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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Black and White and Blue All over!

Swaps are fun! You get inspired by what others make and it is so much more fun to see something in real life than on a computer screen. Somehow, the colors are more vivid - do you agree? Well, I have been involved in several swaps the last couple of months and the card I am featuring today is a card I put together for another Magnolia swap. I had the choice of choosing to use either pink and brown or black and white with one additional color. Well, when I looked at the list of participants, many were using pink and brown - so I chose to use black and white with one additional color. Now, I probably fudged a bit because I just couldn't see my sweet Tilda without SOME color on her face.This was not as easy as it first would seem. I saw a few cards online that gave me an idea - but they were Sugar Nellie images - those would have worked great - but since this was a Magnolia challenge - I HAD to stick with a Magnolia. I got some stamps in recently and was happy to use my new Tilda - and I even knew what colors I was going to use - I had the turquoise chosen quite some time ago - I don't know if that is because my oldest daughter really likes that color - or what - but that is what I decided. Now, I have a bunch of ribbon in black, white and turquoise from a photo book I was working on last year that I knew would go along too - so when I saw this musical ribbon - I just figured it went along quite well with the idea of the card. When I finally figured out how I wanted it to look - it went together rather quickly. I used Tempting Turquoise for my card base and a retired DSP from SU.I matted my image on a piece of black cardstock that I embossed with one of my new texture plates. I often will pop images on my cards - but on this one, I have everything flat with just the roses to give dimension.
I hope you have enjoyed my creation - now off to get ready for work.

Enjoy the rest of your day and if you would like to stay in the spa for awhile longer, feel free to take a browse around.



tiggertastic said...

what a fantastic card, and i really and amazed by your post below too

Liza said...

Gorgeous work, I love the striking colour combo.

Liza x

Paula said...

Glorious colour combination. Love the placing of the image too & those floral sprays are a treat.
Paula (PEP)