Sunday 16 October 2011

Fishin' In The Dark

Good Morning all!
I hope you're looking forward to a relaxing Sunday! I know I am!
It's time for the new challenge at The Crafty Pad!
This weeks sponsor is

They are offering the latest copy of the magazine which is the Christmas edition,
due out on Friday 28th October & a Goody Bag as the prize!

This week, the theme for challenge #143 at The Crafty Pad week is 
We want to see your monochromatic creations!
Here's the definition from an online dictionary

mon·o·chro·mat·ic  (mn-kr-mtk)
1. Having or appearing to have only one color.
2. Of or composed of radiation of only one wavelength: monochromatic light.
3. Done in monochrome: monochromatic prints and paintings.
4. Of or exhibiting monochromatism.

Here's my creation

The DT were given Debbie's wonderful Albert Snoozing image to work with!
He looks like a real happy chap snoozing away!
I was tempted to add a few z's but resisted! lol
Now when I looked at Albert I thought he has to be night fishing.
(Got me singing the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band song Fishin' in the dark in my head!)
That explains my colour choice! 
Well that & the fact that purple is my favourite colour! lol
The lay out was a sketch from last weeks challenge at Sketch Saturday
I knew the challenge would be closed by the time I blogged my card 
but I just loved the sketch!
I distressed all the layers & inked the edges with distress inks.
I used cored'inations cardstock for the majority of the layers, one of which I
 embossed using a Cuttlebug Bubbles embossing folder.
I pierced around each layer & added some faux stitching with a white gel pen.

So this is Albert Snoozing a little bit closer up!
I coloured him up with Promarkers & tried to make him look kind of grey,
like it was night time. I added a few stars in the night sky with a Sakura Clear Star pen.
You can just about make them out!

The Sentiment ticket is from The Crafty Pad too!

My fiinishing touches were a couple of buttons from my jar, one of which I threaded 
with bakers twine, tied a bow & then cut the loops.
I hope you like my little card & are inspired to join in the 
Monochromatic challenge at The Crafty Pad this week!
Hope to see you there!
Now, I'd like to enter this little card in a few challenges as listed below!
Just Some Lines Reminds me of a song (Fishin' in the dark- Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)
Sweet Stampin' Go Masculine
Creatalicious Challenge Distress Your Edges
Charisma Cardz In Stitches Real or Faux
Colour Create Challenge Lilac Grey & White
Southern Girls Slugs & Snails....... Masculine
Little Red Wagon Just The Ticket
My Mum's Craft Shop Song Inspired Fishin' in the Dark- Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Truly Scrumptious Distressing


  1. Hi Dawn, great masculine card. Love the monochrome style and the image is just brilliant. Thanks for joining in with us at Sweet Stampin'. Sarah

  2. Great card Dawn
    Thanks for joining us at MMCS
    Tracy x

  3. Oh, I wish I was that relaxed and happy! lol Great card and perfect for not just guys but anyone who loves fishing or snoozing. :-D Love the texture and stitching.

  4. He looks so comfy, napping along the shoreline. Great card by a sweet lady! huggies

  5. SO CUTE and I love those fabulous colors! GREAT card.

  6. Dawn, what a nice "guy" card! Thanks for playing with us at Just Some Lines this challenge.

    Love, Laura JSLDT

  7. HI Dawn, Love your card!! Thanks for wanting me as GDT for November at The Crafty Pad! I was very excited when Debbie emailed me!! Look forward to creating along side you!! HUgsxx

  8. Hi Dawn, your card is fabulous, love all the different textures and the stitching looks cool. Good luck :)

    Linda xxx

  9. Fab card, love that image. Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin this week. Wedgie xxx

  10. Love the image and how you worked it! TFS!!!

  11. very pretty
    thanks for playing along with Charisma this week

  12. Love this Dawn, great idea to use a night fishing theme! Hugs, Ali x

  13. Aw Dawn this really makes me smile! Isn't that image gorgeous! I love your card too, I also love this Sketch! and the distressed look is great! Just wanted to say thanks for taking the time to visit my blog and leave such a lovely much appreciated comment! Judy x

  14. What a lovely card, love the stitching on it x

  15. a lovely creation! thanks for joining in our Stitches challenge this week at Charisma! Gemma :)

  16. A fab card, fantastic distressing. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Truly Scrumptious this fortnight, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  17. Fabulous card - love the image and great to see these colours used for a masculine card! Thanks for joining us at Colour Create this time around, Juliexx

  18. Great card Dawn! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon :)

  19. Very cute! Thank you so much for joining our "Reminds Me of a Song" challenge at Just Some Lines!

  20. Hi Dawn, what a gorgeous card. I love the image and pretty papers. Thanks for joining us at charisma cardz this week. Hugs, Denise x

  21. Love it !!! Thanks for joining us this week at C4E. Liz


Thank you for taking the time & trouble to comment! I truly appreciate your feedback!
Dawn xx