Monochrome & Lunch Inspiring Creativity

Had a great Crafting Swap last night with Dianne and Fanny. Many thanks to the two of you for your inspiring ideas!

Today is ‘Challenge Time’ for me. This week’s Out of a Hat Creations Challenge is based on a picture, now here is what I made of it:

… a card to say ‘hi’. There were many aspects I liked about the picture: the softness of the fabric, the funky patterned paper, the almost hidden circle -a lampshade maybe- the seventies feel and last but not least it was all in one colour – orange! Whilst I find it a bit of a challenge to work in shades of one single colour, my last crafting win as you well know was due to a one colour challenge. Oh by the way it is one of the winning entries published in the current issue of ‘Quick Cards Made Easy’ (page 10). Nevertheless at some point I got stuck in a creative block, luckily, due to the time of day, it was lunch to the rescue, and, after a little break, I quickly finished the project.

For the background I used what I tend to call the emboss-stamping technique which simply uses an embossing folder/texture plate to stamp and emboss at the same time. The withe vellum -looking a bit peachy here- re-creates the softness of the fabric from the original picture on  Out of a Hat Creations Challenge . To creat the lay out I got some general ispiration from Keren Baker’s blog. Please let me know what you think.

Here is what I used: cream card blank, gem, glitter gel pen, cord, tonic studio punches (small flowers), crop-a-dile, vellum, Martha Stewart Border punch, brayer and PSX Sketch Box Lower Case Creative Characters (an alphabet I got ages ago) from your local craft shop; texture plate from sizzix; peach parfait, tangerine tango and cajun craze cardstock, tangerine tango and cajun craze ink, circle and large flower punches from Stampin’UP!

Back soon. Until then …

Happy Crafting!!!


4 thoughts on “Monochrome & Lunch Inspiring Creativity

  1. Hi Monika. Really enjoyed reading your post. Super card. Love your interpretation of this week theme. Thank you for joining the Hatters again this week and sharing your ideas.
    Regards Florence xx

  2. This is just beautiful and a great interpretation of the picture. Love the things you used to make it all so textured. The one rounded corner is a brilliant idea and adds even more interest to the card.

    Thank you for joining us again at Out of a Hat

    Love Chrissie xx

  3. Hi Monika, a really stunning card and I love the texture you have created and the design is perfect. Thank you so much for joining us at Out of the Hat. Hugs Sandra XXX

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