Rustic Dreams

Hello friends,

Time for a new challenge at Double D Challenges. I am joining Team Darlene for this fortnight’s challenge with the theme “Monochromatic”. Please visit the Double D challenge blog and see more wonderful samples from the talented designers and join in the fun!

Monochromatic cards are very difficult for me so I decided on neutral tones for my card to create a rustic look. I used a “pinkish” stone colour for my two background layers which I repeated in the leaves and butterflies. To give a brushstroke effect to the leaves and butterflies I used a darker hue of  the stone colour. I finished off with stone-coloured roses, a few pearls and a die cut sentiment.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

  • Dies R Us Challenge #193 (ends 05/28) – Anything Goes with a brand they sell (Dies: Sizzix Thinlits ” Brushstroke Butterflies” (665848) — Sizzix Thinlits “Bloom, Colorize” (665208) — Memory Box die “Hutton Wreath” (94008) — Creative Expressions Mini Expressions ‘Stacked You Are So Special”(CEDME079))
  • Allsorts Challenge Week 676 (ends 05/21) — Add Some Sparkle
  • Crafts Galore Encore #99 (May) (ends 05/30) – Always Anything Goes
  • Love to Craft LTCCB#68 (ends 06/15) – Always Anything Goes
  • Dragonfly Dreams Challenge (May) – (ends 05/31) — Butterflies and/or Flowers
  • Crafty Calendar Challenge (May) (ends 05/31) — Anything Goes

The butterflies

The sentiment

The flowers and leaves

A close-up of the inside

Project details

White and shades of stone coloured cardstock — Memory Place designer paper “Rustic Dreams” (MP-60839) — Sizzix Thinlits ” Brushstroke Butterflies” (665848) — Sizzix Thinlits “Bloom, Colorize” (665208) — Memory Box die “Hutton Wreath” (94008) — Creative Expressions Mini Expressions ‘Stacked You Are So Special”(CEDME079) — Pearls  — Prima Flowers “Salvage District” (586416) — Tim Holtz Distress Ink ” Pumice Stone”

Thanks so much for visiting today and the kind comments you so kindly write each week – I appreciate each one so much. Enjoy your day and happy crafting.

Regards,

Amelia

16 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Julie O
    May 29, 2022 @ 03:17:08

    This is beautiful, Amelia! I really like everything about it. Thanks for joining us at Dies R Us Challenges. Julie, DT member

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  2. anyasofia
    May 26, 2022 @ 10:59:43

    Lovely design and gorgeous colours♥

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  3. Twórcze pasje Danki
    May 23, 2022 @ 13:29:08

    Beautiful card, I love it. Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.
    Hugs
    Danka
    Twórcze pasje Danki {My Blog}

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  4. percorsidifantasia
    May 19, 2022 @ 20:58:12

    Beautiful card, very elegant! Thank you for playing at Dragonfly Dreams Challenge!

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  5. Judy Woodland
    May 19, 2022 @ 17:23:13

    This is so stunning! Looks like you and I had the same idea with using a neutral monochromatic color palette. I really love this with the die cut butterflies and those gorgeous roses. Just stunning!!!

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  6. Barbara Campbell
    May 19, 2022 @ 14:24:58

    You really pulled off this neutral design on this card. I never would have thought ot it, but you have inspired me.

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  7. Birgit Norton
    May 19, 2022 @ 13:01:17

    This is stunning Amelia! The perfect example of a monochromatic card at its best. Beautifully done!

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  8. Pauline C
    May 19, 2022 @ 10:57:19

    Gorgeous stylish card Amelia – love the design and colours, with just the right amount of subtle sparkle. Thanks so much for joining in my challenge theme of “Add Some Sparkle” at Allsorts this week.
    Pauline xx

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  9. Brenda
    May 19, 2022 @ 07:56:04

    This is just beautiful in the neutral colours and sparkly Roses, perfect for our Allsorts theme this week, thank you.

    B x

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  10. kathy krug
    May 19, 2022 @ 05:36:07

    Gorgeous design, Amelia. You made the details in your design and as usual your papers are perfect.

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  11. Conniecrafter
    May 19, 2022 @ 01:43:47

    Gorgeous, love the colors!

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  12. hughes3187@msn.com
    May 18, 2022 @ 17:51:01

    What incredible dimension on those flowers! Beautiful and elegant design. Thank you for joining the challenge at Allsorts.

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  13. Darlene Pavlick
    May 18, 2022 @ 15:06:21

    Oh Amelia this is just BEAUTIFUL! You always share the most beautiful DT projects! Awesome inspiration …thanks!

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  14. Vicki R.
    May 18, 2022 @ 15:01:07

    Stunning and so elegant, Amelia. Love the choice of soft gray tones.

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  15. Donna Phelan
    May 18, 2022 @ 13:05:53

    Gorgeous, such soft, subtle tones! Beautiful butterflies and fabulous flowers. I think I am in love with your layered foliage lol So pretty!

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  16. Diane Hover
    May 18, 2022 @ 12:32:40

    Classy, elegant and gorgeous Amelia!! A beautiful design!!

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