Monday, September 10, 2007

Shopping ... It's all Black & White!



I am a little later than normal in posting my challenge card I do with a group of friends of SCS then normal, I was about to do it earlier but a friend came by and then I got caught up doing a few other things after she left.

Our challenge this week was inspired by Joanne aka Jojot who does some wonderful black and white cards on SCS, she has to be the master of black & white cards! We were allowed a little extra and that was that we were also allowed to add shades of grey! Well I normally love looking at Black & White cards but am not all that fond of creating them .... for the simple reason that they don't look that great when I make them ...... soooo there may have been a little grumbling about Joanne and her cards in the few weeks prior to this challenge. We even got to chat to her online on SCS recently and begged her not to post any and get her to make us one of her cards ..... not sure if she understood that we wanted them so we could put our names to them LOL! Ok so we aren't really dishonest and this card posted here is actually made by me and not Joanne (jojot), I say we cause I wasn't alone in wanting to have Joanne make one of her black & white cards for our use LOL!

Anyway after some grumbling and muttering .... I finally went to create my card and this is what I came up with. I used Beate's weekend sketch challenge #17 for the layout of this card. I already had the black & white circle DP which I wanted to use so after some thought decided to use one of my rubber romance girls for it .. .I think some of those suit black & white cards very well. I recently discovered some micro brads so used the black micro brads around the edge of the circle .... I now need more as this card used the last of my black ones. The shopping bags I paper pieced using both sides of the DP. All in all I was very happy with the outcome so I am no longer grumbling ;)

Recipe:
Stamps: Girl - Rubber Romance; Verse - My Favorite Things; Row of dots - Fancy Pants
Paper: White, Black, Grey, Black Tie Optional DP - Imaginisce
Other: Black Ink; Black Micro Brads; White Brads; Word Window Punch; Oval Punch; CM Circle Cutter.

10 comments:

Jana Weaver said...

This card is just stunning! You did a fantastic job with her...she is perfect for black and white!!

Mrs Adept said...

This is a great black and white card. Fabulous~!!

Katherine said...

All of your VSN cards ROCK, Frances! And this one is really stunning, too. I love black & white cards!

Kim Muhl said...

You do black and white beautifully! I know we're our own worse critic, but I have yet to see a card of your's that I don't like.

Michelle said...

Great card! I absolutely love everything about it!

Lynn said...

This is such a sharp looking card, the black and white is so striking!!

bluemoon said...

Are you kidding? She's gorgeous dahling!!! Fabulous b & w card.

Rose Ann said...

I love the black and white with these hip chicks! Another rockin' card, Frances!

Jill said...

This card is simply marvelous!

mimihas5 said...

This is only the second time I have visited your blog. I have enjoyed looking at your cards and reading some of what you have written. This card made me do a double take! I love just black and white together. Your card is awesome!

Mary