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Apr 6, 2009

KSS Mono Pops!

Hello my stamping friends!! It's Monday already and we had just a beautiful day yesterday here in Maine. The weather forecast was sooooo wrong - but yeah for us! :)

It's time for another Kitchen Sink Stamps Monday Crew Challenge! This week we have a Guest Challenger, Makiko Jones!! She won the What's Cook'n With Your Kitchen Sink Stamps Contest for Jan/Feb which gives her the cool job of being our Guest Challenger! Don't forget you can play along with this challenge - just go to the Kitchen Sink Blog and link up your creation before the deadline! You could win FREE KSS Stamps! :)

Makiko's challenge was to create a monochromatic card with a pop - i.e., add some dimension! I don't know why but for some reason I have a very hard time with monochromatic cards. I just can't seem to make them work, any tips?

I fiddled with this for quite a while - in the end I like it but it could be better. Ever felt like that? :) I used the fabulous new Nesting Dolls set and the layout is this week's CPS sketch (#110) which seemed a good fit with the egg shape.

I love the look of these Ukranian style eggs. I watched someone making them once (I think it was on Reading Rainbow??) - very labor intensive, but oh how beautiful!! Usually they are much more colorful than this, and with a base of black I think, but I went with pink for my mono color. It's hard to tell, but the layer with the egg image is popped up with foam adhesive and I used some teeny, tiny Swarovski crystals to accent the egg.

Please be sure to see what the other Crew Members cooked up for today and please give the challenge a try and send us your link!! Have a great day!

Maria, Lynn, Nicole, Tammy, Lori, Angela, Dee, Makiko

Cardstock: Sweet Blush (Papertrey Ink), Black, White (SU!), Patterned Paper: Bitty Dots (Papertrey Ink), Stamps: Nesting Dolls, Ready 4 Any Holiday (Kitchen Sink Stamps), Ink: Rose Bud (Memento), Accessories: Dimensionals, Nestabilities, Pinking shears, Ribbon (Papertrey Ink), Copic markers, Swarovski crystals

15 comments:

  1. I love your card! Gorgeous details on it, the cardstock with the pinking shear details, which match the egg so perfectly! Awesome!

    Heidi

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  2. I love this beautiful pink creation, Julie!! Your egg is gorgeous framed in your oval mats!!What a wonderful Easter design!!

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  3. fabulous card Julie...I just adore all the pink and the pop of black!

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  4. What a great use of that CPS sketch - love the images.

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  5. sweet card, Julie! Love the "pop" of black with the pink.

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  6. Beautiful card Julie. The colors are great and so is the detail. -Molly B

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  7. So many lovely elements that make this such a gorgeous card - I love the beautiful pink tones x

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  8. I love how you lined up the diamond pattern with the pinking edge. You picked such pretty pinks! Super cute Easter card.

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  9. You made such a pretty card, Julie! The touch of black certainly makes the card POP!! Thank you for sharing your talent.

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  10. How pretty! I love all the details!

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  11. When I saw your card, right away I thought of Ukranian Easter Eggs....and then I noticed that you used Nesting Dolls....so it made sense. Awesome card!

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  12. such a super cute card! that egg is adorable...>"<

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  13. Your card is lovely and oh, so elegant! I'm visiting here for the first time via CPS110 challenge.. You have a wonderful blog and great work!

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  14. This is such a pretty Easter card, Julie!! I love the colors too!!

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  15. Gorgeous!!!!! How could it have been better?!? It is just gorgeous!!!! :D

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