Monday, November 28, 2011

Inspiration Monday-Black & White

Happy Monday Morning!! Did you have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday? We had a great time with family & friends pretty much all weekend long. Of course, the time went by too fast! I'm sad it's already over, but definitely looking forward to Christmas!

It's time for another Inspiration Monday. But, before I get to my creation, I wanted to to remind you that today is the LAST day to take advantage of the CYBER Sale at the La-La Land Crafts Store.
Receive a 20% DISCOUNT on ANY Purchase of $50 or more!! Digis INCLUDED!! Please enter this CODE upon your checkout - THANKS20. And that is not it - every order will be entered into the DRAWING for a chance to WIN the December RELEASE (eight NEW stamps!)
Irina is also having another fabulous GIVEAWAY on the Facebook page!! You will need to go "LIKE" the La-La Land Crafts Facebook Page (the link is on the right hand side bar) and send all your friends over to "LIKE" the page also.
When the La-La Land Crafts Facebook Page reaches 2,000 fans (we're almost there), Irina will GIVE AWAY a set of 12 Copic Markers in new colors, a pack of X-Press It Blending Card, plus a $15 credit to the store!! Now go tell all your friends to like our page because the sooner we get to 2,000 fans the sooner we'll have that drawing!! :)
This week our challenge is:


I decided to
use the AH-DORABLE Big Panda Marci! Isn't she the cutest thing ever?!? I just love her hat and how her hair covers her I said, adorable!!

Coloring Medium: Copics
Skin: C3, N2, N0
Hair: N8, N6, N2, N0
Hat & Panda: C3, C5, C7, N0, liquid applique,
clear glossy accents, black glossy accents
Shirt: C3, N4, N2, N0
Vest: Liquid Applique
Pants: C7, N4, N2, N0, Silver Stickles
Belt: black glossy accents, Silver Stickles
Boots: C3, C5, C7, clear glossy accents

Now, this is the first time I have ever colored an image as black and white so I thought this was really going to be difficult. However, I actually found it easier to color in black & white than in that weird? I guess it's because I always have a hard time choosing color combos, especially for the clothes, so working in grays just seemed easier.

My white and black cardstock are from Close To My Heart. The dps came from Making Memories Wedding 8x8 pad and I edged them with Black Soot Distress Ink. I used a Martha Stewart Ribbon Loop Border Punch to make my border. The crystal swirls are from Recollections and the crystal dots in the corners are from Studio18. The ribbon was really wide so I folded it in half and glued it with Fabri-Tac. :)

I stamped some white cardstock with a few Glitz background stamps & then cut out small pennants with my Spellbinder Nested Lacey Pennants. You can see in the side view that I raised Marci and the pennants on pop-dots.

Now, don't forget to check the La-La Land Crafts Blog on Friday for more inspiration from my fellow DT sisters. You'll also want to join us next week because we've got a SURPRISE for you! :) :)

And remember, you can play along with us all month long by uploading your creations to our Customer Gallery. At the end of the month, we'll do a drawing and you'll have to chance to win a gift certificate to the STORE.

Happy Crafting!
Rosie :)


Anonymous said...

Oh yes ... totally A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E. Marci is just perfect plus the card design.

Katie said...

What a great B&W card. So much texture keeps this interesting.

Leanne said...

This is sooo cute! love the textures and the colors! :)

Paula said...

CUTE! I never would have thought this was your first attempt at black and looks awesome!!! The whole card is great!

cebelica said...

Gorgeous card! You really did a great job with coloring in black and white. I just love all those shades of grey. I think the crystals and the liquid applique are a nice touch. Hugs!

franzesjoi said...

wooow i love this one.. beautiful card!