Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Mercy's Tuesday Sketch #59

Good evening! I'm back tonight with my card for Mercy's Tuesday Sketch. I really wanted to break into some of my new Papertrey dp and for some reason pictured this purple pattern on a monochromatic card. So, voila! Monochromatic card!

I love how this turned out. I tea dye stained the edges of the big square and the sentiment (which had yet to be inked, eek!) to give it a little less "bright" look. I'm really enjoying my tea dye inks. I can't believe I took so long to order them. I'm usually not an "antique-y" card makers, so I was convinced I would never use them. But, once again, after seeing them used around the blog-o-sphere, inspiration finally struck. Maybe I really can use these without having to convert to the antique look. hehe

I am so excited that tomorrow is Thursday. This has just been a rough week... One of those unexpected emotional ones that I'm ready to come to an end. I think my little escape this weekend will help.

Wasn't Lost amazing last night?! I love that show. I love that I can't figure it out, but spend tons of time trying to do just that. I love that it doesn't follow the typical show format; that every episode is unpredictable. And the smoke monster reveal! AH! :)

Thanks for stopping by tonight!

Stamps- Verve: Anais Nin PJ
Paper- Lavender Moon, Plum Pudding, Whisper White, Pretty Pastels dp
Ink- Perfect Plum
Accessories- ribbon, button, twine, dimensionals, pearls, tea dye ink


  1. Just LOVE this card, Kristina!! I love monochromatic cards (maybe because they take a lot of work out of trying to decide which colours and papers to put together LOL!). The DP is fabulous and your tea staining is wonderful (you may get me thinking about getting into this...!). Your bow is fabulous too. Wonderfully done!!

  2. This is STUNNING!!!! I LOVE the monochromatic look, the purple is so pretty! Your sentiment is beautiful and I love that it is a sentiment only card!! Beautiful ribbon and button! Great DP's!! Wonderful job with the sketch!

  3. Lovely! I really like how you combined different shades of purple!