Sunday, October 6, 2013

Glitter n Sparkle Challenge - Monochrome

Hello, friends.  It's Sunday and that means it's time for another challenge over at Glitter n Sparkle Challenge Blog.  This week's theme is Monochrome, so that's shades of one colour, but hair and skin tones can be the usual colours.  Here's my card:

I was a little fussier with this card than I normally am, but I had a lot of fun with it, and I plan to give it to someone special.  I love the sweet image I got to play with.  It's called Hannah Belle with Kitten from Fresh Brewed Designs and you can find it here.  Any time I receive a cat image for my DT card, I am happy LOL. 

I coloured the image with pencils, sponged the edges with pink ink, and die cut into a label.  I did a lot of layering on this card.  I started with a white card base, added a layer of pink, then another layer of white, and then a layer of pink DP, which I embossed with dots, but it's hard to see in this photo.  I added a strip of wide lace and then some pink polka-dot ribbon, onto which I affixed the image with foam tape.  I stamped the sentiment on a white die-cut circle and mounted on a pink circle, onto which I stapled pink polka-dot ribbon, and then I affixed it to the card with foam tape.  I added lots of embellishments on this card:  several flowers, die-cut leaves, a heart banner, pearls, and punched butterflies.  Here are the supplies used:
  • Digi stampHannah Belle with Kitten from Fresh Brewed Designs
  • Stamp:  Sentiment (Art Gone Wild)
  • Ink:  Ancient Page Primrose (for sentiment), Brilliance Pearlescent Coral (for sponging)
  • Dies:  Nellie's Multi-frames - Circles, La La Land - Heart Banner, Sizzix Sizzlits - Flowers, Branches and Leaves Set
  • Punch:  Butterfly (EK Success)
  • Embossing folder: Cuddlebug Swiss Dots (embossed DP but it's hard to notice)
  • Cardstock:  Recollections
  • DP:  Marcella by K and Dollarama
  • Accents:  Flowers, pearls, brads, spooled items (Dollarama and thrift store)
I hope you can join us at Glitter n Sparkle for our Monochrome challenge - we have some great prizes up for grabs, thanks to our generous sponsors:
Fresh Brewed Designs -3 images from store
QKR Stampede - 5 images from store
Lacy Sunshine - 3 images from store
Di's Digi Downloads - $12 gift certificate for the winner

I would like to enter the following challenges:
4 Krafty Girls #3 Anything Goes 3E #3
A Little Bit Crafty A Little Bit Shabby (I went with shabby chic) 3E #2
Allways Something Creative #60 Pennants 1E
Aud Sentiments Sentiment Suitable for a Child 5E #1
Catch the Bug - Bugaboo Anything Goes 3E #1
Cards Galore October - Flowers UE (1/day)
Challenges 4 Everybody #30 Anything Goes UE
CRAFT #227 Cats and Dogs/Pets/Animals 5E #3
Craftin' Desert Diva's #16 Anything with a Sentiment UE
Crafty Ribbons #64 Anything Goes with Ribbon 5E #2
Creative Craft Challenges #20 Anything Goes 3E #1
Creative Fingers #5 Anything Goes with Optional Twist of Ribbon and Lace (used both) 2E #1
Cut It Up #29 Think Pink 1E
Designed to Colour #21 Use a Die UE
DL.ART Thankful Thursday October Linky Party Anything Goes UE
DL.ART BCA Month-Long Linky Pinky Party Breast Cancer Awareness/Anything Pink 3E #2
Fab 'n Funky #187 Ribbon 1E
Fresh Brewed Designs Show us your Stuff 2013 (not a challenge, just a linky) UE
Jellypark Anything Goes 2E #1
Just B Creative Crazy Oct. Linky Party Just Because/Anything Goes UE 1 per day
Just Inspirational Challenges Bingo (see below - I went with Flowers, Monochrome, Pearls) 3E #2
Just Inspirational Challenges October - Pink or Halloween (I went with pink) 4E #1
Little Scrap Pieces Fun Friday Linky 1E
Lexi's Creations #100 Pink 2E #2
Loves Rubberstamps #72 Anything Goes UE
Moving Along with the Times Anything Goes 3E #3
My Creative Moments - Word Play Saturday Anything 4E #1
Natalie and Amy's Shabby Chic 3E #1
Oldie but a Goodie Bingo (see below - I went with Punches, Flowers, Pearls) (my "oldie" is the sentiment stamp - I've had it for 5+ years) 3E #1
One Stitch at a Time #184 Use a Digi 3E #1
Paper Makeup Stamps Digi Makeover #103 Pretty in Pink/Awareness UE
Pile It On #4 Favourite Colour as Main Colour - pink is my favourite! UE
Red Carpet Studio #54 Pretty in Pink 3E #2
Robyn's Fetish #180 Use a Digi 3E #1
Scribbles Designs Celebrate World Card Making Day UE
Simon Says Stamp Monday Say it with Stamps 5E #5
Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Going Dotty (polka dot ribbon) 5E #1
Sister Act (Cards Only) Anything Goes UE
Stamping Sensations All Creatures Great and Small 3E #1
Tammy's Scrapin' Corner Monochrome 2E #2
The Hobby House #5 Roses (I have 5 roses on my card) 3E #1
The Scrapbooking Queen Royal Digi Challenge #28 5E #1
Wags 'n Whiskers #114 Pink/Breast Cancer Awareness 2E #1
Whimsy Stamps #64 Shabby Chic/Vintage (I went with shabby chic) 3E #2
Word Art Wednesday #100 Anything Goes with Uplifting Sentiment 5E #3

