Monday, April 26, 2010

Sammi's Challenge - Using Shades of the One Colour

I recently received an email from the lovely Sammi from Mad for Markers. She asked if I would be a guest designer for her next blog challenge - to use shades of the same colour, ie a monochromatic colour scheme. I love any opportunity to play so of course I said YES - the housework can wait - AGAIN - LOL!

As you can see I decided to use sepia tonings and create a vintage style look. Using the cracked glass technique on my image just added more texture and interest. I must admit to having a problem or 2 "cracking" these guys - I popped them in the freezer and forgot about them - OOPS! When I cracked the image several hours later parts of the embossing lifted right off the paper - aaagh. After doing this TWICE - I'm such a ditz at times and get distracted easily - I discovered some hints! DO NOT reheat the embossing from the top - it can push the parts that have started melting away as the other parts are still hard!!!! DO heat from UNDERNEATH the image - you get a much better re-melt!

I've used the following Copic colours and paper - all available from Sammi's store - Mad for Markers!

Thanx for having me Sammi.

Face - E000, E00, E02, R20
Hair & Clothes - E11, E31, E33, E34, E35, E43, E47, E49, E51, E55, E57
Paper - Neenah



vena7 said...

Wspaniala kartka.Piękne kolory .Fajne wykończenia .wzorki chyba z dziurkacza,

Dena said...

I LOVE THIS CARD!!!!!! Ahhhh! It is the cutest thing ever!!! Great job with the monochromatic theme. This worked perfectly with the natural shades. Your coloring is just stunning on these cute characters! Love it Debbie
Hugs, Dena

Kristy Young said...

OMG Debbie this card is amazing!! WOW love the colours and your colouring as always AMAZING!!
Kristy xx

Tasha said...

Oh wow this is so fabulous. I love the vintage photo effect - super cool
love tasha xx

sandra said...

Amazing card!!!
I love that vintage look!
You used that sepia great!

Kylie said...

Oooh, just gorgeous and I love that ribbon too! I'm yet to try the cracked glass technique. You sound easily distracted like me so maybe I should set the oven timer!!

Kylie xo

Philippa said...

Beautiful as always Debbie. Love the technique.

Kellie Winnell said...

OMG Debbie this looks amazing! All that brown, I love it, so effective I'm just......WOW blown away hun as always!
Hugs Kel xx

Cheryl said...

WOW I absolutely love's gorgeous!!! The cracked glass looks brilliant and definately adds to the overall effect of the card!!

Joan said...

Great card - I love the brown hues and you did an awesome job on the cracked glass - looks perfect with this couple - like an old time photo.

Judi said...

A lovely card Debbie. I like the monocromatic look, and am in definite agreement - the housework CAN wait,lol.

Hugs Judi xx

Sue said...

Love your cracked glass technique on this card (even though it was a pain in the neck for you!....looks like some old photos I have that came from my parent's house when we cleaned it out! This couple could not be cuter and that ribbon is to die for! Great take on the challenge, they were lucky to have you guest for them!


Renkata said...

Wow Debbie
I love the colours which you use.
The crack efect is so gorgeous.
Very pretty card.

Carolyn said...

Wow Debbie, this is absolutely darling. I love the distressing. Congrats on being a Burtonesque Doll. I so wanted to be, but sent my entry in a little late. Fabulous card.
Hugs xx

Marlene said...

Thanks for the tips...heehee!!!

Love the card. The vintage look is amazing!

CraftyC said...

This is gorgeous Debbie, love the crackle!

Karen said...

Hey Deb! Yet another beautifully coloured image! I'm very partial to brown so this card is right up my alley! lol

Have a great day!


~Christina~ said...

This is soooo sweet!

Leigh said...

Congratulations on your DT post Debbie. Your card looks great.

Leonie said...

Debbie, this is just fantastic! The craked glass is perfect for this card, I had forgotten all about that technique! Great job :)

RubyM:) said...

GOSH PLEASE SEND ME SOME SPRINKLE OF YOUR TALENT!Love all the techniques on here.The distress/vintage is so gorgeous.I will reach a glass of wine and sit back and admire your card(wink wink) HE HE !!! BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL!RubyM:)

Annette Bowes said...

Wonderful card Debbie, glad you cracked it in the end lol! Not like you to get distracted, hehe, gorgeous ribbon and flower. Congrats on the DT post. Take CareX:)

Partridge in a Pear Tree said...

Stunning card Debbie, you are so talented! Love the colouring, love the crackle effect, love the ribbon..everything!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

I enjoyed reading about your "oops" moment! LOL! Even the great Debbie makes mistakes like us plebs!!! (wink) Love the result, Debbie ... especially after all that extra effort! Hugs, Andrea xxx

Jodie from Oz said...

Debbie, OMG, love these super cute characters and love love love the sepia tones, your colouring and choice of colours are perfect. The cracked glass is amazing and can't wait to give it a go. thanks for the extra tips. Hugs Jodie from Oz

Sammi said...

This is GORGEOUS Debbie!!! I think I told you that but thought I'd say it again here!! THANKS for being our Duest DT for this challenge!!

Kylie said...

WOW! Look at that ribbon and flower! I love the vintage cracked glass effect, perfect touch!
I love it!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Totally awesome! I love those sweet images. Good on Sammi for opening her own marker store!

Lynda said...

Magical Monochrome Debbie. Love how you have punched the corner before going it with the MS punch!! Have not done Cracked Glass..but one of the gals at camp had a v v similar prob to you!! Cept we did not have a freezer..LOL!!! Another stunner fm the Creative House of Pamment!!!ooxx