Sunday 4 January 2015

Monochrome Challenge at That Craft Place...

Hello Again,

It's time for a new challenge at That Craft Place Challenge Blog and this time the theme is monochrome!  I am growing in confidence with my colouring but monochrome still scares me so I hope you will be kind when you take a look at my DT inspiration make!

I have gone for golden sepia tones so I could keep my normal skin tones!  Just a little cheating lol

Here is my monochrome inspiration:

I totally adore it now its done, and you'll have to trust me that the lustre of the gold is far more impressive in person!

Here's what I used:
Image: Sugar Jump by That Craft Place Etsy Store
Other supplies:
Coloured with my Graph'it Marker pens
300gsm super smooth card for my marker colouring; gold Pinflair Buff It; Creative Expressions edge die; Craftwork Cards paper pack, Postcards from Paris; wooden small frame; mini pegs and bling; ALL available from That Craft Place

Here's how:
A simple design that grew and changed as I made it!  I'm sure you can all relate to that lol
I cut a 8x8 card base down to 6x6 (again so it still fits the envelope when I hang over lol) and on white card I cut two pieces of 6 inch white card with the edging die and over laid then on the base so they hung over (if you have an A4 die cutting machine you could do it all on one piece of card!)
I then cut the backing paper (from the gorgeous paper pack Postcards from Paris) to 6 x 6 inches and glued it to the front of the design in the centre of the two edges.
I then then layered the edging die cuts up by using both edge cutting pieces of the die and cutting one more white and two Kraft card pieces for each side and then layered them on slightly off set.
I added vintage linen distress ink to the sides and then the totally awesome gold Buff It by Pinflair (not covering everything but more in a random style)
The image is layered on Kraft card and then white card and again I went to town with the gold Buff It (I adore this product as you can see lol)
Then I added the mini pegs, put mini hearts on the pegs and on the card in a random fashion and then I covered the wooden frame in gold Buff It.  Once done I added the sentiment by glueing it to the back of the frame and raised it up on the card at a fun angle.
The final touch was to add the postcards to the top and these are just hand cut from the off cuts of paper and tucked in adding height.
Top Tip: my glass cutting matt is vital when I do these over hung designs.  As I start to build out and over the base card I always have it laid on my matt in the marked section for 8 x 8 inch (my matt has size marking for various card sizes).  It ensures that I don't go too crazy with the size especially if the finished piece is for posting :D

Here's the close ups:

Thank you so much for popping by and I really hope you have enjoyed my crafty inspiration today.  I would very much appreciate it if you followed my blog (buttons on the top right sidebar) so you don't miss my next crafty make :D

Useful links for this make:

That Craft Place - shop full of lush crafting goodies - Challenge Blog TCP Facebook Shop! TCP Natter & Chatter 

Happy Crafting :D

Sandie xxx

Lil Patch of crafty friends - #1 AG
Scrappers Delights - #37 AG
Word Art Wednesday - #164 AG
Buckwells Crafty Challenge - January AG
Imagination Destination - #14 AG
Crafty Catz weekly challenge - #260 AG
Craftyhazelnuts patterned challenge - January AG
Scribble and Scrap - #35 AG
CCC Digi Creations - #16 Digi/embellish
Loves Rubber Stamps - Something old, something new; New edging die that I am totally in love with and old cardstock


  1. Love the image,this is

  2. Stunning project and love your tip about cutting an 8"x 8" card down but then letting the new card blank "grow". Definitely must remember that. Lou x

  3. Really beautiful card and you have done monochrome wonderfully x

  4. So gorgeous. I do love monochrome, it's prob my single favorite style. So cute this image.

  5. Fabulous and I do love monochrome and the colours you have chosen are wonderful. Great tip too.
    Linda xxx

  6. Hi Sandie this is a gorgeous card. Hugs Jackie

  7. Fabulous! Love that image and those die cuts are for! Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck and a Happy New Year.

  8. Wow this is fabulous. A great made me smile. Fab card x

  9. So beautifully done, Sandie! Love the pearl embellies. Thanks so much for honoring us by playing in our "Anything Goes" challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends this week. Good luck and I hope we see you again next week.
    NanaConnie DT

  10. Gorgeous card Sandie. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at CCC Digi Creations. We would love to see you again. Anet DTx

  11. A fantastic card Sandie, I love the colour tones and the dimension you've created x

  12. Great job with the details and embellishments! Thank you for joining us at loves Rubberstamps!

  13. Pure opulance. Loving the lush gold colouring.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  14. Fabulous and wonderful card Sandie thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz this week
    Dianne x DT

  15. A beautiful card love the chose of colour xx

  16. Woow gorgeous card.. Lovely colour and colours choose... Thank you for playing along with our 1st challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends... Good luck and see you again in the next challenge.. ;) <3


  17. Oh, I love the colors you used. The lay-out is awesome too with that cute image. Thanks for blessing us with your artwork last week at Word Art Wednesday. There is still time to join us for our Challenge this week so, I hope you link more projects with us. Leaving you with God's Word in Hebrews 7:25 which says, "Therefore he (Jesus) is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them." God bless always!

    JO ANN

  18. Wonderful creation love the colours chosen. Thanks so much for joining us for our first challenge over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, good luck and hope to see you for C#2
    ~ Denise ~
    Owner {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge}
    {Denise's Patch of Creativity}

  19. Thank you so much for sharing your delightful crafting for my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for January - hope to see you again soon. x

  20. A beautiful card Sandie, such gorgeous attention to detail. Thank you so much for joining in this month at Buckwell's Crafty Challenge - good luck hugs Susan x


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