Tuesday, 5 August 2014

SDC 158 Black, White and a pop of colour

Over at the Stampotique Designers Blog this weeks challenge has been set by the lovely Kay Wallace, here is what Kay has to say:

Kay here and it is my turn to host the Stampotique Designers' Challenge this week!  What might seem like a simple challenge to most, for some, whose work is generally full of colour, it really will be a challenge.  But, for all of us, it's good to try something different. I have been on a black'n'white artistic kick lately because I love the crisp freshness it can bring to a card, journal page or ATC. Whatever you decide to do, keep it black and white with just a pop of colour!

Here is my entry for this weeks challenge.


Used black card stock, Dylusions stamp plate Fancy Florals DYR40941 and Darcy Wilkinson stamp plate EDY07.

Swiped the base card with an anti static bag before stamping with the larger leaf and the smaller flower stamps from the Dylusions stamp plate. Used a Versamark ink pad then embossing with WOW white embossing powder.

Stamped the smallest flower again onto a gold fancy designed paper and cut out the smaller inner flower to get the smallest sized floral on the plate. Coloured the inner with turquoise Sakura Glaze pen and the back of the flower with Cornflower Blue Archival ink.

Attached the flower onto the base, added a bead that looks like a washer for the centre.

Stamped out the word Bloom from the Darcy Wilkinson set, cut and added a black border with a pen, then inked the edge with Archival black ink. Adhered the word to the card.

Kept the card CAS, it is one of my favourite crafting techniques.

Thanks for dropping by, hope you have time to leave a comment as i always look forward to reading them.



  1. CAS, yes,but not without full-blown beauty! Absolutely striking against the black card! That pop of blue is the perfect embellishment! Thanks so much for participating in the Stampotique Designers' Challenge this week!

  2. Loving your wonderful card, Annette x

  3. Creates a beautiful silhouette of shapes. X

  4. Stunning card,beautifully done.

    Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog,I do love grumpy koala.....have to resist not stamping him on everything now!

    Donna x

  5. That is a seriously pretty card! <3 :D

    1. As you are a 'no-reply blogger' I had to pop back and thank you kindly for your comment on our blog :-)
      Wee Man says, 'Thank you very much. Toby Poby is a teddy Beagle puppy and I have got a t-shirt with real Beagles on it' :-D

    2. What does that mean Mo? i am a no reply blogger? Confused...

      Thanks for the reply, love Toby Poby he is very special :-) xxx

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    4. Sorry, I just know it's got something to do with your google profile, it shows in the email in the From: box as
      "massofhair" noreply-comment@blogger . com
      I don't know how to change it, but I bet Elizabeth does, lol :o)
      Anyhoo - many thanks for your comment on my T post. I will try your suggestion of photographing Wee Man first. :o))

  6. This is beautiful MOH, I love the blue bead, it really makes your images pop. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Stampotique. Sue xx

  7. Wow love this. I know a simple design is not simple to produce and this one is stunning. Xxx

  8. Simply stunning!
    Amanda x

  9. For a long time now I've been feeling drawn to working in black and white and this is a stunning inspiration! Simple but elegant, that blue is really dramatic and striking! Lovely work, Massofhair! xxx

  10. Great tech for the challenge, love the CAS, stunning. Thanks so much for taking the time to comment! Phillip sends his love! Xx

  11. Wonderful card MOH, I love CAS as you know :D This is brilliant, the cool B/W combination is set off beautifully by the shot of blue, great job !!! Hugs Gay xx

  12. So elegant & sophisticated, I love that flower! xxx

  13. Very elegant, love the simplicity of it.