Cardmaking and crafts

My main craft love is cardmaking however there will be bits and bobs scattered around that are non-cardmaking, maybe a bit of baking, embroidery, knitting - whatever takes my fancy on the day

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

A blog challenge over on D'Arcys diaries

I recently saw a challenge over on D'Arcys diaries, it is challenge number 10 and is a monochrome challenge.

I have used an image that came on the cd that was free with this month's issue of Creative Cardmaking, I'm really impressed with the cd as there are loads of fab elements and images on it, it is well worth the cost of the magazine.  If you want to spend time embellishing and 'giving it large' there is loads to use or you can make a simple quick card if needed as there are also coloured images on there.

To make this card I have printed the image onto white card and coloured using promarkers and spectrum noirs and then distressed around the edges to take the 'whiteness' away.

I have used a pearlescent brown card as the base and also to cut a frame using a c'art die and my trusty cuttlebug.  I then used a piece of white paper stamped with some circle stamps using a pearlescent chocolate inkpad and coloured the entire sheet using distress ink, I then sprayed it with a gold mica spray to give it a bit of interest and then used a brown fineliner for faux stitching around the edge.  I used glitter gems of a variety of sizes  to fill in circles on the stamped backgrounds.

I hope you like it.

Thanks for looking, any comments are much appreciated. :)


  1. Hi Diffy!!
    So glad you liked the images on the cd and you have really created a wonderful card with one of them!
    Gorgeous brown colours and a fantastic colouring work
    Thank you for joining us at D'Arcy's this time and I really hope to see you again!
    Check in with us on thursday as we have a new challenge up and will showing our monocromatic winners too :)
    Lots of crafty hugs, Jill

  2. Ohhhh that is just so stunning!! Love the brown! Great work! =)

    Thanks for joining us at D´Arsy´s this time
    Hugs Maritha

  3. OOOOO this is gorgeous! I love how you have made your own paper too :0) And especilally how you have coloured D'Arcy!
    Thanks for sharing it with us at D'Arcys Diaries :0)
    Love Clairebears x

  4. Gorgeous card i love this image how you've coloured her. Thanks for joining us at Darcy's Dairies. luv gina xx

  5. Oh love this brown card, the design is really nice !