Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Make My Monday Challenge #37...

Hi! The Make My Monday challenge is back after a break. We are all fresh after our break and raring to go. The theme for this challenge is 'A Winter's Walk'. 

I went for a very monochromatic card, inspired by the current Fusion Challenge.

I started with a piece of watercolor paper that I had colored with some grey Camlin Photo ink with the smooshing technique. I flicked some silver acrylic paint on it. I trimmed the panel and mounted it on the grey card base with foam tape. The snowflakes dies are by Nagashri Arts and I am totally in love with them! I cut them out of white card stock. The sentiment is from a stamp set by Some Odd Girl. I stamped it with Versamark ink on a scrap of red paper and then heat embossed with Ranger's Silver EP. I added a strip of glittery silver paper under the sentiment for some emphasis.

I hope you like my card and are inspired to create something beautiful. Please also visit the teamies at the Make My Monday Challenge blog for some fabulous inspiration!

Entering my card in the following challenges:

Fusion Card Challenge:
I used both the sketch and the graphic. I added the sentiment the red paper inspired by the teapot and mugs in the graphic.

Less is More #310 - Ombre

Timeout Challenges #74 - Winter

CAS Mix Up January Challenge
I used Camlin photo inks for the grey background with the smooshing technique. The sentiment is stamped and I added die cuts.

CAS Watercolour January Challenge



  1. Loving the limited colour palate here and fabulous use of ombre in those grey tones. It creates a real wintery feel and thanks for playing along with us at Less is More this week. Sarah x

  2. wow, teamie! this is so stylish!

    hugs and kisses from Germany
    silvi xoxo

  3. What a classy card, Nancini! I love the gray background and those beautiful white snowflakes! And the bit of red and silver is a wonderful touch! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up and CAS Watercolour!

  4. LOVE the look of your dark stormy night Nandini! The silver splatter and beautiful die-cut snowflakes are so pretty over the shades of gray watercoloured background. Love the touch of red with the banner and the glitter strip underneath ... very creative way to bring emphasis to the sentiment banner. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up and CAS Watercolour!

  5. Marvelous snowfall creation! Love the very neutral approach with grays.

  6. This is stunning! I so love your use of the gray hues, and that little pops of red and silver are so wonderful. Thanks so much for taking TIME OUT to join us in our Winter Challenge!

  7. OMG Nandini, your monochromatic black, grey and white tones with just a bit of red really make for a gorgeous snowflake and watercoloured Winter card. TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up and CAS Watercolour. Perfect for both challenges. Hugs...

  8. How clever to use the smooshing technique to get the ombré effect Nandini. I love the monochrome and how dramatic it looks. A super card.
    Thanks so much for joining us at Less is More
    Sharon xx

  9. Love the sophisticated look of the monochrome greys! A gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us CAS Mix Up.

  10. Your watercolored background looks fabulous with the gray and silver! Wonderful use of the challenge graphic - the red sentiment really pops! Thanks so much for joining us at Fusion.

  11. Nandini your this card is so beautiful!
    But I won't be outside in this blizzard (it looks awesome realistic). ;-)

    Greetings from Wiebke (KomMa-designed)

  12. What a stunningly beautiful card, Nandini! Thanks for joining us in celebrating Fusion's 3rd anniversary!

  13. pretty card...I like the drama that the bl cs adds to the design...
    Thanks so much for playing along with the CAS Watercolour Challenge!

  14. A lovely watercolored background, crisp snowflakes and the perfect snippet of sparkle..... a beautiful addition to the Fusion gallery!

  15. This is an amazing card. That background is so atmospheric. It looks like a snowstorm on a dark winter night. Sian.