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  -