Monday 15 February 2010

Monochrome card

Good Monday morning everyone. Hope you had a good weekend and had a chance to do some crafting along with everything else.
I have made a card to enter the Sketchie Challenge on and have had a whale of a time. This challenge really got me thinking about what to do to be creative but I challenged myself with the monochrome as well. I think it turned out rather well and I am very pleased with it.

See the challenge sketch at

The focus was to make a handmade embellishment as the central feature and stamping could be used for the backing and sentiment.
I stamped white card with a flourish stamp and used my new Stampin' Up Wonderful Words ll for the sentiment. I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder for the central mount and matted it onto black and white, both have been edged with Sakura Jelly Roll pens. The ribbon across the middle was made by folding white paper and using a Martha Stewart punch which I then stuck onto black paper. I distressed the edges of the black and white spotted paper and the sentiment and then edged them with silver stickles. My central embellishment looks like a tag with another of my handmade flowers - but look what I have included here, just a little secret.

My gorgeous girls with beautiful smiles on their faces. In this photo Becca is twelve, Ella is three and Maddison is 1, taken last year on our way home from Lanzarote. It's wonderful having grand-daughters, they are such fun and an opportunity to spoil every now and then.

Here is the card with the phot tag out -

I think I will look for some other challenges to enter with this card. I hope you like it.
The card has been entered for A Handful of Stamps - open challenge
If you are blog hopping today you might like to check out Sarah Wright's blog - she has some free candy
which will be available for entry until the 27th february  -


Karen said...

This is lovely Brenda and the flower is lovely.


Lauren Hatwell said...

Apologies Brenda as I meant to comment earlier but got sidetracked....the curse of the computer. It reminds me of the line in Lord of The Rings about keeping your feet on the road or you never know where you'll end up. I find that with the computer. You start out doing one thing and end up going "via Arbroath" forgetting what you set out to do in the first place!

Anyway; I'm here now and I have to say how well thought out and beautifully put together your card is. You're right; its a beautiful photograph and so lovely to have it presented in this way. The black and white colour scheme is so sophisticated and the very simple white flower so elegant. I really do love this and I agree that you should find some more challenges to enter it in. It deserves some more attention. Thanks so much for supporting my challenge on Lets Get Stamping this week. You've done a beautiful job and I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Lauren x

Lauren Hatwell said...

Brenda, if you go to my blog and click on one of Susie's blogs in my sidebar (in the "blogs I'm following" section), she has a really useful list of lots of challenges listed by day. You might find something there. Lauren x

LINDA said...

This is simply stunning.. such a lovely project.. Thank you for joining us at Creatalicious..
Hugs, Linda

Unknown said...

Gorgeous Brenda! Such a gorgeous photo too-goes so perfectly with the card! Thanks for joining us this week at Quixotic Challenges! Hugs, Rowena

Kylie said...

Wow! I love this idea. I might have to have a try myself!
Thanks for playing along with Creatalicious this month.

Lisa Jane said...

Gorgeous card, i love the monochrome look
Lisa ;)

Penny said...

What a beautiful project, you did really well with the monochrome look. Thanks for playing along with the Creaticious challenge this month

Anonymous said...

Beautiful way to showcase a family photo! Love the entire project! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Creatilicious:)


Cheryl said...

So beautiful,what a fantastic idea!!! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious!!

Unknown said...

Very pretty, thanks so much for playing along with HFOS.