Monday, May 30, 2016

Simon Says 'Monochrome'

Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

This week the challenge is


Pick a color, any color, and create something with it!  We will look forward to seeing what you make!
As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store


It is the lovely Kassa's last week with us in the Designer Spotlight and it has been wonderful getting to know her, she is definitely a super talented crafter and it has been a pleasure getting to know her over these past weeks. Thanks for everything Kassa!!! :-D

I made a Thanks card using Hickory Smoke Distress Ink. Whenever I think of Monochrome, I always think of old black and white photos so I stuck with it ;-)

I started by inking the edges of plain white card to use for layering. 

I then used some White Embossing Powder to heat emboss a piece of Watercolor Paper using a Halftone Cling Stamp to create a resist. 

I then blended the Hickory Smoke Distress Ink around the edges before using a brick wall mask, made by die cutting a Mixed Media 3 Thinlits Die, to add more interest. I used a Wildflowers Cling Stamp, inked using the same Hickory Smoke ink for the background. 

I used a Wildflowers Die and a Thanks die cut for the focus and finished with a pice of Washi Tape and a White Twine Bow.

So now it's YOUR turn! choose a colour and get crafting :-)

Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #sssmchallenge so we can see your entries there too

You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in 

Sweet Stampin'   Embossing + Stamping
Craft Rocket    Monochrome
Time Out    May All Your weeds Be Wildflowers
Crafty Cardmakers    Monochrome

Hope you all have a great week :-)
Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x


Catherine said...

Amazing background, Lols! Your design is beautiful and I love the touch of washi tape. Cathie

Zoey | Scrapsaurus said...

Wow Lorraine, this might be my favorite card ever! Love the grey tone and the classy feel of it! The bow on the flower is a really awesome touch!
x Zoey

Kim x said...

WOW Lols, I love it. All the detail is amazing.
Thank you so much for entering my Monochrome challenge at CCM. Hugs Kimx

Chris said...

Stunning card! Love it! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Sue said...

Stunning background Lorraine! I love this card and thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin hugs Sue x

KarinsArtScrap said...

thats gorgeous Lorraine
Gr Karin

Maura said...

So pretty, Lols! I think you and Kath are on to something with the soft grays!

AlexaCzar said...

just fab. like it much.


Judy McKay said...

Beautiful card. Lovely design. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Card Makers this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

Gerrina said...

Great to see your beautiful card in the gallery at TIME OUT! Love the monochromatic colours and the still eyecatching design! Feels good to turn the tables and leave a comment at your blog now...Thank you for taking some TIME OUT and join us!

Meihsia Liu said...

Love your beautiful card, Lols. The color scheme is so pretty. :)

Stephanie said...

Super cool brick background, Lols! Loving the design!

Simon Says Stamp!

Josephine said...

Fabulous - love how you've done the background!

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!

Zelda said...

This is gorgeous!! I look forward to joining in on the fun :)

Cross Stitch Claire said...

Great card, so very elegant! Thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket, Claire DT x

Barbara said...

your color scheme is absolutely cool, I love it! Wildflowers are beautiful and so perfect....I love the way you've used them! wonderful and delicate card! Barbara

Maikreations said...

Awesome card! Love that I can find some new detail every time I look at it! Great design! Thank you for sharing your card at the Crafty Cardmakers! Happy crafting, Maike

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

If you want to see this girl have a panic attack, just tell me to work in gray! Yiiiipppppes! And yet I am so impressed and amazed at how beautiful your card turned out! It has a really sophisticated loveliness to it and all of those textures and patterns look incredible together. I especially dig the black Washi! This just goes to show how truly skilled you are and I really love this piece.

Mischelle said...


Sandra said...

Stunning card, Lols! Love the black and white! It's so elegant! Hugs, Sandra

Lin said...

There is a lovely dreamy quality to your card. I love how the delicate flower and the slender font of the sentiment go together so well, against your fabulous background.

Thank you for sharing your lovely creation in our monochrome challenge.

Crafty Cardmakers