Saturday, February 13, 2016

Can't go wrong with Black & White

Happy Weekend All!
It's really, really cold here in Ohio, USA so what better way to stay safe & warm then to hide out in my crafting cave and get creative!  There's a really cool 'Recipe' challenge going on over at the Fussy and Fancy Challenge Blog that I thought would be fun to participate in today.

Here's the 'recipe':
A recipe.....
Create a design and have some fun,
Use this recipe and your work will be done,
Just use black and white to make a start,
But then add some red , a flower/s and a little love heart......X

Doesn't that sound like fun?
And, you can never go wrong with a black & white starting point!
Here's what I came up with . . .

 I was actually able to utilize some bits and pieces that I've had
laying around (OMG from last SPRING!  can you believe it?).

While demoing for Heartfelt Creations at last April's Adventures in Stamping held here in Akron each year, the lovely Andrea from the Heartfelt team offered me the left over punched out flowers that she had been demoing at the booth.  

Of course I said yes so now I have a nice pile of cut outs to work with when I want to create a fast flower.  They had been stamped in brown ink and I simply sponged over them in the red color I was wanting.  What fun!!

Now let's see if I can locate a few challenges to share in today:
Art Impressions Challenge - Love, Love, Love
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Use a Love sentiment.
Stars Stampz Challenge - All about Love
Card Mania Challenge - Add some Red
Crafts and Me Challenge - Use Reds or Valentines
A Gem of a Challenge - Love is in the Air

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
They are saying another 2-5" of snow and bitter cold temperatures today
so I'm not going anywhere!  LOL!

Want a peek at what I'm working on???
I have a show coming up in April at the Country Club and the theme is 'Vintage Brides'.
Last fall's theme was 'Downton Abbey' and it was awesome!
 These ladies love vintage design so I thought I'd work up a few 'easel' creations 
(will share finished projects at a later date).

As always . . .
Papers:  White cs, Black cs, Red cs, the Paper Studio 'Harper's Boutique' design paper 
Stamps/Dies: Heartfelt Creations Classic Sunflower Stamp set and matching die, Cheery Lynn Designs 'Love' #B227, Cheery Lynn Designs 'Horizon Fishtail Banners' #DL278, Frantic Stamper 'Round Vignette Heart Insert' #FRA9710
Accessories:  Pop dots, Tim Holtz 'barn door' distress ink, White liquid pearls

13 comments: said...

Your card is so classy! I love the black and white with just a pop of red! Loving that pretty flower!

Marlene (cards4u) said...

You have a real gift of making paper flowers come to life! Can't wait to see your completed easel creations!

Judy Corner said...

What a fabulous Creation. It is so good to see you sharing at Fussy & Fancy Friday, this is a great challenge this time and the next one is equally as good too. Good luck with the Challenge. Judy x DT

Chasing the Dream said...

Gorgeous, beautiful design and fab flower. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiment Challenge. We look forward to seeing you again.
Berni, DT

Leslie Miller said...

Fabulous card for a very fun challenge! Great job on this, Darlene! I know you'll make good use of all those flowers, too. I remember your vintage cards last year and I can't wait to see this year's. You are one busy lady!

Billie A said...

Very pretty card loving the colors and layout. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

Diane said...

Very pretty and clever idea to add those ladybugs....look at all those had better use them up as I am sure your will have more this year!

Kajcyika said...

wow, this is just so beautiful! Great job!
Thanks for playing with us at Card mania, hope you will join us again! xx Kajcyika

Wendy Fraser said...

Such a pretty card, love the striking colour combo, thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge xx

Jo Rice said...

I love how you have used my Recipe to create this design, and even better that you enjoyed doing it. Thanks for joining us over at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge Blog...Jo. X

Keti's Projects said...

I love this black and white card with a touch of res. Great sketch. And I'm totally jelous of your flowers "leftovers" stash. Hvae fun coloring and distressing. Hugs from SLovenia.

Ileana A. said...

Beautiful creation! Flower is wonderful!
Thanks for playing at Card Mania Challenge.

Tone K. said...

Beautiful cards....I really love your ladybugs :)
Congrats on being top 5 at Fussy and Fancy ! :)