Friday 23 September 2011

One Layer Monochrome

For my For Your Inspiration post, please scroll down, or click HERE

Over at One Layer Wednesday this week, the idea is to let the sentiment take centre stage, or at least have equal billing with the images. I'm not sure I've achieved this here. I did discover that I am very short on sentiments in my stamp collection.

For CAS-ual Fridays Challenge 21, we are being asked to use three shades of one colour and to add brown.  With this challenge, I discovered I need more colours!  I did find that I have quite a few greens in my collection.

With eight hours to go over at "Less Is More", I thought I'd throw in another card for their Anything CAS Goes challenge, where they are hoping for 1000 entries this week. They might make it, if Mr Linky doesn't succumb under the pressure of all those entries!

So with those instructions, this is what I came up with:
I don't usually embellish my one layer cards, but this card needed something extra, so my new twine came to the rescue.

What I used:
Stamps: PTI Take Three: Summer, and PTI Botanical Silhouettes (sentiment)
Ink: SU! Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Mellow Moss, Chocolate Chip

Now, I'm a little weary, so I might toddle off to bed. Tomorrow I go to visit my new nephew, who will be around 24 hours old by the time I get to him. I'm smiling already.



Netty said...

Terrific LIM card and love the twine it finishes it off beautifully. x

Sara Mac said...

Michelle this is a wonderful OLC. Love how you incorporated the CAS-Fridays challenge too. The twine is the perfect touch.

Mandi said...

Beautiful Michelle
Thank you so much for participating in our quest for 1000 entries

Chrissie said...

This is beautiful Michelle.
Thanks so much for helping in our attempt at 1000 entries to our challenge this week.
"Less is More"

Jenny said...

Greens are my favourite Michelle and I love the layout of your card too :)
Have fun being the doting Auntie tomorrow!
Jenny x

Marlena M. said...

Michelle, this is so pretty and delicate. ;)

Mynn xx said...

Stunning card--your greens are BEAUTIFUL!

Donelda said...

your addition of the baker's twine is a great addition!! Green is one of my favourite colors!

Karen M said...

Very pretty card! Love its simplicity x

ThinkInk Creative said...

Fantastic CAS card. Love the layout and you're right the twine provides the finishing touch.

Good stuff.

Malyn at ThinkInkCreative

Susan said...

Michelle, this is a perfect one layer card. I think I would have liked it without the twine, but I do understand adding it. Beautiful with or without!

Lisa A. said...

This is very the use of color...what a lovely card!!

Virginia L. said...

VERY effective use of the stamp and colors! Perfect sentiment for this subtle design! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Rae said...

Love;y sympathy card. Thank you for the inspiration.

Deborah Frings said...

Love the shades of green, the twine - just a beautifully simple sympathy card.

Laura Davis said...

What a beautiful card!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

Carol said...

Beautiful the simplicity and crispness of the monochromatic colors.

Emily Leiphart said...

This is beautiful, Michelle! I mentioned you in my post today. ;)

Tara Cardwell said...

Gorgeous card - I love your shades of green.

Lisa Elton said...

Oh this is so pretty Michelle! Love the shades of green you've chosen and the twine is fab!!!

Pauline said...

Lovely card. What a great way to use these smaller stamps

Michele Gross said...

Terrific! Love the addition of the twine :) Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!