Friday, February 01, 2013

Really Reasonable Challenge - Monochromatic

It is time again for a Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge

This week you are to make a monochromatic project, plus ribbon. For those that aren't sure what "monochromatic" means, it just means to use one color (having or appearing to have only one color). In papercrafting, we normally would pair the monochromatic scheme with neutrals such as black, white, cream, or brown.

I used shades of red for my monochromatic color scheme, paired with black and white.
The piano stamp is a new set from Prima that I purchased in early December and just now had time to use! I turned it into a Valentine for my husband, who loves music!

I made my bow from red diamond satin ribbon and cherry baker's twine.

 I also added some Melina white crochet lace with a heart "pearl" glued to the top.

As always, I finished off the inside of the card.

Thanks for looking! Visit the RRR Blog to see the other entries...and to enter your own project!

Cardstock: American Crafts black; Stampin' Up! Whisper White
Designer paper: Recollections Valentine's Day; Echo Park Yours Truly
Tickets: Miss Cutiepie Inspiration
Stamps: Prima Musicale; Craftsmart Valentine's Day
Ink: Tsukineko Momento Tuxedo Black, Rhubarb Stalk
Ribbon and trim: Really Reasonable Ribbon red diamond satin ribbon, cherry baker's twine, Melina white crochet lace
Button: Buttons Galore and More
Pearl heart: Recollections
Adhesive: Scotch 3M tape runner; Beacon Fabri-tac; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares


  1. Gorgeous! I MUST have that piano stamp. So many of my SB LO's have pictures taken in my music room with the baby grand! Beautiful work!

  2. Beautiful! Happy Birthday Gloria! I think you should be able to go sit with the Secret Garden collection and just relax since it is your day! LOL

  3. Very pretty! I've always called red my "happy" color. Your card makes me happy! :o)

  4. Hey, you! Happy Birthday from your NC crafting buddy. What do I wish for you this year? Abundance....abundant peace, abundant joy, abundant creativity, abundant love, abundant life. You are a wonderful lady, and I am so glad I found you out in cyber space. Thanks for always inspiring us with your beautiful artwork, Gloria. I appreciate you and am so glad you were born! Blessing, my friend!

  5. Gorgeous card Gloria, you are so talented my friend! Love to visit you and I will be back.

  6. That is gorgeous!!! Happy Birthday too!! Hope you have a fabulous day!

  7. gloria, lovely work on this card. monochromatic is a lovely presentation on artwork.
    ava g

  8. Beautiful card - happy birthday for Monday! :o)

  9. Sending an early Birthday Wish!!!!!! Hope your day is Fabulous. Gorgeous Card. Love the piano.

  10. Happy birthday Ms Gloria .. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Love your beautiful card!!

  11. I love your blog! And afcourse a big happy birthday!!! Have fun and lots of love!

    Kiss sammiej