Thursday, April 17, 2014

The ItsyBitsy Monochromatic Challenge

Folks!! It's time for another challenge here at ItsyBitsy and this time we're challenging you to go monochromatic. What does monochromatic mean? Essentially you have to stick to one colour in your project along with white or black. You can use different shades of the colour that you choose but it has to be just one colour. To inspire you on this journey, I created a set of mini easel cards for you which can be used as gift tags or small greeting cards and each of them are individually monochromatic.

My first Mini Easel Card is inspired by the fabulous designs on the Spellbindes Venetian Accents Die. I had the very good fortune of visiting Venice last August and every where you go, you will find little shops selling the most stunning masks! This die very much captures the whimsical sinister feel of a Venetian mask and I took great pleasure in making it the central feature of this card. The gorgeous paper from the DCWV Luxury Stack along with the ItsyBitsy Damask embossing folder added to the theme of this creation.

For this card I used varying shades of blue to bring about the monochromatic theme. There are blue pearls, blue paper, blue ribbon, and blue flowers all of which are different shades of blue. For the background, I used a Sizzix Embossing folder and I think that added a little more texture to this floral mini easel tag. 

For my third mini easel tag, I used this adorable die from Spellbinders called the Poppy Patch Die. It's just a gorgeous silhouette of little poppies which looks quite spectacular when set against a contrast background. The frame surrounding it is from the Spellbinders Captivating Squares Die. 

Rules of the challenge:
  1. Your entry can be anything hand made as long as it is monochromatic - a single colour with black or white.
  2. Entries can be submitted until 10th May 2014.
  3. Entries will be open to audience vote from 11th to 14th May 2014
  4. Following this, the top 3 and finalists will be selected after combining both audience feedback and judges feedback.
  5. In order to submit your entry, click on the inlinkz button provided at the end of this post, add your image and link to your blog post containing the submission. There is a single category for all types of hand made creations.
  6. If you do not have a blog, please create an album on any online photo gallery like Facebook, Picasa etc, ensure the settings are public and link it up as detailed in point 5. 
  7. Each participant can submit a maximum of 3 entries.
  8. Submitting old projects is not permitted. All submissions have to be created after 17th April 2014
  9. In your blog post, create a link back to this page - The ItsyBitsy Monochromatic Challenge.
  10. Entries are welcome from all over the world however if you are one of the top 3, we can only ship your prize to an Indian address.
  11. We will select the top 3 entries all of whom will receive vouchers worth Rs. 500 redeemable online at
  12. In addition 6 finalists  will be selected all of whom will receive a badge to display on their blog.
Well that just about wraps up this post! Looking forward to seeing your creations!! All the best folks!

Submissions for the Monochromatic Challenge

Supplies Used


  1. lovely cards! !! I would love to participate in this challenge:)

  2. Beautiful, Sunehra! One question: Can projects created ON 17th be submitted?

  3. ohhh these are really cute... and the challenge is awesome... definitley going to participate this time... but before that i want to request to everyone to please add me in your crafter's list... :)
    I am very bad at blogging, so kind of stuck at every part... please help me out.. I also want to connect to all.. :))

  4. This is an awesome challenge... can I just use black as the primary colour and use white stones????

  5. Hey!!! Have the reults been announced for this??