Monochrome Friend

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Isn’t it true? A good friend does make everything ‘better’. Sometimes just being there, and sometimes not even being in front of you, but knowing they are at the end of the phone, makes everything ‘better’. Just sending ‘xx’ on a text – no words, just those two little kisses means someone is thinking of you, and wishing you well.

When I had done all my Gelato colouring and embossing yesterday, I decided to go for a more monochrome look. I have used a lot of colour recently, and wanted a change of pace, as it were.

Creative Knockouts has the challenge to produce a card for friendship, and so I decided to mix a few of my stamp sets up, and come up with a sentiment which is personal to me.

I used the sketch inspiration from Paper Play Sketches which I found to be very simple, and yet a great layout with so many different ways of interpreting it. I went with almost exactly what was given to us, as you can see….

I created my own background on a strip of black card, using the stamps from Altenew ‘Freeform Greenery’. I stamped and embossed them in white, haphazardly around that piece of card, and used the smaller stamps to fill in the gaps.

The sentiment is a mix-up from a couple of stamp sets. ‘to a wonderful friend’ is from Stampin Up’s ‘Dragonfly Dreams’, and ‘you make everything better’ is from Altenew ‘Halftone Everything’. I only used the outline of the word ‘everything’ as I liked how it actually looks bolder than the other words, and yet is not a solid stamp.

I shall be entering this card into the following challenges:

Paper Play Sketches – ‘sketch’

QKR Stampede – ‘Anything goes’

Creative Knockouts – ‘Friendship’

Morgan’s Art World – ‘Anything goes’

 

 

 

14 thoughts on “Monochrome Friend

  1. A classic color combination that always looks great. Thanks for joining our sketch challenge at Paper Play Sketches.

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  2. This is so beautiful you have made the monochromatic B&W glow with your work and the sentiment, just beautiful.
    Thank you for joining us at Morgan’s Artworld ATG challenge. Hope to see you again. Faith DT

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  3. I really love the black and white monochrome! Thanks for playing at QKR Stampede this week in our “Anything Goes” or “Wheels” challenge. Good luck in the draw.
    NanaConnie DT

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