Saturday, 4 February 2012

a clockwork heart can`t replace the real thing

Good evening all.i hope you are all well.the snow is coming down thick and fast now.hubby has got to work safe but says he might have to ski home.lol.
little/big man has been out in the snow, in his PJ`s!!!! he did put a starwars outfit over the top of his pj`s and then his coat, hat,scarf and odd gloves.heaven knows what the neighbours thought.hehe.
so on to my card which i am entering into the following challenges:
1.just inspirational challenge - week 14 - steampunk
2.poodles parlour challenge - anything goes
3.allsorts challenge - week 140 - free and easy

products used are:
pearl card
kaisercraft black and white timeless papers
tim holtz weathered clock die
make it crafty chippy cogs, painted with distress paint rock candy and then i rubbed metallic waxes over the top
tim holtz distress tool
crafts and me digi image - miss mirabelle
promarkers and flexmarkers

promarkers and flexmarkers used are:
cool grey 1,2,3,4,5
ice grey 1,2,3,4,5
warm grey 1,2,3,4,5
blue grey 1,2,3,4

and a sideways view.
thanks so much for popping by,means a lot :D
luv coops xxx

71 comments:

Julie said...

beautiful card, I love the image and the monochrome colouring.

susiestacey said...

Hi Coops, gorgeous card x Susan x

Viv's Visuals said...

Fab card Coops - colour scheme is awesome! No snow here but did get a wee bit wet earlier today in snow across in Manchester!

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Gorgeous card Nic ,yes snow here too
Hugs Dianne xx :)

sarah-Jane said...

Great card, I love the monochrome look. The snow has started coming down fast here, my daughter has great plans for sledging in the morning. I just hope she doesn't wake me up too early!
Sarah-Jane xx

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous mono and stunning image love the type set sentiment
Hugs Kate xx

Leighpea said...

Just stunning
Love Leigh

Ohneilly said...

Gorgeous card tonight. I love your colouring.
Hope you have fun in the snow,
Claire xx

Fiona said...

Gorgeous card Nic - your monochrome shading is fabulous.. x

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Awesome monochrome card Coops. Your coloring and shading is top-notch.

Marilyn said...

This is gorgeous and truly monochromatic! Adore it!

Jacq said...

Hi Coops,
Oooo I want thick snow LOL...all we've got here in Warrington is Freezing Rain...delightful...LOL.
Oh WOW This is Stunning!!! Love the beautiful image you've used, the dps, the monochrome scheme is so striking. Love the layout and the embellishments look fabulous. Coloured to absolute perfection as always. Thanks for joining us at Poodles Parlour and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
Hugs Jacq xxx

Sarah said...

Hi ya, what a fantastic card - the mono scheme really shows your perfect colouring at it's best.

Love the cogs and the sentiment is wonderful.

Had to smile at description little/big man - would love to have seen him!! My Emily went to bed just as it started snowing here - she is looking forward to making snow angels in the morning!

Sarah

Sue said...

Hi hun
wow stunning card, luv the mono tone look, awesome colouring, fab papers & embelies, only rain here, sue,x

Donna Mosley said...

Wow! this is so incredible Nic, love the black/white combo and your coloring is perfect. Love all the details, an amazing creation. Sounds like the little man had loadsa fun in the snow, bless him.

Donna x

Fleur said...

AMAZING ~ stunning colouring.
HUGZ Fleur xXx

Chrissy said...

I love this one Coops, fabulous...
really wonderful.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Paulagriff said...

ohh this is stunning, i love everything you've done! Paula :)) xx

Sandra said...

Stunning card and what an adorable image:) Sandra H

Mary J said...

OH coops, this is simply STUNNING! Love the mono!!

Karen said...

Love this card. Beautiful image coloured to perfection. Love those clock dies xx

Wendy said...

Stunning card Coops, love it.
Wendy xx

Crafty Chris said...

Stunning luv this design.
Chris x

Lou said...

Hi! this is really lovely Coops,love how you have coloured and such gorgeous detail.George loves the snow too had a job to get him in for a bath lol!!
Have fun,hugs Lou.xxx

Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

A stunning card Nic - love the image and your colouring is amazing.

Hugs Sarahxx

Sue said...

Wow! this is stunning Coops! The image is gorgeous and I love your colouring. The whole steampunk theme works so well here with the monochromatic papers. I really love it!! :-)
Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Big Hugs!
Sue xx

Elaine Stark said...

Love the monochrome and the distressing. Elaine

*Jellie* said...

Great ideas and it looks stunning. I love the embellies you've made.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Fabulous card Coop's I like the monochrome,the cogs and all the distressing.
Kevin xx

Deb said...

wow, this is amazing hun, fabulous colouring too!
Have a great weekend, Debxx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

This is just stunningly beautiful Coops, I love the image and the way that you have coloured her in shades of grey, the sentiment and the papers are fab too.
Also your description of your little man sounds so much like my nephew it made me smile.

Lindsay xx

Little K Smith said...

Oh a fabulous card Coops, a gorgeous image and I just love how you colour in shades of grey! Love the embellies too! Kelly.x

Sarah said...

