Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Sparkle N Sprinkle's Monochromatic Blog Hop

Hi Everyone,

Thanks for joining the Sparkle N Sprinkle Monochromatic blog hop.If you have arrived here from April's blog then you are in the correct spot.If you haven't and you want to be eligible for prizes, then please start at the beginning at the Sparkle N Sprinkle blog to be eligible for some fabulous prizes.

Our theme for this blog hop is monochromatic and I am so excited to do a monochromatic card because I hardly ever do them. I guess I really never think of a card in all one color family. Each and every time I see one done that way, I just love the look and the outcome. So the first card I chose to do in the  monochromatic theme is in the green family.



When I designed this card  I decided to punch (or you can cut) 1 1/8" squares. I stamped 3 of them using the brocade stamp in set 398. I also stamped 2 more on the 1 1/8" squares using the small swirl butterfly in set 437. And last, I stamped the verse ( in set 437) onto one more 1 1/8"square. I stamped and glittered  the butterfly and fussy cut it out. For the complete instructions to make this card, click here.

You know, summer will be here before we know it so I used stamps that are in a beach theme. This next card showcases some of the Ocean Treasures stamps in set 404 using a beautiful blue card stock. I decided to use embossing powder on the sea grass and I used the poolside ep (ep393) and was really pleased with the way it turned out. I cut squares and used a corner rounder on opposite corners to add a different look to the squares. That  twine adds an additional element to the card, too.Click here for more info on this card.


Well that wraps up what I have for you today. Just a reminder to leave a comment to be eligible for the fabulous prizes that are to be awarded.  There are prizes "hidden" in some of the blogs, so the comment you leave just may be one of the winners.

Next on the blog hop agenda is none other than the most talented Shanna Sands, So hop on over to her blog to check out her wonderful projects.

Here is the list of the all of the designers in case you get lost.

** April Williams ** Barbara Bruder (That's Me) ** Shanna Shands ** Jackie Smith **  



** Anne Temple  ** Shona Erlenborn  ** Karin Martin  ** Brenda Smalle  **

Thanks for stopping in so I could share with you some fun designs today



36 comments:

April said...

What wonderful cards! I especially love the bow on your first one. Great job, Barbara!

Jacqueline Smith said...

Fabulous card, love the colors that you used!

Julie Z said...

Great projects Barbara! My favorite is the sea one - love the soft blue with white combo! And when I clicked on the photo to see it better, the sparkle is just fabulous! Very pretty!

E. Marie said...

Barbara, love both of these. Great bow on that first one and great layout on the second one.

Shanna Shands said...

Both cards are fabby!!! I love the butterfly card the best. But I am a beach bum so I actually love them both!

Donna Ellis said...

Very pretty cards, Barbara! Love the glitter in the 2nd one, bringing out the monochromatic color that way - lovely!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Super cards Barbara. My favorite is the second one - great layout and plenty of sparkle. The baker's twine is just the right color too!

Gina said...

Beautiful card Barb. I love it.

Anne Temple said...

Both of your cards are so pretty, but I really love how the second one turned out.

Gita said...

Pretty cards. Love the various squares with your own background stamped on them. Really love the second one with the embossed grass.

Rose Wilson said...

Very pretty card thanks

Karalee said...

Barbara, both are beautiful. It would be very hard to pick a favorite.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous. I love your design pattern for them too. Thanks for sharing and hope your day is awesome.

namabear said...

Barbara my favorite color your butterfly card is soooo pretty and the beach scene look so breezy I want to be there. Thank you for sharing.

Brenda said...

Beautiful cards, but my fav is the beachy one. Makes me miss Florida :) Love the soft beachy color

dmbennett said...

Beautiful cards. Love the colors you used and the stamps you used.

elf1023 said...

Beautiful cads. Especially love the birds.

FranTic said...

Colors are outstanding - smooth transitions!

Anita Braddock said...

Beautiful cards love the color choices they work so well together. love the stamp set and the sentiment is super. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win

Debi said...

Lovely cards Barbara. Love the little squares in the first card and the gorgeous bow. The second card is a great beach card. What a nice thank you gift a set of these would make! Great CAS card.

carrie said...

Very pretty cards. I especially like the first card with all the blending of greens, the butterfly, and the beautiful bow.

crafty grandma said...

What beautiful cards! If I had your talent and had made the cards, I wouldn't want to part with them! LOL! Thanks for sharing

Karenladd said...

I love the monochromatic looks that you chose...so calming and pretty!

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Marci M said...

What beautiful cards, I love the greens.

Frann said...

Two very nice cards. The first one is so bright and perky. The second card has a really serene feeling.

Anonymous said...

Wow I'm really learning stuff on this blog hop! I didn't know that you could use all shades in a color family for a MONOCHROMATIC card. I really like your cards! Nice use of various shades of green.
Linda Gibb

karenajo said...

Love your cards, especially the first one done in shades of green. I love how you used the squares and did something a little different with each one - thanks for sharing !

Karin said...

That ribbon bow is so amazing and I love the glittery butterfly so perfectly perched. Gorgeous second card that I could see myself making. Love that bit of twine you added. Perfect bit of texture... Need to file away this idea :)

HelenM said...

I love these monochromatic cards!! Thanks!! Beautiful!!

SusanH said...

Very pretty cards - I like them all!

Auntie Em said...

Your cards are both so pretty. I like the grass in the background of the seashore one with the twine around the block. Perfect accent!
Thanks for sharing! :)

michelle ruby said...

I look at these beautiful cards and it gives me a strong desire to try my hand at card making and not just scrapbooking.

Arizonascrapper said...

Beautiful cards and very inspiring.

Katy said...

These are both so pretty! I love them both! :)

Anonymous said...

Barbara, what a lovely card! I love the color choice and the calmness about it. It makes me feel like I am relaxing on the seashore on a chaise longe. Love it!
cammy