Thursday, 17 November 2011

Allsorts Challenge 129 - Black and White plus One

Evening All
People are always asking me where the ideas for my cards come from. Well I have always found the challenges so very useful when I am trying to work to a deadline for DT work and now that Louise has shown me the Feline Playful blog it is so much easier.
They post a daily list which includes the challenges for that particular day and also a separate list of the winners from the previous weeks challenges.
This is where I found out that I had won the Sunday Sketch and Stamp challenge.
So when I was given a new set of stamps to play with by Hobby Art I had a quick scroll down the challenges for a touch of inspiration.
I didn't have to look far. The challenge this week over at Allsorts is Black and White plus One.
Black and White has always been a particular favourite of mine, so very elegant, and the addition of a little red, well need I say more.
The background panel has been created by stamping the poppy onto glossy card stock using a Versamark ink pad and then sponging over the top with distress inks (weathered wood and black soot)
I have stamped and embossed the poppy onto watercolour card and coloured it using the same distress inks. I then cut it out using an oval nestie and gave it my trademark padded look.
I have mounted it over a slightly larger red oval and added it to the card along with a piece of ribbon, a poppy and some punched leaves.
The card has been finished with some stitching and black gems.
I get the impression that I was not the only one to have missed Jenny's show on Create and Craft this Tuesday so I hope that this sample helps. It really is a lovely stamp set. I thoroughly enjoyed playing with it.
Off to bed now, I hadn't realized how late it had got.
Nite nite.


  1. This is so elegant. I love how you have padded it! Your trademark padded look??? To save me hours of looking do you have a tutorial anywhere?

    Lin xx

  2. Absolutely gorgeous card Kim. Jo x

  3. Hi Lin,
    I'm sure that I have written the instructions on a blog post some where but no tutorial as yet. Perhaps I will have to do one for Crafty Cardmakers sometime, what do you think ??
    Hugs Kimx

  4. Stunning creation Kim, what a gorgeous image and I love the padded look! The colour combo is so beautiful and the stitching detail is perfect!
    Thanks for entering my Black/White plus one challenge for Allsorts this week and good luck!
    Love Nicola xxx


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