Tuesday 24 July 2012

Umbrella card

Evening all :)

I hope you're having better weather than here, it's so grey and misty :( Fingers crossed the sun that's forecasted for the weekend actually comes :)

I saw the challenge over at Saturated Canary of black and white and one other colour, and I decided to have a go at it. I only have three grey markers, so didn't think it'd actually work that well, but I'm actually kind of happy with the result! I've seen people make fab B+W cards, but never thought I'd be able to do anything like it, but it's something I might try again maybe :)

I made this to give to a friend who's been going through a hard time lately, and even though neither of us are fans of Rhianna, some of the lyrics to her song Umbrella are going inside this card, they fit it PERFECTLY:

When the sun shines, we’ll shine together
I told you, I’ll be here forever;
I said I’ll always be your friend,
I’m gonna stick it out til the end.
Now that it’s raining more than ever -
Know that we’ll still have each other
You can stand under my umbrella...

The image is from Saturated Canary, I really like her wonderful images! I need to get me some more, they're great for quirky girly cards :) the ribbon is from Joanna Sheen, the swirl is a Marianne die, the papers are from a Papermania pack, the sentiment is LOTV, the gorgeous little umbrella charm is from Ribbon Girl and the flowers and gems are from Wild Orchid Crafts. 

A closeup of the image, which I coloured with Promarkers, I put Glossy Accents on the raindrops, wellies and umbrella and Stickles on her sash and petticoat and around the edge too.

A closeup of the flowers, I love the effect of black and white with a pop of colour, I didn't think I'd be able to do it at all!

A closeup of the ribbon and charm, I just LOVE these little charms :)

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - Two or More Dies (Circle, Scalloped Circle, Marianne Swirl)

Thanks for looking and nighty night :)
Tags xx


  1. Very beautiful card and just a pop of the blue color - quite elegant. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge.

  2. A beautiful card Tanya. You've coloured her wonderfully and I love the little blue drops of rain! Thanks for joining us this week at Craft Your Passion. Hugs, Louise G

  3. Wow hunny, super job! Brilliant work on colouring the image so perfectly, and I love the splash of bright blue - this really is a stunner. Hugs Sxx

  4. Gorgeous card Tanya you've done a fabulous job. The image is coloured beautifully and the layout is fantastic. Caroline xxx

  5. Gorgeous card Tanya. You've done a fab job colouring her up. Love the umbrella too.
    Lorraine x

  6. fantastic effect Tanya! love that pop of colour, looks fab!
    Kim x

  7. This is gorgeous Tanya... love the image and fab

  8. Gorgeous card Tag's, I like the image the colours and the swirls.
    Kevin xx

  9. fab card, love the B/W with touch of blue
    thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week

  10. Fab card Tags - love your colouring. Great layout too.
    Wedgie xxx

  11. Tanya this is gorgeous, love the image and layout on your card. Thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week and good luck xx

  12. Gorgeous card Tanya, fab image and colours.
    Wendy xx

  13. A stunning card, your adorable SC image and your monochrome with the splash of colour looka awesome!!!

    Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp challenge

  14. Hiyah Tags!! oh hun this card is just delicious hun, those pops of blue look amazing and I know what you mean about charms!!! I have pots of them and love them sooo much!!
    thank you so much for popping in and sharing it with us over on the saturated canary challenge blog
    hugs Lou xx

  15. A fab take on the sketch chick - and what lovely monochrome colours you used. Love your card :) Thank you for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge, hugs, Dawny x

  16. the Images is so cute and you coloring her so lovely...great touch of blue too....ADORABLE card...good luck with the challenge :)

    I am also joining the Craft your passion challenges, my card is Nr. 30, would you mind to see it on my blog and would be so glad if you like to leave me some love :), many thanks before...hugs, Monika

  17. Hey Girl!
    I am LOVING the simplicity of the black and white image - she looks amazing with the glossy accents too! WOW! : )

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  18. It's fabulous, love the colour scheme!
    Helen x

  19. Love your use of blue as an accent! Thanks for playing at Saturated canary hugs rebekah xx

  20. Wow, this is fab, thanks so much for joining us at Saturated Canary.


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