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 . . . .


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!