Saturday, April 30, 2022

Black and White, Plus One



Welcome,

This card was made for my New Zealand swap group, where the challenge this month was to make a black and white card, with a pop of colour, and this video by Natasha Foote was the the technique inspiration....


I made this earlier this month while still at my friends place, but could not share it until it had been received by my swap partner.


My original idea didn't work, so I chopped up the piece of card I had been using, turned it over and used Black Soot DI through a stencil that had four sizes of stars on it - I only used three sizes.
Placed on the white card, they looked absolutely chaotic initially, then I wiped the edges of the pieces over the ink pad, and it calmed it down and made it way more appealing.


My pop of colour started with the flower die cut, sprayed with firelight TH mica spray.
Next came the button, which I threaded two strands of pearle cotton through, then tied a bow.
There was a void at the base of the flower, so I added three gold rhinestones which finished it nicely.
The finished panel was mounted onto a white card, that I had made a border on by using the direct to card technique with the Black Soot ink.


I finished the inside with a thin strip of gold washi tape - unfortunately the camera did not pick up the true colour or sparkle.

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21 comments:

Dawn T said...

Beautiful Maxine. Love how you evolved the card. The yellow flower certainly does make a great pop of colour.

cotnob said...

A super card Maxine, the yellow flower looks fabulous against the black and white background.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

This turned out great in the end! Sometimes, a little extra thought and willingness to "turn the paper over" gives that needed creative jolt. Edging the papers with black gave the perfect definition, and I love your beautiful gold flower.

Thanks for sharing your April Showers Bring May Flowers project with us at Cut it Up!

Evelyn
http://mylittlecraftblog.wordpress.com

Gerrina said...

I dn't know what the original idea was, but this card looks stunning! Love all the different papaers! Enjoy your weekend!

Darnell said...

Glad you are home safe and sound, Maxine! I'm sure your recipient felt like a star when she received this cool card! Love the pop of color and schparkle from the button flower! Hugs, Darnell

At Home In New Zealand said...

I really like this design. It is like a sunburst of stars :)

jaybea said...

lovely card Maxine the black edges really do just finish it and makes it so different to not doing them Thanks for joining us at Creative Knockouts

Sall said...

WOW that is really striking, thanks for joining us at Ikes World Challenges

R's Rue said...

So beautiful my friend. Have a lovely evening.

Becca Sadler said...

Your card is dynamic, Maxine! Wonderful! Has such impact!

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful, lovely design and those colours work well together ♥

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Brilliant card Maxine TFS.
Praying for you.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

WOW! This looks fabulous, Maxine!

Mac Mable said...

Fabulous save Maxine and a really striking card, that has that WOW factor x. Stunning technique and love the pop of colour from the pretty flower and the tiny rhinestones x.

Irish Cherokee said...

Beautifully creative. Love this design.

Hugs and Blessings,
Jim

Deborah Wheeler said...

Fab card Maxine - the pop of yellow is so striking and I love the button as the flower's centre. Thanks for sharing your 'bloom' with us at the Alphabet Challenge. Deborah DT

Francesca said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for playing at Through The Craftroom

New Creations said...

So beautiful, love the pop of flower color against black and white!
Thanks for joining at Cut It Up Challenges!
DT Vinita

Brenda said...

What a fun color challenge! And a very neat card Maxine! I love your "sun rays" look with the pattern black and white paper. The flower certainly gives that pop of color and is so fun, this whole card is fun! The little yellow gems make the perfect stem for your flower. Hugs, Brenda

JD/ Jill said...

stunning card!

Neet said...

Can't wait to see the video. This is a super card, i love mono and especially black and white. Very striking with the stars in different sizes and the pop of colour at the bottom with the flower and button is just perfect.
Blessings, Neet xx