01 December 2012

Unstampabelles #17 - Monochromatic (No Stamps)

Great to see all your wonderful recylcing/repurposing ideas last month.  CD's, paint chips, paper bags, packaging, serviettes, muffin containers and wallpaper just to name a few of the items used.  The Design Team really enjoyed visiting and seeing your fun creations.

It took a lot of narrowing down to just one creation to showcase this month.  
The Design Teams Favourite for the recycle challenge is:

Hasn't Filharmonica done a wonderful job on making a brown paper bag look beautiful.  Other recycled items on this card are lace, string, buttons and coffee napkins or doilies.  Please visit blog 'Filharmonicas kreative verden' to see more of her terrific work.

A little more excitement.......time to announce the winner of our randomly drawn prize donated by Craftmad.  The winner is:

31 Lyla (12 years)

Random numbers generated Nov 4 2012 at 16:15:2 by www.psychicscience.org 
Lyla please email Merry with mailing details for your prize.


Now to move onto why you came to our blog. 
Challenge #17 - Monochromatic
(mon.o.chro.mat.ic Adjective: Containing or using only one colour.)

Any form of paper creation will be accepted as long as NO STAMPS (Digital or Rubber) have been used.

IDEAS: quilling, parchment, stickers, boxes, books, cards, scrap pages, etc
You can find our rules here for further information.

Our sponsor this month is Cardmaking Online which is an Australian online only business - by not having a retail store, they avoid significant costs such as rent and electricity which enables them to bring you quality products at the lowest possible prices.  They have a wonderful range of cardmaking kits, dies, peel-off stickers, parchment craft materials and much more. 

Cardmaking Online is sponsoring us with a $25.00 gift certificate as our prize for this months challenge.

Inspiration from our talented Design Team
went with shades of grey and white for her card.   She has used a pre-printed punch-out sentiment, silver brads and grey and white twine.

Susan had a play with acetate for the front of this card.  Although Susan created the rolled roses from the same sheet of paper (shades of green) one rose has turned out bluer that the others.  Die cut leaves, pearls and rub-on sentiments finish this lovely creation.

Cathy learnt this technique of using lace punches and stringing them together a few years ago.  Great seeing old techniques used again.  Cardstock and papers used in this card are all 
purples shades. The paper that looks white is actually a pale pink pearl paper. Ribbon has been woven in an out of the lace punched shapes and pearls added to the centres.

Another card from Cathy....aren't these the cutest cat faces.  Cathy has created them with paper punched hearts and circles.  The card is make up of shades of pink cardstock (Stampin Up) and the sentiment is a rub-on.

JanR created this monochromatic card in shades of brown using her 
Silhouette Cameo cutting machine.  Cutting the tree image out of the newsprint paper and then backing it with the brown cardstock.  An embossing folder was used along the bottom of the card and then a ribbon, button and string attached.

Please welcome JessicaT again to our Design Team.....this is her first contribution to our challenge inspiration.  What a way to start with this shades of gold.  JessicaT has used patterned papers, satin krush ribbon, a brass charm tied on with twine.  Alpha stickers were used for the sentiment.

Lauren has used this wonderful photo to help her create this monochromatic scrap page in 
shades of red. Lauren has painted the chipboard word red and used her rolled flower die for the first time.  As you can see in the section next to the heart this is a wonderful way to use up your extra bits and bobs you wouldn't normally find a use for.

Merry has relied on her Stampin Up papers and cardstock to help her create this monochromatic card in shades of green.  She has cut squares of Design Paper into 3cm squares and attached.  Merry has used her Cheery Lynn Butterfly die for the first time.  Firstly she drew around the outline of the die and hand cut this out and ran it through the Lattice embossing folder then cut the green butterfly with the die.  Added the bling and the rub-on sentiment.