Monochromatic Birthday

Have you ever tried a monochromatic coloring of your image?  Me either...until today's card.
I decided to give it a try after seeing the Sunday Showcase at Designed to Color.  It looked interesting and I wanted to challenge myself.

Our theme this week at Digi Makeover is Water, and I have had this sweet Jill image in my folder for quite awhile just waiting to be colored up.  So I figured she would be perfect for this card.
I went with purple because...well I just picked up these 2 papers from Michael's and really wanted to use them :)  So what do you think?  Be honest :)  Since I only have a small collection of colored pencils, my color range wasn't all that great..but I tried to shade darker with some colors to help add definition.
I printed off the sentiment and cut it out with the edge of a spellbinders die.  All the edges are distressed to help break up the layers, since they are all purple.  The large gems in the corner were also a sweet find at Michael's since they were on liquidation!!

Anyhow, let me know what you think of the monochromatic coloring.  And if you try it out, let me know!  I'd love to see what you come up with.

Join in the fun this week at Digi Makeover for our water challenge!  We are all getting ready for those hot summer days where beaches and waves sound so good!  And stop by the rest of the makeup artists blogs to see their fabulous creations!  They always blow me away and are such great inspiration!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
    Color Me Creative-All About Hair
    Craft Your Passion #157-Water, Water Everywhere
    Deconstructing Jen Sketch #96
    Ruby's Rainbow-Happy Birthday
    Sassy Studio #171-Use Something Wet (glitter glue on wings and lure)
    Simon Says-Happy Birthday
    Songbird #17-Five Colors in Her Hair

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. oh how creative love the monochrome look.

  2. Gorgeous card Emily :-) I love the monochromatic purple shades and the image is very cute :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge
    Lols x x x

  3. I love your monochromatic card,love the cute image and your colouring looks great to me
    carol x

  4. WOW, I think you did a great job at monochromatic!!!!!!
    Love how your card looks, well done!!!!
    Ardilla :)

  5. It's amazing card Emily. You did awesome job with coloring the image. I love your card! Everything is perfect.

  6. what a beauty of a card!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  7. Welcome to the "Water, water everwhere" Monday Challenge... and Emily, you did a fantastic job - even coloring her hair and skin with shades of purple! That impresses me since most people take the liberty of excluding the skin and hair color in a monochromatic challenge. Well done! Oh - and you got water in there for our challenge... LOL! Good job!
    Good luck in the Challenge and I hope we see more of your coloring skills next week!
    Design Team - Craft Your Passions
    RubberMAD (

  8. This is beautiful. I love the monochromatic tones. Thanks for joining us this week at CYP.
    DT Craft Your Passion

  9. Nice job on this adorable image:-) Thank you for joining us at CMC

  10. I love this!!! :) Amazing job!

    Thank you for joining us at Songbird Challengeblog :)

    Hugs Linda