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Friday, June 6, 2008

Black & White -- Blog Challenge #50

Black and white was the Challenge today. Hmmm, black and white sounds like it should be formal, doesn't it? Recently, hubby and I attended a wedding where all the attendants wore black. It turned out to be a lovely, beautiful wedding (aren't they always?)...and although the bridesmaids all wore black dresses, their bouquets were colorful.....bright and cheerful, a wonderful compliment to the attire.
So, when it came time to using just B&W on a card/project, it should be easy, right? Well, it was really difficult not to add in another color. If I were to do this all over again, I would definitely make the butterfly a bright, cheerful color. However, I kept to the challenge colors and this is what I came up with. Now I can't wait to see what elegant goodies all the other challengers have created!
Stamps: Pretty Petals, Priceless
Inks: Basic Black
CS: Whisper White, Basic Black
Misc: 1 3/8" Round Punch, Scallop Punch, White Taffeta Ribbon, White Gel Pen
NOTE: The black stamped butterfly looks lighter, or "bluer" in this scan....IRL, it is more closely matched to the CS.

21 comments:

Lynn Mercurio said...

It's a lovely card Barb...black and white are always so stunning together, and I love your design.

Sheryl said...

Very pretty, Barb. Love all your white dots--looks like a lot of work, but well worth it! Great layout too!

Barb Hardeman said...

Your link wasn't working Barb, but your care is exceptional. I love the balance of the layout and the band across the center is perfect over your flowers. Very nicely done.

Lisa Bohler said...

It looks almost as if the butterfly is flying in front of the moon! Very pretty card!

Kerry said...

beautiful card, Barb! I agree that outside of this challenge that butterfly would really pop if it were Pixie Pink or Red.

Regina Cornelius said...

I love it!!!!! i wish i'd have thought to use that bg...it looks amazing! first class card!

amycara said...

Sweet card, Barb! Love the gel pen details!

KimberlyG said...

What a lovely card Barb! I really like all of the little dots that you added! Beautifully done! :D

Leigh said...

Very nice...love this, Barb!

Connie Paxman said...

More of my favorite sets. Love the card and the flow of the flowers.
Connie Paxman

Robin Merriman said...

This is a beauty, Barb. I like it just as is, but like you, I'd be tempted to do the butterfly in a color - maybe Teal or rock n rolled in Pom/pumpkin.........hmmm, must try this...

Jeannette said...

Beautiful as always Barbara!

Tangerine Dream said...

I love this...elegant with a fun flair! Beautiful!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Very Pretty. The dots and the ribbon make it look so elegant!!!

Lori said...

This is so pretty! The white gel pen dots really look great.

Ida said...

Barb you did a great job with the challenge. The dotted border is wonderful. Love the set you used too.

Kathie Bailey said...

Barb, this is simply beautiful.

Nikki Bond said...

This looks gorgeous Barb! Who would of thought that background and butterfly would look so amazing in B&W???? Great job! {SMILES}

Tammy Hershberger said...

Barb, this turned out great! Love the stark contrasts, and that background stamp is so pretty!

Chrissy D said...

This is so lovely. Perfectly elegant! Great layout and design! TFS!

Claudia said...

it is sooooo very pretty! I love the background!

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