Wednesday 9 April 2014

Monochrome Colouring xx

Hello all

Well what happened to that sun yesterday??? Just as I was saying to you all was beautiful here the skies turned grey and exploded with rain and hail! Typical Scottish weather I suppose!

I wanted to share a wee Die'sire Design Team project with you today, as I've been practising with the Spectrum Noirs and really need all you lovely peeps advice!

So I took a one of my Hannah Lynn Digis and coloured her to my best ability with the Spectrum Noirs
This was my 3rd attempt but I was happy with it (as I could be), I only find the skin tones a struggle but the colouring itself was easy! Thats from a PROMARKER lover too!

Here's my finished card

I used the stunning Die'sire Cloud Embossing Folder which I inked a bit with a silver metallic ink that I've had in my stash for a while! The flowers are the delish quilling dies Die'sire Sunflower Small and Sunflower Large and the Leaf 2 die before finishing the flowers with some ink and card candi. I used  DCWV Papers that I had in my stash and the sentiment is from the freebie with this months Crafters Inspiration mag!

I would like to enter these Challenges
Just Inspirational - Embossing
Crafting Musketeers - Monochrome
pile it on - Feminine
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Cute with Dies and Punches
Bunny Zoe's - Monochrome
The Crafty Bloggers - Die Cuts and Embossing

Thanks to any advice or opinions on my card and colouring, we've all got to learn!

Well today's an order finishing day so best get finishing them! Have a fab day everyone
Huggles Mel xx


  1. Love the card, I too am having issue with the skin tones using Spectrum pens, I think more practise and I might need to get the dvd from Crafters companion to help me. xx

  2. A beautiful card and wonderful monochrome colouring. I have yet to try this colouring technique but yours looks stunning.

  3. I love this!! It's truly a work of art. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing at Just Inspirational Challenges! Melissa DT

  4. love your embossing!! thanks for joining us at Pile it on this week! Hope you join us again for a new challenge that started today - Kimberly DT

  5. Hey there Mel!
    I kinda came across your blog a bit ago
    and would love to have a chat with you!
    Would you be willing to email me?
    That would be just wonderful! I look forward
    to chatting with you (yes, this is something
    crafting related! LOL!)

    Warmly, Leah

    mrsbealash AT aol DOT com

  6. Beautifully coloured twisted easel. Thanks for sharing your lovely card for Crafting Musketeers challenge 12: monochrome, Hazel, DT Crafting Musketeers x

  7. Gorgeous, gorgeous card Mel! I love the monochrome layout and that image looks fantastic coloured that way. Utterly stunning hun. Hugs, Wends x

  8. Stunning monochrome make Mel. Love the embossing details. That's a gorgeous stamp too, beautifully coloured. Hugs, Wends x


Hugs and kisses for you all, thanks for the comment xxx