Friday 3 August 2012

Classy black and white.

You know I did my colouring the other day? Well, here's another card I completed with the image I printed and coloured in. I love colouring in. I get so engrossed into colouring when I get the chance that I forget how long I've spent on it! Are you the same??

I also think sometimes it's just nice to use a little bit of black and white, and keep things nice and simple... that's exactly what I did with this little card today.

The papers are from Papermania and it's my 'very special pad' that I keep for 'special cards'. I'm sure I'm not the only one who doesn't like using their special papers... but I have tons of sheets and packs that I need to work my way through!

I die cut the corner and the flowers and leaves and simply layered them up.

The image was coloured with pencils - I have found the most AMAZING pencils at my local Range that blend perfectly with sansador (and they're a fraction of the cost of polychromos and dare I say blend even better??!!!)

My friend Tracy is coming around next week for a colouring lesson, so I'll let you know if she finds them just as easy as I do.. I'm sure she will!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges...
Digi Stamps for Joy - spots and stripes
Die Cutting Diva's - anything goes
Twisted Tuesday - anything goes with a twist!

Well... that's all for now. Whatever you're upto today, enjoy.. and Happy Crafting!


  1. This is a wonderful card! I love the pencil coloring, and you're right, the black and white really works and makes such a bold statement. Love it! xxDenise

  2. this is wonderful i love how you have matted the oval off the page! might have to steal that idea xx

  3. Super card I love this image and you have done a great job with it :)

  4. Lovely card Jo, beautifully coloured image, love the B&W xxx

  5. Wonderful! I love the papers and the image works so well with the papers. Good luck in the challenges.

    Linda xxx

  6. Beautiful card and I love that image

  7. Jo this is fab, love the black and white design and the layout is lovely, and as always your colouring in is amazing, see ya soon x

  8. This is just gorgeous,love the

  9. So, so, so cute! Love your card! Thanks for playing along with us over at Twisted Tuesdays! :)

  10. they all look really great xx

  11. love the black and white, it sets off the image perfectly x

  12. Fabulous card. Love it. Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

  13. Lovely! The monochrome card really shows off the colours in your main image. Fab!
    Hugs, Dorothy

  14. such a cute image its great emma xx

    p.s i noticed you have got the right click function turned do you do this lol xx

  15. The colouring is BEAUTIFUL! Well worth using your best paper for this card!

  16. Oh this is PERFECT for our current spots and stripes challenge! Gorgeous card. Love the way you cut off the oval ... so out-of-the-box! Thanks for joining us at Digistamps4Joy for our latest challenge, and hope to see you there again!
    Margy (owner)

  17. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us over at DCD.


  18. I love how you have interpreted the challenge in this fabulous creation!
    Thanks for joining us at
    Good luck in the draw – I hope to see you entering again soon!
    Luv’n huggz
    Jen Leeflang
    DS4J DT Lead


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