Wow, stunning card Coops, love the cogs and colour scheme xxx

Linda said...

WOWZER!! I absolutely love this one.. everything about it is just perfect!! Very lovley work!!
Hugs, Linda

catherine said...

This is a fantastic card and the colour is fab. The snow has got us now up here in North Yorks and laid quite a bit. Have a nice weekend
catherine

coldwaters2 said...

Wowzer Nic this is one awesome creation, wow, your colouring is amazing that image and the design is so beautiful, stupendous work.
hugs
Lorraine x

Maria said...

just stunning !!!
hugs,

Maria B.

Crafty Daffy said...

Looking at the previous comments, I could not possibly come up with a different word to describe your project, so I will have to say what many others did... it is stunning. The monochrome scheme is so effective and the image is divine! Thank you for sharing it with us at Just Inspirational Challenges. xx Denise

Creations by Shirl said...

love the mono and great colouring Coops...

June Nelson said...

its stunning me daring I love the way you do monochrome xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Kathleen said...

Wow...stunning card. Love it.
Kathleen x

Debs said...

Hi Coops
Stunning card - your colouring is awesome!
Thanks for playing 'Free & Easy' with us at Allsorts this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Christine L said...

Morning Nic..

STUNNING - No other words for it!

Don't forget, we want piccies of any snowmen you build with your little man today!

Hugs
Christine x

Jackie said...

Stunning card coops. Don't the kids know how to enjoy themselves in the snow, who cares what they are wearing as long as they are warm and happy :o)
Jackie xx

Julie said...

Hi Coops,sorry,long time no see but I've had to curb my computer use with the eye trouble! However do you achieve this beautiful colouring? It must take you ages,stunning! Stay warm my friend,( I intend to) xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Llove steampunk and this fab, still girly too.

Shazza said...

just fabulous!!!!!!!

Sheila said...

Wow this is stunning Nic. Thanks fro tip about SC - hadn't even seen the news :( so hugs for that hun! Loving the snow here today - cats been out all morning playing ha ha! Sheila:)X

Janette said...

Hi Nic, Oh I am trying so hard not to be jealous of all this snow you all seem to be getting, we just have ice hanging from everywhere but no white stuff...the kids are going mad...lol....

A fabulous card, love the sentiment and colour combo, looks brilliant...enjoy your day hun.xxxx

Mad Moose said...

Stunning, I envy your ability to produce stunning monochrome cards

Nicola said...

Incredible work Coops, love your distressing, the clock and cog pieces and that beautiful image, coloured perfectly!
Hugs Nicola xxx

Netty said...

Terrific composition Coops, its a fab card my friend, x

Christina said...

This is really beautiful Coops!!
Hugs Kristel

Sally said...

A stunning card Nic! I love the monochrome look & the fab papers. The clock is perfect.
Sally x

Lou Mac said...

Coops, I always chuckle when I read your posts!! Never mind what the neighbours thought, as long as he had fun. What kid doesn't love snow?! Heehee!!

Gorgeous card. L-O-V-E your monochrome colouring skills!! That sentiment is pretty neat too!

Really awesome work Coops. Mwah. xo

Cazza said...

This is beautiful Coops!
Hugs,
Cazza
xxx

tilly said...

beautiful papers and image, they all fit so well together, stay warm
Tilly

Scrapaddict said...

Absolutely amazing! Stay safe in the snow. Thanks for playing Just Inspirational Challenge and good luck!

cebelica said...

Hun, your card is truly amazing! I love the shades of grey - fab coloring. And great choice of paper. This one is a winner for me. Gorgeous! Hugs! xx

Delphine said...

WOW, this is gorgeous, Nic! I love that image and you have coloured it beautifully! Love the black and white and those chippies of course:-)! Hugs Delphine xx
PS: I have checked out the magazine, WOW congratulations on being published online, your cards are gorgeous!!!

cardmaking bird said...

Wow!! Amazing mono colouring as always Nic!! Hugs, Marie xx

Vanessa (aka V'ness, Nessa, oldschool) said...

WOWWOWWOW!!!

Caroline said...

Wow, fab steampunk card, love your layout and monochrome colouring. Thanks for joining us at Just Inspirational this week

Caroline xx

melsanford said...

Gorgeous card! love the monochrome :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Sue said...

Fabulous card Nic.
Sue x

Pam said...

Another beautiful creation Nic, I love how even though there is no colour (apart from greys) that the image still catches your eye.

Worny said...

Wow fab card love everything, thanks for joining in at just inspirational challenge blog
Dawn

xxxtglxxx said...

This is beautiful Nic :) Love the image, and it looks fab in sepia/monochrome colours. Fab details and sentiment!

hugs

xxalisonxx

Elke said...

What a stunning card. Thanks for joining us over at 'The Poodles Parlour'. Best of luck.

Elke XX

jules said...

wow how fab is this!!!

Rach83 said...

What an inspiring make, Coops. I love how you have only coloured the image using different greys. Very stylish and the papers and embellishments just make it so cool.

Rachel x