Wednesday 5 November 2014

Red Monochromatic - Colour Me...! Guest Designer!

Hi there

I'm very excited this morning because, as you can probably work out from the title of this post, I have a new role!

I was recently contacted by Hayley and Tara at Colour...Me! and couldn't wait to accept their kind invitation to join their fabulous Design Team for the month of November.  Thanks so much for having me :)

So, let me introduce the new challenge, and for this week it's Monochromatic...

Here's my card...

I used a panel of white cardstock smaller than the card base and used a circular die to cut a mask from some scrap paper.  I placed the aperture over the panel, slightly off the edge.  Then I inked up the script stamp, stamped it off onto some scrap paper and stamped it through the aperture onto my panel to create a slightly faded impression.  Next I stamped the rose image which is made up of three separate stamps, the stem and leaves, the bud, and the petals at the base of the bud.  The sentiment was stamped next and while the ink was still wet I heat embossed it using clear embossing powder to add some gloss.  The panel was then matted onto some red textured cardstock before adhering flat to the card base.

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Stampin' Up - En Francais; Clearly Besotted - Sweet Rose
  • Ink: Versa Color - Cardinal
  • Embossing Powder: Rubber Stampede - Clear
  • Die: Xcut - Nested Circles

I would also like to link this card up at the following challenges:

Brown Sugar - Challenge #118 - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Challenge #253 - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Challenge #96 - Anything Goes
Loves Rubberstamps - Challenge #125 - Anything Goes

I must admit, the monochromatic theme did scare me a bit as it's not something I would usually create but I'm really pleased with the result.  So, why not pop on over to Colour Me...! and have a go yourself, the Design Team have some great inspiration for you.  Full details for the challenge can also be found there.

It's my chap's birthday today so we have the rest of the week off work and we're off for a yummy lunch today.  I'm not sure what the rest of the week has in store but not setting the alarm is good enough for me!

And, as it's November 5th, if you're off out to a bonfire/firework party tonight, have a wonderful time and stay safe.


  1. A fabulous card and congratulations on being the November Guest Designer.
    Kath x

  2. Gorgeous card Anita, so beautiful. Hope you have a lovely few days off and happy birthday to your man xx

  3. Lovely monochromatic card Anita. Great idea of using a circle aperture to stamp over with the script ... looks amazing and makes a beautiful background for your beautiful rose. Congrats on being Guest Designer at Colour Me! Loll xx

  4. How exciting, congratulations!!! I love a red/white combo and I bet this is going to be a popular challenge. Your card is so lovely and love the soft background wording behind the rose. Simply beautiful!!

  5. gorgeous CAS design. Thanks for joining us at CraftyCatz. Kim x

  6. Pretty card. Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create. PennyRae DT

  7. So pretty. Congrat's. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  8. Anita, so happy to be working with you at Colour Me...! this month! Congratulations! I adore the beautiful CAS card! I struggle with clean and simple! You make it look so easy! XX

  9. Such a great CAS design. I love the image. Very pretty. Thank you for sharing your talent with us over at Loves Rubberstamps. Hugs Nina


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