Sunday, November 16, 2014

Monochromatic Love

The challenge at little red wagon this week is to use 50 shades of....any one colour ;) I wanted to play with this beautifully romantic Bugaboo silhouette, so got inky with it. I made two backgrounds at the same time, so I have two cards to share.



Supplies: Love Blocks - Day after Forever - from Bugaboo Stamps; distress inks in Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean; Tattered Angels mists in Turquoise and Sapphire Blue; Studio G clear glitter glue; Versamark; Kaleidoscope embossing powder; Corner Chomper; Cuttlebug embossing folder; bling strips from dollarama



After inking the background of the silhouette, I painted it with Studio G clear glitter glue, and got to work on the background. I used the faux-faux patina technique but with a single embossing powder for the sparkle factor. 


My second card is 5.25" square, and features the background primarily.


Supplies: Distress inks in Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean; Tattered Angels mists in Turquoise and Sapphire Blue; Versamark; Stampendous embossing powder - shabby silver frantage and Moonstone; bells, flower, and bling from dollarama




The frantage powder has a mixture of colours & textures in it, which makes it fun to play with & see what the finished effect looks like. After finishing the faux faux patina, I didn't want to cover it up, so played around with embellishments to see what I could come up with. Once I added the bloom & rhinestone swirls, I thought stitching the bells on would make it a nice subtle holiday card. It jingles :)

I'll be back later on with another Christmas card, this one for the new Stella Says Sketch at Bugaboo!

xoxo,
Jessi

13 comments:

Becca Cruger said...

OOoooo.. I'd take 50 shades of that all day. It's GORGEOUS! I'm loving all that shimmery, textury goodness.

fairyrocks said...

You know I am wild about the Fairy card. So gorgeous with the shimmery blues and black.

Carol L said...

I just love blue & silver together, and your cards are stunning! Love the background on the first, and the sparkle and jingle bells on the 2nd are awesome together! Beautiful cards!

Lindsey said...

Sheesh, now you're making me want to try the faux faux patina technique again... and I'm a dismal failure at it. :D I think I'll leave it to you to create gorgeous cards like these! (Also, you must have the best Dollarama in the universe.)

Melissa Craig said...

Wow! This is stunning!

Greta said...

Wow--how beautiful, Jessi!

Barbara Godden said...

Beautiful, that background is awesome.

Asha said...

OMG .... stunning, amazing, WOWZER! Love the patina ... and the sparkle. LOVE LOVE LOVE both he cards.

Dana said...

Wow!! Just wow!! The texture, colors, sparkle!!! STUNNING cards!!!

Jayne said...

Love the gorgeous rich colour of these classy cards. Thanks for sharing with us over at Little Red Wagon this week.

lostinpaper said...

All that shimmer sparkle makes my heart smile Jessi!

Violent Kittie said...

gorgeous cards and colors!

Karen Schroeder said...

Jessi, your cards are absolutely gorgeous! Love how you made the backgrounds!