Sunday, 3 February 2008

The Sunday Stampers - Week 2

Hello again,

Blimey, where did this week go? I have just had a week off work and it has flown past. Back to the grindstone in the morning!!

The challenge for the Sunday Stamper this week is called "MonoChrome".

So, make a card, tag, ATC or even alter something but keep the colours black & white or cream & white.

Here is my card for this week.


I started by picking out my most beloved paper collection, Avenue by Crate Paper. It seems that no matter what I make using this paper, they finished article always looks really nice.
I cut some of the paper and made a little black mat for it. I then stamped a Brush Iris (Penny Black) onto some cream card using a black VersaFine inkpad. I stamped Happy Birthday (another Penny Black) onto cream card and made a black mat for this too. I then stamped the Brush Butterfly (you guessed it, Penny Black!!) twice and cut him out. I stuck the mat of paper onto the side of the card so the iris is still visible. I then attached the message mat, layering it onto 3D foam so it stands out a bit. The two butterflies then had their wings curled (using the heat from my fingers to bend the card) I stuck these onto the design and added a few little gems for their bodies. Finally, I took some Cut & Dry foam and smudged black Distress Ink around the edges to make the card look more tied together.

I hope that you all really enjoy this Challenge - I have been overwhelmed with the amount of peeps that have joined in last weeks and I hope that you all return for this one.

As before, please pop a comment on this post telling me who you are and where I will be able to view your work of art.

Thanks for looking

Hels xx

35 comments:

Angie C said...

Oooh, I likey this one Hels, my two favourite things, flowers and butterflies :-) Will try and do mine tomorrow

She said...

Lovely card Hels :-) Will be making mine later. xxx

Lesley said...

As luck would have it I have just finished making a black and cream collage thingy, so it is on my blog now - thank you for the challenge! xx

http://themessycrafter.blogspot.com/

Lesley said...

But I will make a tag too, when I get a minute, as I had already made the other thing!! xx

Anonymous said...

great card Hels, love that paper and yet to use mine, will try to do this one without cheating lol love Andrea

Hels said...

Thanks for joining in peeps, am off to have a nosey on Lesley's Blog :O)) Hugs xxxx *and Andrea, cheating is allowed* :O))

Hels said...

Everyone, go and look at Lesley, she has made a stunning collage....on her Blog xx

Linda Elbourne said...

Beautiful! In fact I love this more than I love Elizabeth Shaw's mint chocolate crispy thingys .... you know the ones in the round box that you have at Christmas time and after dinner parties :0))

Bee said...

this is so clean and gorgeous looking, love the effect of it.

xx

Linda Elbourne said...

Mine is on't blog. Thanks Hels - Really great challenge XXX

Rosietoes said...

I adore monochrome work and this is fab. Two of my favourite things together - Crate paper and b&w.A real hit.

Hels said...

Thanks everyone for your lovely comments and thank you for joining in :O))

Anonymous said...

Hi Hels love your card shall have a go love the theme
Agree Lesleys collage is great
Craftyjoy

Mezza said...

Grogeous card Hels that is such an elegant card. I had a go for another fat book page which I will use in the flowers swap :)

http://mezzacraft.blogspot.com/

Angie C said...

I have just put my effort on my blog - hope it is okay :-)

Wacky Jacky said...

Love this card Hel, very sophisticated. Mine is in my blog now. x

made by fifi said...

love your card hels - not sure if i will find time this week but i will try x

craftyscot said...

I love this card Hels,mine is on my blog now- had to laugh though as I have used Crate Paper too. I thought of it as soon as I saw Monochrome- didn't realise you had used it as well :0)
Off now to have a look at everyone else's. Thanks for another great challenge
x

Lesley said...

Here is my proper one for this week, made specially for the challenge! It is on my blog!

http://themessycrafter.blogspot.com/

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Great card Hels and a fab challenge! Mine is on the blog today - it does have a very small cheat though!

Rainbow Lady said...

Here is one I made earlier as they say. Hope you like it.
Thanks for the new challenge site and for looking
Love Cynthia x

http://rainbowladyscraftyblog.blogspot.com/2008/01/woman-in-repose.html

Hels said...

Thanks to all of you for your fab creations....And hello to RainbowLady...hope you have enjoyed your challenge....hope to see you again soon. Hels x

Heidi said...

Very pretty indeed, lovely butterfly - thanks for setting this challenge! Mine is at

http://craftinginasmallspace.blogspot.com/

Shaz said...

lovely card Hels have just mine on now xx

Hels said...

Thanks Heidi and Shaz for your lovely cards....and thanks for joining in :O))

CraftyC said...

Hi Hels,
Have posted my card on my blog,cant believe how hard monochrome was and really wanted to add a bit of watercolouring (LOL). Thanks for the challenge.
Clairexx

Denise said...

Mine's on my blog- great challenge Hels thanks ! x

Hels said...

Thanks Denise, your card is stunning...cheers for joining in xx

Claire said...

Mine is on my blog now too, I loved this challenge hun, sorry its a bit late.xxx

http://claireslittlecreationsxxx.blogspot.com/

She said...

I've made mine today. It's on my Blog :-) xxx Thanks Hels, great challenge. Love Black & White :-) xxxx

Karen said...

Love the card you made Hels :) I decided to make a tag this week, its in my bucket

http://karen-welcometomyworld.blogspot.com/

Karen said...

When I said bucket I meant blog - oops !!!

Hels said...

Thank you Karen for joinin in ...I love your tag, very classy xx

Hels said...

Thanks also to Fifi for joining in with her fab tag...peeps can see it here:
http://madebyfifi.blogspot.com/

Hels said...

http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n238/Rachelp_04/Sunday%20challenge/monochrome.jpg
This is the link to Rachel's gorgeous card...thanks hun for joining in xx

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