Friday, March 19, 2010

Bellarific Monochromatic Snowman

Happy Bellarific Friday! This week's challenge was to create a monochromatic card. I have to admit, this challenge was my suggestion and I was a little afraid of it, but I {heart} how my card turned out!!! It was super fun to think out of the box and stick with tones of one colour.
I hadn't done my Christmas-card-of-the-week yet so I decided to use the Snowman Circle image from Stamping Bella. I stamped him with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Bella's Bestest Paper and coloured him with copics. I added a little sparkle with two of my Spica gitter pens then cut him out using my 2" circle punch. The image is layered onto Prism island mist light and a scallop circle of Prism island mist dark. I used Jen's Sketch For You To Try from last Saturday for the layout. 
The colour palette started with my new My Mind's Eye Lush patterned paper that I picked up last week while shopping with my BFF. I added texture with two different embossing folders and punched a scallop border with my new SU border punch (thanks Leslie!). The pompom trim has been in my stash forever and I think it's a fun, whimsical addition to the card. Of course I couldn't make a Christmas card without adding a ghost snowflake, which I topped with a baby blue Bonbon
I can't wait to see all the submissions for this week's challenge. Perhaps you'll hop with me over to Bloggabella to have a peek? Next week's Bellarific Friday Challenge is a sketch...woo hooo!!! Here it is so you can get started this weekend. 

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

9 comments:

Leslie said...

Wow, that's excellent! Love the pom-pom trim. Lovely colours and well, it's a snowman, so I need not say any more :)

LindaH said...

YES! it was a hard challenge...not so much with the colouring, but when I tried to add paper I struggled! But I have to admit, it was a fun challenge! This card is great!

Joan said...

You rocked this monochromatic card Karen....it's wonderful. I love the little pom poms along the outside of the circle!!!

Dana White said...

You know how I felt about this challenge since I complained about it while you were here, but like you I {heart} my card too. This is a sweet Christmas card & I do love that paper we hunted down!!

Margaret de Witt said...

I LOVE this card.

Karen Giron said...

LOVE that little border with the pom-pom ribbon! OMG!!! And there you go, teasing me with those ghost shapes again... :D Totally cute!!!

chris said...

Wow this is very special.

Danni said...

Oh this is fabulous!! Awesome, awesome job!!

Jeanie said...

Wowzer!! Karen, this is AWESOME!! OMG, so many elements and I LOVEEEE them all!! I love the layout, the color, the embossing, oh yes the TRIM (yum), etc. You outdid yourself!!