Friday 29 January 2016

new year monochrome

Hello my crafty friends. It's time for another Fussy and Fancy challenge and it is Team A's turn to offer some inspiration.
Our theme this week is monochrome. This was chosen by Nikki who is hosting this challenge.
The sponsor this time is The Paper Shelter. It is worth paying the site a visit as they have some beautiful images and they come with some background papers as well. You can find the shop here.

This is my inspiration for this time. I know it is a bit late for new year wishes but this card was finished in December.
I started by stamping the skating couple in black archival ink on glossy card and on post it notes so i could make a mask.
I masked them off and then stamped the sentiment in versamark and embossed in white detail powder. Both stamps are from Claritystamp Ltd.

I added a moon mask and added masking tape to all 4 edges. Then I brayered weathered wood distress ink along the bottom part of card and mermaid lagoon for sky.
I then coloured the couple with distress markers and a damp brush using the same colours. The other colours there are tattered rose for the skin and fossilized amber for hair.

I mounted it onto some pearlized blue paper and then onto white base card. Then I decided to add some embellishments. I cut a couple of Tim Holtz snowflakes and embossed them.
The inking is again using the same inks. I added a pearl in centre and some sparkle with a clear wink of stella pen.
I also added a treble bow in twine underneath the lower snowflake and viola'! It was finished.
So come and join us in this challenge. It will run for 2 weeks. For further inspiration you can visit the FFFC blog and see what the rest of the team have come up with, hugs Theresa xx

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Word art Wednesday - anything goes


  1. A gorgeous card Theresa and fabulous brayering and the Clarity skaters work really well for this new year card and finished so prettily with the snowflakes, pearls and twine. x

  2. A beautiful card Theresa, such a lovely design and the snowflakes make the perfect embellishments.
    Have a lovely weekend...hugs. Xxx

    1. thanks Jo. hope you have a fab weekend too, hugs xx

  3. Lovely card There's a great design. Xx

  4. Theresa, I love your ombre background, that wonderful image, and how you've used those snowflakes! A beautiful monochromatic card! I wanted to thank you for choosing my tag for one of your Top 5 in the Happy Holidays challenge! You are so sweet, and I'm very honored! Hugs!

    1. thank you Sara. i chose it as i liked it as i did all your other makes xx

  5. Beautiful card! Such a lovely image! Great coloring and design too!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!