Friday, February 20, 2009

Stamp Simply #75


Today's challenge over on Sharon Johnson's (notimetostamp) Blog is Black Ink Only.

That's right ... this means NO COLORING of any sort - no markers, no pencils, no chalks, no inks - just black ink only. NO other restrictions ... anything else goes!
I thought this was going to be difficult for me ... but it was actually quite easy and totally FUN!! Only yesterday I received this adorable Sugar Nellie image called "Reflective" in the mail and could not wait to ink it up! NO ... I DIDN'T CHEAT! Her britches are paper pieced as is the patch on her sleeve elbow from a scrap I had on my worktable. I used Versafine Black ink on Whisper White cardstock for my image, and diecut using Nestabilities rectangles. In the corners I used a Creative Memories round tip black marker just to add the dots. My sentiment is by Versus Rubber Stamps and is matted in a blue teal scrap I had laying on my worktable. The blue teal satin ribbon is by Offray. The only other embellishment is the Prima flower and Hero Arts gem I put in her hair.
I am really thrilled with the outcome ... what do you think?? Thanks Sharon for a fun challenge ... I can always depend on you to make me "think out of the box!" Thanks for stopping by today ... please come back again. Have a happy day!!

12 comments:

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

What a fabulous idea to paper piece for this challenge -- totally clever!!! I love your image and your very beautiful card!!! I am so glad you got to play -- thanks so much!!!

The Rubber Maid said...

Adorable card! What a cute image and I love how the colors are just on the jeans and patch. Very sweet.
Pat

Janine said...

Fabulous Darlene!! Love that paper piecing!!
Have a fantastic weekend.

Kay said...

I love to paper pierce - especially on the big fat "chef" stamp from Stampin Up (do you know it?). This was a great way to meet Sharon's challenge and I love that color with black! I gotta get on the band-wagon, baby! We have one more busy weekend, then I'm jumpin in with both feet.

Catherine said...

What a fantastic idea. I thought you had cheated! Until I read further down. So very effective!

Ellie said...

How clever to paper piece! Love your card!

laos348 said...

Awesome idea to paper piece her - she looks fantastic that way!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

That would be a tough challenge. But how clever of you to incorporate paper piecing to add color to her outfit.

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOWZER!! What a darling creation!! Just love it!! TFS! :)

Michelle said...

Adorable!

Amy Johnson said...

Great job on the challenge. I just love these Sugar Nellie images. They are so sweet.

Tammy Hershberger said...

This is darling! I love her "britches!"