Friday, 18 May 2012

Marvelous Monochrome

It's been soooooo long since I blogged, I am a bad blogger :(  I've been spending ages unmounting my wood mounted rubber stamps, and I have a ton of them.  So of course, I've been doing reorganising and that takes ages.  I managed to make a few simple cards last week and thought I should post em.

I've promised myself that I will use some older stamps, and some never used (!!!).  So this first one is one of my oldest from  psx ,'May all your dreams come true'  (hope they do ).  It is just white embossed on   DCWV La Creme stack.  I have put Rock Candy Distress Stickles on the flowers but you cant see in the pic.




Corners are cut, black satin ribbon tied, and then mounted onto some silver embossed card that I've had for at least 5 years!  So many papers and cards are too nice to use!!  The time came for the chop.  Newsprint card candy from Craftwork Cards in the corners and whole thing mounted onto white A5 size card.


Next one is a virgin stamp I must have had for an aeon, it's by Wordsworth and is a fab sentiment and so true. If you cant see it, it says, 'What lies before us and what lies behind us are tiny compared to what lies within us'  ooo very deep!    This is stamped and black embossed onto more of the stack from above.  It has velvet on the pattern and is very touchy feely.  All the layers are from the same stack and just edged with Black Soot Distress ink.  The swirl is from my stash of K&Co lovely stuff..  Its tied with a cream grosgrain ribbon and mounted onto a lovely dark cream card base.

I am going to get a decent camera soon!  Sorry about poor quality pics.  Still, thanks for looking and I hope you like them.

12 comments:

lindyloo said...

Two stunning cards always love balck and white looks so classy
linda x

Linda said...

These are beautiful! I love the sentiment on the first card.

Hugs
Linda xxx

GoonerGirl said...

Beautiful cards love monochrome. Chris xx

Abbie721 said...

Anne these are both stunning love them, what a lovely sentiment too xx

Joan said...

These are stunning cards and i love the setiments used on them

Joan x

Gwyneth said...

Love the monochrome look of both of these, but if I had to choose a favourite it would be the 1st one. It has a very crisp look.

annemarks said...

Thanks ladies for all your kind comments :)

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

These are both so beautiful and elegant, I love the black and white colour combos
Lindsay xx

Cathy A said...

Such beautiful elegant cards, I guess there is a lesson there for many of us, to use our old stamps from time to time!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Elegant and stunning! Wonderful use of the black and white color combination for two extremely divine cards!

Cathy A said...

Beautiful monochromatic designs, thanks for sharing

Kim x said...

Fabulous cards Anne, my all time favourite colour combo.
Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.
hugs Kimx