Friday, 16 December 2011

Monochrome Christmas

Good morning, peeps!  Did you think I'd left Blogland?  I confess that it must have seemed like it but my absence has simply been due to a holiday and a badly sprained ankle - the latter has meant that I left the apartment yesterday (with the aid of crutches) only for the second timein in two weeks.  Anyhoo, I'm back with a cutie card for the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge.  This week we are challenged to make a card that is monochromatic with sparkle and here is my effort:

Apologies for the rather dull photo but the weather here has been so gloomy lately that it's hard to get something decent.

As you can see, I chose blues and white for my monochromatic scheme, mainly because I found this little cutie already coloured in the box and thought that I shouldn't leave her lying there feeling neglected any longer.  It also reminds me how my colouring style has changed over the months.  She was coloured with Copics of unknown numbers and I did deepen the shading somewhat with Prisma Cool Gray 90%.  I think that the image is one of the older Elizabeth Bell ones but I didn't label her so I can't be sure.  The DPs are from a Dovecraft pack that I've had for at least 2 years and the shapes are cut with Nesties, the snowflakes with a Martha Stewart punch and blinged with Glamour Dust.  The lace is from The Ribbon Girl.

Thank you for looking today and I do hope you like it.  I won't be absent so long this time!



  1. Beautiful monocgrome card Diane, gorgeous image and colouring, love the blues.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  2. love your monochromatic card, looks lovely in blue and white

  3. Hi Diane, just popped over to wish you and yours a very merry Christmas, and a happy new year - gorgeous card, fab colouring as always
    Enfys xx

  4. Sorry to hear you have been under the weather - here's hoping things are on the up and up.
    Thank you for sharing yet another of your gorgeous cards, always a pleasure to visit your blog.
    Happy Christmas to you and yours Diane.
    Hugs, Neet xx

  5. I was beginning to think you had emigrated and not told us Diane...ouch to your ankle your poor thing I hope your up and running in no time...gorgeous lush card, its good to see your ankle hasnt touched your mojo girl
    Mina xxx


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