Thursday, 3 March 2011

It's all down in black and white!

Good morning, peeps! The Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge this week is Black and White. Although you're allowed to use a small amount of one other colour if you need to and I did think about it, the lady on my card is wearing a white gardenia in her hair rather than a red rose - really, decisions, decisions!! Anyhoo, I followed the current Friday Sketchers sketch for this project and I'll also be entering it in that challenge. The central shape is cut from a Nestie and the image is coloured with Copics - warm greys for her dress and cool greys for her hair and the white bits of her gown and fan. I didn't feel the dress really looked black though until I deepened the shadows with a black Prisma pencil. The distressing around the image is done with Weathered Wood Distress Ink. The DPs are from a Papermania Capsule Collection pad and the ribbon was from my stash. The pearls and pearl brad were from The Hobby House. It was really a simple card to put together but I do think that monochrome is always so effective, don't you? Have a great rest of the day and until I 'see' you again.

12 comments:

  1. Your card is beautiful and so elegant!
    Hugs,
    Julie

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  2. Wow Diane!! This is stunning! I could sit and color pleats and folds all day long!! You coloring is as fab as always and the entire card just reeks with glamour!!
    Hugs~
    Dana

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  3. Hi Diane,

    This is such a stunning card! I love that you picked this stamp, and honestly if it were a real dress..this would make me buy it!

    Hugs

    oh, did I mention I don't wear dresses? lol

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  4. wow Diane shes beautiful in monochrome...I love her white gardenia although bet it looks just as beautiful as a red rose
    Mina xxx

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  5. So elegant and beautiful Diane ! Love it!
    Hugs, Jóna

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  6. Pure elegance Diane - the Regency stripes behind the image are perfect.

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  7. Stunning Diane. Very effective in Black and White. Love it, x

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  8. Very elegant Diane. I love your colouring and your layout is super.

    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxx

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  9. Woww that is a stunning card Diane! Looks amazing!
    Hugs Kristel

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  10. Gorgeous Diane, very elegant too.
    xx

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  11. This is beautiful Diane! Monochoromatic is not easy to do for me, but you did a wonderful job, especially with your coloring. :-)

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  12. Absolutely gorgeous.Your shading looks amazing.
    Lisa x

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