Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Black and White

Hello everyone in crafting land, hope you are all happy and well. So here is my entry to the Magnolia Down Under Challenge where they wanted you to colour your image with black, grey and white and then have coloured papers for a vintage look. It's funny because the first thing Alex my little Dragonlette said was "That looks old!" - so got something right then!!
I used the great sketch at Friday Sketchers shown below.

I have used some papers from one of my favourites - Summer Driggs - called Happiness and Truth. They also make up the punched flowers too. The plain blue card was from a recent shopping trip to Clarkes Village in Somerset - there is a Papermill shop there so I stocked up on - paper, well card mostly!! 


I have also glittered the flowers and secured them with a pearl brad. The edges have been inked with Tim Holtz Tea Dye the link is to Joanna Sheens shop - no P&P worldwide how good is that!!! In fact I used this distress ink around most of the edges of my paper and card which has also been distressed too.

For the image I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink Black Soot along with my koi waterbrush. I have added some black glitter to her present and clear glitter on the lace and the ribbon in her hair. I have used my Spellbinders Classic Scallop Rectangles large for the image and around the other pieces.

Now for the other challenges I would like to enter:-

Roses On Paper - layers,

My Time To Craft - Pretty Pearls,

Paperplay Challenges - Shiny Happy People (use a person image which must have gloss, shimmer or sparkle on it),

Just Magnolia - Punch It Out,

Allsorts Challenge Blog - Petals and Pearls,

One Stitch at a Time - Torn, Distressed or Shabby,

Crafty Angels - My favourite things which are my Magnolia Stamps and glitter to name two, and

Sophisticat Challenge - Distressing.

Please scroll down for my earlier post today about the new Challenge blog -Aud Sentiments - first challenge Thursday 29th April and I made the DT.



craftykitten said...

Hi Ali,
Great card hun. Love the aged look it has. Fabulous flower too!
Dawn x

scrappyjan said...

Hi ALi, What a fabby card!!! I love how you have done up the sketch and the colors are breathtaking..

Just stopping by to thank you for entering my blog candy.
hugs, Janiel

dragonllew said...

Great card love the papers you have used they compliment the image perfectly.

Liz, said...

Hi, this is lovely. Your little dragon is right it does look old!

Liz x

Spyder said...

I'm going a have to get some Distressed ink! One brown one is not enough!! Lovely lovely card, love the colouring idea. Thank you for joining OSAAT's Challenge this week, and of course you must join in next week too!!

stitchy said...

Ali, love them blues and your image is so cute...love the distressed ink on her, makes me feel kinda of nostalgic... I remember when the world was black and white lol...thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talent with us at OSAAT...good luck

stitchy xoxox

Anonymous said...

I love those fabulous punched and layered flowers! You've colored Tilda so beautifully and created a gorgeous vintage-style card! Thank you for joining us at Magnolia Down Under!

CraftyC said...

A beautiful card Ali, love the look and the way you've coloured Tilda!

bettyboop said...

Gorgeous card Ali, love the Black and White, just perfect. Thanks for playing over at Crafty Angels.
Good luck with the top 3.

Shirl said...

Gorgeous card Tilda is coloured to perfection and goes perfectly with the papers you have chosen. Thanks for sharing at Crafty Angels and good luck with the top 3.
Hugs Shirley x x x

Sarah said...

A Stunning card, and image, love your colouring, Thanks for joining us at OSAAT hope to see you again soon Good Luck
Sarah xx

Crafteezee said...

Beautiful card and love the black and white look. Thanks for joining us at Sophisticats. Hugs Tracy x

Cheryl said...

oh this is really beautiful hun,love that image,gorjus detail thanks for joining us at OSAAT hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

debby4000 said...

Fabulous sweet card.

Peta's Blog said...

Those flowers are awesome! I love that Tilda she is so cute, your colouring is fantastic and I love the little toch of glitter.

Julie M said...

Super card, Ali - love the b/w/grey colouring on the image - and a super sketch too.

Thanks for entering my challenge on PaperPlay this week.

Julie :o)

Anonymous said...

I love how how you have coloured her so sweet.love the papers,and LOVE those flowers.

sam said...

This is great Ali. I love the lue papers and the way you have coloured Tilda is awesome hun. Thanks for joining us here at OSAAT and I hope we'll see you again on Sunday to check out the winners and the next weeks challenge.
Take care
Sam x

Donna aka Lil Diva said...

What a gorgeos card hun..Love the baby blue background it goes well with thge black and white...Good luck this week at OSAAT..Hugs Donna x

brenda said...

Hi Ali

Very pretty indeed and the flowers add lovely dimension.

Thank you for joining my Petals and Pearls theme at Allsorts this week.

B x

Jodie from Oz said...

I love your card, Tilda is adorable and coloured so wonderfully. A fabulous take on the challenge. Thanks for joining us at Magnolia Down Under this week. Hugs Jodie from Oz

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

great card I love the multilayered flowers

thanks for playing at Allsorts this week

Emma xxx

thread-bare said...

Brilliant card. Thanks for joining in with our challenge at OSAAT x Clare (DT) x

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

A beautiful card Ali. Thanks for joining the MTTC Challenge this week.