Monday 17 February 2014

Monochromatic at Lexi's

I am back again with my second post of the day!  Today sees the start of a brand new challenge at Lexi's Creations and the theme this fortnight is Monochromatic. We want to see either black and white or shades of one colour apart from skin and hair tones.  Here is my card:

This image is a Dr Digi called Dunderton Academicals FC and I have coloured him with my Copics with Glossy Accents to his glasses. Image has been cut and matted using Spellbinders Nesties. Paper is Echo Park Happy Days Digital and I have embossed the white card with a circular embossing folder I don't know the make.  The ticket sentiment is Dienamics Mini Ticket Border and I made the sentiment on my computer.  Card Candi from my stash to the corner. Here is another view:

We are sponsored this week by Joanna Sheen so please go over to Lexi's Creations for all the details and to see the fabulous designs from the rest of the DT.

Challenges I would like to enter:

One Stitch at a Time - Use a Digi
Little Claire's - Monotone
My Sheri Crafts - Vintage Guy
Open Minded Crafting - Monochromatic
Di's Digi Designs - Bingo (I used the top line: digi,sentiment, embossing)
The Cheerful Stamp Pad - Black and White
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes Masculine
Melonheadz - For the Boys

I have had another bad night of sleep and spent most of the night up going back to bed at 5:00 AM and then not getting up til 8:00 AM it really throws my day out! I am going out to see my Aunt this afternoon and tonight going out for Dinner as Dave is an after dinner speaker so I will be listening to him!! Have a wonderful day whatever you do and thank you so much for taking the time to come and visit me. Take care xx


Doreen said...

Beautiful,love the design and fab

Anet's Crafting said...

Gorgeous card Susan, I love the cute image and the background paper. Lovely white and black combination.

My'scardcorner said...

Brilliant card Susan looks great in black and whit and great layout too, enjoy your day

Lozzy said...

What a fab card Susan, love your design and loving those papers..Hugs Lozzy xx
enjoy your day and hope you sleep better tonight x

Unknown said...

Awesome great image and this and have a good night out...try and get some sleep, hugs, annie xxxx

Unknown said...

Supercool card for a soccer lover, I always am so impressed by your fab colouring Susan, spot on! Hugs, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

JJ said...

Hi Suzie,

Another brilliant card, love the backing paper, goes so well with the image.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Kelly Lloyd said...

Great image and I love the blk and white look
Brilliant male card
Hugs Kelly

Carol said...

Fabulous male card Susan, love the image. Carol x

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Susan, what a briliant card, love the image and the background, great male card.
I do sympathise with the early waking up, I suffer from this too, and it really exhausts me, hope you sleep better tonight.
Enjoy your day, and your dinner out, hugs Kate x

Anonymous said...

Great card ! Fab colouring as always. Hope you have a better nights sleep tonight x

Pat K said...

Fabulous B&W card Susan with great colouring. Hope you get a full nights rest soon. hugs, Pat K x

rachel said...

super card Susan - looks so fab with the newsprint background - wonderful xx

Sue said...

Fabulous card Susan, such a great image and wonderful colouring. I love the papers and sentiment too.
Sorry to hear about your sleeping problems, I hope tonight is better for you.
Sue xx

scrappymo! said...

The white and black looks great together! Love the design...the ticket strip is fabulous and the black and white paper behind him looks great with his image.

Basslady said...

*LOL* what a cool soccer-hero! so funny and gorgeous, sweetie!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Patricia said...

What a fantastic male card, I love it.
Brilliant baking paper, super image and great design

Patricia. xx

Chrissy said...

What a great image and colouring the mono shades and fabulous background and tickets sentiments..hope your sleepeing patterns get better for is very lonely at night when everyone else is snoozing away..[I'm a deep snoozer]but have had my nights in the past.


Sandy said...

Well done! Such a funny image - he reminds me of my X but my X is a lot fatter all over!
Sandy xx

susiestacey said...

Lovely card Susan - hope you get a better nights sleep x Susan x

cotnob said...

This is a brilliant card Susan, such fun image and I love you the way you have arranged the sentiment on the tickets.
I hope you have a lovely evening.

julie_woolston said...

