Wednesday, March 27, 2013

For Queen Val

This week's Queen for the Day at SCS is Val, aka Greywolf.  Val is so encouraging as well as a talented cardmaker.  When I saw this card in her gallery, I thought of this stamp I recently bought and hadn't inked up yet.

LOL, when I ordered it, I didn't realize it was so BIG!  This is only about a quarter of the image.  It's a full size background stamp.

I inked it with different colors of green.  I started with Certainly Celery at the top, Wild Wasabi in the middle and Gumball Green at the bottom.

The monochromatic colors work for the TLC challenge at SCS.  Much more fun than basketball in my book!
 Monochromatic Madness!

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Love and Sympathy, Leafy Vines (Hero Arts)
Ink:  Certainly Celery, Wild Wasabi, Gumball Green
Paper:  Whisper White, Gumball Green
Other:  Tulip Frame EF

I'm hoping we'll be seeing these soft Spring greens on the trees soon.  They started out but they're staying put waiting for warmer days.

Thanks so much for stopping by.



Loll Thompson said...

Hi Bonnie. Love this done in the different shades of green. Such a perfect way to use a background stamp differently! Love the embossed frame. Loll xx

Marisa said...

Fabulous sympathy card, Bonnie! Love the image and the embossing around the edges.

Lesley said...

Beautiful card Bonnie, love the shades of green and the whisper of your massive background stamp!! :) I think you make the prettiest cards!

Carol L said...

This is such a beautiful card Bonnie! That embossed tulip frame perfectly encases these pretty monochromatic images! NJ!

Darnell J Knauss said...

What a fantastic idea to only use a quarter of it to make a beautiful corner flourish, sweetly framed! This is a genius sympathy design, Bonnie.

Benzi said...

Bonnie, I love the way you used a partial stamp for this card. It's really beautiful.

I'm seeing some green (barely) in the trees, too. Also, a few blades of green grass. Can't wait until it is all shouting with green. :-)

Kim S said...

It's a gorgeous stamp and your shades of green make it even prettier!

Ellen said...

So simple and striking Bonnie! Gorgeous greenery and embossing!

Cynthia said...

Gorgeous! Love the trendy ombre look you've given your vines! Beautiful!!!

Susan said...

A perfect sympathy card, Bonnie - I always like them to be in muted colours with a simple sentiment and CAS design.

Kristie Goulet said...

Beautiful card Bonnie! Love the greens you used!

Marybeth said...

That must be a large stamp! I like that you only used a bit, it's beautiful and elegant the way you framed it. Happy Easter ,enjoy your three girls!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Very lovely, Bonnie. :) i used this same ef frame last night. It is so versatile.

Are you seeing your adorable grands for Easter?