Less is More #366 Monochrome

Hi there.  I can’t believe it’s March already!  Did you enjoy our birthday celebration last month?   I hope so.  Well, we are back today with a new challenge at Less is More (LIM).  It’s a colour challenge and we want to see your Monochrome cards.  Monochrome is defined as black, white and grey, or tones of one colour.  STAMPlorations is our generous sponsor this month and its owner / artist, Shery Russ, will be joining us as one of two guest designers (GD).  Our other GD is December winner and the very talented Maaike from Cards by Maaike.














This was an easy one. To begin, an A2 stitched rectangle was die cut from Neenah cardstock.  The image was stamped with black Memento ink and masked.  Smoky Skate dye ink was then blended through a grid stencil with a Clarity brush.



I could’ve left the image as is since a lot of the shading is incorporated in the stamp itself, but I wanted a little more contrast, so I went in with some cool gray Copic markers to add more shading.  The sentiment was black heat embossed with clear glitter embossing powder.



The panel was adhered to a white top folding card base.  Clear shimmer was added to the flowers and a few black sequins finished off the card.



Linking to the following challenges:
STAMPlorationsAnything Goes with STAMPlorations
Tuesday Throwdown#381 Black and White
Uniko6th Birthday Linky Party
Always Happy BirthdayBirthday Anything Goes Optional use Pattern Paoer
SSS Monday In My Garden
The Sisterhood of CraftersClean and Simple (CAS)



That does it for me.  For more fabulous inspirations from our guests and my team, click HERE.  Looking forward to seeing what you come up with.  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day!








22 thoughts on “Less is More #366 Monochrome

  1. Trina, your card is amazing! Stunning layout, a beautyful rose stamp and the perfect shimmer!
    (I always struggle with monocromatic flower-cards.)
    Thanks so much for sharing your great birthday card with us on our “Uniko 6th Birthday Party”!
    Greetings from Wiebke (DT)

  2. Stunning geometric floral design. Beautifully composed and wonderful mix of products. Thanks so much for joining in on the Uniko 6th Birthday fun. Hugs Bev x

  3. I made it here eventually, Trina! Your monochrome card is gorgeous. Such a wonderful decision to use these pretty flowers with the contrasting blocked stencilling. Such delicate treatment of both and I love the added shimmer and shading on the flowers xx

  4. Such an elegant card. Love how you created the grid background. Thanks for joining the Sisterhood’s “Clean and Simple” challenge.

  5. Beautiful as usual, Trina ! You’re the Queen of the soft stencilled background and it enables to the focal image not to float alone on the card. Your floral is just stunning and your tone on tone shading is fabulous. THIS is the ideal example of monochrome ! Love it ! Enjoy your week ! Hugs x

  6. LOVE the stenciled background for your gorgeous monochromatic flowers and leaves. The gray shading adds so much Trina. Beautiful, beautiful design! xx

  7. Ooozing elegance and class Trina. Love the gentle stencilled grid pattern behind the floral image and such delicate and subtle colouring. Simply stunning and a perfect example of monochrome. Have a wonderful week x

  8. Trina, I think this is my favorite card that you have ever created. OMG it’s so amazing. I’m a huge fan of monochromatic cards, this is outstanding 🙂

  9. Stunning card Trina! That beautiful soft blending is fast becoming your signature stamp on cards and this one is as beautiful as all the others you’ve made. That dog rose stamp is amazing and your colour treatment on it is incredible – looks just like a wonderful white bloom. Brilliant idea to add the clear glitter embossing too xx

  10. Wow! This is stunning. I love the stenciled background and you’ve done great job with your monochrome, tone on tone coloring. Fabulous card with a sort of graphic, contemporary feel. Love it!

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