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Saturday, 9 April 2011

CES Challenge - Monochrome!


I'm a little later posting this - made this really late too, went to bed late last night, couldn't sleep, went to bed even later and have got up late this morning!!
But the sun is shining and I'm going to sit in the garden a little later!!
As it says in the title, we're going monchrome at CES Challenges as set by our fabbie teamie Shell. 
Well. I hope this works -  I've used shades of pink?  Tilda is in hot pink and the papers are from the Prima Melody 6x6 paper pad.  Had this idea to make a little scene using these two Tim Holtz dies - his rickety house and picket fence.  My idea was that  by using the dark pink paper from the Melody pad it looks like the house is silhouetted in the background.  The background paper  with this gorgeous border is from the same pad which just needed trimming back slightly to fit the card blank. (Actually that really annoys me that card blanks are never quite the 6x6 they claim to be and you therefore have to trim off some of the fab edging detail that a lot of the scrummy pads have now.) 

I popped her on the bench, also a Magnolia stamp, then added a few flowers and dew drops, also from Emma's store, (as well as the papers and promarkers).  Not too sure that I've got the sentiment right - a Stampin Up  stamp directly onto the paper.  Think it looks a bit small and maybe could have been with being a bit more layered or something.

Those awesome ladies that are my teamies at CES challenges have made some gorgeous monochromatic creations in just about every colour of the rainbow, if that makes sense!  Emma is  offering a £10 voucher to spend in her store for the lucky winner this week so hope to see your fab cards joining in our challenge!

Enjoy your day and enjoy the sunshine if you have it - I'll catch up with you LATER!! 

19 comments:

Faye said...

Julie, Julie, Julie, this is just so beautiful. xxx

jules said...

Oh Julie how gorgeous!!!!!!! love the little scene and Tilda looks adorable!!

jennie'g' said...

gorgeous card jenniexx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

WOW!!! I just love it hun, the scene is fab!!
hugs shell xx

Crafty Chris said...

Beautiful Julie the sun is out here too fantastic to see such good weather.
Chris x

Elizabeth said...

This is lovely - I just love the scene and all the details. Sun is cracking the pavements here today so I'm off out into the garden in a wee while - it's just too nice to stay indoors :) Elizabeth xx

Doreen said...

This is stunning,I llove the scene.xxx

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie beautiful card love the scene you have created it looks stunning. I totally agree about the card sizes it does my head in as well especially if there is detailing around the edge of the paper. Hope you have a great weekend hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Sheena said...

Gorgeous Julie - I love this little scene you've built up and I think the sentiment looks fine!! Sheena xx

Rainbow Studio's Rachel and Angela said...

Wow - this is so impressive and pretty. Your crafting skills are amazing. Good luck with thwe challenge.
Take care
Rachel and Angela
xx

Daniele said...

wow what a stunner
hugs

Riet said...

So gorgeous card Julie,I love the image and the colours.

Hugs Riet.xx

Liz's creative corner said...

Hi Julie, wow hun this is great, lovely images and cute house,

just letting you know been out in the garden today getting a tan,, yes it's actually gorgeous here today,won't be tomorrow though lol, hugs Liz xx

Vicky said...

I love it Julie! such a pretty card and I do love the colours you have used...

hope you had a lovely time in your garden...it's been so gorgeous!

hugs Vicky xx

*Vicki* said...

Oh wowzer Julie!! This is so so precious!! LOVE your coloring and design girl!! Smiles, Vicki

Susie Sugar said...

Wow Julie this is so sassy I love it to bits
Hugs Susie Sugar xx

CraftyC said...

Hi Julie, sounds like you had a full on night, but you managed another gorgeous card and I love the dies you have added. Hope you catch up on your sleep and have a lovely weekend
Clairexx

coops said...

aw wow, this is gorgeous julie.i love the fab scene you have created and the tilda and colours are so pretty :D

xx coops xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

I LOVE it! Inspired use of the house and the picket fence and bench are perfect. Lovely, lovely pinks all around. Magnificent paper choice and perfect flowers! Love Lesley