Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Monochromatic . . . Really?! (Maybe . . . if ya close one eye!)

Hello there, all my "sassy" friends!! It's time for another fantabulous challenge over at Sassy Cheryl's Challenge Blog?!! And our very talented and ever so "sassy" Miz Dawn is our hostess this week and she's chosen a pretty cool theme! Are you ready? Wait for it . . . .

Monochromatic

Seriously . . . what, exactly IS the definition of "monochromatic" anyways? Probably something like "all one color" . . . or "hues from one color family" . . . or something like that. Hmmm . . . perhaps Mr. Webster (you know, the dictionary guy) meant that merely as a "guideline" . . . am I right? hehe! Well, I have to tell ya . . . this really IS "monochromatic" . . . at least in my book it is! Here . . . what'cha think?
OK . . . I admit, it's a bit of a stretch . . . but, honestly, all my markers and pencils were sort of monochromatic!! And the flowers sort of come from the same color family as that delicious die behind little Miss Maddie!! No? Hmmm . . . well, we may just have to agree to disagree on this one! hehe!!

I just really, really wanted to make another "vintage-y" card . . . and these flowers and DPs seemed the perfect backdrop for sweet little Maddie!! That's right . . . this image is the very adroable Maddie (I love, love, LOVE that hat!!) . . . the actual image name is "Beauty in the Making" and is available right HERE at Sassy Cheryl's online store! Care for a close-up? No problem . . . here ya go . . . 
I just got some new Shin Han markers (they're almost identical to Copics) . . . but I've been having some trouble with my Copic skin and hair tone markers getting "gummy" . . . so I decided, on the advice of my friend Kim, to give these a try. Thanks girlfriend! They really do slide on like "buttah"!! Here's a side view . . . 
 My card "recipe" . . .
Image printed on Cryogen Metallic White cardstock
Kraft paper & corrugated paper: My stash
Very Vanilla cardstock & seam binding: Stampin' Up
DPs: Crab Apple Lane "Country Lady" by Mary Fram: LOTV
Butterfly border: Tim Holtz
Fence, lace border, and heart tag dies: Magnolia
Swedish Spring Oval Frame: Cheery Lynn Dies
Corner dies: SCACD & Whimsy
Charm: The Charm Store 24/7
Pearls & lace: my stash
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Sentiments: A Muse
Colored with Copics, Shin Han, & Colored Pencils

Markers used:
Skin: YR 133, 132 (Shin Han), E13, 000, & 0000 (Copic)
Cheeks: R139 (Shin Han)
Hair: BR95, 97, 107 (Shin Han), E53, 51, YR20 (Copic)
Clothing: E07, R11 (using tip-to-tip method), R00, 000, 0000

A peek at the inside . . .

And . . . the "ahhhtsy" angle . . .
Seriously . . . try closing one eye . . . it looks kinda monochromatic now, right?!! hehe! Well . . . that's what I've been up to this week!! Please pop on over to Sassy Cheryl's Challenge Blog to see what Miz Dawn and the rest of my talented DT sistahs have created for this week's challenge?!! Then, we'd love for you to grab your craft supplies and at least one Sassy Cheryl image and join us for this week's "Monochromatic" challenge! Oh . . . and don't forget . . .

One lucky participant, selected at random, will win . . .
TWO Sassy Cheryl Digi Images!

Thanks so much for stopping by . . . and for taking the time to leave me such sweet comments! Until next time . . . hugs!


18 comments:

Pillan said...

Love your card... monochromatic or not... ;-)
/Pillan

Dianne said...

Gorgeous inside and out.The layout is fantastic and your coloring perfect. thanks for always inspiring me and have a great day

Dawn said...

well, it took me longer to read this with ONE eye... but beautiful just the same.....inside and out!
oooh, and don't tell me that about shin han markers... do you know how many copics I have!!!

Alyce said...

ohhh love this one! the corrugated card is lovely and just love the details on this one :)

Cynthia said...

Another gorgeous creation, Pat! I agree, the definition of "Monochromatic" seems a little fuzzy. LOL! Regardless, this color combo is gorgeous. Have a great week!

Ann English said...

Perfectly beautiful! As always, love the inside as much as the out. So cute!

fairysparkle said...

Now don't go confusing me sweetie on the monochromatic thing. Flabby card and I don't care if the lines are a little blurred cause its gorgeous .ps no baby yet 5days to due date yeah xxx

Claire said...

This is a gorgeous card and love the colours monochromatic or not. Hugs, Claire x

Lisa Lynn said...

Pat, your cards are just gorgeous no matter what the color. Love how you colored the skin. Keep up the wonderful inspiration.

Sassy Cheryl said...

You're cracking me up. . .'slide on like buttah'! And vintage it is. It's just beautiful Pat!
Let's do lunch, cause I'd like to try out those new markers. :)
HUGS!

catherine said...

Great card pat and love the layout inside and oyut. Colour is in the eye of the creator and it looks beautiful
x catherine

Dianne said...

Beautiful inside and out Pat,Monochromatic colors are all the colors (tints, tones, and shades) of a single hue. hahhah thats what wikipedia say, so yes your card is that, its gorgeous no matter what hue, thanks for sharing my dear and have a wonderful day..

Mau xx said...

Hi lovely lady, well I love the card, the papers and image are gorgeous ...... only you could get away with it being Monochromatic....rofl. You are a likkle devil. Whatever it is its beautiful xx
Hope you are ok, I am playing catch up yet again.
Huge Hugs Mau xx

Candy said...

Gorgeous work, Pat!
Big Hugs, Candy

Cathy said...

Ms Pat: I love that you come to the biggest cheater on the DT for guidance on the theme LOL, what were you thinking GF I absolutely love what you created here, Beautiful colors and coloring of course, not listening to any new markers LALALALA..... Have a wonderful time at your class this week.

Sally Dodger said...

This cars is just so pretty. I love the way the inside of you cards are just as pretty as the front.

Iulia said...

You're always so funny Pat; I totally adore this "monochroatic" card, hate this type of challenges, would never know what color to choose...lol.
Have I told you these images are perfect for you! Or viceversa:)
Love this!
Hugs, Iulia

Sassy Raggedy said...

Well Monochromatic or not it is lovely. The inside of your card is just as beautiful as the outside...I hate I will have to miss this challenge also as I am back in the hospital. Hopefully soon I will be home and well....Lovely Card...joann sassy raggedy