Monday, April 6, 2009

Monochromatic Monday

Today's Kitchen Sink Crew Challenge #11 is brought to us courtesy of our very talented Guest Hostess, Makiko Jones!! Makiko has created some amazing projects using Kitchen Sink Stamps and today has asked us to create a monochromatic card using dimensionals.

I couldn't decide between orange and gray, so I just did both.

I started my orange card by stamping the butterfly from the First Anniversary Special Limited Edition Set, A Year of Thanks 2008 in Tangerine Tango on the card front to create a patterned background to compliment the BasicGrey designer paper. The orange rose was stamped on Naturals Ivory which had been cut with Nestabilities Label 2. The dimensionals were used to hold the label up off the cardfront.

Stamps: Hearts & Roses, A Year of Thanks 2008, and Never a Loss 4 Words by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Papers: Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, and Naturals Ivory by Stampin' Up, ambrosia by BasicGrey

Inks: Pumpkin Pie and Tangerine Tango by Stampin' Up

Embellishments: Ribbon and Dimensionals

Tools: Nestabilities - Labels 2, Sponge

My grey card is a 5 1/2 inch square. I used a black Spica pen to add a little sparkle to the butterfly wings. The dimensionals hold up the sentiment tag.

Stamps: 3 Step Butterflies and Never a Loss 4 Words by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Papers: Sahara Sand, Going Grey, Basic Gray, and Basic Black by Stampin' Up, ambrosia by BasicGrey

Inks: Sahara Sand, Going Grey, and Basic Gray by Stampin' Up

Embellishments: Ribbon, Rhinestones, Dimensionals, and Black Spica Pen

Tools: Nestabilities Labels 1, Sponge

I hope you can play along with the crew today!! Remember there are prizes at stake here!! First prize is a $50 spending spree at Kitchen Sink Stamps and will be determined by a Web Poll Vote. Second prize is the large KSS set of your choice and third prize is the small KSS set of your choice. Second and third places are determined by a random number generator. So grab your Kitchen Sink Stamps and get busy!! Once your card is complete, be sure to post it using Mr. Linky on the Kitchen Sink Web Blog under challenge #11.

Don't forget to check out these monochromatic beauties created by the Crew for you today:



  1. Gorgeous cards Lynn! I love the orange -your background paper is so pretty!! Great job with this challenge!! :)

  2. Both card are beautiful, Lynn! love your dsp!

  3. That is one of my favorites of the Basic Grey papers. Love that orange. Your orange rose is a real beauty!!

  4. Look at you Lynn! TWO CARDS! Wow! I love the oranges, reminds me of creamsicles. The greys are super cute with the spica glitter too. Work it girl!!

  5. Oh wow!! Both cards are super beautiful! I love the rose with the orange & peach color. It the one of my favorite colors of roses (I don't know the name but it look like the rose on your card).
    The butterfly on the second stunning!! The gray color and the sparkle make the butterfly POP!!
    Thank you for sharing your amazing talent.

  6. Wow, both of these are gorgeous! I love the oranges and they greys are just stunning!

  7. I love your cards and I don't know which one I like better! They're both beautiful and hopefully one day I'll be able to create monochromatic cards with ease!

  8. Gorgeous cards lynn! They are both very elegant! I love them both!!!! The sparkle on the butterfly is amazing! Love how you did the rose and leaves all in the same color scheme... and the butterfly background paper is too fun! Awesome job Lynn! :D


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