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Monday, February 27, 2012

BBTB2 Monogram Challenge



This week at BBTB2 I've got an easy challenge for you- Monograms. Better yet, monograms from ANY cartridge. I'm always in need to a note card of some sort and think monograms are a nice personal touch for any correspondence. I chose the Art Nouveau cartridge because I think those mongrams are particularly elegant and made a shaped card in DS by copying, flipping and welding the swirly base and then hiding all of the inner contours to make the card more "solid". Note: in DS, you have to close the file and reopen it to hide contours on a copy and pasted image (kind of a PITA, but...) I chose a classic cream and black color scheme and some DP from my fave K&Co 8x8 stack.



My original plan was to keep this card flat for ease of mailing but...well, you know. I added a bit of texture too with my Cuttlebug and Swiss Dots, some adhesive beads to further deck it out and there ya go. My DT sisters hit it out of the park this week. Some used cartridges I'd not even heard of yet. Eiyiyi, clearly I'm not keeping up. So hop on by BBTB2 to be inspired, please play along with a new card, hook it up to Mr. Linky with a link to your post, not your blog and a shout out to BBTB2 with a link back to us to spread the word. Thanks so much!


I'm also entering this in the Gingersnaps Creations challenge #140 use only Two Colors.

18 comments:

  1. LOVE IT. Very classic and sophisticated. Hugs

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  2. Soooo striking, Donna, love the black and cream. Beautiful.

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  3. Very elegant looking as you are my dear friend... of course you had to deck it up a little, it is gorgeous... hugs

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  4. This is so beautiful Your design are always awesome.
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/

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  5. Just gorgeous, Donna .. I think I need that cart!

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  6. I love this ... the black and cream color combo is perfect, and I love how the monogram is caressed by the scrolls. Lovely.
    Carole

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  7. Hiya, Donna! I spotted this over on BBTB and had to run over here to tell you I love this card! As your work always is, this is beautiful!!!

    Hugs to ya!

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  8. Oooh how elegant - love this Donna :-D xxx

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  9. Gorgeous in your usual style Donna, I love everything about this from the color to the layering!

    :Dxx

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  10. This is so elegant and beautiful. I love all the swirls and I ALWAYS love what you do with DS.

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  11. Wow, this is fabulous. I love how the monogram weaves in and out of the swirls. Very classy.

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  12. This is so pretty and intricate looking. Love it:)

    Annette
    mymindsdustbunnies.blogspot.com

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  13. GORGEOUS job as always Donna!Looks AMAZING!!:)

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  14. Hi Donna, I would be happy to. E-mail me your address and I will send you a set of four. It would be the beginning of next week.

    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/

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  15. Just gorgeous! I totally forgot what a beautiful font Art Nouveau has. All those swirls are beautiful.

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  16. OMG, GORGEOUS! Love these colors and of course you picked just the right papers. Ya know Donna, if you used Cricut Craft Room, you wouldn't have to close and open your program. Just sayin'....... :)

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  17. Love your card Donna,so striking!It inspired me to make one of my own.
    Jayne x

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Thanks for making my day!