Hi Susan I absolutely love this image, the papers compliment it brilliantly.
Sorry you did not sleep well it is so frustrating isn't it, hope you have a good evening out and you have a better nights sleep.

Hugs Julie xxx

Josephine said...

What a great card for a football fan!

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week and good luck!

Glenda Atkins said...

You aced this challenge Susan, love, love this wonderful masculine card!

pinky said...

This is pure class Susan, I love it.

Debs said...

Fabulous card Susan - what a brilliant image - so perfectly coloured.
Hope you sleep better tonight - but not whilst hubby is speaking lol!!!
Debs xx

Viv said...

Flying visit in between the coughing fits Susan - this is one of my fave images - and he looks great in black/white colour combo - fab card!

Viv said...

flying visit - coughing still! Gorgeous card Sue!

Lorraine said...

A brilliant mans card Susan. Love teh image and the fab backing papers.
Hope you have a lovely evening
Lorraine x

chrissy xx said...

Such a FABulous Fun image! This could be used for a few guys I know lol...LOving your colours and design Susan...Fingers crossed you get a better night tonight.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Your card is so cute! Love the old guy... he's a funny one! And the black/white color scheme is perfect. So many things to love about this card!

Thank you for participating in the OSAAT Challenge this week!

Unknown said...

So cute!! I LOVE the black and white!! Love the embossing. And I love that mini ticket border! How great is that!! And those Candis are so perfect too!! This is just AWESOME!! 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}

Sarah said...

Fun card! Thanks for joining us at My Sheri Crafts!

Kat W said...

I LOVE the monochromatic design - awesome layout and colouring - such a fab male card :-)
Hugs, Kat x

Jules said...

Hi Susan

This is brilliant!

Fabulous colouring of your image .. .. love how you have shaded his "tum". LOL!!

Great backing paper too.

Hope you sort your sleep pattern out soon.

Have a good week.

Love Jules xx

Amy A said...

Oh my gosh, I LOVE HIM! He looks so proud! What a fun card. Great DP and design elements to showcase him! Love the tickets too! Thank you for joining us this challenge at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenges. Hope you join us again!

Amy A~DT

Anonymous said...

What a fantastic make card !!
So well done!! Xo

Barbara Godden said...

Wow, great image, beautiful colouring and a great sketch. Thanks for playing along with us at The Cheerful Stamp Pad for the B & W challenge

* Shell B.* said...

Wonderfully done guys card, cute image & great design!
Glad you joined us for the Challenge at One Stitch At A Time, hope to see you come back soon!
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Shell in Alaska ~ OSAAT DT ~

P.G. Lamb said...

The image that you used on your gorgeous monochromatic card is just darling! Thanks for joining us at My Sheri Crafts.

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing this lovely card for Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge 80: black and white, Hazel, DT - hope to see you again soon x

Mikha Adriani said...

Hi Susan!! I always love your creations! So happy to be able with you at Crafty Sentiments, but I'm here with my DT hat at Open-Minded Crafting Fun, LOL.
This is just gorgeous. Love your colouring and the DP choice is just perfect!
Just want to thank you for sharing this amazing card at our challenge :) wishing to see you again another time, dear!
Mikha xxx

CraftingMum said...

Super card, thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations.
Louise x

Margaret said...

Fabulous masculine card. Love the tickets and design. Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week. Good luck! Maggie - DT

Unknown said...

fab card, love the background and image is great, love the layout, Thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations & good Luck Pam DT x

Karla B said...

This is gorgeous!Thanks so much for joining us at The Cheerful Stamp Pad.
Karla B

Crafting Vicky said...

Wow totally love this!!! The coloring of this image is totally brilliant!!!! Love the great DP you have used in the background as well!

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

Unknown said...

Lovely male card, super image. Thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations for our Masculine/ anything goes challenge hugs Tania (DT)

Craftdee said...

Fabulous card! Love your colouring of the super image, nice papers too :-) Thanks for joining in the Tic Tac Toe challenge at Di's Digi Designs Good luck and hope to see you in our next challenge too, Donna ♥

Raquel said...

Great guy card! Love the monochrome theme of black and white but my favorite are the tickets!

Thanks for sharing with My Sheri Crafts