Thursday, 7 January 2010

Vintage Monochrome

Hello everyone, hope you're not all too snowbound in the current weather. I've been marooned at home for another day with my hubby and my daughter due to the snow so I decided to get back into stamping which I haven't done much of since before Christmas. I've also done some hand drawn and doodled elements on my card to get the rusty fingers going again. I'm hoping to do some more stamp designing soon so hand drawing will probably feature quite a lot for a while.
My monochrome card is for this week's challenge on Tuesday Taggers with a theme of black and white and as it also features a face, I'm entering it in this week's Sunday Stampers too.

The stamps I've used are Le Brun by B Line Designs and Stencil Roses Clear Stamp Set by Clearly Inspired. The hand drawn element is the flower which I drew on black with an Inkssentials white opaque pen and on white with a Sharpie marker,  the card having been sprayed with water and scrunched prior to drawing on. This makes the card much softer and easier to manipulate as I rubbed the backs of the petals with an embossing ball tool to give the flower a 3D textured look.
The border round the image was hand doodled with a black Sharpie pen and next time I must do it in a well ventilated area as the smell made me feel light headed! So, what's new you say!
The background paper was made in a similar manner to my watercolour crayon technique in that I sprayed white card with water and scrunched it, repeated this then rubbed Black Soot Distress ink across the creases and sprayed and scrunched again. I then ironed the paper flat (ish) and stamped a rose design on in black dye ink. I ran a black ink pad round the edges too.
I assembled the card with some white crochet lace across the decorated paper and a flower shaped white button in the layered flower centre.


  1. I love your card Fliss. The lady is just gorgeous and I love your flower technique. Thanks you so much for joining the TT challenge this week.
    Pat xx

  2. oh love this hun black and white is so effective and that image is stunning hugs cheryl xxx

  3. Beautiful! That flower is gorgeous!

  4. I love making my own paper in this way - and so easy to coordinate with other stamping. Lovely card - so much work has gone into producing it but is has certainly paid off.
    Am liking what I see so am signing up as a follower on your blog.

  5. Very striking, I'm very impressed with your flower, it's great.
    About 8 inches of snow here, so not venturing far from home at present.
    Fiona x

  6. Lovely stamping and beautifully done.

  7. A gorgeous card Felicity. Your light headedness paid off!, a perfect entry for Tuesday Taggers. Thanks so much for joining us this week,
    x Michelle

  8. Stunning Fliss, and matches your wonderful blog...great work, many thanks for playing along at Tuesday Taggers this week. Hugs Avril xxx

  9. Oh, this is wonderful, Fliss! Thanks for explaining how you made it. Did you know there is a black and white ATC swap at UK Stampers this month?

  10. Totally stunning my friend
    hugs June xxxx

  11. Fab card Fliss and so loving your blog too! thanks for playing along with Tt this week x Janet

  12. Wonderful card! Love that image. The lace is the perfect addition to this. Compliments the image so nicely!

  13. Fab! Love the monochrome look!

    Chris xx


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Fliss xx