Lawnscaping Challenge #95: White on White (Monochromatic)

Hi, everybody! I can’t believe it’s December already. Where did the year go? 
One super thing about December is that my term on the Lawnscaping Facebook Inspiration Team starts today! 
Since it’s also the first Monday of the month, there’s a new challenge for you on the blog! The theme for this challenge is white on white (monochromatic). Instead of making a “polar bear in a blizzard”, I created a wedding-themed card:
To make the dress, I chose the “Sew Lovely” set, which is also one of my first Lawn Fawn stamp sets. The sentiment is from “Sophie’s Sentiments“. 
Now it’s your turn! For all of the details on this challenge, and some gorgeous DT inspiration, visit the Lawnscaping blog. And for further motivation, Simon Says Stamp is sponsoring this challenge…one lucky winner will receive:
I’ll be joining the Facebook Inspiration Team today on the Lawnscaping Challenge Facebook page with MORE challenge inspiration, so make sure you “like” the page so you won’t miss a thing!
Hope your week is off to a great start! Thanks so much for stopping by today!

It’s Farm Fresh Friday at TGF!

Happy Friday, everybody! Thanks to everyone who stopped by and left such lovely comments on my new release blog hop post! I always love reading your comments…you made my day!
It’s time for a new Farm Fresh Friday challenge at The Greeting Farm, and this week, we’ve gone MONOCHROMATIC! 
What does that mean? Basically, you use various shades of only one color (I picked yellow). You can also use a neutral like white to offset the color.

A monochromatic yellow palette might look something like this:

There are lots of variations, of course, but I thought it would help to show an example.
Here’s my card, featuring “Anya Strolls” and TGF’s “Fence Die“:
When I was putting the card together, I thought it needed some white to break up all of the yellow, so I used the “Mini Clouds Die” to bring in a pop of white.
To make the sunbeams, I first drew a pattern on cardstock that was the same size as my main panel on the card. Then I figured out where I wanted the sun to be, and drew rays from the center of the circle to the edge of the panel. I cut along the lines and traced the pieces on to my patterned paper, cut those out, erased the pencil marks, and assembled it like a puzzle.

I added machine stitching along the gingham panels to give the rays extra dimension.

So, what do you need to know to join in our challenge? Here’s the scoop:

  • You must use a TGF stamp (rubber, digi, or clear) as your main image.
  • Entries must be uploaded via InLinkz at the bottom of the challenge post on the TGF blog no later than Thursday, May 9th at NOON CST.
  • You can add a direct link to your entry from your personal blog, SCS gallery, Flickr or TGF galleria. (If the InLinkz tool is missing, feel free to link your submission URL in the comment section!)
  • The fabulous prize: A random participant will be selected to win their choice of an in-stock SINGLE RUBBER STAMP or a 4×6 set!
Don’t forget, there’s still time to enter our Retro-Fresh challenge (polka dots and/or plaid)! Check out the challenge post for all the details!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!


Christmas Card Challenges #31 – Monochromatic

Happy Sunday! It’s time for a new Christmas Card Challenge, and this week, we’re going monochromatic!

All of our challenges are optional…the only “real” rule is that you must create a new Christmas, Holiday or Hannukah card, then link it up on our blog so we can stop by and leave you some love!

It’s not necessary that you use a Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamp on your card, but we sure love it when you do! My card uses various shades of green, and features Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps’ Christmas Tree Ruby!

I think the hardest parts of making this card were not coloring the image, and using all those shades of green! 

supplies: card base, patterned paper (Echo Park), sentiment stamp (Signature Christmas – Papertrey Ink), border punch (Fiskars), ink, colored card stock (Stampin’ Up – Old Olive), stamp (Christmas Tree Ruby – Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps), metal die (Spellbinders Labels 25), ribbon, buttons (from stash).
Don’t forget to visit the rest of the CCC team to see the fun and festive cards they’ve created this week: AlannaBrigitteCandaceCorinneDeeKatieLeesa (who was our June Guest Designer and is our newest team member!), MargoMichelePat and Stephanie!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you have a wonderful week & don’t forget to link your entry on the Christmas Card Challenges blog! See you there!