Shades Of Grey (….And Black, White And Red!)

Aha!! Thought that might get your attention!!  😉

I’ve got some really exciting news to share…a new collection of adorable images is being released today over at Kitty Bee Designs!!  And to celebrate we’re having a blog hop!  If you’ve been following the hop, you will have arrived here from Theresa’s blog (The Scrapbooking Queen) – if you’ve stumbled upon it by accident, the full list is below.  Now I know you’ll want to make sure you get along to each and every team member’s posts to leave a comment as one lucky person will win a digi of their choice from the new release…. I’ll point you in the right direction in a moment!

There are 12 new digis in the release; my card for this hop features Heart Strings Raccoon – between you and me, I’ll confess that he tugged at my heart strings as soon as I laid eyes on him!!  As I’m sure you’ll know, raccoons are black, grey and white, so I chose to keep to a very monochrome colour scheme for the whole card, just accenting with red hearts!

kitty bee blog hop 31 jan 14 full angled 2

The image was coloured with Pro-Markers, mainly keping to the Cool Greys.  The hearts were coloured in Carmine, Berry Red and Ruby, with Sakura Jelly Roll for the highlights and Glossy Accents to give them a lovely sheen.  The papers are from the Dovecraft Back To Basics Monochrome stack – I’ve had my eye on this paper stack for a while (along with the ribbons and polka dot buttons!), so I took full advantage of my monochrome plan!

kitty bee blog hop 31 jan 14 flat

Along the edges of the two banners strips, you can see some silver stitching – after seeing Mirella’s amazing hand stitched borders, I was inspired to give it a go!  In the past, my stitching has always been a bit (read: a lot!) shaky, so this time I pierced the holes in the paper first, to give myself a pattern to follow, and then filled in the stitches with some metallic embroidery thread that I usually use for hanging decorations on my Christmas tree!  Have to admit, I’m pretty pleased with it!  The stitches are relatively straight, neat and even – although I won’t be offering to let anyone look at the reverse side, as it’s a totally different story!

I based this card around the current sketch over at From The Heart Sketches, as it was too sweet a chance to pass up!fhs Sketch051

Anyway, I’m sure you’ve read enough here! Please don’t forget to leave a comment if you want to be in with a chance to win an adorable new digi! And then carry on your journey, your next stop is Niki – Stampn’HI!  I’ve popped the full list here too, just in case you’ve missed anyone:

Kitty Bee Designs Blog

Shirl – Creations by Shirl

Larissa – Muffins and Lace

Katie – Katie’s Crafts

Leanne – Finding My Groove

Taniaj – ManxMade

Julie – I Made A Card

kel – Scraps & photoGRAFFS

Theresa – The Scrapbooking Queen

Victoria – Very Belle Makes

Niki – Stampn’HI

Zella – Joyful Expressions

Kitty Bee Designs Blog

Hope you love the new collection as much as we do!  Make sure you take a look at all the adorable stamps just waiting for you over at Kitty Bee!

I’d like to enter this card into the following challenges:

From The Heart Stamps – Sketch 51 (see above)

Penny’s Paper Crafty – Spots and Dots

Inky Impressions – Monochrome

I Love Promarkers – Love Is In The Air

Just Hanna Stamps – Hearts

MilkCoffee – Valentines

Cute Card Thursday – Something New (I’ve used a new stamp and tried a new technique: hand stitching)

Fantastic Tuesdays – Sweet or Cute

Craft Your Passion – Spots and Stripes

Digi Galore Stamps – Monochrome

Pile It On – Animal

Challenges and Candies – Monochrome

Bunny Zoe’s Craft – Stitching

Thanks for stopping by x


49 thoughts on “Shades Of Grey (….And Black, White And Red!)

  1. Pingback: KBD’s 1st Blog Hop!! « Scraps & photoGRAFFS

  2. Great card! I love the dimension and layers…the side part that waves….the stitching….and of course – a perfectly colored image along with those cute little hearts – makes the perfect card! 🙂

  3. This is gorgeous Tor – I love the little Raccoon. Never heard of Kitty Bee, but will certainly check out the blog hop as these designs are fab! love the monochrome too! x Rachael x

  4. Adorable Design, thank you so much for joining us over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday, we would love you to come and join us again next week for another fun challenge….
    Suzy B ~ Owner ~ Fan-Tastic Tuesaday

  5. A super cute image, beautifully coloured. Love black & white with a pop of red, it always looks so elegant. The stitching on the background panels and those pretty resin hearts are a fabulous touch.
    Thank you for joining us at the MilkCoffee Challenge. Jane xx

  6. ‘Shades of Grey’ and how it makes the Red Pop out of this card…Love it! All the added detailing, like your stitching, makes this a great Card. ‘Love-Made’ cards are the best cards to receive.

  7. ❤ this is super sweet Victoria! The color scheme with the accents of red and sparkle are perfect! The hand stitching is also very nice, looks great!

  8. really love this card!! thanks for joining us at pile it on! Hope to see you back there this week for a new challenge – Add ribbon!
    Kimberly DT

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