Monday, 30 June 2014

Mostly Monochrome

More new papers!  I got the latest Papermania goody bag going cheap in Hobby Craft, they're getting rid of the current loop Docrafts stock ready for the new loop arriving at the start of July, so I picked up a couple of bargains.  These beautiful Midnight Blush Capsule Collection papers were in the goody bag, I also bought the matching lace paper shapes at under half price, I've used a black one on this card, they're laser cut so the edges are really precise.
 The image is a Sugar Nellie rubber stamp, I've coloured it with Promarkers, using mainly greys and black, adding only skin and hair tones, along with red for the hen's comb.  I added some faux stitching round the edges of the topper, by piercing holes with a pokey tool, then joining them up with a grey fineliner pen.
The sentiment is from Craftwork Cards and the patterned ribbon is Papermania, from the Licorice Sherbet Capsule Collection.
I made the flower with my Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die from a pair of Robbie's old school trousers.  He always rips the left knee out of his trousers, so I decided to recycle them, I think I'll do the same with some of his old jeans!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Passion for Promarkers - #253 - Rags to Riches - Flower is made from old trousers
Papertake - Sketch #91
Graph'It - #26 - Anything Goes with Alcohol Markers
Sister Act - #63 - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons - #95 - Stitching, Real or Faux + Ribbon
DRS Designs - #128 - It's New, I used new papers and lace paper
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Monochrome
Craft Your Passion - #220 - Ribbons
Eureka Stamps - #96 - Farm Animals
Crafting from the Heart - #25 - Anything Goes


  1. Oh the lace paper is gorgeous!!! Love your image and superb coloring!

    Thank you for playing along in our "it's New" challenge at DRS Designs!

  2. Fabulous image and colour effects Ginny x

  3. Fabby looking card and great use of the trouses. Great looking flower. So much you can do with "left overs" when you're a crafter. ;) Thanks for playing with us over at PFP this week.
    Love n hugs

  4. Great coloring and FABULOUS design Wendy! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘MONOCHROMATIC’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  5. ah I am a big fan of monochrome and love how you have layered around the image and your wonderful colouring, thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Ribbons
    Hugs Kate xx

  6. Stunning card Wendy, and great take on the sketch!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Papertake Weekly :)

  7. Hi Wendy, this is a stunning card, the monochrome is brilliant. I love the sweet image too,all the embellishments are super too and that little touch of red on the chicken is wonderful, Kate x

  8. this is gorgeous Wendy, gorgeous monochrome, gorgeous image and embellishments. Marlene

  9. so stunning wendy.i love the monochrome design and the image is gorgeous ;D

    xx coops xx

  10. Classy.
    Thanks so much for joining in at Crafty Ribbons Challenges

  11. Absolutely gorgeous and beautifully coloured, love it!
    Helen x

  12. Wonderful card. I like your idea of colouring in using a minimal colour pallate and especially like your recyclink of old clothes to make the flower.

  13. Wow, wow, wow wow, WENDY this is GORGEOUS!! I love the little pops of colors. I would of never thought to color her that way, then again I would of never been able to color her that way! lol

    Thank you so much for playing along with our "Monochromatic" challenge over at the Sisterhood. We are so happy that you took the time to share your crafty creation with us. Thank you!

  14. Really lovely card. Thanks for joining us in our Anything goes with a marker challenge at Graph’It Markers Colouring Challenge
    Anjie (DT)

  15. Fabulous coloring, Wendy! Thanks for joining our farm animals challenge this week at Eureka Stamps. Julie, DT member

  16. This is so lovely. Great image.
    Thanks for joining us at Craft your Passion.
    xxx Michelle (DT)

  17. Gorgeous card Wendy, & I love the papers. Thanks for joining us this week for our challenge.
    Karal DT for Eureka Stamps


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