Saturday 7 September 2013

Monochrome Christmas

It was Claire's turn to choose the theme for today's challenge for the Christmas Card Club and she asked us to make monochrome cards.

My card uses background paper from a Papermania signature linen paper pack 'A Christmas Carol'. The stamp is the same candelabra image as on the paper - I simply stamped with London fog memento and mounted on an offcut piece of grey paper and then on to a scrap of darker card. I added the snowflake panel, greeting and Craftime silver grey flower.

I followed the sketch for Sketch n stash 120 (turned it upside down and tweaked a bit):

This is also for:

Creative creations 18: early Christmas makes
Pile it on 35: all that flickers - the candles
One crazy stamper September: Christmas
Sparkles Christmas 32: non traditional colours
ABC: U for unlimited

CHNC challenge 141: layer it up

Time for another challenge on CHNC and this week CHNC challenge 141 is all about layers: layer it up.

I've based my card on the sketch for Feeling sketchy 68:

Regular visitors to my blog will  know that I quite often try to use up offcuts - I have a few boxes of them - plain card, patterned papers, Christmas papers, mirror card etc - I can't imagine where they all come from! Anyway, for this card I felt like cutting into new papers and I used four, yes four, papers from an Echo Park very merry Christmas pad - and, of course, I now have some scraps that have been cut off that will have to go into the appropriate box.

For the image I used the 'prissy poinsettia' image kindly supplied by Robyn's fetish, one of the sponsors of CHNC challenge 141. I digitally coloured it in Microsoft Paint and then printed it out four times, cutting my own decoupage pieces. I edged the pieces with a spectrum noir pen and layered them. I tore round the edge of a perspex oval and edged with a Le Plume alcohol pen.

Colours for Fab 'n' funky 183: opposites attract - I choose red and green:

This is also for:

Facebook A card a day
Country view 7: layers
Woodware UK: layers
Christmas stampin all year long 32: layers
Oldie but a goodie: spots and stripes - the image was given to me long ago for a previous challenge
One stitch at a time 179: make one for Christmas
Graph it markers 10: reds and greens for Christmas colours
Christmas card challenges week 40: something new (the papers)
Squigglefly 3513: add a flower
Hiding in my craftroom 113: freeystle
Creative fingers: anything goes with Delicious Doodles
Scrap-cards 51: anything goes
Get creative Sept card challenge: anything goes
4 krafty girlz 1: anything goes
Papertake: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
De creatieve zebra 1: anything goes
Little scrap pieces fun Friday: anything
Catch the bug: anything goes
Totally gorjuss 200: anything goes
Bearly mine 102: anything goes
Addicted to stamps 63: anything goes
Red carpet studio 52: anything goes
Parade your crafts 3: anything goes
Glitter n sparkle 48: anything goes
Sister act 23: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday September linky
Inspire me Fridays 119
52 card pickup 2.36