Thursday, February 27, 2014

Monochromatic Flowers for Friday Mashup

It's Friday and you know what that means...time for another Friday Mashup challenge! This week Cindy is our hostess and just like my title says, she wants to see flowers and a monochromatic scheme!

Now, I did have to laugh at Cindy's comment about northerners wanting spring and are done with winter. I guess it depends on what north you are talking about :) Here in Alaska our winter pretty much never happened. We've had some cold, but nothing like we are used too, and our snow amounts are a joke. I've never seen a winter like this since we moved here and considering I moved to Alaska FOR the cold and snow I'm not happy about it. So please Lower 48, give Alaska its weather back :)

I decided to use the Pleasant Poppies set and I stamped it in Island Indigo on watercolor paper. I took a blender pen and used it on the lines of the flowers to give them a softer look. Then sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes and was also stamped in Island Indigo. Before putting some Island Indigo ribbon around the bottom of the card I sponged the edges of the panel (my daughter was standing there when I started sponging and her comment....oh here we go, mom is sponging again, big shocker....LOL ).

Very simple card!

Make sure you head over to The Friday Mashup to see all the great projects from the rest of the design team, and then play along with us!

  1. Create a project that's "Monochromatic".
  2. Create a project with "Flowers".
  3. or Create a "Monochromatic project with Flowers". 

Supplies used(all supplies SU unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Pleasant Poppies, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Island Indigo, Watercolor Paper
Ink: Island Indigo
Accessories: Blender Pen, Island Indigo Ribbon, sponge


  1. I love, love, love this card Lisa! The flowers in Indigo are gorgeous, especially with the light colouring along the lines.

  2. I love your card ...I am just learning to paint with the water pen ..and boy you make a person really want to get out there and learn more . Your card is beautiful ....thanks for sharing

  3. Lisa, what a great color to use for the poppies! LOVE the simplicity of the card- it makes the color all the more vibrant.

    So, in Pittsburgh- we have had so much snow it is crazy!! I guess it's not as north as Alaska. lol..(now, I am singing...North to Alaska). I just got to FLA for a few weeks, and PA is under snow attack again! Mr. Bee has to be in NY for business and is not happy! I do wish we could send you the snow, Lisa!

  4. What a lovely card! Very simple and elegant! Nice showcase of this color too.

  5. Lisa, I loved the way you used this stamp set. I think one layer cards are hard and you did a terrific job with it. Love it!!

  6. Ack, this stamp set keeps popping up, and I don't own it! I love the simplicity of this, and the texture of the watercolor paper is fabulous!

  7. Love love LOVE! The CAS design, the blue poppies, the textures... it's all so elegant. Absolutely gorgeous!


Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment, its always appreciated!