8.31.2012

The C.O.F. gets monochromatic!


Hi friends!!  What a fun time to post - it's the last day of the month which means the Crafters of Faith blogging group post our themed cards :)  
This month, our hostess is Liz W. - one of the most gracious and faith-filled ladies I know!  She is an amazing lady, volunteering so much of her time to help others in need through her ministry and my heart just beamed at knowing how many lives are touched because of her work through Our Savior.  We  ♥ you, Sister Liz! :)  

This was her theme: This is my birthday month, and a peridot is my birthstone. It is one of my favorite shades of green. My challenge for you is to use your own birthstone color and make a monochromatic card. If you have an April birthday you can make a white on white card and use diamond bling for your embellishments or clear buttons. If you are a June birthday, you could make a white card and use pearlized paint or pearls to add some pazzazz!! Use whatever neutral color you would like with your birthstone color and have fun dazzling us. 

My birth-month is the gorgeous color of aquamarine!  So for my card, I went with a monochromatic, aqua colored card to represent March :)  I used a stamp from MFT ~ the P.I. girl called "Bloomin Good Day".  My card design is an old MFT sketch  (I substituted the circle for the labels 1 nestie instead)  and kept the same theme through with the aqua colored papers.  I paper-pieced lil Bloom's dress :) and added the sentiment to a very simple inside!  







I hope I passed the monochromatic challenge (which is a big challenge for me since I love color! Lots and lots of colors!) :)  Be sure to stop by and see what the other Crafters of Faith girls have created this month!  


 Patti 
Stampersize
Carolina -Cardolina Scrapolina
 LizW - Right Brained Madness
Mary Rose -  Mary Rose Cafe
LizD - crafts4thesoul
Carol
 - Bills Favorite Stamper 
Sharon -  a piece of the heart
 Kelly 
Sandcastle Stamper (you're here!)


                             Thanks so much for your visit today!

Big hugs,
Bigger Blessings!
~Kelly

26 comments:

  1. Beautiful card! That is one of my favorite colors. It's always such a fresh color.

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  2. Beautiful color! I like the monochromatic and you nailed it. Fabulous coloring and shading!

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  3. Adorable card and beautiful color! I don't think it could get any sweeter.

    Hugs,

    Terry

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  4. Precious, precious, precious!!! LOVE that color Kelly and your card is fabulous.
    Lynn

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  5. This is my absolute favorite shade of blue. What a beautiful birthstone as well!!! Thanks, Kelly for all your kind words. Thanks for being an inspiration for me!!Your beautiful work always brings an instant smile!!

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  6. This is such a pretty card. I love the aqua. Cute stamp, too. Thanks for sharing. ((Hugs))

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  7. Love it! The colors and the image work so well together. Very nice!

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  8. Such a sweet card and cute image! Love, love the color and I think you aced the challenge!

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  9. So cute! Love the aqua tones!

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  10. What a sweet card Kelly--great image!

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  11. Oh Kelly this is fabulous - love your colour and you have managed the monochromatic theme with a great result.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  12. You absolutely passed the challenge Kelly!!!. Aquamarine, such a beautiful soft colour. Your papers are gorgeous and I LOVE MFT images!!!. BEAUTIFUL!!!

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  13. Simply adorable. Love the image with the papers and your layout. Great card!

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  14. Wow, your birthstone color is gorgeous Kelly!! Love your sweet image and coloring too! :)

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  15. Wow Kelly I am loving all the wonderful Aqua colored papers you have used for this wonderful design and that image is just adorable! So Beautiful! xx

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  16. Kelly, this is totally sweet and i love the colors !

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  17. Awesome job with the monochromatic challenge. I am like you,, I love to color, so monochromatic scares me a little! You pulled it off beautifully!

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  18. What a wonderful idea for a theme and you met the challenge beautifully! The little gardener is so sweet and the papers go perfectly with her!
    Hmmm... now my wheels are turning. Birthday cards in the color palette of the month...

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  19. Such a beautiful card Kelly to go along with a fun challenge. I love the aquamarine colour and you have done it justice.

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  20. How beautiful, Kelly! What awesome papers and layout for this fun challenge!!

    Did you know that Liz is my sister? We are 13 months apart in age and just celebrated our August and September birthdays together yesterday.

    We are so proud of the work she does for and with the Lord!

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  21. Hi Kelly! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving well wishes for my mom. Your prayers are appreciated. It has been way too long since I have visited your blog...love the new design! Your birth month card is SO pretty...March is one of my favorite birthstones because of the soft color. I'll try not to be such a stranger and visit more often.

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  22. adorable...love the image and the monochromatic shades

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  23. Gorgeous, beautiful & awesome! I love the challenge & mine will be late but I'm going to do it!

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  24. Awwww, what a sweetie she is! You really rocked this monochromatic challenge, & I know how much you love to add color! This one is a keeper!

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  25. Looks fabulous to me! Love the paper pieced dress and of course the decorated inside!

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  26. She's fabulous! What a great color and love love love the "banner" layer down the right side.

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