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Friday, 1 July 2016

Monochromatic for A Vintage Journey

Hello Everyone!

It is time for a new challenge at A Vintage Journey and this month the talented Tracy has
chosen Monochromatic as her theme.

In Tracy's own words 'I love monochromatic themes in artwork, I love the balanced look
it gives to a design.  If you ever struggle with knowing what colours to use, this should
be right up your street - one colour alone or hues of one colour (plus black and/or white) - simple!

Our sponsor this month is the Funkie Junkie who have a $25 gift voucher for one
lucky person!

Monochromatic is not something I do very often, as I usually love to use lots of colour. I have been wanting to ink up my Tim Holtz Sideshow set of stamps, so I created a trio of simple black and white cards with just a touch of red on each.  

I just love how dramatic the black and white look!
I gathered the items I wanted to use - Tim Holtz Sideshow stamps, Tim's Torn Notebook die,
and Tim's Thinlits - Handwritten Celebrate and Love sets.
I am not going to take you through step by step, I think you can see how I used the items.
The images were stamped in Ranger Black Archival Ink.
I think this one might just be my favourite... I love that wheel...
On each of the cards, the red was done in Festive Berries Distress Ink Marker Pen
and highlighted with Glossy Accents, fussy cut from a separate
sheet of card and then attached.

I hope you like my set of fairly clean and simple cards - they were incredibly
easy to do, all completed in under an hour.  I think they will be useful for
lots of different occasions.

Thanks so much for looking, I hope you will check out what my teammates have done
over at A Vintage Journey - you won't be disappointed!

I hope to see you again soon.  Hugs, Anne xx


31 comments:

  1. Oh wow, Anne, these are amazing!! I love the stamps you used!! The touch of red on each one looks so fabulous!! And I love the edge die, too!! Beautiful cards my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  2. Oh Anne! What a great take on the monochromatic challenge! Very cool and artsy design!

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  3. Brilliant use of those side show stamps! The black and white is so cool and dramatic, the pop of red however lifts it to a whole other level, brilliant and clever, - such a wonderful set!!

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  4. Great cards anne. They really are wonderful and i love that pop of red. It reminds me of don't look now! Wonderful work. Hugs rachel x

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  5. A super set of cards Anne - those stamps look fabulous.
    The pop of red really does bring the image to life.
    Toni xx

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  6. Woooow, absolutely stunning monochromatic cards, Anne! I love all the stamps you used, those touches of red and how you used that on the edge die! You really rocked this awesome challenge theme, my friend! LOVE them! Big hugs to you! Branka xx

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  7. These look fab ...... I love black and white especially with a hint of red! Have a great weekend xx

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  8. I love these stunning CAS cards, Anne - so simple yet so powerful. That hit of red is simply fantastic! Sorry I've been MIA again - I've a couple of weeks coming up soon in CZ when I'm planning to do some proper catching up!
    Alison x

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  9. Love the graphic design with the white space and striking images. Beautiful!

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  10. Love this set of cards, very striking

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  11. These are absolute stunners! Anne. Love the CAS as it takes nothing away from those fabulous images. The pops of glossy red provide just enough added colour to make the whole design exude class!
    Consider my heart well n truly stolen!
    hugs xx

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  12. I love these! Sometimes "less is more", and that is true here.

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  13. Love these Anne - really must order those stamps! Splashes of red wonderful xx

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  14. Black/white + red = perfect! Brilliant way to use these stamps.

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  15. Now I really like these Anne. I have these stamps and couldn't decide how to use them. This works brilliantly and love the edging too. Happy crafting, Angela x

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  16. What a wonderful set of cards Anne! love your new stamps and your burst of red on each card - lovely designs on each! Julia xx

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  17. Love your CAS cards Anne, they are very classy in design and the pop of,red on each one is perfect. Have a lovely weekend . Hugs. Tracy x

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  18. Simple but very striking too - love the touches of red just to add focus. Would be great to make a set to give as a gift! Elaine xx

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  19. These ROCK!!!! I LOVE the white space, and the pops of red are FABULOUS!!! Awesome cards Anne!

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  20. Amazing Anne, I adore the Sideshow stamps and that pop of red just makes them sing! Thanks so much for sharing them, Deb xo

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  21. Stunning, striking and absolutely captivating Anne! You really rocked the theme! Hope your weekend going well. Nicola x

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  22. Wow Anne, those pops of red are entirely effective on the striking black and white backgrounds! So different from your normal projects but I am loving the entire set! I do hope you get a spot of sun this weekend, sending hugs :)

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  23. So great these black and red: simple but so effective!

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  24. Oh, Anne, so far from your usual, but I LOVE these artful cards! sometimes simple designs are the most artful, and I would say you have really aced the monochromatic theme with your one bold pop of red against the black and white! Who wouldn't love to receive one of these? Hugs!

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  25. Oh, Anne, so far from your usual, but I LOVE these artful cards! sometimes simple designs are the most artful, and I would say you have really aced the monochromatic theme with your one bold pop of red against the black and white! Who wouldn't love to receive one of these? Hugs!

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  26. Well, now you're playing in my courtyard, Annie! I adore these CASlicious cards, so fabulous for so many occasions!! I think we all love the richness and crispness of black and white cards with a single a pop of colour, especially when it's red!! I can now officially end my comments with "see you soon - can't wait!!!!" Love and hugs, Darnell xxoo

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  27. These cards are amazing! They drip class and the lovely red pops along with the fabulous torn notebook die perfectly compliment the fabulous stamps. Truly fabulous! xxxxxxxx

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  28. An amazing design on your cards Anne. It's striking, dramatic and simply perfect, love love love them.
    Julie X

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  29. It _is_ hard to think of you not using color but you've proven you can do it well. Love the black & white with the pop of red on each of these unique cards. Love how you've used the notebook page edge trim and stamping the image over the print. Looks very dramatic, clean & wow! TFS

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  30. These are simply gorgeous! I love the pop of red! Beautiful.

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  31. Simply STUNNING Anne!!! These are true testament to the talented and versatile artist you are. LOVE them xx

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