Saturday, September 24, 2011

Mostly Monochromatic 3+1

Dragonfly Loss Card
Casual Friday has a new challenge called "Mostly Monochromatic 3+1" that I couldn't resist playing. You have to use at least three shades of a monochromatic color plus brown. I don't know why but I always have trouble anytime I "supposed" to go monochromatic. :) I think it's because there are soooo many colors and I start to stress about which one to pick. I chose three shades of aqua/teal by Bazzill cardstock as my monochromatic colors (the brown is also by Bazzill). The stamps are one of the NEW Hero Arts/Sizzix sets. You get stamps plus dies to cut the stamped shapes. Love, love them! :) Isn't it great when two fantastic companies partner up? :) The sentiment is also by Hero Arts but from one of their clear stamp sets. I kept playing with this card and finally decided it "needed" some dry embossing for more dimension. The embossing folder is by Sizzix and the pretty swirled brad is by Prima Marketing. So do you have fun plans for this pretty fall Saturday? My youngest daughter has a band competition and my husband is working on our farm. This means I'll get to do some things I enjoy (yep, making cards) but it's such a beautiful day I'm heading outside! It will be a great afternoon to sit on the front porch and read. (Reading "Unbroken" by Lauren Hillenbrand on my Kindle. I highly recommend it too by the way.) :) Enjoy your weekend and RELAX.....the big 6-ton satellite fell in the Pacific ocean last night. Wink! :) Stop by again soon for a little inspiration and a lot of fun! :)