Tuesday, January 14, 2014

TMS #232 Tone on Tone

Tuesday Morning Sketches is starting the year by looking back at 2013.  Each of the design team members will be picking their favorite sketch from 2013.  This week Bonnie has picked sketch # 184.  This week is also our judged challenge so be sure to do the twist - tone on tone/monochromatic.

 Our sponsor this week is our very own, multi-talented Jessi Fogan.  Along with making amazing cards, Jessi also crochets these beautiful mats!
Aren't they gorgeous?! And just in time for Valentine's day cards!
Remember in order to be in the running for these wonderful mats, your must do the twist - tone on tone/monochromatic.
For my card I went with peach tones (sorry for the poor picture quality, it really is more peach than orange!)
I used some peach card stock for the base and the fishtail banner.  The patterned paper is from The Paper Studio.  I embossed the banner then added some stitching to the top. Inked up the edges with some SU Crumb Cake. I die cut a circle to fit inside the crocheted mat.  I then inked up a a two step stamp from There She Goes Stamps (sorry they went out of business at the end of 2013) I stamped off some ink before stamping on the mat, so the images would have a softer/faded look.  I then stamped one fully inked, colored it with Dried Marigold distress ink and my water brush, then fussy cut out. The sentiment and label are both from Verve Stamps.  The flower and label are both popped up with foam tape.  Two little gems finish off the sentiment label.
Thanks for stopping by, please take time to drop by the other design team members blogs and leave a little love! They have some amazing cards to share with you!

Remember: to win the mats, do the twist.  Tone on tone/Monochromatic
God bless!
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  1. Kris, this is a lovely card. I really like the colors you've used -- perfect with the ecru mat. Beautiful card.

  2. Beautiful card, Kris!! I love these shades!!

  3. A very outstanding card. It is delightful to see your wonderful art posted in this week’s creative challenge at Word Art Wednesday.
    Carole Robb Bisson

  4. What a gorgeous card, Kris. Love it!
    Word Art Wednesday


  5. Kris, i love that you used color..it works great with the tan mat! I love the inspiration you've given me!

  6. Lovely card, those mats are so pretty!

  7. Gorgeous! This is just a touch shabby-chic...which I love...great creation!

  8. Absolutely gorgeous, Kris! I love the colour!

    1. And I'm a dork - I hit enter before I also said THANK YOU for your wonderfully kind compliments!

  9. Really stunning Kris. I love the hues you've chosen to use and that bit of stitching is perfect. Great job!

  10. Very pretty card! I love that the dsp looks similar to old-fashioned wallpaper, in keeping with the antique look of the crocheted medallion!

  11. What a beautiful collection of colors in this gorgeous creation. You've used that crocheted mat from Jessi just perfectly!!


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