Saturday 29 January 2011

Adorable Monochrome

Hi everyone, I'm quite late posting my card today, that's because I couldn't tear myself away from the PC and my blog-hopping. The problem is I keep seeing so much gorgeousness that I have to go window shopping to check it all out (sometimes I do more than window shop!) and by the time I'm finished it seems a bit late to start making cards.
Isn't it strange how sometimes you find yourself being inspired over and over by the same blogs? The one that's been mostly inspiring me lately belongs to a fellow Sketch n Stash DT girlie, Faye
When I visited the other day, I fell in love with her 'Gorjuss Girl' card HERE She had used shades of grey for colouring and I decided I wanted to try colouring one of my cute 'Adorables' like this. When I visited her again this morning I really liked the layout of her latest card, which used the sketch from Sweet Stampin and so I've combined the two.

Card Details:
* Image - Sugar Nellie 'Verity'
* Colouring medium - Promarkers
* Papers - My Minds Eye 'Wild Asparagus'
* Punch - MS 'Vintage Lace'
* Everything else from my stash

I really like the look of this monochrome card, so I'm sure it won't be the last time I make one of these. I hope you like it too.


Squirrel x said...

Oh Chrissie, this is sooooo beautiful hun! Love the monochrome look, really classy and elegant, and I am just going to HAVE to have that stamp! Overdraft here I come, LOL! Hugs, Sxx

Bea said...

really lovely card the monocchrome really works

Vicky said...

Oh Chrissie this is just gorgeous hun and the monochrome looks brill with this sweet image. Great sketch too and yummy ribbon :o)

Hugs Vicky xx

Faye said...

What a lovely thing to say! You made me smile all over my face - thank you. Thanks also for all your gorjuss comments at my blog. As for this card. Awesome. Really awesome. Your colouring is amazing and much better than my sepia effort and the whole card is brilliant. Have a great weekend sweetie. Hugs. xxx
Oh and thanks for playing at Sweet Stampin. xx

Val said...

Beautiful card. Thanks so much for joining Sweet Stampin'. Hope to see you again next week.

Annie said...

wow this one is just superb.
Ann xxx

Riet said...

What a wonderful card Chrissie,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Crystal said...

WOW I LOVE the black and white, FANTASTIC!

coldwaters2 said...

Wowzer Chrissie this is absolutely wonderful, the colours, the design and image are superb.
Lorraine x

Sheila - Ginger said...

Oh you've done a stunning job's just so .....stunning!
Will be in touch later and thank you.

Lots of Sheila xxxx

Ann Whitfield said...

Absolutely stunning Chrissie!
Ann x

KraftyKoolKat said...

Wow!!! Chrissie this is gorgeous hunni. I really love this image done this way it is lovely.


Beryl said...

This is fabulous Chrissie - how fortunate I just bought this stamp this afternoon - along with a couple of others of course. I think it looks brlliant in monochrome and the layout is gorgeous too.
Beryl xx

Fiona said...

this is so it!! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week.


Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Chrissie, this is gorgeous. She's been coloured in so beautifully and looks so at home with the papers/ribbon. I haven't been blogging much lately - won't go into that - but was over the moon to see your blog come up on mine yesterday. I soooooooo miss your posts and am so glad you feel OK enough to post. You've been sorely missed. Take care, kym xxx

Barbara said...

Stunning in monochrome! Your shading is perfect and the papers and embellies the perfect complements. I finally broke down and bought some of these images and colored one to be revealed soon. As always, you inspire me! Love 'n' hugs!

Jill said...

wow wow wow Chrissie this is absolutely stunning love the image, colouring papers it's just perfect hugs Jill xx

iReneM said...

Woweeee, this is stunning, Chrissie. I can't get over how you have made those grey tones work here on this beautiful image - fantastic!!

An Occasional Genius said...

I love this Chrissie! It's stunning colouring & I love the layout. Thanks for playing along with our Sweet Stampin challenge x