The Black & White Days

Friday, 18 May 2012

Morning all!

It's hard to believe another friday is here and it's time for another challenge on the Alphabet Challenge Blog!
We had lots of gorgeous entries for Hilde's Garden theme.  It was Mari's turn to choose the next theme and she chose....

H for Handmade Flowers!!

What an excellent challenge!!  There are so many ways to make flowers from diecuts to material to crochet and so many more!  I can't wait to see all the entries this fortnight!

So here's my card

 The image is "Violet" by Saturated Canary.  I've coloured her with my copics and I used all my C range of grey's from 00 to 10 and the 100 black as well as a black prisma pencil.  It was a real learning experience to colour an image just using greys, it really makes you think about light and shade, a good way to practice colouring!

I'm not 100% sure, but I think the papers are an old Stampin' Up! set, please correct me if I'm wrong!  The black bubbly paper just behind the image is from my stash and had no name on it.  I diecut it with a Spellbinder die.  The ribbon is also from my stash.  The sentiment on the Stampin' Up! punched shape is by Wild Rose Studio.  The pearls are from Wild Orchid Crafts - I wasn't sure which colour to use out of the pack, so I just used them all!

My handmade flowers were made by cutting circles out of organza - 3 large, 3 medium and 3 small.  I lit a candle and started singeing around the cirles.  When I got near the end I accidently singed a bit too far into the circle and it sort of shrivled up!  I quite liked the effect, so I started going back over all the circles and singeing them all through the circles, not just around the edges.  I then stitched 3 different sized circles together and finished off the front middle with a black swarovski bead and repeated for the other 2 flowers.
I'm not sure if this technique will work for all types of organza as this one has the silver sparkly stripes through it which sort of stopped the organza from totally shrivelling up.  I'm gonna have fun trying it out though!
**If you do try this technique though, please be very careful with the candle - it is a naked flame and you are sticking material right into it so it can catch fire.  Just make sure you keep a close eye on the material and if you see a flame starting on it blow it out quickly.  And make sure you are at an appropriate area with a heat-proof mat.**

The inside is a continuation from the front.

And that's my card!

The rest of the DT have made some stunning creations so head on over to the Alphabet Challenge Blog to see them and join in yourself!

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Anything Goes; Colour combo - black with one other
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge; Girlie time
Crafty Ribbons Challenge; Flowers
Fab & Funky Challenges; Use fabric on your card
Moving Along With The Times; Keep it real
One Stop Craft Challenge; Monochrome
The Poodles Parlour; Monochromatic
Sweet Stampin Challenge; Flower Power
Truly Scrumptious; Anything goes

Thanks for looking!


May said...

O my word... this is Gorgeous.. your colouring of this cute image is just AmAzing... those flowers are Stunning... Love it!!! Hugs May x x x

Crafty Chris said...

Beautiful Sheena luv the colour and your gorgeous flowers, have a great weekend.
Chris x

CraftygasheadZo said...

Gorgeous! Is that the image I saw on your desk for WOYWW, it struck me then how well you'd coloured her. Greys are difficult, I need to have a go myself. But you have done a grand job! Zo xx

Andria said...

OOOOOOOOH I love it, your so creative, the flowers are fantastic, i've got some similar organza type ribbon wich is quite wide, I may have to try that technique for myself. The colouring on that image is top class too :) x

Andria said...

OOOOOOOOH I love it, your so creative, the flowers are fantastic, i've got some similar organza type ribbon wich is quite wide, I may have to try that technique for myself. The colouring on that image is top class too :) x

pinky said...

Wow stunning card, love the flowers. Thanks for joining us at crafty Ribbons. Don't forget to pop by the Inspirational Blog, we have prizes every day!!

coops said...

so stunning sheena.fantastic mono design and colouring and i love the image ;D

xx coops xx

Judith said...

This is just fabulous your colouring is beautiful - such a wonderful interpretation with this stamp thanks for playing along at MAWTT this week and good luck hugs Judith x

Tracey T said...

Fabulous mono card - great colouring and original handmade flowers! Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

xxxtglxxx said...

Beautiful card, this is absolutely stunning! :)

Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,



Debbie said...

Lovely thank you for showing us at Sweet Stampin' Debbiex

Sue Nicholson said...

Wow stunning card, first class card. Thanks for joining us at poodles parlour, good luck, cheers Sue N x

Jacq said...

Hi Sheena,
Oh My Goodness this is just Stunning!!! Love the Saturated Canary image, the dp's, the monochrome scheme looks stunning. Love the layout and those flowers are simply Fabulous!!! Coloured perfectly. Thanks for joining us at Poodles Parlour and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining in with us again.
Hugs Jacqui xxx

Pat said...

Beautiful card, lovely image and gorgeous flowers, thanks for sharing with us in our "Use Fabric" challenge at Fab'n'Funky.

Pat xx

Anonymous said...

WOW! This card is just stunning. The coloring are just amazing! Great job.

Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Love Mickaela

DesignerDiva said...

WOW Sheena fantastic colouring! I'm not brave enough to try this yet! Love your card in every way!
Thanks for 'keepin' it real' at MAWTT this week and good luck with the challenge
Laurie xx

Steph said...

What a wonderful card! The colour combo is just perfect, your colouring looks stunning and those flowers are amazing! Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes this week, hope to see you again soon! x

Anonymous said...

Love this. So gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Poodles Parlour this week.
Tammy DTxx

Joanie said...

Gorgeous card and the flowers are fab.

Thank you for joining us at Anything Goes

Tammy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sheena! Fabulous coloring and your flowers are stunning!!
Hugs, Tammy

chanya13 said...

Beautiful - love color combo and handmade flowers