Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Monochromatic Tuesday

Today at Tuesday Morning Sketches, we have another blast from the past. This week, Bonnie chose the sketch.

This is the second challenge of the month, so it is our judged challenge with a TWIST! These are always fun! Follow the sketch, add the twist, and you can win! We also will pick a Top 5. This week's TWIST is - TONE ON TONE (Monochromatic).

This week's sponsor is our very own Jessi Fogan and the prize is a set of her lovely hand-crocheted mats. . . 

12 small circle mats - 4 each in red, pink, and white, perfect for Valentines!

Jessie's mats have been a favorite among the DT members and among our prize winners, so you will want to make sure you play along this week for a chance to win these lovelies -- a whole dozen of those gorgeous creations!

Now, time to share the sketch with you, so here it is:

I used one of Jessie's brown mats for my card. Isn't it beautiful? My card base is brown with a layer of crackled brown from Core'dinations (Tim Holtz pad). The fish tail banner was cut from a scrap from the Recollections pad called Habitat. You've seen me use that paper before, and this was a scrap I had left from my previous card. I really like that Recollections pad very much.

The butterfly on top of my doily is by Cheery Lynn Designs. It is called Small Lace Faerie Queen with Angel Wing (DL161). I cut the butterfly out of the Core'dinations, and I cut the angel wing (part under the lacy butterfly) from the brown used for the card base. I also matted the fish-tail banner with the same brown. The sentiment is an acrylic stamp. I used brown ink (Colorbox dark brown) and stamped it onto the Core'dinations piece, then matted it with the dark brown. Last of all, I added three small rhinestone gems -- one on the head of the butterfly and one on each of the tail swirls.

Your turn to play!  Can't wait to see what you create. Remember our twist for this week (monochromatic) and post your lovely to our challenge blog at Tuesday Morning Sketches.


  1. Absolutely gorgeous. Love the insect design paper.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  2. Gorgeous card Jenee..love the doily and fabulous papers..great sketch too...that is one I could follow..lol..

    luv CHRISSYxx

  3. Wow! This is gorgeous, Jenee!! That butterfly die is amazing! I love the colors!!

  4. Beautiful Jenee! Love the wonderful crocheted circle and layered butterfly!

  5. Those mats are gorgeous & so is your card !! :))
    You have rocked the monochromatic look!! :))
    Hugs & thanks for the sweet comment today !!! Xo

  6. Nice, Jenee! I like the combo with the dragonflies and the butterfly too!

  7. Wow, this is so elegant...just gorgeous!

  8. Beautiful! Love the butterfly, so delicate looking! The DP used on the fishtail banner goes wonderfully with the focal!

  9. Thanks so much for your kind words, Jenee! I love seeing how you create with these - that butterfly is just beautiful.

  10. Absolutely gorgeous! I love that butterfly and your tone on tone is flawless.