Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Whimsy's Monochromatic Challenge July 11

This week's card was inspired from Whimsy's Challenge-monocromatic.  I won't lie, the first time I heard I was to participate in this challenge I was deeply worried, but it turns out I had nothing to worry about.  Actually, once I picked my paper and color the coloring came along pretty well.  The image is called Hoody by Whimsy.  The brown-ish flower was a white flower that I airbrushed.  The yellow prima flower I also airbrushed to tone down the brightness of it.  The flourishes are Tim Holtz flourishes dies.  I used a couple of nestabilities on this card.  The cute little clothes pins were also airbrushed.  The printed digital paper background was embossed (digi background by Mel Stampz).  There is a small touch of hand stitching on this card as well. The framed piece that hoody is on was deeply distressed first by airbrushing, then by misting perfect pearls for some sparkle.

Challenges I will be entered in:
Bunny Zoes: Swirls or lace
Tammy's Scrapin Challenge: Anything goes
Cutie Pie Challenge: Bling
Mema's Crafts: Anything goes
Use it Tuesdays: Embossing
Always Crafting: For men
Lexi's Creations: For a friend
Crafts and Me: Faux or real stitching
Paper Make Up Stamps: Monochromatic


  1. What a lovely card, lovelt detail and layout.

    Thank you for joining us at Lexis Creations.

    Hugs Julie x

  2. Great card Nicole! I really like the shades of colour you've used... brown tones are the best!
    Tell me, where did you buy your airbrushing system? I'm thinking I need one.

    1. I got mine from Madison Art Shop. They had the most reasonable price for them when we searched. It was 180 US + shipping and I paid 15$ duty when it arrived.

  3. This is so cool. Love the monochromatic look. Thanks for joing us at use it Tuesday

  4. I love the layers and dimensions in your card. Thanks for joining us at Use It Tuesday!

  5. What a darling image! LOVE the monochrome with just a hint of yellow!!! Gorgeous card! :)

  6. Great card Nic...loving that you airbrushed. I got mine out recently too and had fun!

  7. Your card is very cute and I love the detail you've added. I think the clothespin was a unique idea. Thanks for joining us at Mema's Crafts and sharing your talent.

  8. Hi Nicole wonderful layers and your stitching is perfect for this card. Thanks for joining us At Tammy's Scrapin Corner. Good luck this week hope to see your next creation in our next week challenge. Elisa DT

  9. Oh I am so glad you entered this card. It is so amazing hun.

    I am so pleased you
    decided to join us for our Challenge.
    Hugs, Founder and Owner of Tammy Scrapin Corner, Tammy Ortiz

  10. I'm loving all those layers and the colour combo is fabulous, thanks for joining us at Use It Tuesday!

  11. Lovely many layers card, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie, good luck, cheers Sue N x

  12. I love all the layers. You did a beautiful job with the airbrush to make everything cohesive.

  13. Love how outdoorsy your card looks! :) Great way to tone down a bright flower to make it fit in on your card too. So glad you could join our monochromatic Digi Makeover Challenge at Paper Makeup Stamps! :)

  14. Lovely card!!
    Thank you so much for joining with us at Digi Makeover Challenge - hope to see you back again :)

    PMS DT Yolie

  15. Thank you so much for joining us at The Cutie Pie Challenge this time with this gorgeous card,

    Good Luck with the challenge
    Wendy x

  16. A lovely card, beautiful papers and love how you have coloured the flowers.Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations hugs Susan x

  17. stunning card nicola.fab sweet image and i love your monochromatic design and great stitching.
    Thanks for joining in my stitching challenge this week at Crafts and Me :D

    xx coops xx

  18. Awesome card. Love all the layers. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me. Hugs...Mona