Saturday 3 March 2018

Less is More challenge #366: monochrome

I'm delighted to have been asked to be the Guest designer for this challenge, thank you ladies.

I made two cards, one with kitties and one with a chameleon.

The process is the same, just different stamps and colors.

I started by positioning my kitties (C.C. designs meowy) into my Stamper's Friend and inked them with Versafine Onyx black ink.
I added the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp (it's your birthday) and also used Versafine onyx black ink.

Then I chose three colors of brown ,  As I wanted to keep the card a one layer, I didn't want to use my markers and I thought this would look artsy ;-), something different. I contemplated black, and greys as well, but I felt this was more monochrome. Of course you could all do them the same color as well. I like how the coloring is not perfect and  the white bits look like spots on the cats :-D
Memento dewdrops ( rich cocoa, espresso truffle and toffee crunch) and I used one of the brush stroke stamps from Marianne designs (Eline's brush ec0161)line's brush ec0161)

No enamel dots for this card as I didn't have any browns.

The Chameleon card is done in the same manner, but different supplies:
Chameleon is Your Next Stamp- one in a chameleon
Brush is Marianne Designs- Eleine's Brush Ec0161
Memento inks- Pear tart, Bamboo leaves and cottage ivy.
Generic green and glittery enamel dots
Also Versafine onyx black ink for the sentiment and image.

For more information or to play along the Less is More Challenge, see this


  1. Wow, two amazing cards! Such creative use of your brush stroke stamps -this makes me want to dig mine out and see what images I could combine them with! Thank you for being such an inspiring GD at LIM!

  2. 2 fabulous takes on monochromatic cards Maaike. So simple yet super effective and totally fun ideas. Thanks for being a wonderful and inspiring guest designer for Less is More

  3. 2 really fantastic makes for the challenge Masike. Yes, I agree the colours on the kitties really do look like they have white spots - it's a brilliant look. Your chameleon is superb too. Thanks for being a marvellous guest designer xx

  4. Great cards, my friend! I love the coloring on those ats and the different shades of brown. The brush strokes on your chameleon are so fun. Love!

  5. Two brilliant cards, Maaike! Both critters are adorable. Fabulous how you added the colours for the kitties. Will have to try that sometime. Thank you for guest designing for Less is More on this challenge. xx

  6. Gaaf! Die katjes zijn te leuk!

  7. Terrific cards. Love your design!

  8. Love your two takes on our challenge, Maiike ! Love this artsy look with just a brush stroke stamp to colour them. And I love the kitties stamp, so cute ! My cat looks a lot like the first on the left: gray with white socks, the tip of the tail white and the bottom of the jaws white ! Thanks so much for being our talented guest designer for this challenge. xx

  9. Sorry for the late visit, Maaike. So great to have you guesting with us for this challenge. I adore those kitties and really like the artsy feel of the brush stroke stamps. And two cards too, wonderful inspiration.
    Anita xx