Saturday, 30 July 2011

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Monochrome

Please scroll down for my Penny Black Saturday Challenge DT post.

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This week, it's Kate's turn to choose the theme of the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge, and she has chosen:

'Monochrome'


As it's the last challenge of the month, it's your last chance to be included for the draw for the prize from our fabulous sponsor The Stamping Boutique.

I decided to use my favourite colour...blue...and got my Distress Inks out to play. I layered 'Tumbled Glass', 'Faded Jeans' and 'Chipped Saphire' to make the backgrounds, then used my Cuttlebug 'Swiss Dots' and D'Vine Swirls' folders for the embossing. For the image I used more of m DI background...spritzing the surface whilst the inks were still wet to get a speckled effect, before stamping my Hero Arts 'Music Background' stamp in 'Chipped Saphire'. I then stamped and embossed 'Constellations' by Penny Black in white over the top. I lightly distressed all of the edges, and then sanded over the embossing to reveal the white core, added a sentiment stamped using a stamp from the 'Fabulous Birthday' set by Hero Arts and a few adhesive pearls.


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
For more inspiration from my lovely DT buddies, please visit the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge.

25 comments:

downrightcrafty said...

such a soft blue too, love the distressing and a very pretty card
Hugs Kate x

Wendy said...

I absolutely love this card Helen. So pretty. Hugs, Wendy x

Pauline C said...

Wow Helen this is gorgeous .. beautiful soft shades and I so love the music background.
Hugs
Pauline x

Kreatives von Andrea said...

A beautiful card, a great design and wonderful colors.

Thank you for your participation at Creative stamp Friends.

A nice greeting Andrea from germany

Dora said...

What a beautiful card, love the distressing and embossing, so elegant xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous creation, just love the embossing!

Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments & CES this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW Helen this is stunning, I love the monochrome feel to it. Thanks for joining in on the Polka Dots week on Crafty Sentiments, Hazelxo

Venus In Virgo said...

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Josephine said...

So lovely - the blues are such a perfect contrast to the pure white image.

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week.

Claire x said...

Beautiful card Helen - love the distressed look, fab image and lovely soft denim blue colour. Love it. Hugs, Claire x

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Beautiful card. Love the shades of blue you have used giving a lovely soft look to it. Thanks for joining in with our challenge over at OSAAT this week and good luck Julie DT

Marjo said...

Wonderful card, thanks for playing with us this week at OSAAT for our “Pearls & Swirls” Challenge.

Good luck with the draw, we hope to see you play along with us in August for our “Pretty in Print” contest. I have some yummy candy to Celebrate too.

xoxo Marjo

Vicky said...

Just so gorgeous Helen...

have a lovely evening...hugs Vicky xx

Mel X said...

Oooh Helen I love this! Such a pretty style and I really love that stamped image.

Hope your well chuck and having a break now til September!

TTFN

Mel X

Terry said...

Thank you for joining the DT from Simon Says Stamp and Show with your fabulous creation, fabby colors and coloring Hugs Terry xxxx

Cheryl said...

oh this is gorgeous just love the images and such super color tones on these too bless you for playing at anything goes,this week hugs cherylxxxxx

Curlybear said...

This just blew me away I love the soft colour tones and the stamp is so elegant,
I have some calorie free candy if you are interested,
have a lovely;y week,
Hugs Bridget :0) x

Antoinette said...

Fabby colour and love the image!! Thank you for joining us for the Anything Goes Challenge. Hope to see you again for our next challenge! Good Luck! Hugs Annie xXx

Sue said...

Hi Helen
a beautiful card, luv the image, pretty papers & design, thank you for joining us at CES this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Beautiful card - your embossing looks really fabulous.
Thanks for joining our 'blue' challenge at CES this week.
Caroline xxx

Kathryn said...

lovely card, i love all those lovely different textures you have used! Thanks for joining in with us at Anything Goes, K x

karen said...

A really pretty card, beautiful shade of blue, thanks for joining us at CES this week,Karenx

Kaz said...

WOW.....This is just stunning!
Love it!
Kaz xx

Donna said...

Beautiful design Helen and such a lovely colour combination...thanks for sharing with us at CES this week :) Donna x

Wuzim├Ądi said...

What a fab card! Love the soft blue and your background design!
Thanks so much for joining us at Creative stamp Friends again this time!
Michi