Monday, April 27

Whimsy Challenge 2 ~ Monochromatic

Welcome to the 2nd Whimsy Stamps Challenge! This week's challenge is to make a monochromatic card. I gotta tell ya: this was a tough one for me, and I dragged my feet on it until the last couple of days before this post. I love color, and doing a mono card just seemed so....BLAH. I've seen a few really pretty ones, but I couldn't see how I was going to pull it off well.

So, here's my very first attempt at a monochrome color scheme. I love this little froggie, and he seemed the easiest animal in the Whimsy collection (after the polar bear, of course!) to get my mono mojo going. I started with a simple white card base and a sketch at Splitcoast Stampers. Then I used papers from the Citrus pad by Hot Off The Press to color block the background and mat the frog. He's colored with Prismas & OMS (of course!) and then I stamped the sentiment.

supplies ~ card blank: stash, dsp: Hot Off the Press Citrus, image: Whimsy Stamps, sentiment: Studio G

Not bad for a first attempt. Why don't you try your hand at this challenge? Head over to the Whimsy Stamps Challenges blog to see all the design team samples; there might even be a prize for one lucky entrant! When you're ready to link your card, make sure to use Mr. Linky to link to the DIRECT URL for your post (not just your blog's URL). If you need any help, you can contact anyone on the DT - we'd love to help you out.

Good luck!


14 paper smiles:

Jacilynn said...

Oh, I like this, It turned out great. Love the green and the sentiment. Soo Cute!

~Denise Lynn~ said...

I think you dis awesome with this one Cheri! Love the greens and the papers. Great layout and coloring! The froggie looks very cute in his green oasis! :)

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

I think you rocked it! It's fabulous!

Alex said...

Very cute Cheri, it came out perfect!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Gorgeous card hunny im loving that cheeky image you've used! hugs Linda x

CRYSTAL said...

You did a fab job..... that froggie is the cutest!

Becky said...

This is one cute guy :), he does look good in his green home.

Littleted62 said...

Well, isn't he a little cutie?!? Love the colours Cheri, I think it's a great mono card as it still has lots of interest within the colour scheme. Nicki, xx.

Nerine .P. said...

Super Cute.

Jana M. said...

Fabulous froggie!!! I love the greens.

Boni Boutelle-Jones said...

Oh girl I so hear you on the mono challenge! LOL I really had a tough time with this one as well. But I think we both did stellar jobs. I love the little froggy too and I really like how you used all green but with the different tones and patterns gave some real dimension. You done GOOD kid!!

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card Cheri Love the colour, Hugs Debbie x

SCRAPCRAZY said...

What a cute image;) I love this card, great job

kc_froglady said...

very nice! I think you did an awesome job with the monochromatic theme.

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