Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Isabella's Challenge - Black and White

This weeks challenge at Isabella's is to create a black and white card. Those colours (although very versatile and elegant) instantly spelled "a sympathy card" for me and I found a perfect image from Isabella's Shop.




Now tell me those ornate elegant lilies aren't just perfect!

I printed them on pearlescent card and heat embossed to raise the image. Then I coloured it with Copic markers, cut out with Nestabilities and sponged with Memento London Fog ink.

The Copic colour list is short this time: C00, 01, 03, 05, 07, 08

I used an embossed card from my stash and some designer paper from Papermania Victoria & Albert collection. I found the black Guipuri lace from stash along with dotted ribbon.

I made the buckle for the ribbon myself using a chipboard shape, white acrylic paint, matte accents, mini peals and microbeads. I also made a black lace flower which doesn't show up on the picture very well, too much of a contrast.



Sticky pearls are all from Papermania, corner punch from X-Cut.The sentiments are stamps from Amy R Sympathy collection.

I used the sketch from Card Patterns.

I would also like to enter following challenges:
Hanna and friends - Monochrome
Totally Paper Crafts - Monochrome

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!
Hugs



40 comments:

Crystal said...

WOW What a stunning creation....So elegant and beautiful..LOVE how you used the black and white!!!!

Peri said...

Annika, it's wonderful, as always. So elegant - the lace is a beautiful touch. Love the way you've coloured the image too and the embossed background is just perfect.
Hugs
Peri x

tracy said...

wow this is stunning so elegant. really beautiful. Tracy x

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This is positively magnificent, Annika! I'm still drooling over it! Love EVERYTHING about it - the lace, the texture, your handmade flower and especially the way you colored and shaded the image. This card ROCKED the B/W challenge this week!!

Randi said...

Annika, this is stunning! I love the buckle and what a great tip about printing on pearlescent paper and then heat embossing to raise the image. I will have to try it.

Cec said...

Absolutely stunning and all your embellishments are fantastic. The lace your stash keeps coughing up is to die for. I still plan to save for a trip to your craft room:)
Hugs!
Cec

Sylvia said...

oh my word.. this is absolutely gorgeous and soooo elegant! It's always so hard to create sympathy cards but this one is amazingly beautiful! you are a cardmaking genius, Annika!!! I'm so happy to know you and to have the great honor to be one of your team mates
{hugs} Sylvia

Marlene said...

Wow - what a striking card! Beautiful, elegant and stunning! Too many adjectives? I'm serious! WOW!

Sharon Keanly said...

This is absolutely stunning Annika. Just love all the layering and your lace is gorgeous. Well done. hugs Sharon

Ceal said...

Beautiful!!

NoraAnne said...

Wow!!! This card is STUNNING! Absolutely gorgeous!

Netty said...

I agree with everybody's comments Annika, it is gorgeous, love the layout, the textures, in fact everything......I am so glad to have found your Blog its a delight to visit and see your wonderful creations.
Take care, Annette x

Jennifer Scull said...

Annika, every post just continues to amaze me with its beauty. you have more talent in your pinky finger than I could ever dream of. this card is just stunning. that lace has me drooling..... gorgeous!

Sanna said...

Beautiful card, Annika.

Kimberly S said...

What a lovely Sympathy card Annika. Very elegant with the DP, lace and image. Love the little corner flower punch, so pretty. The card is simply gorgeous. :)

Kimba-Slydog said...

What a wonderful card!!!! So gorgeous!!!

Thanks for joining us at Hanna and Stamps this week.

Xoxo,
Nicole

Sue C said...

Gorgeous Annika ! I love the buckle it's stunning. Sue C x

Viv said...

Perfect Annika! What a great idea, sympathy cards are always so hard to do! The only thing about B & W is that its hard to get all the detail in the photo. Love it! Viv xx

PS On my way for muffins so get baking! LOL!

Kathy Czygan said...

What a beautiful card to give! The colors B&W are perfect for a sympathy card....but you've added such elegance to this! It's beyond stunning! Love the lace you have on this! The buckle and ribbon are perfect! The inside is the icing on the cake! LOVE IT!

JACKIE M said...

Beautiful Annika and a difficult card to make, I love the different textures and the image is perfect.

Jackie :)

Mina said...

Beautiful elegant victorian feeling card Annika, stunning...I cant believe you guessed right with my mornings woman lol
Mina xxx

dstandard said...

Totally elegant card! perfect! Thanks for playing at Card Patterns!

Cheryl said...

You totally rocked this challenge! Your card is beautiful!

Payne Holler Cards said...

you MADE your buckle!!! what a woman!! LOL your card is so incredible - you always leave me speechless....

leenda said...

WOW! Most EXCELLENT artwork!

debby4000 said...

Oh what a beautiful card Annika, its so elegant with gorgeous details.
luv
Debby

Mel X said...

Aww wow Annika, this is absolutely beautiful!!! The flowers and B/W colour combi are so elegant.

Thanks for joining us this week at Totally Papercrafts and good luck in the draw.

Mel X

Lorraine A said...

Fantastic card ,, absolutely stunning !! I LOVE the ribbon slider you made ,, how gorgeous is that !! everything is beautiful !!

thanks for joining the Totally Papercrafts Challenge :-)
luv
Lols x x

Faye said...

Oh Annika, this is just beautiful, really pretty. I know what you mean about black, white and sympathy, but this is a wonderful sad card! x

whoistracy said...

Absolutely stunning! I love that ribbon & buckle, what a great touch.

Rosie said...

What an amazing card Annika, it is just so stunning in the black and white.
Thank you for the lovely comments you have left on my blog.
Rosie x

Jodi said...

Just GORGEOUS! I love this pretty layout and color combo!! The details you added are just perfect!!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Sue from Oregon said...

Wow...besides just such lovely eye candy...all the dimension you have going on here is outstanding...very classy!

Lisa said...

Annika, this card is just stunning! The buckle is pure genius and the card has such depth! It's amazing how beautiful you made black and white look! Gorgeous as always and the inside is beautiful too! I never have any energy left over for the inside of my cards. LOL

Ann English said...

This is beyond gorgeous, my friend. You aren't "simply" a card maker-you are an artist!!!

mycardz said...

WOWZERS!! I just HAD to stop to see this stunner. OMGoodness Annika, it's sooooo GORGEOUS. All the amazing details you've added really complete it perfectly. WOW.

JAN said...

a heart stopping breathtaking card it really does make a big statement..love the drama of the B&W.hugs Janet

NinaB said...

What an elegant card, inside and out. Thanks for playing with us at Card Patterns.

The Wired Angel said...

This is beautiful Annika... very creative and elegant. Great job. Peggy x

wordbird said...

I love how you decided to create a true black and white card with no color. This is a stunning card Annika. You are so creative! ;D Diana Q

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