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Tuesday, 7 June 2011

MONOCHROME AT LESS IS MORE!

 Good morning lovely bloggers, hope you are having sunshine in your part of the world. 
This is week 18 for the challenges at Less is More
and the theme is  MONOCHROME.   Mandi and Chrissie, the LIM Divas,  have very kindly given a description of exactly what Monochrome is,  alongside their inspirational DT cards.
I have used one of my oldest, and most-loved stamps - Gracious Lady from Hero Arts. 
The image is stamped with Staz-on Azure, and  the shading has been added with Derwent watercolour pencils, used dry.
The sentiment is from Penny Black. An Eazi Scoreboard was used to add a couple of embossed lines.
Whisper White card from Stampin' Up.
Have a happy day ...

36 comments:

Judi said...

What a GORGEOUS image Sylvia! Love it!

Judi xx

Lisa Jane said...

ooh i love it when you use that stamp.. and it looks fab in the CAS card
Lisa x

Denise and Louise said...

This is just totally stunning - so elegant. I love it!! Hugs Denise xx

Kristel said...

That is a gorgeous card Sylvia! Looks amazing!
Hugs Kristel

Mandi said...

Beautiful card Sylvia
Perfect stamping! the blue works beautifully with the image
Thank you
Diva LIM mandi
"Less is More"

sasa said...

Great image that looks so lovely in blue.
Sarah at 162

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi there Sylvia, Gorgeous card, I love that image and your treatment is fab, wonderful colouring, hugs, Gay xxx

Pauline said...

What a gorgeous image, love it in blue!

Netty said...

Beautiful card Sylvia, loving the blues and the stamps. Annette x

duendes said...

Dearest friend,
your work is lovely in every detail!!!
big hugs and blessings

Aileen said...

Striking card, she does look a little sad! x

lisa said...

What a beautiful card, Sylvia. I love the blue. She looks very wistful doesn't she.
I love the new look of your blog, it's very "you".
Hugs Lisax

Kathleen said...

Love the blue, a very elegant card, fab entry.

Kath x

Debs said...

So elegant Sylvia and the embossed lines are just the perfect touch.
Debs xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Sylvia
Gorgeous card ...i have this stamp ...looks gorgeous in Blue ...Wow!!!!
hugs
sylvie
xxx

Brenda Brown said...

That is fabulous Sylvia, I have that stamp too and haven't used it for a while, but it looks amazing in a monochromatic creation.
Hope all is well with you.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Viv said...

Great card, such a pretty image and colour too:O) Viv xx

Beryl K said...

Fabulous card and I love the image
Beryl x

Jacee said...

Very classy, absolutely gorgeous Sylvia, I love it.
Hugs Jacee

Linby said...

I have that stamp too - she is lovely and you made a beautiful card with her. Love the colour choice.
Linbyx

Suze Bain said...

Wow, what a fabulous image. Your colouring is beautiful. xx

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Simplicity at its best. What a classy sophisticated card. A stamp I don't have but wish I did (I have a hat just like that though!)

Chrissie said...

This is gorgeous Sylvia, what a superb image, I can see why you like it!
Thanks so much for another great submission.
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Janet said...

Fantastic card Sylvia, love the blue colours. Using just one colour ive now found is so effective
http://janetscraftycreations.blogspot.com/2011/06/monochrome.html x

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is stunning oh love love that stamp,brilliant hugs cheryl xxxxx

Christine L said...

Your card is stunning... I have the stamp too, but it looks so good in the azure you've done it in - and i love the addition of those embossed corners.... Perfect!
Hugs
Christine x

Loli said...

Hello Sylvia, FANTASTIC CARD!!!beautiful stamp and i love the blue ink, so elegant card, well done!
a hug from Palma de Mallorca

RefRacBe said...

Very elegant card, Sylvia. The embossing sets off the image nicely. Rachel.

Diane said...

Wow...this is gorgeous!!

Suzi B said...

great card... i like it :)
Sue x

Rachelxx said...

Just love this card! Love the use of the embossing to balance the sentiment :-)

Anne said...

What an elegant blue lady, very striking
Anne
x

Susan said...

What a great stamp, Sylvia...beautiful card!
Susan@Keeping in Touch

Vicki said...

Oh Sylvia this is just stunning, less is definitely more! (I love that stamp.)

Vicki x (I ended up posting the wrong card to this challenge but it's still fits in....lol)

Sally H said...

Stunning! What a fabulous stamp!

Mrs.B said...

Hi, Sylvia, This is a fabulous card, I have this stamp, its stunning in blue! wouldn't have thought of this colour. I shall have to have a 'play'
Avril xx