Monday, May 16, 2011

Monochromatic Blues

Here's a card that I'm entering into several challenges this week:


supplies: 2 shades of blue and an ivory cardstock, Cuttlebug "Victoria" embossing folder, Hero Arts CG291 Three Dotted Flowers, F5042 Leaf Flourish, Verve VS-0144 Bloom & Grow, versamark ink and white embossing powder, Adirondack Stonewashed ink, Nesties Labels Four, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, pearls

Joan's Gardens is a new challenge for me, and I loved making this according to her specifications, to use an embossed background, and to incorporate flowers, flourishes and butterflies, all things that work nicely together.  

The Shabby Tea Room's current challenge is to go monochromatic: only one color with a neutral.

At Mark's Finest Papers, we are to use monochromatic blues.

And finally, I'm also entering this into Hero Arts Fabulous Flowers challenge, running all month long.  This is my current favorite flower, and the leaf flourish is an old favorite - I like them paired up!  

34 comments:

  1. Oh, how I love when you create with blues! This is really pretty, Lin! Love the embossed background and your wonderful flower!

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  2. Lovely blue card, Lin! Great white embossing on the flower and the white panel with the flourish compliments so well with the rest!

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  3. Gorgeous, Lin! I love that color blue! Beautiful flower!

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  4. This is just lovely Lin - such a beautiful blue and gorgeous stamping! Jo x

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  5. Beautiful card, Lynn! Love the flower!

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  6. Beautiful shades of blue and white, love how you're able to incorporate it into so many challenges!

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  7. That is absolutely beautiful! I love the monochromatic color scheme and all of the texture. It's perfect.

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  8. Wow...gorgeous...and a perfect card for all the challenges...stunning!

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  9. What a beautiful card. I love the monochomatic colors you chose. Great flower too.

    I am so happy you were able to join us at Joan's Gardens weekly card challenge. Great job!

    Joan
    www.atjoansgardens.com

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  10. Oh, what a delightful card. Its so beautiful and elegant looking. I just love all about it.

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  11. Lin this is just amazing, I am in awe that you have created such perfection for so many challenges.

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  12. Beautiful card! A "Lin" card! The colors, the flowers, the butterflies.Totally you!

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  13. Absolutely stunning!! Love all the layers and details. You have done such an amazing job in combining all these challenges! Good luck!!

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  14. Lin--this is absolutely beautiful!!!! I love the layered flowers, the butterflies, the pearls, just everything about this card!!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week!

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  15. This is spectacular! Love the monochromatic look!

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  16. Lin, this is such a lovely color blue and all the elements are so lovely. I'm still admiring that layered embossed flower! Good luck with all the challenges!

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  17. That is a very beautiful card Lin! Love that shade of blue!

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  18. A totally stunning card Lin and so many challenge for it to fit. How wonderful

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  19. wow! this is gorgeous, Lin! such a beautiful card. love it!

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  20. Lin- Your card is a real beauty! Thanks for playing along with Speedy's Friends!

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  21. This is very beautiful, so elegant!

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  22. I am a nut for blue and white! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE you card. The papers and embellishments are to die for! TFS
    Cindy at http://cardcrazeeme53.blogspot.com/

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  23. This is stunning! So elegant and the colour scheme is very striking.
    Clare x

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  24. Lovely! Love your blue cards and this is no exception!

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  25. WOW!!! This is OUTSTANDING!!!!!! Love it!!!
    Thanks for sharing it with us at Speedy's Friends.

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  26. Love, love, love this card. TFS

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  27. this is totally gorgeous.....thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends

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  28. So beautiful in blues! Love that sentiment too! So glad you could join us this week in the Tea Room!

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  29. Wow! What a gorgeous card with the beautiful color of blue!

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  30. Beautiful card! Congratulations on winning MFP!

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  31. Hi Lin,
    Boy you sure do get around, I seem to find you everywhere these days!! And that is a good thing! Your card is gorgeous as usual, just love the color you chose and of course the stamp!! Glad to see you here, take care and see you over at HA.

    Donna (Irishmist) As I seem to be seeing a lot of Donna's these days.

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  32. Lin, forgot to mention I came by your blog via Joans Gardens, as I usually come to your blog anyway, I forgot to mention that I got here via short cut today!! Or should I say the long way around!!

    Take care
    hugs
    Donna

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  33. Love!!! Can you tell me about the flower? Is it a stamp/punch/or what? I'd like to recreate it but don't know what to buy.

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  34. Stunning card. I've just become a new follower. Your work is an inspiration and a joy.

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