Monday, 4 May 2020

The Flower Challenge #44 - Monochrome

I know I say this every month, but where is the time going? I can’t believe it’ll be the longest day next month now, it’s certainly getting warmer outside. I hope that you’ve all got access to some outside space to enjoy it, especially if you’re currently under lockdown as we are in the UK.
Thankfully, most of my favourite craft shops are still open via mail order, although my bank account would look healthier if they weren’t!

If you are spending more time at home then why not join us this month at The Flower Challenge

This month we would like to see a 'Monochrome' look on your cards.This means either 'black and white' or varying tones of one colour. We are allowing a white card base & touches of white also, so you could have a white card base with say shades of purple stamped flowers or dies on as an example.

I dug an sadly unused stamp out of my stash for this card. It’s a lovely large stamp by Stamps by Me and was a member’s free gift with Create and Craft, must may still be available from Stamps by Me. I stamped it in black Versafine and then painted it in Distress Oxides - Blueprint Sketch, Broken China and Salty Ocean. Once dry I stencilled then through Aall & Create’s Lotsa dotz stencil around the image. I added a some white lines with a white gel pen and splattered on some white paint and some of the leftover blue ink. I trimmed it down to fit on a 5x7 card and drew in a border. I added a sentiment from Art from Marlene’s sticker pad, which I cut in half so it fitted better and added everything to the card base with foam tape. To finish I added a little glitter to the centre of the flowers. Simples! 


  1. Your card is so pretty, Cara. Looks beautiful in all the shades of blue. xx

  2. The blue monochromatic floral cluster looks pretty, Cara! And I love the stenciled background as well!

  3. Very pretty Cara! How are the bunnies doing now the weather’s warming up? X

  4. Gorgeous card here Cara, love the shades of blue and those pretty flowers of course too ☺ hugs Viv xx

  5. The monochromatic tones of the blues on those pretty flowers look fabulous and the stencilling looks great too x.

  6. so the hints of design in the bkg.
    xx Karen


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