Oldie but a Goodie Challenge - Bingo
Just Inspirational Challenges - Bingo

Thank you for looking at my card - I really enjoy reading your comments.  Have a wonderful day!


Migdalia said...

This is just Precious! Awesome job!
Would love if you joined us at Cut It Up Challenges.
Have a wonderful day,
♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenges ♥

Migdalia said...

What I said before...
Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas “Anything with a Sentiment“ Linky Party.
Have a wonderful day,
♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenges ♥

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

Very pretty details. You did a great job coloring your image!

Thanks for linking to Cut it Up Challenges Going in Circles Challenge! Don't forget your monthly breast self-exams and yearly mammo!!


Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is such a pretty monochrome card, love the cute image and the great design! Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

~ginny said...

I am especially drawn to the pennants in upper left and the repetition of the paper in the leaves and butterfly. Very nice details in your pretty in pink card! Thanks for sharing your project in the “Use a Sentiment for a Child” Challenge at Aud Sentiments.
Aud Sentiments Design Team
RubberMAD at

Unknown said...

What a sweet card. At first glance I simply see a really good monochromatic card. When I took a second look I saw so many elements stragically placed that work wonderfully together. Great Job!!!
Thanks for submitting it to our monochromatic challenge this week at Tammy's Scrapin Corner.
TRudy, DT

Migdalia said...

What I said before...
Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up Challenges.
Have a wonderful day,
♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenges ♥

Lisa Jane said...

so pretty and so cute
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
Lisa x

Ingrid Mason said...

Well Kitty, I think that we have already established our shared love of cats so you won't be suprised to hear me say that I love this card. However, I don't just love your card because of your lovely digi this week, Pink is my favourite colour too so naturally I love your chosen monochrome scheme - then there's all the beautiful layers and embellishments that are just sooo pretty together. You've put so much work into this card along with a lot of love so I'm so pleased you've got someone special in mind to give it too - she'll be so thrilled to receive it I'm sure. Good luck in our challenge this week. Ingrid xx (OSAAT Team)

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Very pretty card, love the polka dot ribbon. The flowers are lovely and add wonderful dimension. Lovely colouring too. Thanks so much for,joining in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Tracy x

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card..Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
Wendy x

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful monochrome card,love the cute image I love cats too love the embellishments and texture-thanks for joining us at OSAAT
Carol DT x

Emily Lauritzen said...

Absolutely gorgeous card! I just love all the layers and embellishments you added!! Thank you so much for joining us at Digi Makeover!!
<3 Emily L.-DT

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

Monochrome makes me think of black and white but your pink version is gorgeous. Such a sweet image that's been beautifully coloured. Thank you for joning us at OSAAT with your luscious card. Jennie x

Tracey said...

Such a super card! I love pink and you sure are "in the pink" as they say. So many embellies on this; love the banner in the corner too. Thanks for playing along with us this week at OSAAT, hope to see you back again soon.
Hugs, Tracey (DT)

Athina said...

What a beautifully designed card! I love the monochromatic feel! Thanks for playing with us at Loves Rubberstamps!

Billie A said...

Very nice card and all of the detail. The image is cute. Thanks for joining us at Catch the bug.

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous card Kit :-) such a cute image and the 'pinks' and details are gorgeous :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Lols x x x

DIANA L. said...

Beautiful card I love all the elements you have going on there.Thank you for joining the Linky Pinky Party- for Breast Cancer Awareness. Have a blessed day
Linky Pinky Party

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a gorgeous card you have made. Thank you for taking part in the Aud Sentiments Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Aud Sentiments Design Team Member) xxx

Hazel said...

A beautiful, bright and cheery card. Lots of lovely embellishments to look at too. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

Sue Nicholson said...

Lovely card and layout, thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish use a digi challenge. good luck cheers Sue n x

Basslady said...

what a beauty of a card!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi (GD this week on lexi's creations challenge)

Sarah said...

Thanks for sharing your "pinkness" with us at Oldie but a goodie and good luck. Sarah

Rhonda Miller said...

What a pretty card. Thanks for playing at Robyn's Fetish Challenges.

Anonymous said...

a beautiful card and love your interpretation for the roses, thank you so much for joining us at the Hobby House
Hugs Kate xx

PaperDaisies said...

