Monday, 1 September 2014

Black & White Christmas

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
Andrea x


Lynsey said...

Hi Andrea, this is such a lovely card! The colour scheme is great! Thanks so much for joining in with the Winter Wonderland Challenge this week!
Hugs Lynsey x

Andrea Norris said...

Thanks Lynsey :) x

Eileen said...

Love the monotone of your card with just that little pop of red. Great image and love that sentiment. Thanks for playing along with our 'Gingham or Checks'challenge at Winter Wonderland this week, and good luck
Eileen x

Andrea Norris said...

Thanks Eileen x