Sunday, 15 December 2013

BAH HUMBUG - OSAAT challenge #194

It's our last challenge till next year at OSAAT and to finish of the year of 2013..... 

My image this week was.... Bah Humbug.

I wanted to stick to a monochrome colour palette with this image so chose a black/white/grey theme.

I used my new but-getting-a-lot-of-wear-out-of-them watercolour pencils to colour in the image.

I cut round the image using my EK Success Circle Scissor Pro (Love this tool!) And then using two different black and white pattern card, cut out expanding circles to create layers. 

I cut a background piece of white paper, tore and crinkle around the edges and inked it. 
Then layered it on to the same patterned card.

I tied a knot using silver wired mesh ribbon and black satin ribbon together. 

I used my Dymo to emboss the words 'Bah Humbug'.

I loved using this image as it was so different than the cutesy, traditional, father Christmas image you usually see.

All in all, a perfect finish to 2013's OSAAT creations.

* Watercolour Pencils
* Patterned paper
* Distress Ink - Pumice Stone
* Ribbon
* Dymo embossing machine

This weeks challenge is sponsored by StitchyBear Digi Outlet will run up to 11th January 2014 10pm GMT (that's 5 whole weeks) so you have plenty of time to get cracking with your creations.

The winner of the challenge get all the images the DT used for challenge #192.
Have a look on the blog for some fabulous inspiration by the Design Team here.

Thanks for popping by and I hope to see you in the new year over at OSAAT. Please feel free to leave me a comment. Lis xxx

I would like to enter this creation in to the following challenges:

Digi Galore - anything goes
Crafty Hands - seasons greetings/winter theme
Challenges 4 Everybody - anything goes
Come and get it challenges - Christmas challenge
Dream Valley Challenges - Christmas
Here Come The Boys - anything goes for the boys


  1. Like the monochrome b&w look to your whimsy Santa card. Neat idea to use the Dymo to match the b&w colors. I had a Dymo but not sure if I still do & not thought about it. Will go looking for mine.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

    1. Thanks Melissa. I love my Dymo hope you find yours

  2. You've given so much interest to this card in the different techniques, patterns and depth that the monochromatic colour palette is perfect Lisa. I particularly like the framing of Santa. Love Ingrid xx

  3. Fabulous monochromatic card Lisa, very unusual and has worked brilliantly. May just have to put the EK Success Circle Scissor Pro on my shopping list, looks really handy for making a variety of sized circles. Hugs Jane xxxxx

    1. Thank you for the comments. It's a fab tool Jane!

  4. Love the monochromatic look on old Santa Claus! The bah humbug cracked me up.


    Your Sister OSAAT DT

  5. Love this - so unusual to see Father Christmas in monochrome, but he looks great!

  6. Wonderful Christmas card. Thank You for Playing and sharing your creation with us at Here Come The Boys! Good Luck from Woo, Sharon, Teresa, Donna, Jacky, Ginny, Becky, Mojca, Mandz, Stacey & Helen x

  7. Love this! Fab image, colour (or more accurately: lack of) and design! Thanks for playing along with the current CraftyHands challenge. Sammy-x

  8. Hey, Lisa. What a great monochromatic card. I love the patterned paper you chose. You did a great job with the watercolor pencils. Thanks for joining us at Come And Get It Challenges.

  9. lovely monochrome card Lisa and great use of a grumpy santa and those wonderful watercolour the colour combo and embellishing. Anita OSAAT teamie

  10. This is a great card! Love the monochrome palette and the dymo sentiment is perfect :-)

    Victoria x
    OSAAT teamie

  11. Fabulous. Thanks for joining is at Digi Galore.
    Cindye DT

  12. Prefect card. I love the colour choice. Thank you for joining our blog hop at Come and Get It. Good luck. Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Hope to see you back in 2014. Judy DT

  13. I love the monochromatic color scheme and all the distressing to the card. Truly a Bah Humbug card! Maggie OSAAT DT Teamie

  14. i love this colour combo. fab card. thanks for playing along at CraftyHands

  15. Super card. The image just made me laugh!

    Thanks for sharing at Dream Valley.

    Susan x