Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Double D - Monochromatic


Hello Dear Friends!

It's time once again for a new challenge over on the Double D Challenge Blog!
I'm happy to say I am hosting today's challenge and our theme is:
(any color)

and here's an inspiration board I've created to help get you started . . .


To create today's card I went the easy route and let the designer paper from my Craft Consortium 'Ink Drops - Ocean' paper pad do the heavy lifting for the theme.  Using the strip I had cut off the one side to make my background panel the proper size for my card front, I simply matted it with white card stock and used it as an accent panel.  

A Sue Wilson Faux Quilled Leaf die cut from white card stock then inked with TH distress oxide 'Faded Jeans' ink 

along with a tag cut from the Poppystamps 'Stitched Main Street' tag die set (#1268) and my focus image/sentiment is complete.


 I hope you've found inspiration from today's creation!  
The prize that you'll be playing for this time around is:

 Remember, it's a random draw for the winner so it could be YOU!!

Challenges to share in:
Paperminutes Challenge #744 - Blue
Crafty Calendar May Challenge - ATG

You'll want to be sure to pop over to the Double D Challenge Blog to see all the details and amazing samples offered up by our VERY TALENTED design team ladies!!

 Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hope to see you at Double D! 

  As always . . .


  1. A beautiful card and image -lovely colours. Sorry not always able to comment as my facebook group takes up a fair bit of my time...x

  2. Very pretty card and a fabulous use of your papers, true fun sentiment too!!

  3. So pretty in shades of blue! Love that gorgeous background Designer Paper and that leafy die cut--so pretty! Perfect sentiment, in a mere 2 years, I'll be able to borrow that ;)

  4. Oh this made me smile Darlene, the background is beautiful, such lovely shades of blue...but it's the sentiment that I love! So true for me today- it's beautiful warm sunshine here today and I've spent most of it reading in the garden!
    Thank you for joining in at Crafty calendar this month.

  5. Wow, gorgeous water color background paper. The inked foliage and white tag are all you need with it. They pop off of the color. Beautiful!

  6. That paper always looks so nice, like the coloring of the leaves, and the way you used the tag with it.

  7. Beautiful paper and perfect for this them. I love how you made a layer to add the leaves to and the tag is perfect for the sentiment which is so true for retirement.

  8. I love these blue shades! Thanks for joining Paperminutes.

  9. This is beautiful Dar!! The background paper is fabulous, and the leaves are the perfect touch of interest. What a stunning and inspirational card.

  10. Yesterday was a travel day and now we are back in WI. Thanks for a great challenge, on that I have fun with again. I jsut have to know where you got the sentiment. It is one that I say often. I have not seen it on a card until now. What a fantastic idea. You must let me know if it was hand written or a stamp?

  11. So beautiful! I love the design with that GORGEOUS blue background. And then of course the greeting just made me smile. Stunning card!

  12. Beautiful inspiration! You always bring it, Darlene. The paper is a great choice for your monochromatic challenge!

  13. Beautiful background paper for your cute sentiment tag Darlene. I love the design!


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