Saturday 14 July 2012


I had never coloured an image in monochrome colours before so I decided to give it a whirl. I coloured the skin as normal and then got all the E40 series and set to work. I have only used E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, E47 and E49 but I think it looks very effective.

I wanted these stamps when they first came out but as it wasn't a stamper and made a mess everytime I tried I didn't buy them. My very first playday sorted that when Sue taught me to stamp properly and lets just say I haven't had any money since lol.  I bought these stamps from Donna and this is the first time I have inked her up so am entering Lisa's Waste not Wednesday challenge.

On a side note, since I organised my snippets I am finding I have used so many of them that certain colours are running low, was searching for a piece of blue yesterday and when I couldn't find it went with a different colour but still from the snippets when hubbie said you could have just cut into a new sheet but I hadn't thought of that lol.

Image: "Miss Anya" The Greeting Farm
Paper: Snippet box, "Lavender Mint Tea" Shabby Princess
Dies: MFT Pinking shears
Brad: Studio G
Cardstock: Snippet box

Challenges: Snippet Playground
Waste Not Wednesday

Edited to add: Found the papers


Wishcraft said...

This is lovely Amanda! Fab colours and image, haven't used my Anyas for ages. I've just bought that MFT die, plus some others lol! Thanks for joining in with my WNW challenge hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Irene said...

A lovely card Amanda with gorgeous papers.
Thank you for your comment on my blog.


Hettie said...

C-c-c-c-cut ininininto a n-n-n-n-new sh-sh-sheet! Tell him to wash his mouth out!
This is a gorgeous card Amanda and love all the soft and gentle tones.
Now. I need to talk to you! Newport! Can you e-mail me please,as your e-mail addy doesn't come up on your comments.
Speak later!

Donna said...

Beautiful card Amanda and perfectly coloured. I've never been brave enough to colour in monochrome but you have done superb job :) Donna ♥ x

Donna said...

PS: forgot to say, well done for inking this little beauty pleased she went to such a good home!

Victoria said...

I love that you are so into using up your snippets that you didn't think to cut into a new sheet!! I find my snippets multiply by themselves. One day I'll wake up to find that they've overrun the place. This is a lovely card... the brown ribbon works a treat with this cute stamp!

coops said...

so stunning amanda.fabulous colours and i love the image :D

xx coops xx

Flowergirl said...

This is beautiful! Love the monochrome x
Wendy x

Darnell said...

Fantastic coloring, Amanda! What a crack up about it not even occurring to you to cut into a whole piece of paper! I wish I were that dedicated about using up my snippets!!

Di said...

Wow, what a totally adorable card Amanda. Just love the colouring of that fab image and the way everything else goes so perfectly with the monochrome theme.

Grinning here about your 'snippets focus' - I'm a bit the same, hate cutting into a new plain sheet of paper or card if I can help it and spend ages mulling over the snippets folder :)

On the other hand, don't use all of your snippets up - we'd miss you in the playground!

Di xx

Mary J said...

So sweet Amanda! Love the mono and how you used the space!

Mrs A. said...

I reckon we should have snippets playground box (bit like a lost property box) where we can all dip in and take the colours we need and donate a snippet to replace it. Hugs Mrs A.
p.s. I'd need a skip just for mine!

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Amanda, think the colour combo is fantastic.

Adore the brad too :)

TFS xx

Sarn said...

Brilliant card. Love the monochrome scheme. xxx