Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Ice Cream Parlor

Welcome to Wednesday - it's Isabella's Sketchbook Challenge day! It's a black and white challenge (yeah, two in one week - LOL!). So glad you came by today to see my design team sample. For this challenge, it's okay to use color on your image, but everything else must be black and white. As always, you must use one of Isabella's images to enter.

While I was noodling various ideas for a black and white card, the image of the black and white checkerboard tiles of an old style ice cream parlor came to mind and I remembered this charming ice cream image (Hot Fudge Sundae) from Isabella's Sketchbook. That was enough to shift my mojo into high gear for this creation. I took it and ran. I created the checkerboard and stripes on my MS Publisher program by inserting a table. I added lines and columns and then filled every other one with black. For the strips, I started with columns and only one line - but I made that line several inches deep. Then I filled every other column with black. Easy peasy - took about 10 mintues to create and print my custom "DP". I used three different Martha Stewart border punches plus a Cuttlebug embossing folder plus the checkerboard panel was cut with a Spellbinders die. The image was colored with Copics.

I seem to be into making scenes these past two weeks. Last week it was a tea shop, yesterday a tropical beach scene and today an ice cream parlor. Don't know what's gotten into me - sometimes my crafting just takes on a life of it's own and I just follow along behind.

I hope you will stop by Isabella's Sketchbook Challenge and check out what the rest of the team has created in black and white. There are some wonderful pieces of art there. And while you are at it, stop by the other DT's blogs too and check out all their wonderful masterpieces!


Thanks for stopping and for your kind and encouraging comments. If you have any questions, please feel free to leave them in the comments and stop by later to read my response.

Blessings & hugs,

Challenges Entered:
One Stitch at a Time - Something New
Bee Crafty - Something New
Doodle Palace - Retro Theme
MelJen's - Dry Embossing


marsha said...

Wow Linda, this is stunning! I can just taste the ice cream! That awning is genius! I am blown away - your whole card is a work of art!
Hugs, Marsha

Juls said...

wow this is fabulous, love the colours and the dimension you have created!! Hugs Juls

Christine said...

This is truly a work of art!

Peri said...

Yum, yum, yum! Good enough to eat, Linda! Don't you just love it when the mojo runs wild! Delicious as always.
Peri xx

Annika said...

Duh, I think your street cafe card is way cooler!! I could just pick up that spoon from the photo and get at it!!! Absolutely stunning.

Anonymous said...

Linda, this is just pure sweetness! The checkerboard is just the perfect touch and I can see why it became your inspiration!!

Cec said...

Absolutely gorgeous and your custom papers are spot on for the vignette you have created. I do my own papers from time to time in Illustrator. I love how the awning stands out.

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Cute card! I love the scene of this. The awning reminds me of an ice cream parlor my family use to visit in Door County, WI.

Jennifer Scull said...

every time I visit your blog I know that I am in for a treat. this time I got ice cream, too! :) what a wonderful card, Linda. love all of the fun touches you add to everything you make!

Yvonne Hagane said...

What a yummy looking card, Linda!! As always so wonderfully put together. Love all your gorgeous details!

Anonymous said...

Stunning Linda, I love the way you've made your card look like the ice cream parlour, just fantastic ! I've just got this image so you've given me an idea or two ! Sue C x

Irene said...

Hello Linda

Wow this is just amazing and fantastic. You are a marvel with your computer. Fabulous colours and layout.

Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us.


sharon said...

Now, that's an ice cream parlor!
Sharon L

Viv said...

Aren't you just a clever cookie? This is stunning and I wouldn't have even thought of making the papers the way you did! LOVE your little ice cream parlour! Viv xx

JACKIE M said...

I love your Ice cream parlor, great idea for the image.

Jackie :)

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Not so sure if that card was easy peasy but I sure do like how you put the awning idea into play. Wonderful Linda. Jane

Payne Holler Cards said...

you sure "think outside the box" always love seeing where your mojo takes you!!! this is so fabulous - love that black white tile retro 50's...way to go!!
rocked the challenge!

Payne Holler Cards said...

wow - you always "think outside the box" - the black/white retro 50's is perfect for soda shoppe - lovin all the details!!
rocked the challenge!

Maria Matter said...

oh this is gorgeous Linda!!!!
love that you photographed the spoon...what a tease you are! lol
have a fabby day!!!

ellepaulette said...

Great card! You are just amazing!!!

Cheryl said...

Fabulous card! It does remind me of an icecream parlor. I love the awning.

cheryl said...

oh great card hun love that image and super detail too thanks for joining us at OSAAT love hugs cheryl xxxxx

Lisa said...

How do you make masterpiece after masterpiece? This card is so adorable! I feel like I'm in an old time ice-cream shop when I look at it. Love the coloring and well, I love everything about it!!

merniebug said...

Your ice cream parlor is so adorable. Thanks for jping us here at Meljen's Designs for this weeks challenge.

Unknown said...

Hi Linda! I love that you created your own background paper! And that cool! This is a fun and wonderful scene! And yes...yum! ;D Diana Q

Sprytebyrd said...

Oh lovely! Such a fun creation and a great idea! Love it!
Thanks so much for joining us in our Dry Embossing challenge at Meljen's Designs this week! Good luck!
Dee (Spryte)♥

Cheryl said...

I know I already commented. I still love this card! Thank you for joining us for the Meljen’s Designs challenge. Good luck!

Lisa said...

Your image really pops on the black and white background! Thanks for playing with MelJens this week!

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