Wednesday, February 15, 2012

7 Kids College Fund Monochromatic Challenge


We're doing monochromatic this week at 7 Kids College Fund challenge! You don't have to stick to black and white either, do monochromatic in any color! I chose to keep it simple by stamping directly on my kraft cardstock and coloring in earth tones using Copic Markers. I added the white highlight around the image using a primsa colored pencil. The sentiment is from Unity Stamp Co and the beautiful lace & button comes from my friend Marta's Creating Is Fun store.

I was inspired to make this card from my friend Lisa, who makes the most beautifully colored kraft images on her cards! I was inspired to try this technique again and it will also be featured in an upcoming issue of Designed To Color!

Have you ever been in a funk that you can't seem to snap out of? That's how I feel lately and it totally stinks!! I have a lot on my plate and I think I have overwhelmed myself. In Jan, I launched Designed To Color, my new magazine which has had a GREAT response and for that I'm grateful. I also started a new position so training was stressful as I was trying to get it all in before I left for a week to CHA. CHA was incredible! I have a few pictures that I will share in the next day or so. I came home extremely inspired but then the bottom dropped out and I haven't been able to do anything - I'll find a moment to sit at my craft desk and just sit there staring at a black and white image not even knowing where to start! So, my question is what do you do when you get like this? I know we all hit a wall sometimes, so I just need some help climbing over it!

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8 comments :

Martha Pineda said...

OH Carisa! This is amazing, you def have coloring skills!!! Jealous here!! :)

Creations by Shirl said...

Oh my how beautiful.... really enjoying those mono colours...

Jessica Diedrich said...

holy crow- this is AMAZING!!!!! WOW! Your coloring is fantabulous and I love the little vintage pop of pink trim! Girl, you hit this OUT of the park and THEN SOME!

Crafteezee said...

Awesome colouring Carissa. I'm sure your mojo with return with a vengance. Be patient. Hugs Tracy x

Tenia Nelson said...

So so cool!!!!

coops said...

fantastic card carisa.your mono colouring is stunning and i love the sweet image and pop of pink :D
i normally find treating myself to a new stamp/digi can get my mojo going.

xx coops xx

Rebekah said...

Stunning work sweetie love this mono look and cute image hugs Rebekah xx

Yone said...

Lovely and cute card ! Great coloring ! Hugs,Yone

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