Tuesday, 11 August 2009


Oooooh - this was a real challenge for me as I love colour, but thought I would take the Dottie's World Monochromatic Challenge to the extreme, and use white, shades of grey, through to black. I love this Mikey digi. image (from Charmed Cards & Crafts) and thought he would be perfect for the colour scheme. I have used Copics in Cool Grey No. 1 and Cool Grey No. 3, a black and a grey watercolour pencil (without the water), a Black Sakura Glaze pen for the hair, and I just had to add a bit of flesh colour to his skin (wouldn't have looked very attractive in grey)! The spotty paper is from Doodlebug and the stamp is from HOTP.
Thank you for visiting my blog.
Hugs, Sylvia xxx


Nicole Bailey said...

oh I love it sylvia! The colors are so "cool"...perfect for Mickey. :o)
Thanks for playing with us this week at DW!

Hope Jacare said...

Great card Sylvia - fab colouring! I love Monochrome and the skin touch really adds to it! Cheers Claire x

Jo said...

Brilliant, I love B&W and Mikey is just gorgeous :o)

Cheryl said...

great card love this image and boy does he look stylish in black and white love cheryl xxx

** Irene ** said...

Hello Sylvia

Oh wow, this is gorgeous. I love the image and the colours are fantastic. I love Monochromatic, and you have done it perfectly.


Louly said...

Oh how perfect! You have created a masterpiece here. I love love love it.Thanks for playing x

Kate T said...

fantastic card, it works so very well !

Liz said...

brilliant I love this

Liz x

Gunn (Merete) said...

Oh my, this is such a great card. The image is so fantastic colored. I do LOVE this card. Thanks for joining us at DW this week.
Hugs Gunn :-D

Spyder said...

Oho I was going to say you've up dated your photo, look at you all glammmmurous!!Very nice pic and a very lovely card too!!!
(And I can't wait for the trip, even tho I hate flying, and will probably run off the plane (I've done that before!!)I have to pretend it's a coach...with wings


Gini said...

This card is absolutely stunning Sylvia!
Mickey is perfectly coloured and the skin tone is just the perfect lift for the card.
I love everything about it!
(You do like 'em missing a feature or two in the face department don't you!)
The curve, the fold, the straight lines and polka dots make a Fabulous card!

Liz said...

Silvia just wanted to say thanks for popping over and yes see you when I get back!May do one or two projects before next Friday depending on time!
liz x
Ps I just love that card and papers!

judith@poppy cottage said...

Thank you for your kind comments on my blog Sylvia, glad to see you're an Elusive Images fan too! Love this Mikey card, I have this image, he's great, you've coloured him so well, Judith x

Max said...

Just popped over to say thank you so much for your visit and kind comments.
Your card looks very stylish ... I always find black and white to be classy don't you?


Liza said...

Great male card and the image is perfect in black and white.

Liza x

Sheila said...

Hiya Sylvia, wowzers girl your Mikey monochromatic card is just Stunning!!!.
I just adore B&W cards they are just in a class all of their own, really elegant.
Thanks for joining us again on DW this week.
Sheila xx

Marcea said...

Wow, this is brilliant. Love the mono look of this card, well done !!!

Sarita said...

What a totally fab blokey card. I can't do men's cards to save my life.
Your colouring with copics is perfect, I still can't get the hang of them!
Love Sarita xx

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow this is stunning!
Such amazing colouring and I love your fabulous design and detail!
kim x

Wilma said...

hehehehehe hahahahahaah hohohohohoho -nothing to do with your card - that is fantastic- its the comment you left on my blog - hope your b*m is healing nicely LOL!!:)

Sue. said...

A stunning card well done to you.just dropped by to hav elook as blog hopping and love you xx

Neenie said...

Gorgeous card, Sylvia!! Love your colouring of the image (flawless, as ever), the fab layout and shape of card. Great attention to detail too - love the headphone cable extension. Seriously cool!x :D

Chris said...

Gorgeous card Sylvia, Mike looks wonderful monochromatic, it really suits him. Stunning design and I love the dotty paper. Chris x

Cheryl said...

this is just brilliant hun love that image and it looks great in monochrime love cheryl xxx

Rosette said...

This is just GORGEOUS Sylvia:)
So lovely for a teenage boy :))

Marge said...

WOW, amazing coloring. That's the way I'd love to be able to color one day, but not sure it will ever happen -- maybe IF I had enough Copics???
Thanks for your visit & sweet comment on my blog!

Elaine aka Quixotic said...

Fantastic card, Sylvia!

Nicola said...

Woweeeeeeee this is awesome Sylvia, just love what you have captured in this wee beauty.
Nicola -x-