Friday, October 30, 2009

Monochromatic and Cute and Fuzzy

Happy Friday!

Hope everyone had a great week this week! I've been busy but it was a good week all around. Looking forward to some down time this weekend though. Hope you have some fun things planned! Have fun trick or treating!

Today is a new challenge over at Just Magnolia! We want to see you make a monochromatic project. If you aren't sure about monochromatic, it's basically just using multiple shades of one color. And you must use a Magnolia image to be eligible for the blog candy prize.

I went with shades of blue and added in some white for a winter snowy theme. I used some shimmery paper from Paper Maniac and embossed it with the snowflake embossing folder and CB. I embellished with ribbons, felt snowflakes, pearls, and a metal snowflake charm. I just received this sweet Tilda the other day and thought she was perfect for a snowy card! She's been colored with Copics and highlighted with a white gel pen. I also added some gel pen faux stitching to the edges.

Be sure to pop over to the Just Magnolia blog to check out all the beautiful monochromatic creations the rest of the design team made! And I hope you'll join in this week too!

This week our Stamp Something challenge is to create something Cute and Fuzzy. Our sponsor this week is Ildico and they generously gave the design team some images to work with for the challenge!

I used this sweet party bear complete with hat and streamer! I've colored the image with Copics and used some Bittersweet papers with the sketch from Truly Scrumptious. They also had a recipe they wanted us to use with some brads, gems, and flowers, which I did, but not in the correct quantities, oops! I embossed my circle layer with the Swiss Dots folder and CB and then added some flowers, buttons, gems, brads, and a piece of satin ribbon to complete the card!

I have a special announcement to share too. On Monday, November 2nd we will be hosting a Spread the Love blog hop for Jaimie Cates! We have over 60 hoppers joining us and some amazing sponsors who have donated fabulous prizes for our Spread the Love Card Drive Challenge! You can hop over to the new Stamp Something...for Jaimie blog now to find more information about Jaimie and our cause!

Thanks for dropping by today, have a great Friday! Be sure to check out my design team mates projects at both Just Magnolia and Stamp Something and if you're up for a challenge, please join us! Happy Stamping! :)


Mina said...

two fabulous cards Denise...I love that shade of blue you used for your Magnolia card...thanks for joining in with the Truly Scrumptious challenge
Mina xxx

Andrea said...

hoi Denise Lynn,
Love your magnolia card, with just a little blingbling it has become a jewel.
love the colour too
hugs, andrea

Lisa H. said...

super duper cute! love the Magnolia card AND the adorable cuddly bear. great colors.

Anonymous said...

Oh Denise!! I just love your mag sitting amongst all those snowflakes!! Brilliant work!! I really adore that sweet bear too!! Love your fun bright colors and adorable layout!! ;) Fun images!!

Desire Fourie said...

Beautiful creations once again. I so love all the textures on the monochromatic one.

Kevin Renz said...

Great cards Denise! You always please :)

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow Denise these are so very delicious!
Love your sweet images and beautiful colours!
Have a great weekend!
kim x

Deb said...

Fabulous cards, your Magnolia card is totally stunning, so love those cool colours! The bear is so cute and fuzzy! love him! Have a great weekend, hugs Debx

Terry Oulboub said...

Denise, you really are so talented - these cards have both my fav elements; the color blue and the bear - fantastic work; I just love how well blended Tilda is with the papers and the embossing; beautiful! Mr. bear looks so cute - the pinks and brown are perfect with those flowers -great layout!

Martine said...

beautiful cards huni, wonderful colours, papers, images and embellies used on them both, Stunning :)



Ali Watson said...

Stunning cards Denise, love them esp your Magnolia card.