Monday, 6 February 2012

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 61 - Monochrome Magic

This week at Crafty Cardmakers, our challenge is set by DT member, Beth, and she's challenging you to find some Monochrome Magic. You can use any colour you want, and add a small contrast of something else, but it has to be predominately a single colour.

We are sponsored for this challenge by

IndigoBlu are an English rubber stamp company, offering high quality, deep etched, red rubber stamps with unique designs around 'Quintessentially English' themes.
The revolutionary FlitterGlu is an IndigoBlu product - the best Glu for stamping. Works with any stamps and is water soluble. Great for using with Flake or Glitter...
They also offer a variety of unusual embellishments and wooden blanks in their online store to compliment their stamps...
Please visit at

and we have a fabulous prize on offer from them

Part One
IndigoBlu FlitterGlu Starter Kit

Starter Kit with everything you need to start using FlitterGlu
Phat Foam
Scoochy sponge
Easy peasy stamp cleaner
Mega-Flake Winter Dawn
Plus - FlitterGlu Hints and Tips Sheet

Part Two
The gorgeous 'Love Is' stamp

We are also sponsored by

Who are offering a $10 Gift Certificate for their Store to the challenge winner

For this challenge, I got out a new Clarity stamp - Wrought-Iron tree.

I stamped it onto white card using a Versafine stamp pad, then edged the card with the same stamp using second and third impressions only. The background was stamped with the top of the same stamp, but using Versamark. I then used Perfect Pearls (in Perfect Pearl) to bring out the stamping. I matted everything together and finished with some white ribbon.

I hope you can join us this week.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Divas by Design where anything goes,
Ditzy Craftymess where anything goes,
The Poodles Parlour where anything goes,
Craft Us Crazy where anything goes,
Allsorts where it's 'free and easy February',
Challenge Up Your Life where the theme is 'monochrome'
Craft Your Passion where they want no patterned paper (hope my hand-stamped background is allowed.)


Jack said...

Fab card, what a great tree stamp too. xx

Country Mouse said...

This is so pretty!!! I love that tree! Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion!
dt member

Dolly Daydreams said...

Hi Joesphine, that stamp is gorgeous and you have show cased it beautifully.


Meggymay said...

Gorgeous tree stamp, love your elegant card.
Yvonne x

Molecraft said...

A beautiful monochrome creation, thanks for joining us at Divas!
Helen x

Mynnette said...

LOVE that image and how you stamped around the edges! Gorgeous!!! :)

Francine said...

Hello Josephine!
This is a beautiful and elegant monochrome creation. I like the edges and borders with the second and third impressions.
Thank you for playing with us at Challenge up your life this week.
Have a nice day.
Francine (CUYL-Team)

Judie aka Craftymess said...

its a gorjuss creation hunnie, love the image, thanks for playin with us at Ditzy-Craftymess Challenge blog

Judie xx

Margreet said...

Stunning monochrome creation....thanks for joining the Divas...hope to see you next week again!
xxx Margreet

Manuela said...

Fabulous card!
Thanks for joining us at Challenge up your life!

Sally said...

A gorgeous mono design Josephine.
Sally x

Scrapcat 1 said...

I love the stamp and the way you have used the top for the edges of your mat

Dawn's Craft Place said...

You do such beautiful projects!
Just wanted to pop in and thank you for your visit.

Choccy said...

A beautiful card..
I wanted to say that flitter glu and gilding flakes are soooo much fun !! I have had a few giggles with mine.
Choccy xx

Kim x said...

Love what you have done with the Clarity stamp,
hugs Kimx

tiggertastic said...

what a simple classy make

Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog
Designing for:
Crafty Purple Frog , Craft Us Crazy ,Bearly Mine Designs and DT Coordinator Kenny K

Karen said...

What a wonderful creation!

I love the whole monochromatic look - it's brilliant!  Smiles. :0)

Krafty Karen DT for Poodles Parlour.xx


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