Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Sometimes Everything is Black and White

This weeks challenge at Stampotique is hosted by Tanja, it's her first time hosting so I'm excited for her and she has chosen Monochromatic as the theme. I confess that my heart sank when I saw the theme but in the end I had great fun making this birthday card for a fellow dog walker. This little doggy stamp always makes me thing of Poppy. I also experimented with embossing folders to get the flourish layers, just swishing distress ink on both sides of the folder and then printing, not embossing at all. The whole card was made using Black Soot Distress Ink and I like the layered look I managed to achieve.
Hoping you can join in the fun this week!
Wishing you a lovely day, Sam xxx

16 comments:

  1. Might not be your usual colourful palette, Sam, but you've made monochromatic work for you. I love the flourish embossed layers.

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  2. A tricky theme...we both love colour don't we?!
    You've managed beautifully Sam, with this gorgeous card!
    Alison xxx

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  3. Love your idea of printing from an embossing folder, might try that!
    Your card is fantastic and i love the flourish layers and the doggy image, beautiful make :-) xxx

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  4. This has it all:- textural design with the folders, elegance in the form of the flourish, artful, whimsy and quirky and if all that were not enough .... a cute dog!
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  5. No pink in sight but you have achieved a beautiful card with the monochromatic theme and I love that little doggy :)
    Hugs to you and Poppy and many thanks for your lovely comments on my blog xxxxxx

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  6. Terrific layered card Sam and love that cute dog. Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. An exception piece of work, Sam! Like you, I have trouble with the monochromatic challenges, but, like you, in the end I was happy. You also have to appreciate that you would not have created this particular piece had it not been for the challenge. That's pretty special! Hugs to you and Poppy! ;-)

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  8. Your card has come out great!
    Every time I see that dog I think of your dog poppy !

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  9. What a great idea to use your embossing folder like that.. Never tried this technique yet! :) Lovely card Sam, very cute as usual even in black and white only, well done!! Hugs Coco xxx

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  10. A fabulous card Sam and a great technique with the embossing folders.
    xxx Hazel.

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  11. What a cute card, your dog walker friend is sure to love it. I love the colors you chose for the theme too.

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  12. It's perfect, Sam. Love the layers and the little Poppy, always so cute!

    Have a nice weekend ! :-)

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  13. Beautiful card Sam. I love the black and white and Toto is one of my favourite Stampotique stamps

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  14. Great card and I love how you used the Oh tree stamp !!
    Corrie x

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  15. This really is fab Sam, I love what you've done with the embossing folder, and Poppy looks wonderful in monochrome xx

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  16. Such a wonderful monochromatic card.

    Toto is adorable and the use of the tree is brilliant!

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Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment, Sam x