Saturday, January 22, 2011

Retro. Not particularly cute.

This Saturday I am participating in Make It Colourful Challenge a very first time. We have different themes every time and the whole point is that your project needs to incorporate your colouring! It doesn't matter what medium you are using (Copics, pencils, watercolours etc) as long as you follow the theme and link to a new card.

The theme is Vintage Photo - Monochrome, Black/White, Sepia this time.

Here's to my snarky side!


I am using the 40's Apron Ad from A Day From Daisies and the background is The Kitchen Wall from Make it Crafty. The background paper is created with a retired set from Kim Hughes called Little Gal.
The flower was created from a torn strip of muslin. I also ran a running stitch around the card to give it a bit of definition.
Copics used:
N9/7/5/3/1/0, 0

Challenges:
Alphabet Challenge - “L" is for "Ladies"; include a lady on your project
Daring Cardmakers - make a card for yourself
Stamp Insanity - use your favourite colour and go monochrome (neutral grey is a range I use on almost ALL my copic coloured images!)
Crafts and Me (2 weeks) - monochrome
Craft Your Passion - Button up
Crazy Challenge (2 entries) - Buttons



Thanks for looking and happy crafting!
Hugs


44 comments:

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

I LOVE this Annika! The sentiment is hysterical and perfect! A little different card from your normal, but very good! Monochromatic can be tricky, but you did if beautifully! Love the ribbon and the flower too!

Faye said...

This is awesome. I've been playing with colouring in black and white and it's not a patch on this. My sepia atempt will go up next week. Anyway, have a fab weekend. xxx

Angela said...

I love your sense of humor Annika - awesome sentiment! You are brilliant at coloring in black and white. This is gorgeous! hugs, Angela

Renkata said...

Annika this is very cool card.
Amazing image just so right for the challenge.

Cec said...

Wow is this ever stunning and your colouring is fantastic as always. You get the shading so right and your embellishments are fabulous. I am in awe of you.
Hugs!
Cec

Sheila said...

Love your humour Annika, this is stunning!, fantastic colouring as always.
Hugs
Sheila xx

Tracy V. said...

Did you really say "Not particularly cute"....Omg...it's STUNNING...just awesome. The sentiment is hilarious. I love it all! Great job!
Tracy Valure

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow!! This is very cool!! Love the bnw concept with that flower!! Awesome girl!! TFS!HUGS

Cheryl said...

First off, I love the sentiment! It made me giggle.

Secondly, HOLY COW! I can't believe you colored it. Fantastic, perfect, amazing, and a zillion other adjectives.

Great job girl!

Netty said...

Huge congratulations on this Annika its so very different from your norm and I love it. Have a great weekend. Annette x

Jane Wetzel said...

hi Annika-sending u big hugs- I HAD to pop in and tell u that this is sooooooo incredibly funny! LOVE this side of you!! ha ha! tfs! AND your coloring as ALWAYS IS JUST AWESOME.....

Tracy said...

I'm lovin' the Make It Colourful challenge but i just don't know if I'm ready to take this one on. Monochromatic is NOT one of my strong suits, but you nailed this one. Great combination of images and the "snark" is fun! :-)

Sue said...

Beautiful monochromatic card Annika! I have never tried one but this is stunning! The image is perfect for mono and I love the sentiment!
hugs...sue

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

LOLOLOLOL!!!! Just love it hun!! That sentiment is just fantastic!!
hugs shell xx

Wendy said...

I wouldn't say not cute, just more wicked!!! Amazing girlfriend!

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Hi Annika, what can you say about this card only that it is so different and totally unique. Love it!
Hugs
Tamara

Frea said...

Hihihi, that's funny! It sure is different fronm your usual style but I like it!! Hugs, Frea

Heidi said...

I love it!
Funny sentiment:) Your colouring is fantastic as always.
Hugs, Heidi:)

Archies Mum said...

I am loving the black and white look to your card. I have seen a few recently on this theme, they look so different.

TeenaBugg38 said...

LOLOLOLOL!!! I totally have to disagree with you....this is not only hilarious but it IS cute!!! I'd love to have this as a sign hanging in my laundry area.....LOL. Great job!!!

chris said...

You are so clever Annika, always so inspiring, brilliant as ever. hugs chris xx

Di said...

Awesome Annika i think you have done this brilliantly! The sentiment really made me smile!
Fab!
Hugs di xxxx

Viv said...

Hehehehe! That's my kind of laundry! But she looks like the perfect housewife!
Love this card Annika,and the muslin flower is gorgeous !!!

PS Hugs to you Hun, hope you're doing OK.....

Dorcas said...

ROFL!!! I love it! SO funny. The color scheme is unusual for a colorist like yourself but you did it wonderfully. Great card!

FitterTwit said...

OMGosh... this is freakin HYSTERICAL!!! I LOVE IT!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Seriously, you have the best imagination Annika! This is cute and funny - wonderfully designed and executed! You always display such a amazing range of creativity. Love your snarky side!

Hugs,
Linda

* Shaz * said...

Great card thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge this week.

Tracey said...

Stunning card in black & white Annika, really gives it the vintage feel :o)

Hugs
Tracey
xx

Lau W said...

So amazing card, love it very much ! oh the flower is so nice ! Love this vintage style !
(I send you an e-mail Annika :-))
xxx

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Hi Annika, thanks for joining in at Alphabet challenge. This is the sort of card that sticks in your memory, brilliant work.

Hugs
Tamara

mycardz said...

Hi Annika! Wow, you've done such a fantastic job on this technique, my favorite with Copics! Love that sentiment, how perfect! hugz, Mary

Lynda said...

I totally love this card - what a great image and the sentiment says it all lol. Thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

Lynda xxx

Helen Ann said...

Love this, the sentiment is perfect, love the monochrome too

Thank you for joining in the fun at Alphabet Challenge Blog

Hel xox

Netty said...

Amazing card! I love the button detail!
Thank you for joining us at The Crazy Challenge this week!

♥ Lydia ♥ said...

Fantastic card Annika...just loving your colouring (as always it's stunning) and that sentiment is just wicked!! Lol
Hugs to you xxx

Lorraine said...

Beautiful black & white card! Love the coloring and those sentiments, LOL!

Carisa said...

wow, girl, this is awesome! i'm blown away - it looks like you just turned it into b&w with your photo editing software! LOL i also love your snarky side. great humourous sent!!

Linda Carson said...

LOL! This card is a hoot! Gorgeous artwork....just gorgeous!

Zoe said...

Wow you aced this challenge. The light and dark areas are all so perfectly defined. But you had me in hysterics when I read your sentiment. I am surprised Hallmark haven't approached you yet... hmm maybe I should? teehee Big hugs hun xxoo

Kathy said...

What a fab card Annika. I hope you enjoyed making something special Just for Yourself with The Daring Cardmakers this week

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

ha ha ha....this totally cracked me up! Love the sentiment, and love your monochromatic coloring! WOW!

Chris said...

this just cracked me up. I know exactly how this woman feels.

asia wu said...

Wow, what a great card! Thank you for joining Daring Cardmakers challege this week and my sympathy to you and your family.

Vicky said...

This is an awesome card I soooo love the image its fabulous.
Thank you for joining us girlies at Crafts & Me, good luck.

Hugs Vicky xx

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