Thursday, July 14, 2011

Black & White...PLUS ONE!!

A warm (as in really hot and humid) hello to all of you! That's's in the mid-90's here in Richmond, VA with about a kabillion percent humidity!!! Ugh!! I keep thinking...sooooon my sweet hubby and I will be on the beach in St. Martin drinking pina coladas with cute little umbrellas in them!! So, I'm keeping good thoughts to get me through these hot summer days!!

I hope you all had a great week! I have been coloring and crafting up a storm!! Counting the days until I'm officially retired! 3 weeks from tomorrow...YAY!! Ahhh...but back to this week's challenge at Mo's...

Once again, our talented and creative DT sister, Cathy, has given us our challenge theme. And, let me tell ya...I was seriously challenged! But now that it's done, I quite love the finished product!! Cathy has challenged us all to make a card or paper project using the theme:

Black & white with ONE contrasting color!!
Now, I don't know about you, but I think it just seems WRONG to color skin grey!! But, then again, I grew up in the 50's when all photos and television were black & white...with shades of grey! So...that's what I did...I colored a "black & white photo"...but added a touch of my fave color...RED!! Once again, I had to pop on over to Mo's online store and I found this little darlin' called "Come Out and Play"...

What a sweetheart, huh?! And I tell ya, Mo is such a talented artist, isn't she?! I find myself smiling uncontrollably when I'm coloring her images!! True!

The funny thing is that my sister, Dee, and I were just talking about those goofy know the metal ones that came with a little key that we wore around our necks. Now...I will confess...I never actually skated on those things because I had such big feet! Yep...when I extended the skates big enough to fit my feet, they caved in the middle! LOL!! True story!!

I colored this little cutie with Copics...C7, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0, 00. (C0 & 00 for skin...with a little C1 for shading.). Then I added R27, 24, 22, & 01 for her sneakers and hair bows! Cardstock is Riding Hood Red...and DPs, CS, and ribbon are all from Stampin' Up.The sentiment on the front of the card is from Stamping Bella. Rubies are from my last trip to the Caribbean...nah, just kidding! They're rhinestones, not rubies! LOL! Just checking to see if you're paying attention! hehehehe! Here's a peek at the inside...the "Happy Birthday" sentiment is from Stampin' Up.

Pretty simple little card recipe...very few embellies this time! But, you know, things were much simpler back in the 1950's! you'll want to pop on over to Mo's Challenge Blog and take a peek at the delightful creations by my very talented Design Teamies! Then...pull out your Black & White papers, colors, etc...and one contrasting color and get busy making your own little somethin' somethin' for this weeks challenge!

Remember, you must use at least one Mo Manning problem, right?! And you must follow this week's theme!! Oh, I almost lucky participant (chosen at random) will win a FREE Mo Manning Digital Image!!!! Whooooohoooo!! So many Mo images...and so little time!! Thanks so much for stopping by...have a fabulous week!! Until next time....