Just Add Monochrome!

January 13, 2011 at 9:25 pm 15 comments

Monochromatic describes paintings, drawings, design, or photographs in one color or shades of one color.

Monochromatic colors are all the colors (tints, tones, and shades) of a single hue.

Example of Monochromatic color

Monochromatic color schemes are derived from a single base hue, and extended using its shades, tones and tints (that is, a hue modified by the addition of black, gray (black + white) and white.   As a result, the energy is more subtle and peaceful due to a lack of contrast of hue. Monochromatic color schemes may be considered boring unless there is diversity within the design.

So this is what I came up with…….

I’ve used Baja Breeze, Marina Mist, Very Vanilla and the Elegant Soiree Designer Series Papers.  The Ribbon is the Marina Mist 5/8″ Grosgrain.  I used the Scalloped Circle and Boho Blossom Punches to make the flower.   And the Butterflies are made with the Big Shot and the Beautiful Wings Die.

My fav part was the Glitter and Diamante’s- that I added at the end and I think it really finishes it all off nicely.

So go and check out the other Monochromatic Creations by the Just Add Ink Design Team.  Then make up a project yourself and submit your entry too.


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15 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Wendy  |  January 13, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Love it Chantell! I love monochromatic themes and you have done it beautifully with these blues!! I’m a big butterfly fan too!! 🙂

  • 2. TrishG  |  January 14, 2011 at 1:30 am

    ooooh, I love the flower especially! Great monochromatic blue and butterflies. I like how you sectioned the patterned paper.

  • 3. Delys  |  January 14, 2011 at 6:03 am

    gorgeous card Chantell! Love the butterflies and flowers.

  • 4. Tania Gould  |  January 14, 2011 at 6:14 am

    WOW you have done lots of work Chantell and you have done Monochromatic so well too! It’s a really pretty card!

  • 5. Leonie  |  January 14, 2011 at 6:29 am

    Very pretty, loving all the sparkle!!

  • 6. Rhonda  |  January 14, 2011 at 6:50 am

    Love it with the butterflies and flowers. Looks good in the blue tones.

  • 7. Mae Collins  |  January 14, 2011 at 7:04 am

    Lovely card and I think it is great how you have included an explanation of monochromatic and how it works so well.

  • 8. Paula Dobson  |  January 14, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    Ohhh, I love all the sparklies on your card Chantell. Gorgeous example of monochrome in Blue!

  • 9. Bronwyn Eastley  |  January 14, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    This is so pretty. Blue is my favourite colour!! I love the added bling.

  • 10. Kim Badelt  |  January 14, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    Love how you have the butterflies circling your wonderful flower Chantell – just lovely in blue too!

  • 11. Patrice  |  January 14, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    This is just lovely Chantall – love all the little extras, bling, glitter, ribbon ruffle…

    And I think it’s great that you put that info at top about monochromatic colours. Very informative for your readers.

  • 12. Patrice  |  January 14, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    Oooops I’m so sorry for misspelling your name! I’m making lots of errors tonight, must be time for bed :o)

  • 13. Amanda  |  January 15, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    I love how you summed up monochrome … I was sitting here going a-ha… a-ha… oh I *totally* get it now. I love your project – it’s so feminine and just beautiful! xx Amanda

  • 14. Melissa  |  January 18, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    wow, this card is beautiful, I love those little butterflies, and the added bling gives the perfect finish. Just lovely.

  • 15. A Little Less Useless  |  January 20, 2011 at 8:23 am

    This is just lovely, the colours worked really well and Love your butterflies too. 🙂


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