Sunday, 18 September 2011

Sentimental Sundays....Monochrome

Hi Susan here....

Today at Sentimental Sundays our new challenge is starting and the theme is -
I love this type of challenge as most of my cards seem to be shades of one colour.
For full details of the challenge and to see what all the other design team members have done to give you some inspiration call across to the Sentimental Sundays Challenge Blog.

Now onto my card...

This can be a difficult theme to follow I know...but I chose to use shades of one colour 'Pink' with white and I like the effect. I have made the card to suit either a birthday to a loved one, or an anniversary card, as the sentiments are all about love.
The chipboard hearts in the foreground are a die from Sizzix, I have added glitter to one of them.
The definition sentiment and postage stamp are from our stash, the colour was amazing as they turned out to be the exact shade as my backing papers which were also from my stash of leftovers from 12x12 pads from HOTP Romance.
My flowers are from Hobby Craft the leaves I made from card, inks and a ball tool.

This beautiful digi image is from Wee Stamps, isn't it the most gorgeous stamp, I love it! I have used just chalks to colour this image and was really pleased with the effects, I love using chalk pencils they are so precise and the colours just blend so well together.
I have added gems to the image for a little bit of sparkle. I gently chalked the background in a pale pink, although its not very evident in the photo, and then mat and layered it onto a piece of my background paper.

This is to show the inside of my card....still keeping to the monochromatic and my love theme.

This beautiful sentiment was made special for me by Ann Vento, and is available from Raindrop Echo Designs. I absolutely love this sentiment from John Lennon, it's one of my favourites.

Challenges entering

Thank you for taking the time to look at my card, and for all your wonderful comments
Love and hugs
Susan xxx


  1. This is such a sweet card Susan ! What a lovely image ! Your embellies are gorgeous as always and I do love the sentiment. Hugs and love from Catherine

  2. hi girlies
    what a fantastic card ,love the pretty image and the way you have decorated the inside too,
    thanks for joining us at ooh la la and good luck
    tracey x

  3. HI Susan...
    Very very pretty card - I love it!
    Chrisitne x

  4. Beautiful card Susan...the colouring is gorgeous I love the pinks...fabulous image, she is beautiful.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  5. You make the most beautiful cards and this is no exception ... thank you so much for playing along at CCCB

  6. Oh my word Susan this is so beautiful as always I am amazed at the wonderful embellishments and detail you have used that image is stunning.
    Lorraine x

  7. Hi Susan, I adore the pretty and sweet image. Your coloring is wonderful and I love the color combination. So sweet!

    Hugs and Love.

  8. Very pretty, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

  9. This is sooooo cute. I just love it.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

  10. So sweet and lovely! Thank you so much for playing along at CCCB!

  11. Hi Susan, I love your card, all the details & the decorated inside :)
    & thanks for joining us at SFTW too!

  12. wow what a pretty card ,love the design and sweet image,beautifully coloured too


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