Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Remember black & white photos?

Well...I know I'm old enough to remember black & white TV shows...and photos!! And for this month's Color Challenge at Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog, we're all about black & white (or monochrome)! That's right...our very own clever and talented DT sister, Maria, has challenged us to create a paper project using Black & White (or monochrome) as our colors! Well, to be perfectly accurate, I think black & white are actually "shades" rather than colors...but you get the idea, right? Here's a fun photo that Maria chose depicting her Black & White theme...


I don't know about you, but this photo made me think of traveling...and the black & white photos of my youth! So, with that in mind, here's what I came up with for this month's color challenge....


Doesn't Tilda look so sweet just sitting ever so patiently on her suitcase? She's called Traveling Tilda and is from the Bon Voyage Collection 2010Suitcase with sign is from the same collection. You can find both of these adorable stamps at Diana's Magnolia-licious online store, my store for all things Magnolia!!

Here's a peek at the inside...


Cardstock is Very Vanilla & Basic Black (Stampin' Up)...and the DPs are also from SU! Oh...and the sentiment is from a SU collection called "Full of Life". The flower came from Recollections' "Boutique Fleur" collection (I found these at Michael's). I used Cuttlebug embossing folders (Textile and Swiss Dots)...and I made the "photo" corners with a Fiskars scissors called "Seagull". The ribbons and black pearls are from my stash.

Here's my famous "artsy fartsy" view...


I tell ya, coloring grey skin is a little creepy to me...I had to keep reminding myself that this is a black & white photo!! hehehe!! Here's the very short list of Copics used...

C1, 0, 00: skin
C2: cheeks
Everything else was colored with combo of C7, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0, & 00

OK...you know what comes next, right? It's time for you to pop on over to Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog and see what Maria and the rest of my amazingly talented Design Teamies have created for inspiration. Then...you'll want to join in the fun by making and entering your own Magnolia Black & White (or monochrome) creation into this month's Magnolia-licious Color Challenge. Remember, one lucky participant (selected at random) wins a $25.00 gift voucher for a Magnolia-licious Shopping Spree!! Who knows...you could just be that lucky person!!

Oh...and I've decided to enter this little card into Challenge #118 at Just Magnolia Challenge Blog HERE. The theme is "Anything Goes". I think this fits! Wish me luck! hehehe!

OK...that's it for me!! Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit...and for always leaving such kind comments. They truly make my day! Maggie hugs...until next time....

30 comments:

Boxofcolours said...

Oh wow Pat, that looks awesome. This is something I will have to try when I have the time. I love it, TFS ~ Jane

Ribbon Girl said...

You've exelled yourself Pat - fabulous card! mary G x

Cathy said...

Pat, this is gorgeous, you know this is one of my favorite color schemes :) and you did it beautifully Love it!!!

Rene said...

Oh la la!!!! Such a chic card!
Rene :D

Agnes van Hensbergen - agnesstampcards said...

Beautiful,love the black /white cards
hugs Agnes

Sandy said...

tres manifique mon amie!
Sandy

Corinne said...

Fabulous card Pat! Love the vintage look at the black and white. You did a wonderful job.
Hugs~
Corinne

Karen's Fun Blog said...

THis is gorgeous! : )

Barb Hardeman said...

Oui! Tres manifique! You don't even have the Eiffel tower in there but you sure managed to give the whole card a French feel! Your coloring is amazing. This card really rocks! Now I have to give it a try, but I'll first have to shop to make sure I have enough of the black/white/greys. Stunning card my sweet friend!
Hugs,
Barb

Louise said...

Fabulous card, love the black and white you did a terrific job coloring the images
Louise

Sheri said...

Pat, Pat, PAT...This is..just stunning! I'm amazed!

Chris said...

Well, pick me up off the floor! Pat, this is amazing! It is perfect in every way. I love the papers, the images, the design, all of it! Wow!

XO,
Chris Christensen

Barb said...

OMG, Pat! How does that commercial for Oreos go? --- "SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!" All your projects are over the top amazing, but this one is over the moon fantastic! And all in black and white! Wow!

Debbie said...

All I can say is this is STUNNING!!!

Hugs
Debbie

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, this is just gorgeous, great colours too, thanks for joining us at JM/HS this week big hugs Pops x x x

julieprice3 said...

This is absolutely Beautiful Pat! I love the black and white look
Hugs Julie P

Candy said...

Well, Pat, for someone who didn't feel comfortable with back and white you have made a STUNNING card!!
Love the papers you chose. Tilda is beautiful :o)
Hugs, Candy

Angela said...

Totally gorgeous Pat! Your coloring is outstanding! ;)

Love all the fun elements you added to your black and white card. Beautiful work! hugs, Angela

Iulia said...

Amazing card, Pat! Très chic and really reminds me of Paris! No idea why but I feel like commenting in French...lol (one thing you didn't know is that I speak French with my son:). You chose so carefully all the elements- wow- what a great combination- that Boutique flower...lol, the film strip, the map papers,your fabulous coloring...fantastic match!
Glad I popped in! I simply enjoy your creation!
Hugs, Iulia

Linda said...

As us french would say merveileux!!!!!!Wow absolutely stunning card!!!!! i love everything about it!!!!! Excellent work!!!!!!!

cabio's craft corner said...

Pat, you colored the images beautifully. Tilda looks like she is glowing in the dark. Lots of pretty details on this card :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Norma said...

Oh WOW, Pat, this is stunningly gorgeous. Your colouring in B&W is fabulous. Kudos! Love all the details. That rose is to die for and love that mesh thing behind it. Your card is beautifully decorated inside and outside. Love it!
Hugs,
Norma

cathylynn said...

Hey Pat this is down right GORGEOUS!! I'd say that you nailed this challenge. BRAVO!!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Elle said...

Very WELL Done! You really pulled off the black/white color sc. to perfection! Beautiful.

Christina C. said...

WOW....lots of creativity going on here! This is phenomenal, Pat...inside and out!

Danielle said...

Hey! girls, MAGNIFIQUE, IS MY CUE! très maginifique, absolument fabuleux.. Ah! Ah I got you there!
Pat your card, is wonderful, there is something about this black and white theme so special, with Paris being La ville Lumière, now Tilda seems in the dark, perhaps she is not certain where to go... Enough. I love your card! All the lovely details, the pefect balance between elements, the "juste équilibre" MAGNIFIQUE ...

J,adorrrrrrrrrrrrrre.
Hugs.

Danielle said...

Forgot something... Your coloring is breathtakingly beautiful.
OH! LA LA...

Sarah said...

Absolutely stunning! I've never coloured b&w before so this really inspires me! The structure and multiple layers of your card are beautiful! Wow..

Jane said...

WOW!!! this is stunning! love everything about it - gorgeous work! thanks for joining us at Just Magnolia! hugs, Jane x

Cordine said...

Stunning card!
Hugs
Cordine