Tuesday, January 4, 2022

The Flower Challenge #64 Monochrome

 

Welcome back to The Flower Challenge after our Christmas break!  and Happy New Year!

Does anyone else have trouble kick-starting their creative mojo after the holidays?  
I was totally stumped by Monochrome until a gorgeous idea popped into my inbox from Emily Midgett on the Altenew blog.  I'll link it here so you can enjoy it, too!   Thank goodness there is so much inspiration around our community of card-makers!

I received the most wonderful thank you gift from a dear friend - I indulged in the Craft your Life: Hello Beautiful kit from Altenew.  The embossing folder included in the kit worked its charm to CASE Emily's card!  Thank you, ladies!


It's no surprise to see I've chosen grey for my monochrome card, right?  We can't wait to see your choices!  Besides all the beautiful inspiration from our DT, we have the wonderful Lisa Elton as our guest designer, too!  Come on by and play along!

=] Michele

Altenew Craft Your Life Project Kit: Hello Beautiful!, Apothecary Labels die set, Paint-A- Flower Fashion Monger Dahlia for sentiment;  Bazzill Alpaca card stock

27 comments:

Viv said...

Oh I sooooo love this card Michele! it looks so very classy too...now I NEED that folder...if I haven't already got it that is lol...I bought a few and not had time to use them as yet. Off to look as I want to make a few with these lovely folders from Altenew ;) hugs Viv xx

Marcia Hill said...

CAS and absolutely perfect Michele! And gray!! Such a beautiful embossing folder, and it really doesn't need anything else other than the gray cardstock...lovely, lovely card my friend!! Hugs. :0)

Cindy C. said...

Happy New Year!! Very elegant monochromatic card!!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Swoooooooooooon. What a gorgeous card. That embossed image is glorious and you got it to emboss so deeply and beautifully. So simple, elegant and classy.

Cat Craig said...

I did guess gray but not and EF...how lovely is this!

lostinpaper said...

Very dramatic and totally wonderful my friend! Yes, to the GREY!

Aileen said...

Wow I have also been inspired now to get my folders out and make some cards like this. I don't know if it's the cardstock but there appears to be an amazing effect in the actual card that I am seeing, don't tell me I'm going mad, a type of marble look?? Love this grey my friend hugs Aileen

Cardsncraftsnyc said...

Love that gray monochromatic card Michelle.

Lisa Elton said...

That's an embossing folder?! At first glance I thought they were die cuts! Pretty card! I channeled my inner Michele while guesting with you this month and used gray as well XO

Cathy said...

Beautiful card, love the grey, Cathy x

TK said...

Absolutely stunning! LOVE this, Michele, what a perfect embossing folder and yes, your infamous gray is certainly gorgeous too

Jeanne said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Michele. Yes, mojo is in short supply and so is time as there's not much left before school starts up again for my kids. :)

Bonnie said...

WOW! I love the deep impression this embossing folder leaves! The soft gray is a perfect choice for this monochromatic card! Looks like you are inspired, my friend!

HilaryJane said...

I love it, what else do you need and such perfect embossing, not a split in sight. I am glad you left it to speak for itself xx

donna mikasa said...

Gasp! This EF was meant to be for the challenge. And embossing on light gray cardstock makes it truly elegant!

Nora Noll said...

This is perfection!! I LOVE the gray!!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Wow, gorgeous monochromatic floral card, Michele! The embossed lines are so crisp and clean, and the image looks like sculpted art on a stone wall!
Hideko xx

Karen Dunbrook said...

Happy New Year mf~~ what a gorgeous card! You keep making me want to buy more eb folders. The gray is so elegant.
Hope you had a great Christmas and are doing well.
xx Karen

Ros Crawford said...

Simply stunning! What more can I say

Linda Callahan said...

Beautiful embossing folder and done in your favorite gray makes this gorgeous!

Tracey McNeely said...

Michele you do Grey so well, always. Beautiful!

Mac Mable said...

So very striking, love the dimension, love the grey and loving this stunner of a card Michele x.

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

So elegant, Michele.
It reminds me of beautiful, victorian cornice moulding.

* I hadn't heard of Marimekko. Wow! Stunning bold designs *
xxx

Karren said...

This is stunning in its simplicity! Just gorgeous! I wish you a wonderful 2022.

Jeanne H said...

Just had another look at this card and have to say WOW. Love it!

Barb Ghig said...

I love that you chose gray for this card, Michele...Absolutely, positively STUNNING!!! xx

TaeEun said...

The detail in the embossed flowers is so amazing! Gorgeous gray as always :)!