Friday, May 20, 2011

Life in Black & White

Fabulous Fridays to you all! 
Oh yeah baby! It's nearly the weekend!

This week the gorgeous girls at Scrapbook Sisters are having a Guest Designer call with the theme Black and White and I just had to have a go and play along.  I also of late have been having a secret love affair with inchies so I thought this was a great time to bring them to life on a card.  

Now I also try and place my own challenges on myself and today I have done just that too! I have an overflowing box of card-stock scraps and it has an abundance of white (mainly left over from printing/stamping my images and card bases), and it was time the box got a work out.  My black box of scraps also got a workout and is now a little thinner too!  I also have been neglecting my Creative Inspirations and acrylic paints and thought with working with such a great color combo this would be a perfect time to dust them off.   

I have to thank my little Ms Chloe Chatterbox for my technique used today - She told me all about her straw blowing painting that she did at school yesterday and the light-bulb in my head instantly clicked on the drive home as to what I was going to do!

I made my own DP (the black) by mixing my Creative Inspirations Paint (Winter Frost) with some of my white acrylic paint (I mixed the 2 as I wanted the shimmer from the CI paint but I wanted a real raised texture affect that I would get from the acrylic) and I sucked it up through a straw and 'blew'.  I got a great splattered paint effect (just what I was after) and the hardest part of this technique was having to force myself to go to bed while the paint dried!  I knew I would lose some of the simmer magic from the CI paints by mixing them but to go with the sentiment I wanted a light shimmer and it is soft and subtle and not in your face shimmery so I am so ecstatic with the end result.

I also could not resist raiding some of my new polka dot ribbon and new glitter black stem flowers.  I have also been dying to use this sentiment from Gingers House (freebie) and new it would go perfectly with this color combo!



I used my camera flash in this photo to try and show the shimmer I was able to get with the CI paint, it is soft, but it is there and so gorgeous!  

I so enjoyed making this card and I hope you enjoyed your visit!
Thanks for dropping in on me today!
Challenges this creation is entering with the help of the Feline Playful Girls:
 *Scrapbook Sisters - #36 Black & White with a GDT Call
* The Shabby Tea Room - #62 Monochromatic
* Craft Your Days Away - #20 White plus One
* Creative Belli - Anything starting with 'S' - Scraps (white) Spots (ribbon), Straw blowing painting, Splatter (paint effect), Sparkle (on the flowers)
* The Spotlight Challenge - Use Inchies (min 3)
* Dream Valley Challenges -  #7 Dig out the old to use with the new (old scrap white cardstock and white paint and new ribbon, technique) (1/3)
*Creative Inspirations Paint - Creation using CI paints 
Crafty Purple Frog - Monochromatic (1/3)
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17 Treasured comments:

Angel said...

WOW!!!

Love this, the colour combo, the whole card speaks...

Thanks for joining us at CYDA

Huggies Angel

aqualeiga said...

Ooooh Leesa! That is STUNNING! If you aren't chosen for the GDT spot they need their heads teasting!!!!!! ;) Absolutely LOVE it! Have a fabby weekend. Hugs, Ali xx

Debbie said...

A monochromatic beauty here ... so clever and creative!! Thank you for sharing with us in the Tea Room this week :)

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is awesome hunni. Thank you for joining us at CYDA this week.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Judie said...

Oh Leesa, what a stunning card, I saw it over at Scrapbook Sisters, a great idea.
I would like to invite you to view mine at www.Cardsbyjudie.blogspot.com THANKS

Danielle Therese Greenwood said...

What a creative and fun card! Thanks for sharing with the Shabby Tea Room!

joy said...

Beautiful way to meet the "S" challenge. Thanks for participating in the Creative Belli Challenge.

Juliet A said...

This is so brilliant, I can't even put it into words. You deserve ever good thing that comes to you.

Sheri said...

Very cool technique! I love this! Thanks for joining us at The Shabby Tea Room ;-)

Lin said...

What a fabulous creation. Love your precision with your inchy placements, and the idea is so clever.

Thanks for joining in at The Spotlight Challenge and at Dream Valley.

Lin xx

Sarah said...

Such a stunning card, I love the sentiment! Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Days Away, good luck with the challenge x

Scrapbook Sisters Blog said...

What a lovely card. Thank you for entering our card challenge xxx

Melly said...

Wow!
Such a stunning card! Love the monochrome effect!
Thanks for playing along with Dream Valley Challenges
Hugs Melly xxx

Vicky said...

This is truly gorgeous love it!!!
Thank you so much for joining us at CPF Challenges, good luck hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xx

Kendra said...

This is a beautiful card! So different, and the sentiment is so true! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley!

kaos said...

Gorgeous card - love it!!!

Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Purple Frog Challenge!

kaos

Vixykins said...

Wowzers what a cracker! Youre very talented hunny! Thank You for playing at The Spotlight Challenge x

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