Tuesday, 6 April 2021

Monochrome Cards

I have been getting carried away making monochromatic cards. I often struggle to choose colours and have realised that using different tones and shades of the same colour is really very effective, and very simple.
I hope you like these:
Card 1

This is also a one layer card with just the addition of 4 little flower gems to give it a boost.

Card 2

This time I cut the panel with a scalloped frame and added some sequins. I just love all the different shades of green you see in spring.

Card 3

This time I cut the heart with the matching die and popped it up on some blue craft foam and added background interest with the plaid die and some blue sequins.

I am also really pleased with my new supplies from Catherine Pooler and Concord & 9th.

I am sharing card one at:
Allsorts week 6178 - Option monochromatic

I am sharing card 2 at:
Try it on Tuesday - Hello Spring

I am sharing card 3 at:
Di's digi Challenge - Make it monochome

Cardstock: Adorable scorable mattastic
Ink: Catherine Pooler
Stamps: Concord & 9th Triple-step Blooming Heart
Dies: Concord & 9th Triple step Blooming Heart & plaid Card Front Thin Die; Create a smile scalloped edge dies

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today, I really appreciate it. 


GerJanne said...

Oh wauw, this is a great idea! Beautifully monochromatic. I've got inspired by this. I hope I will reminder it when I have time to craft...

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful monochrome cards -love the flower heart stamp
Carol x

Mia said...

What a beautiful selection of monochrome cards, Hilary!
Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Try it on Tuesday with this lovely creation. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
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Nancy said...

Hilary, When something is working for you, don't stop! I love each one but let me just say that the blue one has stolen my heart! Can I also say that the placement of each stamp, leaf and or heart...etc, is just perfect! The lattice background was a super idea as well. Thanks for joining the team and I over at The Paper Players.

nancy littrell said...

Three Simply Beautiful Monochromatic color designs, Hilary. How wonderful to be able to have 3 new cards for different occasions in your stash. TFS my friend. Love and Hugs...Nancy

brenda said...

A lovely display of monochromatic artwork Hilary and althouhg I'm not a blue person normally and drawn to that in. I find mono very pleasing on the eye and with so many inks and colours available to us why not!

Many thanks for sharing and joining in with out AG/Mono theme at Allsorts challenge.

Hard frost but looks like a sunny day may unfold so enjoy your walk.

B x

aussie aNNie said...

Very pretty designs and colours...x

papierelle said...

I really have to try it, it looks so great and the effect is amazing !!

Kathleen said...

A super collection of cards, lovely image and great choice colours. Thank you for joining our Monochromatic challenge at Allsorts.

Kath x

I Card Everyone said...

You have made monochromatic magic with your marvelous minis, Hilary!! LOve your blooming hearts, in every shade!

Tracy said...

Fab creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Bonnie said...

I love monochromatic cards and these are lovely, Hilary! Love this heart stamp too!

Cat Craig said...

Hilary, fabulous collection of monochromatic cards. I love the tone on tone.

LeAnne said...

These are all beautiful! I love monochromatic themes! Very pretty indeed! Thanks for playing with our Paper Players challenge this week!

Loll said...

All three of your monochromatic cards are beautiful Hilary! I love how each one adds just a little more to the design, going from CAS to mixed media. Great work, my friend! xx

Christine Alexander said...

love the simplicity of monochromatic colours ♥

Ashwini Rao said...

I think the simple cards are sometimes a lot more difficult to make than they look - like monochrome cards! I love what you've created here - they look simple, but I love the multiple tones in them. And I love how you've stepped up the design by adding the die cut background - I could take a tip or two from these!

Mac Mable said...

Fabulous monochromatic cards with great tonal colours Hilary x.

Ros Crawford said...

Oh they are beautiful! I love the teal colours!

Mervi said...

Gorgeous cards Hilary, so delightful and elegant all.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts, welcome again;-))m

Mrs.B said...

Lovely cards that work so well in those shades.
Thanks for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesday
Avril x

Greta said...

I love monochromatic & it does solve the what colors to use question I often have, too. All your cards are beautiful, Hilary! I especially love the green one!