Wednesday, December 31, 2008

No Color

Good morning! This is my first ever black and white card. I have been wanting to make one for some time and Gina set a black and white challenge yesterday, so I finally made one.

I used Melanie's set, A Year of Flowers and stamped the rose on Pure Luxury white card stock. Then I used my SU black ink pad and an aqua painter to color the image.

After trimming the card stock down to size, I scored 1/4 inch inside of the edges. Next I used my rectangle scallop Nestabilities to cut a piece of Basic Black card stock and backed that with another piece of white, again scored 1/4 inch inside the edges.

The next layer is a piece of wrapping paper I have been saving from a box of candy I received. I thought the black and white checkers were pretty and would make great designer paper.

I added a narrow piece of black card stock under the wrapping paper on the left to counter balance the bow on the right.

I want to remind you about Gina's blog candy she is doing everyday. She is giving a mini Janome sewing machine today! Wow!

Also, Melanie's big blogaversary bash starts tomorrow (Jan 1). You don't want to miss that!

Thank you so much for stopping by to visit. What a fun stamping year this has been!

Have a great day and a joyous new year!

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! There are no other words for it. Beautiful job coloring the "no color" rose!
Gail S.

Jennie said...

This is beautiful Theresa! Just stunning and so dramatic. I love the ribbon, where did you get it?

mudmaven said...

Really wonderful card. All my adjectives have been used already, but WOWZA! ~chris

Colleen said...

This is absolutely gorgeous..you know it was your first black and white

catdidit said...

Absolutely stunning Theresa! I just love every thing about it!

I am having a very hard time with this challenge, lol! Been fiddling with it alll day and still not happy with what I keep coming up with, lol!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

My, oh my, oh my!! Is this ever stunning!!! LOVE that rose in b/w!! I can't stop looking at this it's so gorgoues!! WOW!!!!!!!

Lydia said...

Wow - my jaw dropped when I saw this in my reader. WOWZA

Elena said...

This card is stunning! Love it so much! Black and white look fantastic! And I would never say that the paper you used is a wrapping paper! So creative!
Happy New year to you and your family Theresa!

6 wacky women said...

Stunning....absolutley beautiful.
You amaze me!!

Happy New Year
Karen x

Sandy Knecht said...

Fabulous black and white!

Toni K said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Ifat Art said...

Wow! I would have never thought that a black and white card could look this good. Amazing!

Happy new year!

Becky said...

This is just BEAUTIFUL. There must be something about black because I just did my new years card in black :).

Shirley said...

Very lovely!

Elaine said...

Om my gosh, this is beautiful! I love how you added color to the petals and to do it using the black ink, wow! It looks fantastic!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

So elegant and dramatic! I love it!!
hugs, Jami

Annapurna said...

No Color, but a stunner. Very nice all around. I wish I had 1/10th of the skill you have.

Happy New Year hun!

Deb Wood said...

Very beautiful, but I miss your amazing color!!!

Whoopsie Daisy! said...

This is just stunning... love the overall design, all the layers, and the depth you gave the rose.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

OMGosh Theresa!!!! Seriously?? Your first black and white card is a true Masterpiece!!!!

Melanie said...

sorry I missed this (but as you know i was freaking out getting ready for the blogaversary!!)

I LOVE the B&W!!!