Saturday, January 28, 2017

Double D - Black and White

Dear Ones~
Holy Moly, it's snowing like crazy out there, sure am glad I am inside in my craft room!! It has been awhile since I entered a challenge just for fun. Seems like most of my posts lately have been related to my Design Team duties.

Today's offering was made for the Double D Challenge - Black and White. Just look at the wonderful inspirational tiles they have provided for us. Aren't those kitties so stinkin' cute? Double D is celebrating the one year anniversary of their blog challenge - Happy Anniversary Double D!!!!!!

 Here is my card:
I thought this would be a fun and easy challenge, until I realized I don't have much black and white patterned paper. My plan was to do a bunch of layers with different textures, but it just wasn't in the cards (or card in this case - lol!!) So I decided to pull out my trusty Altenew Beautiful Day stamp set and color the flower and leaves in grays and blacks. It really was quite fun!! You can't see it, but I embossed the black panel behind the focal with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dot embossing folder.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Black Onyx and White Card Stock
Cuttlebug Swiss Dot Embossing Folder
Spellbinders Decorative Curved Square Die
Altenew Beautiful Day Stamp Set
Zig Clean Color Brush Markers
irRESISTible Pico Embellisher

So thanks for stopping by, my friends. I adore your comments!!! Stay well and stay warm (or cool as the case may be - ha ha). Hope you are enjoying your weekend.


  1. WOWEE, this is stuning! Your coloring is perfect. I have that die you used makes me want to dig it out since I haven't used it yet.

  2. Oh, yeah, this is a knock your socks off, phenomenal B&W creation! It's outrageous, Judy!!!! Love it all ♥

  3. Wow, Judy! This card is breathtaking! That is one amazing background die. The hint of color in the flowers looks awesome. Thanks for joining the Double D, "Black and White" Challenge.

  4. GORGEOUS! I don't think I would have ever thought of stamping any flowers, especially the beautiful ones from Altenew in blacks and grays. I must say they look MAGNIFICENT!!! I also love that curved square die, how lovely is that?!?! This is just beyond beautiful! Well done, my friend! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D Challenge Blog, Donna, DT Member.

  5. You have out done yourself on this beauty! Simply gorgeous Judy!

  6. OH MY STARS! This is just stunning Judy! What a beautiful composition! So glad you found the time to play 'just for fun' and chose our challenge to do so! Thanks for the good wishes and Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘BLACK & WHITE’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
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  7. Oh Wow... this is a stunner. The die cut is beautiful behind that gorgeous black and grey floral. Adding the dots in the center and the little bit of shimmer is perfect for this card. What the heck is irRESISTible Pico Embellisher? Whatever it is, I know I can't live without it.

  8. GORGEOUS!!! Black and white is my all time favorite combo for cards. Everything about this shouts AMAZING. I never would have thought of coloring flowers with black and is absolutely stunning.

  9. I had noticed that you were busy with design team responsibilities, but oh so glad that you are back In the Challenges for for fun, I have to check out that die!!! Love the black and gray flower, This is a eye popping, rocking card. I mean that in a very good way.

  10. Oh. My. GOSH!!! Beyond beautiful! Who needs patterned papers when you can do something as incredible as this? Wow, Judy! Gorgeous die, too. Love it all! Thanks for treating us with this at Double D!

  11. Holy cow, Judy!! This is so gorgeous! It has to be my favorite card you've ever done.

  12. Lovely card Judy, beautifully coloured!!

  13. I thought I had commented on this but it must have been on Facebook. This is drop dead gorgeous! Loving the black, gray and white. Your dies behind those pretty flowers are stunning! I really love this!