Thursday, 17 March 2011

Monochrome Bears :)

Hello again!! :)

Two posts in two days for the second week running- what has come over me!?!lol Well, last night I was moving all the Forever Friends images I coloured during my colouring binge last week when I decided to make a couple of very quick cards to go in my box with a couple of them, inspired by the current Monochrome Challenge over at the FF blog... so a quick post with a couple of quick cards!! :)

Back to the CAS with these ones- still haven’t done my OLC for this week’s LIM challenge so maybe this will have got me back in the CAS flow!! – with some very simple matting and a teeny bit of gorgeous grosgrain ribbon :)

I used:
  • FF images stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa
  • PMs as in my last FF post for the bears- Ivory all over to help the blending, Oatmeal for the shaded areas and Vanilla all over to blend together. Then a few touches of Sunkissed Pink for cheeks and ears and Satin for shade below feet :) Amethyst and Lilac for the flower on the purple card, Ivory and Cool Grey 1 for the glass with Ivory over the whole background of that image :)
  • Nestie Ovals and Scalloped Ovals- the scallops were cut from copier paper and coloured with PMs again in Lilac and Cinnamon
  • Grosgrain ribbon in brown and white coloured with Lavender PM (as I didn’t have the right tone of purple anywhere... always the way when you're trying to be quick, isnt' it!?!lol)
  • Greetings from Woodware Clear Magic ‘Salutations’ set stamped in VersaMagic Jumbo Java and Spring Pansy inks

I really like adding just these little loops and tails of ribbon to simple cards to break up the lines :) I’m so loving working with these gorgeous bears again after them lying neglected for too long- they’re so cute and I find myself smiling whenever I look at them!! :) I think FF images are so well suited to CAS style cards, too, which is great for me as it means more cards made with less energy :)

I'd like to enter this in the Forever Friends Fortnightly Challenge - Monochrome :) and the Forever Friends Monthly Challenge - No Designer Papers as I've just realised it'll fit perfectly in that one, too!! :) ; I Love Promarkers - Men's Cards (with the cream and brown card only!!) :) ; Charisma Cardz - To 'Die' For :)

Right, I shall go and link this up then contemplate which of the many ideas I’ve had for the LIM challenge I might actually have enough energy for... ;) Hope you’re all well and having a good day :)



Kristel said...

Wowww Rachel these are wonderful cards dear! Looking amazing!
Hugs Kristel

Carole of Brum said...

These are gorgeous, Rachel, and I love what you did with the ribbons too, like you say they break up the lines, plus I think they look great. Love your watermark signature too......very snazzy!!! CoB

Vicky said...

Ahhh they are sweet and gorgeous Rachel! love these wee bears and fabulous clean & simple layout too.....

hugs Vicky xx

Little K Smith said...

Aaawww gorgeous cards Rachel, adore these bears and love the CAS style too :)

coops said...

gorgeous cards rachel.the ff bear is fab and i love your colours and cas layouts :D

xx coops xx

Renate´s Stempelwelt said...

Hello, wow so nice and cute :-)) thanks for joining FOREVER FRIENDS. LG Renate

Sweetncrafty Gal said...

Hiya! thanks so much for taking the time to join in with our challenge this week at charisma your creation is so sweet! thanks again carlyann xxx

Sande said...

Hi Rachel!

What a lovely creations! I love them!! Thanks for joining us at Forever Friends!

Hugs, Sande

Rachael said...

Love them Rach! Youve inspired me to find my FF bears and give them a colour lol. Love the ribbon - not sure if I could get the loop right :s. Rach xx

Julie said...

Fab cards. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.

Julie W x

Leah the Orange said...

totally simple and TOTALLY cute! love this little set! thanks for sharing your cards with the Charisma Gals this week! xo


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