Sunday 20 April 2014

Black and white

Well here we are Easter Sunday, day 3 of the long weekend for some. I'm in my craftroom in the garden listening to the rain. It's very peaceful and I am really enjoying my craft time.

I decided that today I would enter a few challenges as there are some great themes around.  On That's Crafty they asked us to play with just black and white with a splash of colour, and on the Artistic Stampers blog they invited us to play with embossing. My project here combines the two and will be entered into both challenges.

I used Paper Artsy' smoothly heavy card stock 90x180mm and attached to a large tag which had been distressed round the edges with black soot.

I stamped the background patten from crafty individuals in black archival ink randomly. I then used black and white embossing powder to highlight some of the diamonds.

I like the way the it changed when I double stamped the card.

I knew I wanted butterlies but could not decide which colour to use. I made several and laid them on the card

After deliberation I chose yellow, which was inspired by Jo Myhill earlier this morning, as she used it on her creation. You can see Jo's here. These colours I would never have chose to use so very pleased I found the challenge :).

I used black archival and saying stamp from creative expressions on the back ground to add some more interest. I then printed and embossed a saying stamp from studio 490 from stampers anonymous and used it as a sentiment. It all came together.

Thank you for visiting and I'd love to read comments thank you.

Love Debs x


  1. Hi Deborah, that is really lovely. Yellow was a very good choice.

  2. Oooh I agree with Kirsten, the yellow was a good choice, it looks fab and I love how your diamond stamping came out, like an eerie shadow xxx

    Sam xx

  3. The Diamond stamping and embossing is brilliant Debs and the splash of yellow looks wonderful. Another beautiful tag.

    Lesley Xx

  4. I love the splash of yellow then again I'm a tad biased as I used that colour myself. Thank you so much for taking part in the That's Crafty! Challenge. Good Luck with the draw!

  5. The yellow looks great Deb! Love your tag! xxx

  6. Fabulous double stamping and sporadic embossing, great effect. Not a yellow girl myself so can see why it was a challenge, looks fabulous Deborah:-) xxx

  7. Forgot to say...Thanks for sharing with us at The Artistic Stamper! ;o) xxx

  8. This is gorgeous Deborah. Love the punchy background and the touches of yellow look amazing.
    Thanks for joining in with our That's Crafty challenge.
    Fliss x

  9. Hmm, I like this but not as much as some of your others xx


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