Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Black & White and/or Monochrome Challenge

Hello Everyone and thanks for taking the time to stop by to visit!  I'm holidays so my post is prescheduled and I won't be able to visit your blogs until later this summer.

Today I'm hostess at the Magnolia-licious Inspiration Challenge Blog and have picked a Black & White and/or Monochrome Colour Challenge.  It's a tough one for me but I think so elegant that I hope you play along and share your projects with us.  The DT has outdone themselves so checkout their fabulous creations!

Here's the picture I chose to provide inspiration.

I've chosen a simple design to spotlight Tilda Goes Shopping and Magnolia's Eiffel Tower (sorry out of stock at the moment).  When I think about Paris, I think about all the beautiful things to see, the wonderful food and of course the shopping!!  I haven't been yet but when my girls are older, we're going to take a trip to Paris for sure!!

I've used my C (Cool) & W (Warm) gray Copics to colour the images.  I don't use my W Copics much but I really like how Tilda's cheeks and top turned out with the Ws.  Now I wish I had coloured the Eiffel Tower a bit darker but at the time I was worried it would blend into the DP and Tilda too much.  DP is Webster's Pages and although it looks like the paper is yellow and black, IRL it is old white and black so I didn't cheat ~ lol.  Pearl Swirl and the black centres on the flowers (whose edges were dabbed with Memento Tuxedo Black) are Prima.  Organza ribbon, black pearl heart and other pearls are from my stash.

That's it for today folks!  I'll be posting again in a couple of weeks so come on back for a peek.



Kristel said...

Wowwww this is absolutely stunning Maria!!
Hugs Kristel

coldwaters2 said...

Wowwww Maria this is totally fabulous love the papers, pearls, flowers and images this looks superb.
Lorraine x

Candy said...

Hi Maria,
Your design paper is gorgeous.
I love all your embellishments and how you designed your card.
I love the way you coloured the tower because TILDA
stands out beautifully. She is coloured fantastically!!
Hugs, Candy

Angela said...

Oh I want to go shopping in Paris!! This is beautiful Maria! Gorgeous design - love all the pearls. Thanks for a fun challenge! hugs, Angela

Pat said...

Hello my sweet little Maria!! I have to admit, I cringed when I saw the "colors" you chose...but, even tho I am a little creeped out by grey skin, I always LOVE the results!! And your card, my dear, is stunning!! Thanks so much for a great challenge theme! You are da bomb, darlin'!! Hugs. Pat

Norma said...

Maria, thanks for challenge--I love it. It made me make a card that I needed to make, so now I'm ahead of schedule...LOL.
A stunningly gorgeous card you've made. Love the images that you've fabulously coloured. Brought back fond memories as I was in Paris just last summer and yes, like Tilda I was definitely shopping there too.

cabio's craft corner said...

The DP is so cool on your card Maria and love the beautiful mono colored Tilda and the tower background is so sweet with Tilda shopping in fashions :o)

MaRyKaY said...

very stunning card. I love the monochromatic of this card. again a magnolia. I am so jealous of everyone that has a stamp of her.
awesome again thanks for showing us your work