Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Monotone Birthday

Well it looks like the wind & the rain have finally eased up for the moment which means I am no longer waiting for the fence to blow back down again. So I am slowly getting through the birthday cards this week, so here is the 2nd one for you.
I have used the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches & they have an added twist of Tone on Tone/Monochromatic. I used this fab paper from Crate Paper called Random, but I have to say it really sent my eyes funny while I was trying to trim it lol! I am not one that's well known for cutting straight lines at the best of times so this was a bit of a trial lol!!
The image is a Kanban stamp & I added a bit of definition using my Cool Grey 1 Promarker. I used my Swiss Dots & Spellbinder dies. Then I added the gems & sentiment.
The inside was quite difficult this time as the stamp is quite large & I wanted to get a reasonable amount of the image without it taking up the whole of the message space. You will notice that I also turned the paper so the lines are in a different direction.  I again added gems. x Clare x

Challenges I have entered
     Tuesday Morning Sketchers - Sketch #232    
Incy Wincy Designs - Add Texture 
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes    
Delightful Challenges - Patterned Paper
 Charisma Cardz - Birthdays
Fussy & Fancy Challenge - Monochromatic 
SWTD - Anything Goes 
Totally Gorjuss - Manly 


Anonymous said...

I really like your card layout and design!!
So clean!! :) :)
Nice that you finish the inside, too!!

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Dawn C said...

Love the monochrome look & the lines look straight too lol x

Emz said...

Brilliant card. Thank you for joining us this fortnight at Charisma Cardz for our 5th Birthday Challenge xx

Debbie said...

Wonderful card both inside and out!! I can see even in pics how that DP is hard on the eyes!
Thanks so much for joining us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

Chris Hanselman said...

Great card. Love the monotone color. Thanks for joining our Patterned Paper Challenge at Delightful Challenges.

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Kris B said...

Great card! Glad to know I am not alone when it comes to cutting straight lines! Your card turned out wonderfully, love the way you decorated the inside too! Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches, hope you will come back and play again!

Vannessa said...

This is a fabulous guy card! Thanks for joining our Monochromatic Challenge this week at Fussy & Fancy.

Hugs, Vannessa
F & F DT

Angela said...

Masculine cards can prove difficult but you've nailed this! Great muted colour choice.

Thank you for taking part in the Stamping Dragon 'Anything Goes ' Challenge.

Aunty Sue said...

great card and love the papers with the design, thanks for sharing with us this week at CRAFTY SENTIMENTS

Jessi Fogan said...

You made me giggle - I'm not great at cutting straight either, and often I end up with much smaller pieces than I meant to! :) I think this turned out fabulous - love the inside! Thanks for coming to play at Tuesday Morning Sketches with us this week!

Suze said...

Love the monochromatic colour scheme and the use of texture in this card. Thanks for sharing with the texture challenge at Incy WIncy Designs this week.

Grandma Bonnie said...

Clare, this is just super! Thanks for using our sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches!