Nov 9, 2013

Double Take | Monochrome

Hi Sweet fans! It's Michelle here, and today's Double Take is going to be all about monochrome!! I'll be showing you how I made the following projects:

For my layout, I picked out a few photos of a recent adventure I went on with some friends where we took some archery lessons!! It was really fun, and a PERFECT opportunity to use that bullseye stamp in the Wheely Like You set (really, could there be a set MORE perfect for this occasion!?) I was so excited that the theme worked so well!! I decided to pick blue as my focus color, and also used lots of black and white.

Here is a picture of my completed layout with some detail shots.

If you want to see the whole process of how this came together, I'm sharing it on my blog!
For my card, I pulled out my gelatos - I only have one set and it has three shades of blue, so I knew I just had to use them for this monochromatic theme!! They've been feeling a bit neglected anyway. ;) I started by heat embossing a stamp from the Speedy Greetings set in white on watercolor paper. Then I rubbed my gelatos in an ombre fashion, and then blended them with a damp paper towel. I ended up with this beautiful effect:

I took some inspiration from a card that the talented Kristen Murdock Foreman made for the October release sets, and decided to make some layers of "snow" with some scrap white cardstock. Between and on top of the layers, I added some trees and that cute little reindeer. I have to confess, I steered away from the monochrome just to add some red glitter to the nose of the reindeer - hope you'll forgive me!! ;D

Here are the stamp sets I used in my projects:

If you haven't joined the Facebook event for the November release, go ahead and do it now!!! There are some amaaaazing new sets coming out that I just haven't been able to stop playing with. I know you all will love them too!! Also, there will be an exclusive little discount code for you fabulous event joiners ;)

See you soon!!
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  1. love both your layout and card! Love monochromatic themes so much!!! Great job :)

  2. Gorgeous work, Michelle! Love the monochromatic idea, and I really love what you did with the stamping + gelatos on the card. Totally going to try this out!

    1. Thanks, Michele! Definitely share if you try it out - I'd love to see!!! :D