Was thrilled when I stopped in at Cardvarks and saw that Core'dinations is the featured sponser for this challenge. Monochromatic - sure Core'dinations is awesome with making cards like this. Even if you go from one Core'dinations paper line (ie core - vs Black Magic vs White Wash, etc) you can match your colors together. I did a couple of card for you - the first with only Core'dinations Core papers and a Cuttlebug Embossing folder and a SRM sticker.
The second card is done using some Core'dinations Core paper together with some of the new papers core'dinations has combined with Cosmo Cricket to give this awesome texture. On the Cosmo paper I sanded slightly to add a little of the lighter shade. For my flowers I took different shades of my paper, embossed them and then ran them through the Cuttlebug using some Spellbinders. Then I sanded them, tore them a little and scrunched them up. For my leaves I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder and then sanded the image and cut it out. The strip across is done with the White Wash collection. I used a Score Pal and scored it and then sanded the ridges.Ok it's Friday but just decided to add this sketch onto the same post. Here's my take on the sketch at Delightful Sketches. When I saw this and the DT's examples I pulled out some Kim Hughes stamps I have from Cornish Heritage Farms and created this little card using some Piggy Tails papers.
Thanks for stopping by and hope you try some Core'dinations papers and see how much fun they are!