I am thrilled to have a turn to host the Stampotique Designers' Challenge this week! What might seem like a simple challenge to most, for some, whose work is generally full of color, it really will be a challenge. But, for all of us, it's good to try something different. I have been on a black'n'white artistic kick lately because I love the crisp freshness it can bring to a card, journal page or ATC. Whatever you decide to do, keep it black and white with just a pop of color! Get creative this week and join us! The directions and rules for submission can be found here.
To inspire you, I have made a card. The "technical details" are below, if you are interested.
I used a black card blank and scraps of patterned paper and black card stock to create the card. I trimmed the patterned paper just a bit smaller than the card blank so the card blank serves as matting. I used one of the new Tim Holtz Frameworks dies (Honeycomb) to create a bit of interest on the left. I used an oval punch to create the "rug" to ground my image. That delightful image is from Stampotique Originals, and is by one of their newest stamp designers, Linda Peterson. This image is called "Hazelheart," and you can find all of Linda's stamps (most with coordinating text stamps) here. For my sentiment, I used a Stampotique text stamp called "You are in my prayers."
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