A stunning card. It looks so pretty. Thank you for joining us over at Loves Rubberstamps. Hugs Nina

Judith said...

What a fab card - I just love it! Thank you for playing along at MAWTT hugs Judith x

Sandra said...

A vision in pink.
Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments. Good Luck x

Unknown said...

Monochromatic can be hard to pull off, but you did a beautiful job!!! Thanks for playing Bingo at Just Inspirational Challenges! xo Melissa

Lisa Winnard - TheCraftarageStudio said...

I love the monochrome shades. Gorg! So bright and cheery. Thank you for playing along at OSAAT.
Lisa DT

Stephanie said...

What a pretty card! I really like the adorable image (there are not too many cat images I don't like LOL ). Thanks for joining us at Word Art Wednesday.

Isobel said...

Great card thanks for joining us at Cards Galore and good luck x

TRACEY MO said...

What a cute card a love
Y pink card.
Thanks for joining us at lexi creations
Tracey dt

Denise Goeldner said...

Adorable card lovely colours, thanks so much for joining us over at Creative Fingers ~ Denise DT ~

Jo Nevill said...

Very pretty card
Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge this week

Jo x

Jingle said...

Very pretty! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

Unknown said...

So much effort put into this gorgeous pretty pink paper. Thank you for taking time to post this beautiful artwork with us this week at WAW. Please like us on Facebook for lots of fun, prizes and inspiration.
Carole Robb Bisson
Word Art Wednesday

Sandy S said...

Fabulous card! Love the monochromatic look...

Thanks for joining us on our special World Card Making Day challenge...

Sandy S
~Owner/Designer Scribbles Designs~

carol said...

Gorgeous creation...thanks for sharing with us at CRAFT x carol

Katya said...

What a beautifully made creation! Love your take on our Bingo challenge! Your card looks super nice :) Thank you so much for playing with us at Just Inspirational Challenges :)

Katya Bess - JIC DT member

Anonymous said...

I know your special someone is going to love it! Thanks for joining us at the DTC challenge this time!

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

Oh how SWEET!!! I love the soft pinks and that beautiful banner! All in all, your card is just purr-fect! (sorry, had to steal that from your sentiment. Couldn't resist!!!)
Sending many smiles,
Heather D.

Anke said...

lovely creation, thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons and good luck
hugs Anke

Melissa S. said...

Such a pretty pink card. Love the coloring as well as the papers you used. Thanks for playing along with us at Bugaboo.

sian said...

lovely card, thanks so much for joining us over at OSAAT (Sian DT)

Nazeema Calypso Thompson said...

Gorgeous pink card!!! Lots of lovely details and layers of embellishments. Thank you for joining us at Scribbles Designs World Card Making Day.

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card. I love the image. Thank you for joining us at Creative Fingers. Hope to see you again next time.

Got2BCrafting said...

So pink and pretty!! I love all the embellishments. :)
Thanks for joining us in the Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party.

Becky G said...

KT, I love your stunning pink creation! It's gorgeous and filled with so many wonderful details! Thanks for joining us in this weeks Anything Goes challenge at Catch The Bug! Hope to see your wonderful work again!

:) Becky G
Bugaboo DT Member

Judith said...

great project, thank you for entering the 4 Krafty Girlz challenge - good luck xx Judith DT

Tammy Miller said...

What a great project, very cute!! We appreciate you taking the time to join joining our October Anything Goes Challenge at CTB! Hope to see you again very soon!

Cherished said...

Very Pretty Card. Thanks for playing at Red Carpet studio.

Jodie Mackrell said...

pretty card. thank you for joining our anything goes challenge at catch the bug!

Sarah P said...

I just love all of the pink. It is a great card. Thanks for joining us at Cut It Up.


Gaynor Greaves said...

Very pretty card, love the colours, thanks for joining our challenge at Jellypark, Gaynor x

Beverley said...

Gorgeous card, I love the colours. Thanks for joining in our "Anything Goes" challenge at Creative Craft.
Bev x

8kidsandstillfindtimetocraft said...

Thanks for joining us at 4 krafty girlz challenge blog. ..Anita DT

Saints Rule! said...

Beautiful project! Thanks for blessing us at Word Art Wednesday with your talents!

Deanne Saunders said...

Adorable card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our PILE IT ON challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
A Little Bit O' Paper

Kim. said...

Really pretty card, adorable image and lovely die cuts and colours used. Thanks for sharing with us this month at Natalie & Amy's Challenge.
Kim xXx

Ellibelle said...

A really stunning card. Love the details! Thanks so much for playing along in my "anything" word play saturday challenge!

Unknown said...

A really lovely pink card and love the sentiment. great colouring and love the embellishing many thanks for joining us at JIC this month with our Halloween or pink theme. Anita DT

Lisa said...

Great card! Thanks for joining us at A Little Bit Crafty challenge!

Lisa :)

Eret said...

It is so pretty! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful card with us at Staming Sensation.
Eret x