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1/04/2022

Guesting at The Flower Challenge!

 


Hello friends! I'm guesting with the lovely ladies at The Flower Challenge this month... what a treat! They're kicking of the new year with a monochrome theme. 
 

                             

 

I don't think I've ever done a monochromatic card before, so this was an adventure! As my thoughts mulled over different color palettes I kept coming back to the idea of soft gray. Maybe it's winter brain! 




PTI's soft stone paper and ink were my jumping off points. I inked up blooms from Altenew's Beautiful Day set. Double stamping gave me a medium gray while Altenew's Evening Gray ink provided the darkest shade. I treated myself to Pink Fresh Studio's Folk Edge Rectangles for Christmas. I love the way it framed my florals! This panel was popped up with a foam backing. To brighten up the grays, I added some champagne rhinestones.
 

Thank you ever so much for having me as your guest, Viv! Now I'm off to see what the incredibly talented design team has to share. I hope you'll join me and then play along!

26 comments:

Marcia Hill said...

Or maybe Michele is rubbing off on you??!! Your card is absolutely BEAUTIFUL in the soft gray tones Lisa...the flowers are so soft and pretty and the die cut frame for the background is a perfect fit! Lovely, lovely card my friend, and YAY for another GD spot this month!! Hugs. :0)

Viv said...

You made such a fabulous card Lisa, what a super colour combo too, the soft grey and the white look so classy. Thanks for being our GD this month ;) Viv xx

Lisa Petrella said...

Gorgeous card, Lisa! Congrats on your Guestie spot!!! So exciting!!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Prety card! You are starting out 22 with a bang on Guesting! Go You :)

I Card Everyone said...

Maybe I'm rubbing off on you? Ha!! It is a gorgeous card, Lisa, and I'm so happy to have you join us this month! xx
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Greta said...

I seem to be doing a lot of monochromatic cards which probably means I have trouble putting colors together--haha! Anyway, I haven't done one in grays, but you've inspired me, Lisa! This is a beauty! Congrats on being the GD!

Cindy C. said...

Wow this is so gorgeous! Thanks for the inspirations.

Linda Callahan said...

Beautifully done….so elegant!

Cat Craig said...

COngrats on another guest posting. This is fabulous I love that you left the frame partially intact on one side and poked the holes on the other...lovely texture.

Aileen said...

Stunning card Lisa and such perfect inspiration for the challenge this month. Thank you soooo much for being our Guest Designer as well xx hugs Aileen

Cardsncraftsnyc said...

Absolutely fabulous! This stamp set my all time favorite. It is so timeless. I love how you created a monochromatic card with this stamp. So far I had only seen a very colorful approach to this stamp set. I love everything about your card.

Bonnie said...

Congratulations on another Guest Designer spot, Lisa! Your flowers are so serene and peaceful in the soft gray shades!

TK said...

Beautiful, and a great card for your guesting spot! Look at you, guesting at all the hot spots in town! Wonderful card, Lisa

Darnell said...

Congratulations on guest designing, Lisa! I love your winter brain and the soft gray design it came up with, beautifully executed and inspiring! Hugs, Darnell

Birgit said...

You nailed it with this card Lisa!

Bobby said...

You're just guesting all over the place, Lisa. I'm glad to have you as part of our Flower team this month. I did these same flowers in gray but never posted them and I just happened to be looking for them today. Couldn't find them anywhere. I know I saw them yesterday as I was going through half finished things. You did a great job with the shading on your card and the rhinestones add wonderful sparkle.

Rosemary said...

Gorgeous monochromactic design, Lisa. Congrats on guesting at the Flower challenge.

Nora Noll said...

Oh how I LOVE!! You used one of my FAVORITE Altenew sets too. Gorgeous design!

Annette Allen said...

oh wow this is beautiful.. love it

Tracey McNeely said...

Lisa you did monochrome so well, maybe you'll do it again! Congrats on your guest design!

Celeste Goff said...

I love this gorgeous card!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

This is just gorgeous! Love that you chose gray. The Folk Edge rectangle is the perfect choice for framing out the top panel. Such lovely detail. Love your arrangement of the flowers and leaves and the champagne rhinestones are the perfect embellishment!

donna mikasa said...

Congrats on guesting Lisa! Love your white on white card!

Kim S said...

The flowers are leaves are so soft and beautiful. I love the extra detail of the diecut behind them.

TaeEun said...

Oh! This is such a gorgeous and elegant card, Lisa! I love the soft gray flowers and the subtle stamping in the background! Thank you so much for being our guest this month!

Vikki H said...

Love what you've done with this gorgeous favorite stamp set! Thanks for the spur to try this out soon!