Monday, October 07, 2013

Beautiful World Tour - Monochrome

Welcome to the October Beautiful World Tour, brought to you by Flourishes! Each month the team presents a themed blog hop, hosted by our group of international designers... we are literally spread out all over the globe!  At the heart of our projects is the idea of truly showcasing beauty in card making – whether it just be in a beautifully colored image, a fabulous way to incorporate an embellishment or a new twist on a card layout.

 If you just happened on the blog hop today because you're a regular reader of my blog, and you'd like to view the entire hop, you can start back at the Flourishes Blog - you'll find a full list of participants there, and all the details you need. If you're already hopping and you arrived here from Iwona's blog, you're doing just fine.


It's my turn to host the challenge this month, and I've invited my sweet teammates to work with a monochrome palette! This is one of my favorite techniques - I find it really helps me see the images differently and really helps me observe where highlights and shadows would fall.


To take the challenge even further, I colored my card with a single pencil (Indanthrene Blue)!  I used the gorgeous image from the Picking Wildflowers set, and a sentiment from Tulips for Friends.



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35 comments:

  1. This is stunning. I am definitely going to have a go at this technique. Thank you!

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  2. Such a beautiful card your amazing with your creations!

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  3. Love your card. It's amazing and very elegant!

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  4. Wow this is stunning and I love it. I would not have thought to do this but I will definitely be doing this now. Just gorgeous

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  5. This is breathteaking Dina! Your coloring is perfect! You've done a great job, I love it!

    Hugs,
    Aleksandra

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  6. Stunning card. It looks like a china pattern great colouring. Thank you.

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  7. Only YOU could take one pencil and bring to life a creation as gorgeous as this, Dina - it's amazing the depth you've achieved with that one little pencil!

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  8. So very beautiful, Dina! You can make ANY image, stamped or otherwise, look gorgeous!!
    The many different shades of blue you achieved is amazing-just love this card. Makes me stop and stare!!

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  9. Thanks so much for sharing this on FB! I tend to forget to visit blogs so I am delighted when I see one of your beauties show up on FB! This is stunning! Beautiful bow too! I am in awe of how soft you were able to get the pencil in the background!

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  10. This is stunning, it makes me want to go and do one right now!!! Gorgeous!!!

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  11. This is totally stunning!

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  12. Wow! This is just incredible, Dina! Your blue and white reminds me of a piece of china. Gorgeous and inspiring. TFS!

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  13. I'm in love. And you only used one pencil - gulp! You amaze me! with aloha, Rosy

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  14. Your cards is gorgeous! This was done with a single pencil?! I LOVE this card! Am adding it to my Pintrest board so I can use it for future reference, will be trying this technique! TFS

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  15. Just gorgeous!! Monochrome was a great idea for this tour.
    <3 J

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  16. This is *stunning*!! I love the background you created, and the blue is gorgeous!

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  17. Dina, this is the most stunning example of monochrome I've seen. I'm truly amazed that you created this gorgeous shading with just one pencil.

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  18. This card is stunning Dina! So elegant! I will be trying this technique today! Although I know it won't be anywhere near what you have created here. Thank you so much for sharing! I so enjoy reading your blog and learning about all of your techniques and the stories of your adventures with your adopted Country!
    Sending you Blessings and Thanks!
    Mary

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  19. Beautiful - love this color and you rocked it!!!

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  20. Francie in Montreal10/08/2013 5:45 AM

    Oh my! Your colouring is simply beautiful. One pencil to achieve this result is a testament to your outstanding talent. I am in awe.

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  21. Monochrome is deceptive in its simplicity; seems like there isn't much to it until you see an example like this. I don't think you see the depth of anything any better than this. I love that you used one pencil, wonderful technique.

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  22. WOW, this card is beautiful. Love the colour choice.
    Thanks for sharing
    Donna B.

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  23. Absolutely Gorgeous! Love all that blue, the flowers look amazing! TFS!!!

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  24. Wowsers Dina! Every month you just seem to amazing me more and more! This is STUNNING! I love the shading and the beautiful added touch of your bow! Gorgeous girl!

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  25. Stunning, striking, and super beautiful.

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  26. Absolutely gorgeous!! Would love to know how you did it with only one pencil :-)

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  27. Gorgeous stunning card, love all the blue shading and that ribbon and bow really pop : )

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  28. Wonderful idea to do monochromatic ! Love the stamp set and your gorgeous card! Amazing!

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  29. This is absolutely stunning Dina! I love the way you coloured this beautiful image and am amazed at how you created all of the different levels of colour with just one pencil. Awesome!

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  30. Your card is beautiful. TFS.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    designsbydragonfly.blogspot

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  31. Dina Your card is just beautiful.. Came here looking for your opinion on touch markers but now I am taking a look at your projects. Wow I am in Awe

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  32. SPECTACULAR!!!! I am so in awe of your amazing talent!! This card is breathtaking Dina!! :)

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  33. Love the impact of how you only used the blue color...amazingly, gorgeous card!

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