Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Monochromatic Tea Party

Susan is our hostess this week, and she challenged us to go mono. I really like this look, but don't tend to do it very often. My card is made with white cardstock, a single ink (Brilliance pearlescent purple) and minimal accessories... doesn't get much more "back to basics" than that!

I started with a scrap of white cardstock (3 1/2" square), and I repeatedly stamped the floral image from the Cookie Plate Botanicals. I then went around the edge with the ink*, then adhered it to a white card base. The phrase is from Little Things - isn't that a great sentiment for a birthday? The final touch was line of pearls (Kaisercraft). I love the final result - definitely simple, but it still has a sense of richness to it.

Click over to see what Susan, Dina, Giovana, Donelda & Donna have created for this challenge. Ooh, did you notice that the list is a bit longer this week? Yep, former cookie Donna has returned to the jar :)

*Brilliance pearlescent inks are so gorgeous - fabulous coverage and a beautiful shimmer; if you haven't tried them out, then I'd highly encourage you to pick up a couple to play around with. I love the Dew Drop size, too, as it makes it easy to ink small areas of a stamp or edges as I've done here. These can be purchased from smARTworks as well as most chain craft stores.


Giovana said...

Beautiful card Trish!!!
Aren't all the images form the Cookie plate awesome??

Have a great day!!
God bless

Donna said...

So soft and your card, Trish!

Donelda said...

that is so funny, you, Giovana and I all used the cookie plate for our cards. Great minds think alike :D As well, you and both did a "back to the basics" card. I really like your color!! It looks like there are 2 or 3 colors in there! and I like the dots working up to the sentiment, nice touch!!

Michelle Adams said...

Gorgeous! Beautiful and pastel. Love this!