Monday, July 24, 2017

Black & White And A POP Of Color!

Hello friends.  Playing along with two different challenges today...The Challenge #92 and the Double D Challenge.  Both challenges are asking for black & white and a POP of color!

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Had a new WPlus9 stamp to play with (Beautiful Bouquets: Mums) and I think it worked out perfectly for both of these challenges.

I embossed the image in black on a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock and then used a yellow Zig marker to color a little bit in the middle of the flowers and then used an Aqua Painter brush to move some of the color to the outer edges.  I did use a tiny bit of gray on the leaves as I didn't want to leave them white and figured since it is a neutral color it would be ok.  I finished by matting it on some black and then attached to a white card base.  A little bit of black bakers twine, a small banner (PTI's Stemmed Statements), and a few Rainstones finished off my card.  Here's a closer up:

Both challenges are open for a little bit yet and absolutely GORGEOUS inspiration on both sites!  You can check out The Challenge #92 HERE and the Double D Challenge HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by today...I love it when you do!


  1. This turned out beautifully Marcia! Black and white with a pop of color always gives stunning results. I love the flowers you used for these challenges. A Two for one special!

  2. Absolutely perfect Marcia! Beautiful coloring and design. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Black & White with a POP of Color’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

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  3. Marcia, you made my favorite kind of card -- CAS design with a colored image. I love the soft hues of your flowers and leaves. Pretty stamp! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Double D!

  4. Great colours for your beautiful flowers, Marcia. Yellow and gray look amazing together. xx

  5. Lovely card, Marcia. I got that stamp set for my birthday from Colleen. I may have to try this. Great inspiration, my friend.

  6. Beautiful card, Marcia! I love that blooms you have chosen and just the pop of colour that you added! Thank you for joining us at The Challenge!

  7. This is very pretty, Marcia! Way to combine both challenges!! Hugs, Darnell

  8. So pretty, Marcia! Thank you for joining us at The Challenge this week. A new Challenge will be posted tomorrow so be sure to stop back by and take a look at the next challenge.

  9. This is so pretty! Love that gorgeous yellow! Thanks for playing along with The Challenge this week!


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