Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Happy Birthday from the black and white herd


I'm trying to eat really healthy this week. For five days, my diet will consist of smoothies, veggie soups and fruit. I'm almost done with day two, and so far I've consumed bunches of berries, several oranges, avocados, spinach, cucumber, mango, nuts, seeds, broccoli, cauliflower... And I have a terrible craving for crisps. And chocolate. Technically a milkshake is like a smoothie, right? I am eyeing the Culinary Consultant's Hagen Daz with an intention to devour. 

To keep me distracted from the fact that it's almost 48 hours since I've had any food that needs chewing, I'm focusing on crafting. It's not often you get a challenge with the theme "Farm animals" so I couldn't resist when this was in fact the theme over at The Friday Mashup. In fact, it's a mashup of "Farm animals" and "Bling". Based on wonderful DT creations, I wasn't the only one who has happy to use their From the herd stamp for this challenge. I decided to do something slightly different, so I coloured it in black and white instead. I also used Irresistibly Yours DSP and inked it using grey inks for the background. For the bling, I used the Hello You die on mirri card for that finishing touch.

I was also inspired by the monochrome challenge over at CASology and the G is for Grey challenge over at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers (I know this wasn't exactly what was meant by the challenge, but it fits the theme in the most innocent of ways). I'm also linking up at The Pink Elephant, Come and Get It Challenges and Creative Card Crew where the theme this week is Birthday and at Top Tip Tuesday where the theme is rubber stamps only.

Card: Coloured 240 gsm black card, Hobbycraft 160 gsm white card, mirri card
Paper: Stampin' Up Irresistibly Yours
Stamps: Stampin' Up From the Herd
Ink: Tsukineko Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black
Colouring: Copics C1, C3, C5
Other: Lawn Fawn die, Stampin' Up Hello you die

17 comments:

Heidi Baks said...

Nice! I love the B&W photo look. Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

Cynthia said...

Very nice! Love the details in the coloring of the herd image with the gray. Thanks for playing along at The Friday Mashup this week!

Lindsey said...

Using just shades of grey really shows off how well this is coloured! The die cut provides just the right pop of blingy colour, too. Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

kreativekymona.com said...

Hey Pink Unicorn!! Your monochrome farm animals are so cute. I love how they are peaking out of the window. Hey Linda! Very pretty card. The colors you choose are so pretty. Thanks for playing along with us this week at CASology.

kreativekymona.com said...

Hey Pink Unicorn!! I just realized that my comment included another comment. I'm not sure how that happen just disregard that. Sorry about that.

Donna said...

Fab card! Love the splash of gold in the "you"
Thanks for joining the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers for our "G is for Grey" challenge!!

Meighan Wheller said...

Fab image, Love it! Thanks for sharing with us at Come and Get It. Meighan DT

Melanie said...

A great birthday card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Birthday” challenge over at Come and Get it & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

Hugs,
Melanie
(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)
(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
(DT Come and Get It)
(GDT Kreativzeit Challenges)

Chelle (PhotoArt/MaybeCreative) said...

Great grey card. Thanks for joining us at Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers.

Chris D. said...

Love that the image in colored in shades of grey, as is the whole card. The gold mirror 'you' really pops! Thanks for joining us at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

croketa said...

I like it!!!! Your grey friends are fantastic!!!! Congrats!!

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maria f. said...

Ooohhh, hard to not chew. Good luck. Love this monochrome herd. Glad you joined CASology this week.

Nance E Salkeld said...

Fabulous card! Love it in B&W. Thanks for sharing at The Pink Elephant Challenge! Hope you join us again!

May Sukyong Park said...

Love the way you closed the animals! So cute!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASology. Hugs, May (By the way, good luck on your healthy diet!)

Schnipsel und MEHR said...

Great design! What a lovely rubber stamp, thank you so much for sharing at Top Tip Tuesday this time, hope we see you again.
hugs Clarissa

Dwie lewe rączki said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining our challenge at Creative Card Crew. Hope to see you again soon.
Hugs, Yvonne

Crafting Vicky said...

That is soooo cool and creative! Love the great coloring and the layout!

Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Top Tip Tuesday. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky.