Sunday 28 March 2021

Thinking of you in black and white

Hello, crafting friends!

Something very simple from me today - one layer and black and white. You can't get more pared back than that can you!

I've been using more of my new Uniko goodies! This stamp set is Happy Succulents and it's been on my wish list for a long time!

I stamped the largest image directly onto a card base in black ink and gave some of the leaves stripes with a black fineliner. I used my Posca white acrylic paint pen to colour the large flower and other details.

That gorgeous sentiment is from Beautiful Branches by Concorde & 9th. When I stamped it, I left room for a little bud and leaf which I coloured as I did the main image. Finally I added a doodled frame with my fineliner and called the card done!

I'm playing along with Color Hues where the current challenge is Black and White. I've not used this stamp set before so I'll also share at NBUS (Never Before Used Schtuff)

Excitement mounts here as the weather forecast is predicting temperatures more commonly seen in the summer months for the next three days. Eva and I will be in the garden pretending to be on holiday!

Sending hugs,


  1. What a beautiful new stamp set---and you chose a wonderful design to highlight it! It's a perfect entry for the Color Hues Challenge---thanks for joining us!

  2. Your monochromatic card is exquisite,love the stamp

  3. Oh goody . . . I’ll bring a picnic and join you and Eva in the garden!!!

    I love this card and the succulent set is a fave of mine. Like the stripy leaves and doodled border too. Xxx

  4. Oh Vicky this is lovely! One of my favorite Uniko stamps too !
    Thanks for joining us at Color Hues ♥

  5. Beautiful monochrome card, Vicky xoxo

  6. Vicky, First of all great photo with the pop of green! Next, I love the the little bud and leaf in the corner to balance the eye. This is such a pretty CAS card! Always love seeing you with us at Color Hues. Have a wonderful week!

  7. OH! I love the B&W elegance of this card Vicky.
    You'll be lucky with the weather, I think we are promised just 17C still at least it's going to be sunny and I think I'll do the same as you and holiday in the garden :)
    Faith x

  8. Stunning monochrome, love the stamp.
    Hugs Buffy xx

  9. Beautiful showcase of this Uniko image, which is one of my favourites, too! The framing adds such impact! Love this! Thank you for joining us at Colour Hues!

  10. It may be pared back, Vicky, but it sure is a classy card!

  11. It may be only black and white, but those blooms are lovely and frame the sentiment perfectly. Hope you made the most of your picnic time - today has been absolutely freezing!!


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