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Monday, 29 November 2010

Black & White Steps Into Blue With Snow

card standing showing glittered wings
& black Moondust image panel

angled photograph in brilliant sunshine to show
 differences of the various black layers

 close-ups showing pearl embellishments on snowflakes & coat fastening
plus the different finishes of Moondust, textured & glossy black cardstocks

 inside of card
(click on images to enlarge)

The Sugar Bowl Challenge 48 is a sketch by Marlene with the optional theme of "Black, white AND..." (in my case blue) whilst the All Things Sugar Nellie Forum Challenge this week is to make any type of stepper card (I've made a Fancy Fold Stepper based on this tutorial). It was whilst working on the Stepper Card that I realised that I astonishingly also had the bones of the sketch – with a little bit of tweaking (turning the sketch 90 degrees clockwise).

ETA I'd forgotten about describing my image panel. The image was stamped & heat embossed in white onto the Moondust black cardstock. A second image was stamped in black ink onto white cardstock & only the figure cut out & glued in place over the main image panel - really paper piecing the figure with white cardstock. 

Stamps Sugar Nellie Leanne Ellis Dreamer (image), Penny Black Giving & Receiving (snowflake).
Inks etc… VersaFine (Onyx Black & Majestic Blue), VersaMark watermark stamp pad & Stampendous Detail White Embossing Powder.
Colouring Stickles Glitter Glue (Ice Stickles Crystal Ice), Sakura Stardust Pen, Inkssentials White Opaque Pen.
Cardstock Black, Moondust black, glossy black, textured black, white, & snowflake patterned blue from “stash”.
Punches, Dies etc… Woodware (large white & small black snowflakes, Dovecraft (small white snowflakes), Spellbinders Nestabilities (Large Deckled Rectangles).
Pearls The black are Papermania, the pale blue & the white from "stash".

Challenges Entered
The Sugar Bowl Challenge 48 - Marlene's sketch + theme: Black, white AND..... (see above)
Simon Says......... Let It Snow!!(I think all my snowflakes qualify for this one)
Stamp &  Create Challenge 7 - Tis the Season


Lorraine said...

oh wow Paula this is so beautiful i love the colours and the inside is so beautiful its a wonderful creation i bet you win a challenge or 2 with this one xx

Debs said...

Paula I love this card. All the different textures of the black card are so effective. Love the pearls on the snowflakes and coat fasteners. Hope your head is feeling a wee bit better. Debs xx

Rica said...

Hi Paula, fabulous card, love the colours and how you achieved the image onto the black cardstock. Lovelt detailing and I must say brilliant photography - can I have some lessons please??

So glad you joined in the Simon Says Stamp challenge,
hugs Heather xx

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card, love the fab image too.

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

This is really very pretty Paula, love the white on the black. I need to try these different folds soon.