Ink and then, went over the petals with a wet brush to remove some of the ink. I added a big of highlights with my white Prismacolor pencil.
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MFT stamp set, lots of yellow.
Yellow roses
Yellow roses
I found the card design on Pinterest. The only info I could find was 1.bp.blogspot.com, which is not a valid url. I liked the yellow and gray combos that some people did in last month’s challenge, so I have it a go. My version is color pencil - half was done in Prismacolor , the other half in Polychromos. On this paper from Michaels, I think the Polychromos were brighter and had a smoother application.
So Sweet
So Sweet
I'm afraid that this card borders on cheating. A sister of my best friend knitted the little baby sweater. I simply put it on some card stock and added the sentiment - a die by Sizzix. But is IS all one color...
Maria Rodriguez
Maria Rodriguez
Card made with the Papertray Ink stamp and die set called "Feathery Finnery", heat embossed in black and white.
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Clearly besotted stamps. Green!
Welcome Baby
Welcome Baby
Made this card with my sister, to welcome our new grand niece!
A Beachy Hello
A Beachy Hello
Inspired by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts. Description on my blog. Pattyspassions.com
Have a Jawsome Day
Have a Jawsome Day
Description on my blog. Pattyspassions.com
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So Thankful.JPG
I was inspired by a video by Melanie Muenchinger on Simon Says Stamp blog today. I chose peach tones. The stamps used are Gina K Designs Painted Autumn for the sentiment, and Sending Love for the floral vine stamp. I used watercolor paper, a waterbrush, and inks from Hero Arts and Lawn Fawn.
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Sympathy card
Monochromatic Blended Seasons.JPG
Monochromatic Blended Seasons.JPG
I am having fun with the SU Blended Seasons stamp set and dies. After watching Darlene's video with her large flower and Zig Clean Color markers, I wanted to try her technique. I am not that close, but I enjoyed coloring. I used SU Blackberry Bliss paper and marker. I used my Signo White Gel Pen for the center of each flower. I didn't add sentiment. Sometimes it is nice to leave it off and place it inside. Thanks for looking. Lisa
Blue butterfly
Blue butterfly
I got this Stampin Up die and couldn't wait to use it. Paper background is from Hobby Lobby's Peaceful Meadows card-stock pad. Solid card-stock and rhinestones were from my stash.
Thinking about you
Thinking about you
Larissa from Card-e-licious inspired me to make this card. I love these critters. They're colored with copics.
Birthday Card
Birthday Card
Shades of blue! Die cut a window in the card and added patterned paper with a computer generated sentiment. Inside the balloons are on a pop up panel.
Birthday Card
Birthday Card
Shades of orange...the background is patterned paper, balloons are die cut with the centers inlaid and embossed with white pearl embossing powder over spiced marmalade oxide ink. The chunky glitter is suppose to look like confetti (not to sure that I like the look :-() Creating monochromatic cards is a challenge!
Maria Rodriguez
Maria Rodriguez
Card made with the sadly retired Stampin' Up! die set called "Botanical Blooms"
Maria Rodriguez
Maria Rodriguez
Card made with another sadly retired SU die set called "Pretty Pines".
Maria Rodriguez
Maria Rodriguez
I can't remember where the big die came from, the little Christmas ornament is from Memory Box.
Pink and Silver Birthday
Pink and Silver Birthday
I made this card as a challenge to use scraps of SU papers given to me by my SU demonstrator. The sentiment is the top half of a die by Sizzix that says Happy Birthday to You,
Sailboat Happy Birthday.
Sailboat Happy Birthday.
This is another card using a Jolee embellishment that I have had forever. The paper is from Peaceful Meadows paper pad - by Hobby Lobby.
Monochrome Meercat Card
Monochrome Meercat Card
This Meercat Stamp was made from a drawing and purchased as a one-off on Ebay. I used neutral Prismacolor pencils to make it look as real to life as possible.
Gold
Gold
Was asked to make a 50th anniversary card. Came up with this. Gold is a color, right?
Mr & Mrs wedding card
Mr & Mrs wedding card
I really like the "less is more" concept here. Fun and easy to make. The words are computer generated.
Blue Balloons
Blue Balloons
Stamp: Wonky Backdrop by Julie Ebersole Ink: Bold Summer Sky by Hero Arts (swiped on stamp) Die cuts: Avery Elle Glitter Paper: DCWV Sentiment: handwriting
Thank you card
Thank you card
This was done using the new Ranger Alcohol Lift Ink.
Butterfly Sympathy Card
Butterfly Sympathy Card
This card is all white and I thought it was beautiful to use as a sympathy card. I used the stitched rectangle dies, a Martha Stewart Butterfly punch and the rose embossing folder is from Stampin Up. the sentiment is SU Teeny Tiny Wishes.
Monochromatic Sympathy Card
Monochromatic Sympathy Card
This card uses SU Mocha Morning designer series paper and the sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp.
Blue Sympathy Card
Blue Sympathy Card
This card uses the Altenew monochrome washi tape rolls and covers the whole background of this card. The sentiment is from SU Warmest Regards. I tend to use monochromatic cards for sympathy cards as I believe they are calming.
Thinking of You Monochromatic Cards
Thinking of You Monochromatic Cards
These two cards use SU Because I Care stamp set and the sentiment is also from SU called Oval All.
Wedding card
Wedding card
This all white card is hard to photograph with my camera. It is a glossy silvery white die cut on white card stock. I embossed the edge, Both the die and the embossing strip are by Cuttlebug.
Masculine TV Birthday Card
Masculine TV Birthday Card
For this card I used the TV Shaker Die by SSS along with the sentiment by SU called Big Day. The background paper is by SU as well called Adventure Bound.
Vellum flowers on watercolor
Vellum flowers on watercolor
Gansai Tambi watercolor background. Heat embossed on vellum flowers. SSS Beautiful Flowers Stamp.
Party Like a Flock Star
Party Like a Flock Star
I love this background stamp. It can be used for so many things. It is Hero Arts, Brushstrokes Bold Print. Details on my blog, pattyspassions.com
Butterfly With Sympathy Card
Butterfly With Sympathy Card
I created this card just to have on hand--no special need just yet! 🙂 You can read all about it at my blog post, if you like: https://andreaspaperantics.blogspot.com/2018/08/butterfly-with-sympathy.html. 🙂
Bee Strong
Bee Strong
I created this card to send to Send a Smile 4 Kids. You can read my process at my blog here: https://andreaspaperantics.blogspot.com/2018/08/bee-strong.html. Tfl! 🙂
Vellum flowers on Zig Clean Color
Vellum flowers on Zig Clean Color
Thanks to a suggestion by Patty and Andrea, I made a Christmas card. This background was made using Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers with a tiny bit of blending with water. Image and sentiment are from Avery Elle Merry Flowers.
Embossed stars
Embossed stars
Silver embossed stars
Silver embossed stars
Patterned Paper Starburst
Patterned Paper Starburst
Henna Flowers
Henna Flowers
Sympathy Card
Sympathy Card
Background is the Sizzix roses embossing folder with Abandoned Coral ink rubbed over the raise portion. The rose bouquet and leaves are cut on my electronic cutting machine. The leaves were colored with Abandoned Coral Oxide ink and the roses were colored with Spectrum Noir Alcohol markers. Sentiment from Our Daily Bread Sympathy stamp
Sympathy Card
Sympathy Card
Background distress ink clean up from mat...not sure of the color. Flowers & shadow cut from electronic cutting machine; top layer colored with Antique Linen Oxide ink. Sentiment from Our Daily Bread Sympathy stamp & cut. Studio Katia gold crystals.

