Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Black and White with a Hint of Colour



Stampotique Originals latest challenge theme over on the Stampotique Challenge Blog is Black and White with a Hint of Colour (or Color, depending on where you live :0) )

I used a couple of the recently released stamps, Dragonfly and Dragonfly Verse along with a really useful favourite of mine Daisy, Daisy.

To create my 'hint of colour' I swiped an ink pad over white card and swooshed over a couple of shades of embossing powder to give a soft shimmery textured effect.

Please check out the challenge if you haven't done so already. A really simple one this time with another opportunity to be in with a chance of being drawn as a winner of a $30 gift certificate kindly offered by Carol at Stampotique Originals. This is an 'any stamps week' where all stamps are welcome, but if you do own any Stampotique images it would be great to see what you can come up with using those too.

If you are in the UK there are are number of stores that sell Stampotiques, the largest selection found at Happy Daze.

27 comments:

kjjc said...

elegant and stunning Jo. Love the shimmer from the EP. Hope you are well.

Willy said...

Wonderful card, Jo!

Suze Bain said...

Love that swooshy blue/turquoisey bit. Gorgeous. xx

Gez said...

Wow! Gorgeous card Jo..xx

I've had a lovely morning playing with your gorgeous stamps.. I'm just about to upload!

Have a great day.. hope the sun is shining for you.xx

Marja's Stamp Addiction said...

Splendid and elegant. Very stylish Jo. love this beautiful card. You have made a more than beautiful background with the embossingpowders. Fantastic coulour and a very nice dragonfly.
lovely greet marja

dutchstamptramp said...

Beautiful!! Love the glimmery effect of the blue, it fits the dragonfly so well

Helen said...

I love this card, Jo. The swipe of shimmery colour is just fab. Your dragonfly is pretty amazing too.... I must get some more Stampotiques (I know I keep saying this!)

Karen said...

How do you do it?! This is stunning. I really like the shimmery textured background, and I especially like that you would expect it on the wings or the dragonfly or something. But by not doing it on the dragonfly, it makes the dragonfly more emphatic. I don't think I'm conveying what I mean very well, so I'll just say that I find this card extremely appealing, and full of creative genius that I want to click on, add to cart, and check out!

inkypinkycraft said...

Beautiful, I love the shimmer.really lovely trace x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fantastic card, love the use of the embossing powders, great effect.

Ellie said...

O, Jo, how beautiful! I love your new line of stamps!

Fuchsia said...

Lovely Work !

Sid said...

Fab card Jo !!

Carol Q said...

gorgeous Jo!

Paula Jane Atkinson said...

I love the touch of colour it looks so fluid.

Siobhan Brignull said...

I love that effect Jo, simply superb : )

Basement Stamper said...

I adore your swoosh, it looks so cool!

thekathrynwheel said...

Ooh, really lovely. I love your hint of colour. Daisy Daisy is one of my useful faves too:-)

Kaz said...

This is just gorgeous Jo - I love how versatile Daisy Daisy is too xx

jeanie g said...

What a lovely card! Like the shimmery effect and the love the sentiment.

Jane Wetzel said...

Jo this is just beautiful!

Eloise said...

Love your dragonfly card and georgeous hint of color. But then i'm partial to dragonflies. :)

Chris @ my arty attempts said...

The simplicity of this card is stunning! I love it!!!
Chris xo

Sue said...

This is so elegant Jo, I love the way you have swooshed and embossed x

joanne wardle said...

love the swooshy embossing powder "technique". beautiful card

She said...

Gorgeous card Jo...love the twinkle of the embossing powders. Love S xxx

Vika Dolya said...

Очень понравилась эта открытка!