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Monday, 6 February 2012

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #61 - monochrome magic

 
Welcome to a new Crafty Cardmaker's Challenge, this is one of those weeks when you almost wish you weren't on the DT when you see the fab sponsorship prizes!  This week we are challenging you to make a monochrome project.  The sponsors are Digi Doodle Store with a $10 gift certificate for their lovely images and IndigoBlu who are offering up an amazing prize of a Flitterglu starter kit AND one of their superb stamps!

I made a blue winter scene using the Here Comes Santa stamp set from IndigoBlu.  I masked off a moon and used a mixture of inks on brushes to make a background, giving it a little spritz of water to blend.   The snowflake border at the top is white heat embossed, it shows up far better in real life.  I then added the sentiment and trees, stamping twice before re-inking for the trees.  I really didn't want to add much more to it, so I matted it a few times, added a ribbon and a few gems on the snowflakes.  Brr...  chilly card for a grey chilly day:).
I'm also entering my card for:
Paper Sundaes - clean & simple (not much white space but I hope it fits their criteria!)
Crazy4Challenges - make a scene
Winter Wonderland - blue & white
Craft a Scene - winter scene
Pollycraft - chill out
Craft your Passion - no patterned paper, anything goes

28 comments:

  1. Wow!! This is absolutely beautiful Anne! Love the stamps, layout, colouring...everything!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Craft A Scene!
    Shere

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  2. Absolutely stunning, Anne! The blue is just gorgeous, and it looks like this is another stamp range I need to check out ...

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  3. This is so beautiful! Love how you did the embossed snowflakes on the top with the bling, what a great idea! Thanks for joining us at
    Craft a Scene!

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  4. Lovely Anne. Hope you're feeling better. x

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  5. Anne you have created a beautiful scene here I just adore it, the colours and the fabulous stamping and masking wow what can I say. You really did capture the wintery elements here.

    Marie

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  6. Love your gorgeous card Anne, a stunning scene.Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Craft Your Passion this week.xxx

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  7. Fabulous card Anne. You are a real master at this style.
    Love
    Valxx

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  8. I just adore your scenes Anne and this one is just perfect for the weather we have at the moment :0)
    Jenny x

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  9. This is just stunning!!! This looks like a painting--not stamping! LOVE those rhinestone accents! :)

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  10. Pretty, pretty, pretty...Love this card, Anne. It reminds me of an oil painting I did long ago. Awesome!
    Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion Challenge this week.
    Hugz,
    Cathy Lee

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  11. Love your gorgeous card Anne
    luv
    Debby

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  12. A beautiful card, a great design and wonderful colors....
    thanks for joining us this week at Challenge up your life….
    Hugs Michaela

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  13. A lovely winter scene Anne.

    Hope you are well.

    B x

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  14. this is absolutley breathtaking!!!! Not to mention so peaceful...thanks for joining us at Craft A Scene this week!

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  15. Wow, what a stunning creation!
    Thanks for playing with us at Challenge up your life!

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  16. Stunning card Anne. I love the depth you've created with the shades of blue and the snowflakes are beautiful.

    Feebsy
    xx

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  17. Oh wow Anne, this is gorgeous, I love it! Love the way you've stamped the trees, thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland.
    xx

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  18. This is stunning I love the soft gentle effect you have created

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  19. A stunning card Anne, you've put so much work into it & it shows.
    Sally x

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  20. this is gorgeous!!!! pops right off the page....

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  21. Simply frosty gorgeous Anne! I love this honey!

    Thx for joining us at Pollycrafts Monday!

    Mary x

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  22. That snowflake border at the top is inspired!A really stunning card- a gorgeous Winter scene. Nice to see you joining us at Craft a Scene- Good Luck. Shaz

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  23. Love your wintry, snowy scene. It is perfect for our challenge at Craft a Scene. NancyD

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  24. This is stunning Anne, I love it.
    hugs Kimx

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  25. Gorgeous Scene! saw this on Craft a Scene
    Deanna

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