Skip to main content

Dynamic Duos #13 - Monochromatic

DD #13 - Monochromatic

Over at Dynamic Duos, there's a monochromatic challenge using a couple of my favourite neutrals.  I can't believe we've done our first 3 months of challenges already.

I have been showcasing quite a few tags lately and this one features a beautiful doily stamp from a Dark Room Door Set, a leafy flourish die from Marianne Creatables, The Top Note Die from SU and the cute little Perched Reed Bird die from Memory Box.  The bird was cut once in Very Vanilla Card Stock and then again with a paper doily.  I sponged over the doily in Early Espresso Ink so the lacy pattern stood out and then added some pearls and other accessories onto the tag to complete the project.

The response to the challenges at Dynamic Duos has been phenomenal and I love checking out the entries.  Hope you can join in for week 13.

Thanks for stopping by.

Be sure to check out all the other Dynamos for some Monochromatic projects to get you inspired -

Happy crafting!


Wow! This is stunning Bronwyn. Love the doily, the bird and the way you've placed the pearls. I love everything about it actually!
Kim S said…
A stunning use of all of those beautiful elements!
Lisa Elton said…
So delicate and lacy! Love what you've done with the little bird!
Anni said…
I love all the different kind of doilies you used: In the background, on the bird and the ribbon! Beutiful!
Melissa said…
So pretty!! Love all the lace on this and the card's shape!
Patrice said…
Oh wow, love this Bron (even with that little bird lol). Gorgeous doily, pearls...the whole tag, love it.
Helen said…
Thanks so much for sharing all your gorgeous tags, they are just gorgeous! Helen
What a wonderful wonderful design! The colour combo Is really fab! I hope I get a chance to play along! Hugs xxx
Susan Joyce said…
Beautiful Bronwyn, love the lacy elements and the design work on the bird.
paige said…
Bronwyn, your creation is gorgeous! Beautiful elements on your tag!
H2 :) said…
Absolutely gorgeous Bron! :)
Anne Marie Hile said…
It's already been three months? Yikes...where did the time go? This is awesome, Bronwyn! I love the lacy textures and the pop of pearls. :)
jjcreations said…
Oh my, my, my - this is awesome. There are so many elements to look at. I especially love the little scatterings of pearls.
Tracey McNeely said…
Bronwyn that bird is so sweet. Gorgeous card.
Berni Cuttino said…
OMG! This is stunning and so beautiful. Thanks for visiting and leaving the sweet luv. Hugs
AB. said…
Beautiful card...I love that delicate bird and the pearls! :)
Victoria said…
A beautiful monochromatic creation. The bird looks fantastic against the the detail of the doily and the silhouette of the branch.

Popular posts from this blog

Doily Cards

I was going a little stir crazy so decided to end my 'blog fasting' today. I lasted 2 weeks which isn't the entire month of March that I was aiming for but I have severely cut down my Internet usage and spent my 'free' time getting my priorities a little more in order :)

Here are some doily cards I wanted to share with you on this beautiful March Long Weekend Holiday. Inspiration came from a very CAS Card I found through Pinterest.

For a Stampin' Up! ® version of this card, please check out what I made using the Butterfly Basics Stamp Set and co-ordinating die.

Butterfly Die - Marianne Creatables
(Thanks to Lisa Lara at Splitcoast for recognising this card as a CAS favouritefor the week)

Newsprint Bird - Hero Arts

Gorgeous DSP from First Edition Paper - Isabelle

Flowers from Kaiser Craft

Sentiments from STAMP-IT

Leaf Flourish - Marianne Creatables
Stamps - SU

Bird Die - Sizzix Oval Frame Bird and Pendant
Stamps- Hero Arts and SU

Here's a gorgeous hand made bird…

Pop-Up, Z-Fold, Card in a Box

Hi there.  I've been eying off some great examples of Z-fold, pop-up cards on Pinterest and thought it would be fun to make one.  I tweaked the basic design a little by adding some inserts; the ones you use in card-in-a-box style cards.  So I've called my take on this fun fold, a Pop-Up, Z-Fold, Card in a Box! - It's a crate full of summer strawberries with some home-made strawberry jam sitting on the kitchen bench.

Summer Strawberries
This card was made for a dear friend's birthday and I'm also entering it into two card challenges -
JAI #318 - "Just Add S"

S is for ... strawberries, strawberry jam, straw and summer!
Thanks, JAI!
and ...
 JUGs #350 - Word Week

Here's a bird's eye view before I added all the stamped strawberries etc. -

Folds flat and fits inside a standard (C6) card size envelope -

Thanks for stopping by, Please note that this is the original card for this type of fold. I came up with the idea of adding the card inserts to a z-fold. A v…

Scallop Circle Easel Card Tutorial

Punch Potpourri Scallop Circle Easel Card
in the Dynamic Duo of
Melon Mambo and Pretty in Pink

1. Score a piece of card stock through the middle (which is double the length of your die) and line up the folded piece over the Scallop Circle Die (SCD) leaving 4 scallops at the top to form the base of your card.

This is how it should look after you run it through the Big Shot Machine.

2. Score a line through the middle of the top Scallop Circle and fold upwards.

3. Apply Sticky Strip or glue to half the Scallop Circle as shown above.

4. Cut out a single Scallop Circle in the same colour (Melon Mambo) and stick it to the folded half so the top layer sits up like an easel (The top half that is facing will now be a double layer and the bottom half, a single layer of card stock).

5. Cut two circles using the lighter shade (Pretty In Pink) and attach one to the base of the card. Sponge around the edges with the darker shade of ink before gluing the other circle to the front of the card.

6. Stamp…