I was inspired to try a black and white Christmas card by the Winter Wonderland's Challenge - Gingham or Checks
I saw some of the design teams examples and a few of the other entries and went to look at what I had to play with in my stash. I found a roll of black and white gingham ribbon from Hobby Craft and let my mind wander. I find I'm actually at my most creative whilst travelling up and down the motorway to work and back! Boredom probably :)
So I thought what if I try and do an image in black, grey and white for starters to see what that looked like. I used Ice Skating from Lili of the Valley and coloured it using Pro-Lite Markers.
Once I'd done that decided to use sketch 62 from Papertake Weekly to help me design the card.
After rejecting some black and white checked paper (it was a bit too much) I used papers from Lili of the Valley and NitWits Collections Solids - Snow Princess, Lili of the Valley & Raspberry Road Designs - Father Knows Best, and First Edition Papers - Gilded Winter. I also used some black and red plain card.
The sentiment is a chipboard one from Hobby Craft which I coloured with a black Pro-Lite Marker
Extra embellishments are self adhesive gems, tiny black dots, red peals and a red heart
I've entered this card into the following
Papertake Weeklys Challenge - Sketchie Free For All
Winter Wonderlands Challenge - Gingham or Checks
Something a little bit different for Christmas