Comments

  1. wrote on August 1st, 2018 at 10:20 pm

    Connie

    I liked the way your card turned out too. But I wonder if you would not have got about the same effect without going to the additional effort to pop up the sides with fun foam. Also, I would appreciate you telling me how you manage not to have the little pieces of gum stay on your sequins or whatever when you use the pick-me-up stick. It seems to happen to me more times than not and I wonder if you or anyone else has had this same problem and learned how to overcome it.

    • wrote on August 2nd, 2018 at 4:26 pm

      Andrea

      Connie, I feel your pain with the Pick Me Up stick! I never could get mine to work “right.” I finally gave up and got a Marvy Jewel Picker (mostly because it was cheap), which worked OK at first–until the larger end lost its stick & I never could get it sticky again. 🙁 I finally found a Ninja Katana Crystal tool at a nearby Hobby Lobby. It was $24.99 there, but I was able to save $10 with a coupon. It works SO well! Just the right amount of stick, and I guess, since I’ve kept it in its case when I’m not using it, it seems to be staying tacky. It doesn’t have any goo that comes out, either, so nothing to stick to your sequins, gems, etc. when you put them down. I’m not sure if that would help you, though, since I don’t know what sort of craft stores you may have nearby. I know Amazon sells the Ninja tool, but you pay more of course, since there isn’t a coupon. 🙁 Anyway, I wish you good luck in your quest for no pieces of gum! 😺 ~ Andrea

      • wrote on August 2nd, 2018 at 5:46 pm

        Connie

        I’m getting one! They’re available here but a little pricey. You and I seem to have the same problems with stuff and so I reckon it will work better for me too. Thanks so much for your help.

        • wrote on August 4th, 2018 at 9:01 am

          darlene

          Hi Connie. I have not experienced that issue with mine. I’m glad Andrea responded with her tips! Thank you Andrea!

  2. wrote on August 2nd, 2018 at 4:20 pm

    Andrea

    I’m glad you persisted, too, Darlene! I love the look of that background. I think what really helped flatten out your paper when you added the craft foam was the addition of more liquid (glue)–which probably helped stretch the paper fibers again–plus the pressure of the acrylic block. I’m sure the foam didn’t hurt either, since it gave the paper something to adhere to. Anyway, just something to keep in mind. I really like how you did the “thanks,” too. Such a cool idea to pop just the middle of the word up so it’s even with the sides. Thank you so much for sharing this! Have an awesome day! 😺 ~ Andrea

  3. wrote on August 4th, 2018 at 1:22 pm

    Carol Mac

    Darlene, I was waiting for you to “smoosh” the paper around rather than just tapping it in spots. might that have helped? I do like the raised portions of the card! Just another neat way to add character to a card! BTW…I use a small acrylic block to hold down my sequins after gluing them as I found the pick me up stick didn’t lay them flat sometimes. Now my sequins are adhered well and flat! 😎

  4. wrote on August 10th, 2018 at 4:48 pm

    Dayse

    I’m late to the party on this one. I’ve had a month of different visitors at my house then my iPhone died so I’ve been updating it. I can’t get the videos to work on my PC anymore So was having serious LLC withdrawals. Lol. This card has lovely dimension and interest, it’s hard to get those oxides to work sometimes. Mine look a bit “ hot mess” until they don’t and then are workable again. I think the keep going rule is very apt with any watercolour it seems to really has a mind of its own. Looking forward to seeing all the entries this month

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