I'd like to welcome our newest member of the Inventory Reduction Challenge group - the wonderful and talented Nadine St-Pierre! Be sure to check out her blog to see more of her fabulous work.
Our Inventory Reduction Challenge for this week was to make a monochromatic card - all one color. Sounds easy enough. BUT--if you don't want your card to just lay there looking all flat and lifeless, there needs to be some contrast somewhere.
I did mine using several shades of brown. How much more blah a color could I have chosen? I am really an earth tones person. I did struggle with this one.
Here she is - Holly Tilda!
The card base is SU Close to Cocoa. The edge is punched with an embosser/punch. On solid paper there is an embossed snowflake between the punched out snowflakes. The roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts. Sheer ribbon from my stash. The oval behind Tilda is cut using Nesties. Tilda is colored with Copics and of course, I didn't keep track of the numbers. They are all from the E family:(
To add a bit of "color" I added the tiny roses to the sheer ribbon. The glue dots on the flowers were just enough to go through the sheer and hold the ribbon ties in place.
The inside is very simple. The cotton crocheted lace is from Magnolia; the sheer brown ribbon threaded through the lace is from my stash. Both the designer papers are from SU.
The lower half dp is from one of my big stacks from DCWV from Jo-Ann Fabrics.
The scalloped oval for the jotting panel is cut using Nesties.
The sentiment stamp is from SU's Heard From the Heart set.
Now that I've been looking at all those Close to Cocoa colors, I'm thirsty for some hot cocoa myself! Come on and join me!!
Be sure to check out all my team mates' projects. They're sure to have some really gorgeous ones.
I'd love for you to leave a little comment while I'm preparing our hot cocoa drinks.