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!
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