Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Black & White and a WHOLE LOT OF COLOR

I had so much fun making my card that posted on Sunday, I decided I needed to do it again.  It's so nice to make a "Just because" card every now and then!  And, appropriately, since today is RAK day, this is a card that was sent out with some "crafter's fuel" last week!

I love trying new things, and when I started seeing black and white images showing up in my blog feed, I knew I had to try it.  The only problem is, I have very few gray tones in my copic markers that I thought would work.  So, I chose to try it out by watercoloring with Distress Markers.  This image was colored in using the Pumice Stone, and Black Soot markers only.  My favorite thing about this type of coloring on a stamp, is that I can use those brighter and more colorful papers, without feeling like it's too overwhelming, or distracting to the image which is the focus.  

The image I used is called "Jumper" and is from Saturated Canary.  (Unfortunately, this was a limited time freebie, but she has tons of other gorgeous stamps!)  I paired the stamp with papers from the Pebbles Family Ties Paper pack.  I used my Fiskars scalloped edge punch on white card stock to make the mat for the green and aqua floral paper.  I used EK Success punches for my sentiment.  The sentiment on the outside of the card is from the Simon Says Stamp Apothecary Labels set, and was embossed in gold.  The ribbon, pearls, and brads were from my stash.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the leaves were punched with my Martha Stewart punch.

Inside the card, I used a sentiment from Kaisercraft Thinking of you mini stamp set, and stamped that in Bahama Blue Memento Ink.




  1. Gorgeous card Sara, the black and white image against the colourful background you have created looks amazing. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  2. A WOW what a great idea....i have coloured just part of a digi...but not left it black and white....so this is super and it really works too...

    Fiona dT

  3. Super cute Sara. Love the contrast with the monochromatic image against the background papers. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Inspiration Destination. Good luck.

    Lynn, ID CT

  4. Thanks for sharing and joining us at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    IDCB Owner

  5. I love creating just for fun too. You totally nailed that shading and the rest of the card design is superb - love the layout. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

  6. Very pretty card, and I love a crafter who designs the inside as well as the outside! Thank you for playing in the Craft Your Passion challenge this week!

  7. Oh, the image looks great! Lovely card, Sara. :)

  8. What a lovely card Sara - I love how you have shaded your image (never done this myself but must have a go!!). Thank you for entering the TTPH Challenge this time, lots of luck to you.

    Hugs Sue Pxxx DT

  9. gorgeous card , love it
    Thanks for playing with the Sister act challenge card Fanny (SACC DT)

  10. Beautiful card, Sara! I love all your coordinated layers.

  11. Lovely card, great image. thanks for joining in at TTPHC. Hugs Jo x dt

  12. Such a beautiful card. I love this image and how you made her B & W but added the color on the rest of the card. Brilliant. Thanks for joining us last week at Through the Craft Room Door. I hope you will join us for the new challenge that starts today.


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