Friday, January 10, 2014

Fussy and Fancy Challenge #105-Monochromatic

Good Friday Morning!!

Hope everyone is fairing okay with all of this tumultuous weather that we are experiencing!! In Southern Ontario we have had quite a bit of snow, frigid weather, high winds and hey guess what...on the weekend above normal temps and...yes RAIN!!  But with all that said we are much more fortunate than many who are experiencing the flooding, excessive snow and severe freezing temps!!

But enough about weather...I'm here to tell you that today starts the first Fussy and Fancy Challenge of 2014!!!   Challenge #105 is...Monochromatic!  Our sponsor for this challenge is Crafty Sentiments!

So I chose to use a Crafty Sentiments digi called "Harriet and Ragga"...she's a little cutie!!

Here is what I came up with...

I created a "window" by cutting out the center using Spellbinders Grand Calibur Ovals and  framing it with Spellbinders Grand Calibur Decorative Ovals One...
please click on the first picture for a slideshow... 

and this is little Miss Harriet (I added eyelashes with a black Zig pen) with her pal Ragga...I added a touch of Frantage on the oval matt and to the chain connecting the two sentiments...
and some more Frantage to a metal butterfly...
and a magnifying glass and small flowers...

And that is that for my contribution to this Fussy and Fancy Challenge're in for a real treat when you check out my teammate's works of art !!  Hop on over to our Challenge Blog and join in the fun...we would LOVE to see what you create!!!

Materials Used:
Stamp-Crafty Sentiments "Harriet and Ragga"
Sentiment stamps-LOTV Set #58 Pretty Grungy-Good Times
DP-Maja Designs Vintage Spring Basics 6X6 pads-Live and Love Crafts
Flowers-Wild Orchid Crafts 
Frantage Shabby white and Shabby Taupe-Live and Love Crafts
Metal butterfly-Ribbon Girl
Metal chain and Magnifying glass-Tim Holtz
Ribbon and pearls from my stash

Thank you for taking time to stop by...your visits and comments are very much appreciated!!


  1. Good Morning Beth...I hope you are feeling much better!!!!!
    I love the browns that you used on your card... those eyelashes are perfectly done, I will have to get you to show me your trick to perfect lashes. I think the chain connecting the two sentiments is such a nice idea. LOVE the butterfly. Your colouring with the rusts is just so crisp and so vibrant.... LOVE it! Beautiful card as always!!!!!!!

  2. Another little beauty from you, Beth ...I'm beginning to recognise your style now and I love it. Love frontage so much ever since I saw Fran from stampendous demo it over here in UK on our Craft tv channel.xx annie

  3. Just found your blog Beth, and I am now a follower...I love your card and think that it is brilliant inspiration for our crafters...have a good weekend...Jo. X

  4. Hi Beth, What a stunning card, The image is fabulous you have coloured her beautifully...great use of the have done a fantastic job on the eyelashes....Love it!!! Hugs May x x x

  5. Hi Beth, I love your card. I don't think I've seen that combinations of brown and they are stunning. I really love that you took the time to put eyelashes on lovely. Your colouring as usual is perfect...Dianne

  6. What a cutie, love that butterfly and the Frantage, so sweet
    Hugs Julie P

  7. Hi Beth! I do hope that your feeling better! You have to love this crazy weather and what it does to us! I woke up with a nasty head cold this morning!
    Your card is OUTSTANDING! How very special that you made a gate fold card! And those eye lashes!! Wow! They are beautiful and brilliant! I love the special chain connecting the sentiments inside your card! What a nice surprise! And we should call you the frontage queen!!
    I hope that you have a wonderful weekend!
    Big Warm Hugs, Sheryl

  8. Hi Beth, she is surely a cutie. Love how you colored her and all your
    wonderful details on this card.


  9. Hi Beth...taking time to visit while waiting for my flight back home:). Went to visit my daughter in Alabama, she is getting married this summer and we found a dress!!! Yeah successful trip:). Now back to Wisconsin and winter storms!!! Love your creative!!

  10. How did I miss this one Beth! Love your colour scheme and I spy that lovely Frantage too! Judy x