Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Auction for Australian Flood Appeal - Monochrome

Up for Auction

What started out as a card ended up being too big, so it's now a scrapbook layout. I used my fund raising digital 'Rainy Days' as my focal point. The cute little digital is available from my store for only $1 and all money raised from the sale of it will be going to the Australian Flood Appeal. You can pick up the digital Here!

I am putting this layout up for auction on my facebook page and the highest bidder will win. So if you would like to own a little piece of my artwork and at the same time know that your winning bid will be going to the Australian Flood Appeal, you will need to check out my facebook page Here! Please help me, Help them by spreading the word with your family and friends.

Close Up of my Auction Layout for the Australian Flood Appeal

I was inspired by two wonderful challenges that are taking place at the moment to have a go at colouring in a monochrome style. With the amazing examples that their individual design team members shared I was able to get my head around what I was suppose to create. Thank goodness that most of the challenges that are out there have a team behind them that are willing to provide their creations and share the details on how they made it. I would be lost other wise. I was very eager to give this style a go and below is a list of my how I did it.

The reciepe:

  • The 'Rainy Days' digital is coloured with a selection of grey copics. C0, C2, C5, C7.
  • I created the matting behind the digital on the computer, using newpaper clippings about our January 2011 Flooding here in Brisbane and surrounding areas.
  • The journalling was also created and then printed out on the computer.
  • The background paper is by Kaisercraft from their Duchess Collection. Not that you can see much of the paper after I'd finished splattering it with watered down white acrylic paint. I also created circles with two different sized lids dipped in the same paint mix and stamped onto the paper.
  • The ribbon is another strip of the background paper.
  • Dimensional Magic is on the raindrops and little puddles.
  • Embellishments are silver photo corners and silver brads.
  • The little florish is a lazer cut design from Make it Crafty that I gave a quick coat of copic E29 Burnt Umber to so that it would match the backgroud colour.
  • The whole inside oversized card is then placed sideways onto a very funky piece of cardstock with gitter letters already on the paper. (sorry no idea who made this as it was in my stash)
  • I've entering my oversized card or scrap page into the following challenges:

    Pattie's Creations Design Challenge - #11 Color Challenge Plus
    Make it Colourful - #3 Vintage Photos (Monochrome)
    Stampin Sisters - #73 Vintage Style
    2 Sisters Blog Challenge - #23 Sketch
    Secret Crafter - #118 It's a Couple Thing


    1. What a great tribute to your fellow country's people! Having an auction on FB is a clever idea, and I hope you raise a ton of money for the people affected by the floods in Australia.
      Well Done!
      Thanks for playing in our challenge!
      ☺ Sandi
      DT Lead Team 1 for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
      and Pattie's shop
      Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

    2. Great page Vickie! Love the monochromatic colors. My hats off to you my friend for helping your country recover from devastation. I hope you get tons of money for your dedication and commitment. "Hugs" Carol

    3. Vickie, What a cute card! Love the image too, Thanks for joining us this week at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
      hugs ♥

    4. So sweet!

      Thanks for joining our "It's a couple thing" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

      Hugs Jane x
      SCSC DT

    5. this is fabulous.. thanks for playing along with Pattie's Creations.. hope to see you again next week too.

    6. Very pretty! I really like the colors and the how nice that it will be used to help others! Good luck! Thanks for joining us this week on Stampin Sisters in Christ!

    7. I love it that you have done something to help your country in your own way, using your awesome talents! Well done and I am sure you will be blessed for your efforts.

      I love what you have done with the colours - your card certainly is striking beautiful. Thanks for joining us on Pattie's Creations Design Challenge this week.
      PCDC DT 2 Lead

    8. I love your layout Vickie...and of course that fabulous image of yours. It's so wonderful that you are going to auction it off to help your fellow countrymen...what a wonderful thing to do.

      Hope that between your image and this layout you make some good money to help out.

      Hugs~ Char

    9. Oh wow! This is fab. And what a fantastic concept. Thank you for joining us at Patties Creations challenge this week.

    10. ohh wow Nana Vic this is simply amazing.
      Gorgeous work dear!

    11. ohh sorry I want te to say that the digis are very cute too.

    12. oh what a fabulous pair and a gorgeous creation, thank you for playing along with the SCSC this week
      Hugs Kate xx

    13. Wow such a fabulous card, and they are such a cute couple,
      thanks for sharing with us at Secret Crafter: 118: Its A Couple Thing,
      Good luck with the challenge,
      Hugs Bridget :) x.
      SCSC DT

    14. such a fabulous drawing. puts mine to shame - lol.

      amazing how that stimulus works isn't it! lol.

      hugs :)

    15. Amazing coloring and desing. Good luck with FB.
      Thanks for joining us again this week at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge. LindaS/DT

    16. Fab. Love the super sweet image.

      Thanks for joining us this week at the Secret Crafter. Good luck.

      Mel X

    17. Gorgeous card!
      Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
      Helen x

    18. ooh, this is pretty! i love how you've turned it into a whole themed page. the colouring is wonderful! we're glad you joined us at Make it Colourful this week! xo

    19. Oh this is superb! The monochrome look is brilliant love what you did with this. It's just so different!
      Your colouring is fabby I wish I was even half as good as you!xx


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    *Hugs* Nana Vic / Nightowl


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