Friday, October 21, 2011

Oddly Black & White

Today, Some Odd Girl is having a challenge where you have to colour your image in Black & White but then you can use it with coloured papers.  In other words, only the image must be black and white!

Not really my favourite way to colour up an image but I had to give it a go just for fun and managed to produce this birthday  card:

Paper: cardstock (PTI); Neenah; Patterned Paper (Colorbok - English Moss)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copic Markers; Versamark
Stamps: Some Odd Girl (HollyDay Gwen); Hero Arts (CG300 - Life of the Party Words)
Other: PTI Bloom Builders #3; gems (Hero Arts); Glossy Accents; Crystal Stickles; CLear embossing powder

I matted the smokey gray notecard with a ready made clear embossed green cardstock.  The background stamp used here is from Hero Arts, called Life of the Party Words.  I added a strip of designer paper to the bottom and a "half" bloom in the top corner to which I added a glass gem which I had won some time ago, it was just the perfect green.

I took the easy way out to colour my Odd Girl, three shades of Copic markers, the only place that I blended was in the hair.  I added some glossy accents on a few areas.  I added two black gems to the clip in her hair and a bit of stickles.  I also added some stickles to the edge of her dress and of course, because this was supposed to be purely black and white.....the stickles has taken on the green in its reflection!  But believe me whe I tell you that I added Crystal Ranger stickles, not green!!!

She is a sweet little girl and I'll keep it for a rainy day when I need a girly birthday card.

I hope you are all having a great day!

15 comments:

Kelley Eubanks said...

Oh... I think she is cool!! I like it! :)

mforquer said...

Brenda - you are fast!!! This is GORGEOUS! I love the greens with the black and white image! The flower and gem is a nice touch too!
Thanks for joining us at Some Odd Girl!
hugs,
M

sheila said...

I like this alot Brenda. There is something very cool about leaving the image in black and white and surrounding it in color. It kinda pops off the the card and looks retro. Great image by the way!

Alice Wertz said...

very cool B&W image. very pretty card, Brenda!

Rosemary said...

i know i would not have taken on this particular challenge, brenda, to color my image only black & white, but you did a tremendous job and really nailed it!

Rina Damay said...

waaa So Pretty, Brenda! and love Hair color too. Perfect!

Dawn said...

Brenda, this is one gorgeous card. Love the black and white colouring on the image.

Cor* said...

KaYOOT! I'm with you, not sure about the whole B&W thing,but once it's done, it looks awesome ! Great papers too!! Yay! Thanks for joining us at SOG this week.

Leah the Orange said...

love this! our girl Gwen totally POPS against the bright green - what a fab combination! love the little additions of gems and stickles, too! thanks so much for sharing your creation with us at Some Odd Girl! xo

Lisa said...

I truly love the greens with this. I think you need something bold to offset the blandness of b&w and this definitely does the trick! Great job coloring her too, B!

Michelle said...

wow! I like the image in black and white! The surrounding color looks more vibrant! So cool, Brenda!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Gorgeous, Brenda! Love the boldness of it.:)

Trinh said...

Great job with the coloring, Brenda!

Chris_P said...

Gorgeous!! And beautiful coloring! Love this card! Thanks for joining us at Some Odd Girl!

Caz said...

Beautiful card and colouring, I love the contrast between the B&W and the bright green. Thanks for joining our B&W challenge on Some Odd Girl.
Caz
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