Monday, 17 March 2014

And All That Jazz

Morning friends! How are you are today? We had a simply gorgeous weekend here and yesterday was wall to wall sunshine with not a cloud in the sky. Hope you had a great weekend too!

It's new challenge day at Incy Wincy Designs and this week we're looking for your Monochromatic creations. Skin tones are OK, but otherwise your creations should be tones of one colour!

This challenge is being sponsored by Rick St. Dennis and this week's lucky winner will receive some Digital Stamps from his store. Pop over and take a look at all the fun and quirky stamps he has, which are beautifully drawn which makes them a breeze to colour! You can also read all about Rick here.

Rick kindly supplied each DT member with her choice of image to use for this challenge, and here is my card for you:

My card recipe is as follows:
  • Card Base - is made from Centura Pearl in Teal which I have cut, scored (using my Ultimate Pro and Boxer Scoreboard) and folded to make a 14 x 16.5cm  Centre Step card. I then embossed the card base using my Embossalicious Petite Dot 6" x 6" Folder, sadly no longer available from Crafter's Companion.
  • Design Paper - is a blog freebie from Paulette at Create with TLC which I think I got in April last year. I die cut this using my largest Framelits Fancy Labels die.
  • Image - this gorgeous songstress is called Chanteuse 2 JaZz BaBY and she has been beautifully
    drawn by Rick St. Dennis. Rick's shading on the drawing made it very easy to bring this cabaret star to life with my 
    Spectrum Noir Pens in the following colours before die cutting it with my second largest Framelits Fancy Labels die:
    • Hair - IG2, IG4, IG2
    • Skin - TN2, TN3, TN4 (this is the first time I've tried a darker skin - how did I do?)
    • Jewellery - BT5, Silver Gel Pen
    • Gloves - BT2, BT5
    • Dress - BT2, BT5, BT6, BT9
    • Shoes - BT6, True Black, Silver Gel Pen
    • Microphone - True Black, Silver Gel Pen
    • Shadow - IG2
  • Sentiment - is another freebie by Paulette at Create with TLC from May last year. I hand cut the banner shape before mounting the image on my card.
  • Pearls - from my stash and coloured using my Spectrum Noir Pens in BT4

I hope you'll come over to Incy Wincy Designs and look at the other wonderful creations by my teamies. Don't forget to then come back and show us your Monochromatic projects - this challenge will end on Sunday 23rd March 2014.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (with some help from the girls at Paper Playful):

Hope you have a great week.

Hugs, Helen x


  1. Great card, I love the embossed polka dots

    Thank you so much for leaving a lovely comment on my blog

    Happy Monday!


    Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

  2. Loving the colour and what a great image and shaped card. Have you entered my candy yet?

  3. fabulous monochromatic card Helen - great image! Big Hugs to you! Rachel x

  4. Fab card and a wonderful sentiment!

  5. Great card Helen love your embossed background.
    Jenny x

  6. Fab design, thank you for sharing with us over at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge, I do hope you will come back and join us again next week....
    Suzy B Owner Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge

  7. Loving the blues and great job with the coloring. Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts.

  8. Lovely Image and I love how you coloring her and nice all in BLUE Fab. card and love the arrangement and really love the dots paper you used......I am seeing your card as DT in Incy Wincy Design and would be glad if you like to see my card that I join to the challenge there...many thanks and big hugs...Monika from Germany

  9. Thanks for sharing your lovely step card for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 20: embossing - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  10. What a great image. Love your colors and I like the coloring. I see hear the bluesy music now. Your card just SMOKES, like the blues.

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.


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Helen x