Friday, November 21, 2014

Monochrome card, Sarah

Here is something Very different for me in several ways. For one thing it is my first attempt at monochrome but it is also my first try at those fancy cards with all of the gorgeous embellishments.  I think I probably took it a bit overboard but I'm learning.  The theme on the Graph'it Colouring Crazy Challenge blog that started last week is monochrome and I thought this was going to be very difficult for me.  I actually really enjoyed it and will definitely work with it again.

I used one of the new stamps from Whimsy Stamps called Sarah by Sylvia Zet.  This stamp was a new release for November and you can find it HERE.

The large snowflake and large flowers are die cuts from Sizzix.  I cut them out of chipboard and then painted them with TH crackle paint in Picket Fence.  I then painted over the snowflake again with Tattered Angels glitter paints but its not showing well in the photos.  The edges are inked in Walnut Stain distress ink.  The photos really don't do this card justice, it looks washed out.  I don't know why I couldn't get the lighting to work out.

All of the other elements are die cuts from Sizzix as well- the present is a Cuddlebug die.  The rolled flowers are cut out of corrugated card stock to give them more dimension.  The snowman is a Sizzix die but it is a Basic Grey die.  The flat back pearls,  ribbon, and tree are from my stash.  I finally got my hands on some frantage! woohoo!  I am in love!

My dp are an old collection from MME.  The sentiment and present are Heidi Swapp clear stamps.  Here is a closer look at the stamp, Sarah, before I added all the goodies.

Sarah by Sylvia Zet from Whimsy Stamps
I colored the image with my Graph'it Markers and will list my color combos below.  I did a little bit of fussy cutting and paper piecing.  Its not obvious but adds just a little bit of dimension.  I did add some pop dots at the end of her scarf to give it some extra lift.  This is stamped in Memento's Rich Cocoa.  I only used 5 different pens for the whole image- besides the skin tones, just in different variations.
Graph'it color combos used: 
4110, 3210, 3245, 3250, 3290
skin: 4125, 4115, 4170, 3120/ 4145, 4135
Thank you so much for visiting my blog today!  I hope you have enjoyed my overloaded monochrome card.  Leave me some blogger love below, I love to hear from you all.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges: 
Crafty Catz- Winter theme
4 Crafty Chicks- Make it sparkle
Creative Moments- Make it sparkle
Divas by Design- Let it snow
Fab n Funky- birthday
Little Red Wagon- Layer it up
Kraftin Kimmie- Wonderful Wednesday ATG
Top Tip Tuesday- 3 or more
Deep Ocean- Shabby Chic


  1. A gorgeous card Liz and it is always good to try something new and stretch yourself. The image is coloured beautifully and looks stunning. Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday.
    Lorraine DT

  2. Absolutely gorgeous...Thanks for joining in with our Birthday celebrations at Fab'n'Funky Challenges this week.
    Wendy xx

  3. Beautifully done Ladybird!

  4. What a beautiful and charming card this is, I just love it. Thank you for sharing with us at the Crafting for all Seasons challenge. Barb

  5. Wow- what a great card! Thanks for sharing with us at Through the Craft Room Door! Hope to see you again next week at TTCRD!

  6. Wow - look at you girl! Another win at Fussy and Fancy! Congrats!

  7. fab card. thanks for joining us at f'n'f :)

  8. OMGOSH my jaw hit the desk! This card is absolutely STUNNING! Thanks for entering it at 4 Crafty Chicks this week xoxoxo

  9. Stunning. Oh there is so much to love.....the image is darling and looks amazing done up with a monochromatic colour palette. Of course the layers are amazing! Great job. Thanks for playing along with our Layer it Up challenge at Little Red Wagon.

  10. Wow totally Stunning so pretty! lo e it, Thanks for playing along at Top Tip Tuesday challenge, Samantha

  11. Gorgeous coloring and great design! Love all the details! Thanks for sharing your fabulous project and joining us for our current challenge at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    IDCB Owner

  12. Just gorgeous - a really beautiful card.

    Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky.

    Helen x

  13. This is a fabulous card Liz. Love the design and the cute image. Thanks for playing along with us at The Crafter's Cafe in our "Anything Goes Challenge" and we hope to see you again real soon. Hugs, Gale DT

  14. Love your card Liz! I am not sure I have seen a coloring job recently that I love more!!! Thanks for sharing your talents with us at Seize the Birthday!!

  15. Gorgeous. Love your colors embellishments. Your coloring of the sweet image is fabulous. Thanks for sharing it with us at Seize the Birthday.


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