Saturday, 24 September 2011

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Monochrome

Yippee...it's the weekend...and time for a new Penny Black Saturday Challenge! Our theme this week is:

'Monochrome'
Shades of one colour...plus skin or fur colours :0)

We are sponsored for this challenge by

 

And the prize is 4 rolls or ribbon of the winner's choice!

I chose my favourite colour...blue...and used a couple of shades of Core'Dinations card. I used my Cuttlebug 'Swiss Dots' and 'Snowflakes' folders for the embossing, sanding over the raised areas to reveal the coloured core. The image is 'XMouse Ornament!', which I coloured using watercolour pencils, adding some 'Crystal' Stickles to the snowflake. The sentiment stamp is from a set by Lili of the Valley, and the snowflakes were cut using Marianne Designs Creatables and Cuttlebug dies.


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
For more inspiration from my lovely DT buddies...and our guest designer for this month Jules...pop over to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge.

16 comments:

Desirée-ScrapDees said...

cute card!

Borqna said...

Beautiful card!

Carissa said...

Awww, I love this one. The embossed and sanded background is fab and the image is adorable.
Hugs,
Carissa

lauren bergold said...

What a gorgeous card!!! I especially love the sanded whitecore cardstock... the monochrome palette... That adorable stamp... The sweet snowflake embellies... Ok actually I "ESPECIALLY LOOOOOOVE" everything about this!!!!!! :) :) :) :) :)

NGCARDS said...

Gorgeous christmas card hun xxx

Beth said...

Such a pretty card Helen! I love how you've sanded all the embossing and this little mouse is so sweet!

Love Beth xx

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Super adorable card!! Such a a sweet image! Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

Hugs...
Melissa

Kat said...

This is so cute Helen, love that sweet mousie. Looks great in blue.

BTW can't believe you've got so many Christmas cards made already. Well done! I'm off to count mine and see if I've got more than 30 lol!

Kat xx

Claire said...

This is a really sweet card hun, love the colours. Hugs, Claire x

Sandra said...

Helen your card is gorgeous:) Sandra H

SmilynStef said...

What a fabulous combination of snow ... so glad you joined our jingle belles fun.

Sarah said...

I do love the sanded look on the emobossing, makes it really stand out. Gorgeous card, I love that mouse, I really should use him more!
Sarah xx :0)

Little K Smith said...

Love this card Helen, one of my fave crimbo images!
Kelly.x

Marie B. said...

Aww, this card is really cute! I love how you've colored him! :)

Lorraine said...

Awww, you got me with the cuteness and the soft blue shades. Lovely card.

Lionelsa said...

Like the embossing and the image.
Thanks for joining us at our Christmas monthly challenge!