Wednesday, February 19, 2014


This fortnight over at Aud Sentiments we have a fantastic challenge! It's BINGO time! The idea is that you pick a row or column (but not a diagonal) and make a card which meets the criteria in that row. I chose the first column (monochrome colours, one word sentiment, no patter paper):

“ Two Word Sentiment”
Use texture of some type
“One Word Sentiment”
3D Items
Die Cuts
No Pattern Paper
Use something Shiny
“Three Word Sentiment”

Here's what I came up with!

 Our sponsor is who specialise in gorgeous metal craft sheets to incorporate into your cards. I think a golden or copper colour would work on my card this week!

Here's how I did my card for this challenge.

I started with a Kraft card, and printed my image from Mo's Digital Pencil in brown and used a free font called Jane Austen to write "wish" in brown underneath. I tried to position the sentiment to fit into her shoes.
Then I broke out the Promarkers and mini pearls!

I tried to find all of my browns, beiges and dusty colours to meet the monochrome theme. I coloured my image which ended up looking very vintage and faded, which I actually quite like!

I added mini pearls to the dandelion seed for a little glitz.

I was a bit stuck about how to vintage the corners and give the card a little more depth, and I don't have many Distress Inks, so I took a chance and layered some Promarker colours in the corners. I ended up being so happy with how it blended that I attacked the whole left side with the chunky ends of the pens. Thank goodness for the Satin pen to blend it all! This is actually more pleasing than I thought!

Finally I added some pearls and a string bow to embellish.

I hope you like this card, I'm really pleased with how it turned out especially considering that I was lacking inspiration!

I'm entering this into a few other challenges too:

Open Minded Crafting Fun #4 - Monochrome
Lexi's Creations #110 - Monochrome
Sweet Stamps Blog #157 - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine Challenges - Vintage Romance


  1. your card is so striking and lovely!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi (GD on lexi's creations challenge)

    1. Wow.. For lack of inspiration your card is SO BEAUTIFUL!!! I LOVE the vintage look!! And the way you used the markers to do the corner and edge.. It looks FANTASTIC!! What a brilliant idea to use the pearls for the dandelion and dandelion seeds too!! I LOVE how that looks!! Its a GOREOUS CARD!!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

      - Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
      {Scrap A Thousand Words}

    2. Oh thanks Susan! I love your blog - it's beautiful.

  2. really gorgeous
    thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

  3. So cool - love the coloring... :)
    Have an awesome day!

  4. Fabulous card. love the little pearls and the fabulous image. Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations!

    1. It's a gorgeous image - Mo's Digital Pencil digis are just fabulous to colour, you can get lost in all the details for hours!

  5. This is lovely work. I like the monochrome colors. Thank you for sharing at Bearly Mine Challenge. We wish you good luck and hope to see you again. Sylvia, DT-member

  6. Beautiful monotone card, thanks for joining us this fortnight at Open-Minded Challenges.

  7. How sweet. Very classic card. Great job! I would love for you to check out my blog. I'm offering blog candy for followers. Thank you for sharing with us at Open Minded Crafting Fun, Amy A.,DT

  8. What a fantastic card you made! I like all details :-))
    Thank you for playing along with us at Bearly Mine and I hope to see you again!
    Hugs, Andreja

  9. Love your coloring with the Sepia tones, very pretty and elegant. Thanks so much for playing at Crafty Sentiments this week!

  10. I love Mo's images. Very pretty card. Great job. Thanks for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges. Good Luck. Joanna DT

  11. wow this is just GORGEOUS!!!! The addition of the pearl is just brilliant!!!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky. I’m doing a little giveaway to celebrate 500 followers come and join in

  12. Fab CAS card, thanks so much for sharing the ProMarker shades you used

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

    Happy Friday!!


    Bridie@BGPayne Crafts