Hope you are all well and have had a good weekend. My daughter has been home from university so a lovely family weekend. She was going to go back to Manchester tomorrow but East Midlands trains are on strike with a restricted service tomorrow. Luckily they were allowing advance ticket holders to use their tickets today if they wanted. Which is just as well as it would have meant a very long journey home tomorrow using numerous trains and buses.
I go back to work tomorrow after 12 days off. Can't say I am looking forward to it but all good things must come to an end eventually.
I managed to get in my crafty room this evening after my daughter had gone home. I knew what I wanted to do but it took me ages to get going tonight. There are a couple of challenges at the moment for monochromatic cards and I do quite enjoy doing these. I also wanted to enter the challenge at Pollycraft which is to make a matching card and tag. I very rarely make tags but would like to get into making these.
So this is my monochromatic blue card and tag.
This is a closer view of the card:
I used a LOTV image which I just love. I stamped it with distress ink and decided to not colour the image at all. I simply added some glamour dust to the wings. I die cut the image and added some faded jeans distress ink. The papers are from Papermania. All the edges of the backing papers were distressed using a distress tool and then inked with faded jeans distress ink. The largest butterfly is a punch that I have. I added a doily to the back of the image, some flowers, die cut flourishes, ribbon, sentiment and pearls to finish the look.
Here is a closer view of the tag.
I kept the tag quite simply. I used the darker of the two backing papers. Added a flower, butterfly and flourish to mirror what is on the card.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Truly Scrumptious - Distressing and die cuts/punches
Cutie Pie - Monochromatic
Anything goes - Things with wings
Divas By Design - Monochromatic
Paperplay - Use stamps with pins and pearls
Crafty Catz - Image must have a flower
Fussy and Fancy - Butterflies, ribbons and punches
Pile It On - Fairy tales, fantasy and daydreams
Pollycraft - Matching card and tag
Love to Create - For Mom/Special Lady
One Stop - Celebrations
Thanks for popping by and hope to see you again soon. Must go now and try and get some commenting done before bedtime.