Thursday, 12 February 2015

A little bit of Mono

Had a bit of a scrabble round in the off cuts box and found some pieces that I think worked well together - this originally was going to be a 'man' card because of the mono colour scheme but somewhere along the way I started adding odd bits to it!
I think I had the inspiration picture from Pixels & Paper  in my head hence the addition of the Eiffel Tower instead of a vintage car or bicycle! Who can resist Paris?

All papers layered onto black cardstock.
I stamped the Eiffel Tower using Versafine Smoky Gray and cut it out.
Layered it onto a stamped background - the border stamp is a wood backed one, years old that I picked up in a bargain bin somewhere and the script stamp is another old one - used London Fog ink for these.
The ribbon is from a challenge win about 3 years ago and I just threaded some Bakers Twine through the old button before tying it onto the ribbon.

Looking at this button (another from 'Mum's Box'), I think this came off one of Mum's jersey jackets - it's quite detailed with it's silver filigree style centre - and I still have 6 more left!
 This was a definite 'use up some of that stuff' card.

Other Challenges -
Fantastic Tuesday - Add twine
RRR - Buttons and Bows
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes
CFTH - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps & More - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting - Hope all is well in your world. xx

34 comments:

Carole said...

Brilliant card Viv......love the monochrome and I still think it is suitable for a male......even as a Valentine card. How satisfying to use up those bits and all with their own story to tel! xx

Suze Bain said...

Well done for using up some scraps Viv! A lovely elegant card. Xx

Mrs A. said...

Definetly an aged card but looks well on it! Love how thee mono has all come together on it. hugs Mrs A.

rachel taylor said...

lovely card thanks for sharing with FTT Rachel dt

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

A gorgeous card Viv, tres chic! Susan x

Jan Ltc said...

Gorgeous card Viv xx Jan

Jane said...

Lovely card with a sweet Parisian twist. Thanks for playing along with us on Pixels and Paper during February.

Pia S said...

Talk about turning rags to riches, I think this looks fantastic! A vintage creation equally fit for a man as for a woman in my opinion...

Jacee said...

Lovely design Viv, fab!
hugs Jacee
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Sue said...

This is gorgeous Viv, such a fabulous design and I love the colours.
Sue xx

Kathleen said...

Great card and love the layout and the papers look great with the image.

Kath x

Meggymay said...

Fantastic card and layers, its a super colour combination as well.
Yvonne xx

Wendy said...

This is gorgeous Viv, love the mono colour scheme and design.
Wendy xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Love the design of your car Viv great layering and colours

Anne

Phillis Walrath said...

Your card is beautiful!! Love the vintage look. Thanks for playing along with us at Pixels and Paper!

Shona Chambers said...

Very stylish indeed! Amazing colour scheme and love all the layers. So glad you joined us at ATSM this week!

Jackie said...

I always love mono Viv, and this is excellent :o)
Jackie xx

aussie aNNie said...

BEAUtiful card and gorgeous design.xx

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Valerie Nolan said...

Gorgeous card Viv, love the mix of mono patterns and the Parisian theme. What a lovely button, I've got a button jar that was my mum's and they all bring back memories:)
Val x

Shar B said...

Completely gorgeous!

Kylie said...

I love the mono design and the papers and paris theme is just awesome! Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM xx

Lee said...

Oh WOW, Viv,I really love this one,what a clever design.Do hope you are feeling a lot better hun.Hugs xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Viv
Gorgeous card... Love the Grungy look... Fabulous Button... Used to love routing round in my Mums Tin....
Hugs Sylvie xx

Heidi Williams said...

beautiful card thanks for joining us at P&P this month

KarenB said...

Oh I love this! Caught my eye straight away and drew me in :)

Barb Ghig said...

Beautiful Parisian theme...Love this card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at ATSM this week!

Hayley Kew said...

Monochromatic masterpiece! I sure miss that stamp set :) Thank you so much for taking the time out to share a little love with us gals at Addicted to Stamps and More...! Hope you will join us again next week!!!

Lena's Creations said...

Lovely card. Love the mono colours you used and the pretty papers.
Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Gals Corner. I hope to see you again soon. Good luck!
Hugs,
Lena - DT
Lena’s Creations

Sally H said...

stunningly beautiful and romantic! I love it! Gorgeous stamping too x

Bonnie said...

Great card Viv. I love the pretty ribbon and the twine you used to attach the gorgeous button! Thanks so much for participating in our Party Time Tuesday Anything Goes Challenge.I am now your newest follower and would love it if you visited my Make Time To Craft Blog and became a follower too.

Lori Thomas said...

Thank you so much for sharing with us at Party Time Tuesdays. Good Luck and come back and see us soon! Lori - on behalf of Party Time Tuesdays DT.

diane hasthorpe said...

A beautifully elegant card. I love the different layers and the added embellishments.. beautiful button! Thank you for sharing at Pixels and Paper. Cheers, Di

Abi said...

Definitely a use up the stash card Viv, well done! It's gorgeous & those papers look like they were meant to be together xx

Regina Chandler said...

Very stylish and elegant. Thanks for entering this month at Pixels and Paper