Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Allsorts Challenge - Week 460 - Black and White only....

...with a hint of flesh colour if you like.

I stuck totally to just black and white and am so pleased I finally managed to play along at Allsorts. Still suffering from a loss of mojo here so thought it might be best if I try to enter some of my favourite challenges, without sitting for hours pondering and dithering about.

I used:

- 5.5" x 4.25" white card blank, tent style

- next I trimmed a piece of white card for the image panel, an eighth of an inch smaller all round  than the card front

- then die cut the bottom edge of the panel three quarters of an inch shorter using a Lawn Fawn 'Stitched Scallops' edge die

- trimmed a black and white striped piece of paper from the Back to Basics 'Monochrome' paper pack down to the original size of the image panel. A strip just for the bottom would have done but no way will I ever get through all the patterned paper here as I don't use it much these days - so I could afford to be liberal

- next used the Misti and Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink to stamp the water scene followed by the sun in the sky. It was a little tricky as the stamps are from a NBUS set by 'Stamp-It' called 'Luscious Landscapes' and they're made of unmounted grey rubber. I used a combination of a piece of acetate with a grid of squares printed on to get the alignment right and a couple of test stampings onto scrap paper

- added the sentiment using the Misti with that piece of acetate again plus Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink and a sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp set called 'Handwritten Borders'

- final stage was to glue the image panel to the patterned paper before then gluing them to the card front - that way you do get a chance to do any adjustments if you're a gnat's whisker out :)

This didn't start out to be a 'Thinking of you' card - but, once I was at the point of picking a sentiment, things were a bit limited. That'll 'larn me' to leave a comment on the lovely Kath's blog in which I said something along the lines of such cards not always needing either 'Sympathy' or similar sentiments. But, the gap was crying out for a sentiment and all my other 'long and squiggly ones' just didn't look as balanced. Plus, the scene seemed to lend itself to the sentiment anyhow - there, just talked myself into it.

And here's a prompt folks - I'm so mad I'd kick myself but then I'd fall over! From 25th to the end of each month it's always Rudolph Days over at ScrappyMo's - and this month's challenge is already rolling along. I wanna be there on Thursday and you still have plenty of time to play!


Glennis F said...

Fabulous Di! - I have yet to make mine

Kampin' Karen said...

Your card is fantastic. I was thinking about entering this challenge too. I'd love to see you win!

brenda said...

Just stunning Di, beautiful stamping and design, many thanks for joining us at Allsorts challenge this week. My mojo is missing as well, lurking in some hospital corridor no doubt so hows about a bit of tropical sunshine for the pair of us?

B x

B x

Sarn said...

Oh WOW - love this monochrome scene. Very tranquil. For what it's worth, I think the sentiment goes perfectly.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Lia said...

You made a lovely scene and it does not need more. It's great as it is!
Lia xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

What a fantastic scene you've created here Di. I love the sentiment too.

Sue xx

Diane said...

Wow, what a fabulous card, I love the scene, so peaceful and elegant!

ionabunny said...

Gorgeous. Works great with that sentiment. Loving the black and white. Hugz

Pat said...

This scene stamped in just black ink looks wonderful Di. The contrast of the black and white striped paper and the white stitched scalloped edge of the mat works beautifully, and the long swirly sentiment forming a border finishes it perfectly too. A really elegant card. x

Wendy L said...

Wonderful card, perfect for our challenge at Allsorts, xxx

Sandra H said...

This is Fabulous....love the black and white colours theme and that water scene stamp is stunning xx

Jean said...

A super monochrome card Di, The stamp is lovely and looks great with the black and white scheme.
Jean x

Kathleen said...

A super design Di, love the scene and the sentiment flows along with the water, great use of the scallop die and striped paper.
Thank you for joining our 'Black and White' challenge this week at Allsorts.

Kath xx

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

How wonderful look on this black and white CAS card!! Your design remember me the pirates :) perhaps for the striped Dp and the image. Love it!

Christine Alexander said...

awesome look with the monochromatic colour, black and white is always a stunner :)

kiwimeskreations said...

What a wonderful card Di - love the patterned paper border

Em Louise Fairley said...

Beautiful Di. Black and white is such a classic combo xoxo

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous card, Di. The image is just beautiful and you did a great job of getting the sun just so. Even the sentiment is perfect for the image. xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Di,
firstly thank you so much for choosing my card the other week to showcase.
Sorry I had visitors when you showed it and didn't get time to comment as straight afterwards went to my sister's in Wales as I hadn't seem her for 2 years.
Downside came home with my back trouble from the journey.
Your balck and white card is super and such a lovely design and prefectly created as always.
Love that stamped image too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

scrappymo! said...

Love this image left in the black ink and it is perfect with the black striped DP.
Great card!

Thanks for the shout out every month for my challenge. It is friends like you that are so appreciated!

Darnell said...

That image is perfection for a b/w challenge, Di, and I think you did end up using the perfect sediment to "float" on the water above the lovely scallop and stripey borders! It's a winner in my book!! Hugs, Darnell

Barb said...

A beautiful tranquil scene Di and the sentiment is perfect. The Misti is such a great tool isn't it. Barbxx

Fikreta said...

So very nice card.