Sunday, 13 November 2011

One Stitch at a Time Challenge 88

This week at One Stitch at a Time, we're challenging you to put your colours out of sight, and stick to Black and White!

If you want to enter this challenge, and need an image, head over to Stitchy Bear because there's a huge range of lovely silhouettes over there that would be perfect! I chose to use one of Stitchy's own silhouettes, or to be more exact, a set of two of them called Snow Angels.
Isn't that a pretty image? I added the words and made the background paper in Photoshop Elements, then printed and added some detail with Glamour Dust. I sprayed both the black and white card I used with Crafter's Companion Spray and Sparkle in irridescent, and embossed the white using a Papermania embossing folder. I cut the black border using the Tonic border punch system and a couple of punches and finished it with some clear sticky gems.

 And here's the second image, along with the rest of my sentiment. I put the insert together in Photoshop Elements.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Heartsong Inspirations where anything goes,
House of Gilli where the theme is monochromatic,
Stamps Plus Fun Equals Creativity where the theme is winter,
Papertake Weekly where the theme is 'First Christmas',
Top Tip Tuesday where it's 'anything goes Christmas'
Delightful Challenges where they want snowflakes,
Wags 'n Whiskers where the theme is Christmas.

Our sponsors for this challenge are Stamping Boutique,
and  I was lucky enough to get one of their images to work with too. It's called Smoochie the Fashionista.
I was worried at first, as this didn't seem to me to be the sort of image I'd choose for a black and white challenge, but I decided to have a go and was very pleased with how it turned out. I've coloured the images with Promarkers, using only black and various greys. I reinforced the white spots with a Sakura Souffle pen in white, and added some sparkle with a Sakura Stardust pen. I cut the image with a Nellie Snellen die, and added embellishments die cut with a couple Marianne dies I bought recently. The papers are from a CD called Flower Power.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges;
Digital Tuesday Challenge where anything goes,
Crafty Catz where they want a digital image,
2 Sisters where anything goes,
Stamptacular Sunday where they want a punch or die to be used,
Paper Sundaes where they want digital images.

And then I thought I'd have another go but use some skin tones this time.

This time, I used some paper I designed in Photoshop Elements, Promarkers, Sakura Souffle pen, some oval nesties, and Spellbinders borderabilities.

I hope you can join us!


Hazel said...

You were really busy doing all three - they're super, well done. Hazel x

Choccy said...

Three stunning cards Josephine !! I do looove the sponsor ones that you made with no colour.

Choccy xxx

Marjo said...

Gorgalicious creations Josephine! Smoochie is a cutie for sure.

xoxo Marjo

Unknown said...

WoW!!!! Thanks for playing at Digital Tuesday Challenge!

PS-I have blog candy! :)

Jenny said...

Great card. I really like the embossed background.
Thanks for joining Papertake Weekly.

Caroljenks said...

3 gorgeous cards! Great use of Black & White in all of them :)

Thanks for joining in with us over at Top Tip Tuesday this week for our 'Anything Christmas' Challenge.
Don't forget we love to see your Top Tips too – Just add (TIP) after your name when you link and you could be the lucky winner of our Top Tipper Prize!

Carol x

Leanne said...

Stunning card!

Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday!  Don't forget you can enter up to 3 different projects per challenge, and if you share a tip on your blog add Tip after your name on Linky for a chance to win the Tippers prize! Hope to see you again next week!

Leanne xx

Curly said...

OMGosh this is one awesome creation, I just love colour theme, fabulous image and just perfectly coloured, its just perfect for our challenge this week,

Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz Use a Digi Challenge I hope you can join us again next week

Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :-)x

Aunty Sue said...

Fab card and thanks for joining CRAFTY CATZ this week

sara said...

fab card love that sweet image thanks so much for joining us at paper sundaes this week
hugs sara x

NancyD said...

Super black and white cards. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges this week for our Snowflake challenge. NancyD

Nina said...

Wooaaw, what a fab card!! So wonderful with only black and white, beautiful colouring and the leafe punch/dies is gorgeus.

Thanks for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this wek :)
Hugs, Nina.

Unknown said...

Wow two fab cards, love the first one, it is so elegant and the image on the second is so cute Hugs xxx

Anonymous said...

So very pretty. Love those punches. Thanks for joining us at Stamptacular.

carol said...

lovely card, thanks for playing along with CRAFTY CATZ this week, x carol

Purple Crazy said...

fabulous black and white cards, thanks for sharing with us at Delightful challenges.

Mel said...

Beautiful card, love your Angel image. Thank you for joining us at House of Gilli challenges.

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my word Josephine these are absolutely beautiful, the colours are awesome the image are gorgeous the designs are superb.
Lorraine x

Bettina L. said...

Wow I just love that silhouette. The embossing, gems and the borders at the ends look fab too. Love that different christmas card. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and I am sorry for being late commenting your entry. I hope you'll stick around to join this week's challenge as well. Bettina xx

Janneke said...

What a great card ;o)
Thank you for playing with us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenges this week.

Janneke X

Bettina L. said...

Such a beutiful black and white themed card. That frame with the branches and butterfly makes this card pop. Thanks for playing at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back sunday for another challenge. Bettina xx

Made by Mandy said...

You rock the B&W theme girl, they are all lovely cards.

Love Mandy xxx

Pami said...

More beautiful cards Josephine, stunning! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Wags 'n Whiskers, good luck! Pami x

Darlene said...

Just gorgeous in Black & White! Thanks so much for joining us at the Wags ‘n Whisker’s CHRISTMAS themed challenge and please come back again soon!

Wags ‘n Whiskers DT


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