Saturday, May 29, 2010

Just a Note

Happy weekend everyone! I'm so glad you took a moment to stop to see what I have made for this week's Our Creative Corner challenge. This week it's a complex challenge: colors black and white with texture and a bonus - sentiment only, no stamped image. So here is what I came up with. I had planned on doing a sentiment only, but somehow I gravitated toward this silhouette set from Stampin' Up! I think it is so cool to do positive and negative with this set. I decided against dry embossing which would have added a lot of texture because the DP is so busy. I think it has plenty of texture without embossing. The image panels are popped up on craft foam, the vintage corners were cut from cardboard and embossed with black EP so they are thick, plus the pearls add texture. The vintage corners are a Cuttlebug die, the image panels were cut with Spellbinders Labels 3 dies. the DP is from a digital company I recently discovered - Pink Petticoat. The black image was stamped with Mememto Tuxedo Black and the white with SU white kraft ink and then embossed with white detail EP. The white EP gives sort of an orange peel texture which I don't dislike, but is a little different. A Martha Stewart border punch was used to create the paper lace that runs diagionally. The white and black pearls are from Kaiser.

Did you notice that I didn't stitch or distress this card? Quite a departure from my normal style, but I thought it was busy enough without stitching and I didn't distress because I wanted the sharp contrast of the black and white.

Here are the design team members for Our Creative Corner along with a link to their blogs. I hope you will take the time to stop by and let them know how much you enjoy their work.

Wendy JensenDana GrothausDiane GilbertJennifer MeyerJocelyn Turner
Julie LeBlancLoretta LockSarah GoughLori Rider

Be sure to stop by Our Creative Corner and enter your black and white with texture card in this week's challenge. I'm looking foward to seeing what you have made!

Thanks again for stopping by. Wishing you all a wonderful Memorial Day weekend if you are celebrating it and for all others have a happy and safe weekend too!

Note: A reader asked which SU set this is. It's an old, old set called Vintage Postard.

Blessings & hugs,

Challenges entered:
One Stop Craft Challenge - Swirls and pearls
Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge - Make a silhouette card


Ania - "Z Papieru Tworzone" said...

Beautiful work.
I invite you to my new blog
Greetings from Polish.

Irene said...

Hello Linda

Your card is just amazing and fantastic, I love everything about it.
You are such an inspirationto me.


Margreet said...

great creation, well-considered!.......*claps*
xxx Margreet

Hege-Annie Simonsen said...

Beautiful, Linda! I love all your work! Thanks for the kind comment on the mouse ballerina card! :) Hope your weekend is perfect! Hugs, Hege

LorettaL said...

Darling Linda, I think your card is spectacular. You did a marvelous job with the challenge. What SU set is that? It's wonderful!!

I'll see you on SCH, sweetie!!!

Wendy J. said...

Linda, this is lovely! A very vintage feel! It also reminds me of that black and white mirrored technique! Great job!

Cassie said...

this is a study in contrasts - love it! i wonder if that SU set is still available?

Lori Rider said...

Linda, this is gorgeous - I love the positive and negative effect! You are so great with the little details and this card is no exception. It's wonderful!

Annika said...

Stunning! A truly striking card and I agree, it has enough texture without dry embossing. Those stamps are really cool, never seen them before!

Jennifer Meyer said...

What a wonderful layout and design Linda! I just LOVE the black and white balance and amazing elements!!

Have a fun weekend ~ Hugs, Jennifer :)

Shirl said...

This is absolutely amazing Linda! The positive and negative makes a stunning effect on the card :)

Btw, I'm running a small candy challenge over at my blog at crafteeguiri Do drop by and have a look if you have time, thanks!

Francesca said...

Beautiful card . Thank you for joining us at One Stop Craft Challenge this week and Good luck !

Vicki Dutcher said...

So gorgeous in B&W - love your pearls and your staging........terrific! thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Suzi Mac said...

Wow!! Linda, this is spectacular hun. I love it to bits. Such a vibrant card. Thank you for joining in with my theme this week over at One Stop Craft. Good luck in the draw.
Suzi x

ladyjanet_56 said...

What a lovely card, lovely image & colours, good luck. Thank you for joining us at OSCC this week. Janet

Mark's Finest Papers said...

LOVE this!!!!!

Unknown said...

Oh I love the black and white on this card!!
It makes it so elegant!

Thanks for joining us over at one stop crafts xx

Unknown said...

Very elegant Linda. Love this!


Anonymous said...

Really striking card Linda. I love the way you've reversed the images. Sue C x

Diane Gilbert said...

Linda your card is gorgeous! Love all the texture, beautiful B&W! Hope your having a fabulous weekend!

Claudine Poch said...

Very nice black and white card. Thanks for joining us at Speedy's Friends.

Karen said...

I love all of you things!! Thanks for the nice comment on my blog! : )

Kathryn said...

Wow Linda,
Gorgeous Silhouette inspired card!
Thanks for playing with us at OSCC

Have a great day,

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