Friday 15 May 2020

The Flower Challenge #44 Reminder - Monochrome

Yep, halfway through the month and it’s time to remind you about our current challenge over at The Flower Challenge and this month we want to see your monochrome floral creations. Make sure you check out my teamies and our amazing guest design team member’s fantastic works.

I used a lovely new Stamp from Studiolight’s Grunge 5 collection for my card. I created a few backgrounds using my gel plate, two Louise Withers Studiolight collection stencils and distress crayons in a few shades of blue. I trimmed down one of the backgrounds to for on a DL card with a black mat behind it and stamped in black. I also stamped it onto a darker background piece and cut out the flowers. I added them to the panel with heavy body gel to add dimension and a touch of glitter for the centres. Simples! I can’t wait to see your creations, reminder the main image needs to be floral, check out all our rules on the blog. Happy crafting x

Monday 4 May 2020

The Flower Challenge #44 - Monochrome

I know I say this every month, but where is the time going? I can’t believe it’ll be the longest day next month now, it’s certainly getting warmer outside. I hope that you’ve all got access to some outside space to enjoy it, especially if you’re currently under lockdown as we are in the UK.
Thankfully, most of my favourite craft shops are still open via mail order, although my bank account would look healthier if they weren’t!

If you are spending more time at home then why not join us this month at The Flower Challenge

This month we would like to see a 'Monochrome' look on your cards.This means either 'black and white' or varying tones of one colour. We are allowing a white card base & touches of white also, so you could have a white card base with say shades of purple stamped flowers or dies on as an example.

I dug an sadly unused stamp out of my stash for this card. It’s a lovely large stamp by Stamps by Me and was a member’s free gift with Create and Craft, must may still be available from Stamps by Me. I stamped it in black Versafine and then painted it in Distress Oxides - Blueprint Sketch, Broken China and Salty Ocean. Once dry I stencilled then through Aall & Create’s Lotsa dotz stencil around the image. I added a some white lines with a white gel pen and splattered on some white paint and some of the leftover blue ink. I trimmed it down to fit on a 5x7 card and drew in a border. I added a sentiment from Art from Marlene’s sticker pad, which I cut in half so it fitted better and added everything to the card base with foam tape. To finish I added a little glitter to the centre of the flowers. Simples!