Monday, November 8, 2010

Karen's Doodles Challenge 36 - Black and White Christmas

This week our hostess, Nancy at Karen's Doodles Challenge blog and she has given us a theme challenge...

Black and White Christmas
You can use other colors on the image but your paper and embellishments must be white and black.


For my card, I used Karen's Doodles Bigsby Wreath.  I also used a template I got from Challenge Cards Etc.  I sized the image to fit then printed it onto Cryogen paper with my inkjet printer.    I think I used every gray marker I own, both Cool and Warm.  I added just a bit of color to Bigsby and his blanket.  Kind of reminds me of Ted Turner colorized movies. This is a really cool template.....


For the inside, I printed a very light scan of the image, overlaying the beginning of that most famous Christmas story. Here is what it looks like with the petals folded up...


The DP is from My Mind's Eye, the Meadow Lark collection. Finished size is 4.25 inches.

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9 comments:

Bonnie Brown said...

Well, this is a very creative card. The color choice is totally unusual for a Christmas card. You have done an outstanding job choosing DP's and card design.

Craftyanny said...

oh wow Sandy this is fab!!!! Gorgeous shaped card. I must say I struggled with this one but, what's a challenge if it's not to get those brain cells moving lol
Anne x

Karen W said...

Very cool template, I love it. Great job on a hard challenge.

Cammy said...

This is super cute Sandy! I love the black & white papers and what a great template!

Monique said...

Oh this is soooo creative Sandy..I love the black and white!

Trena in Naperville said...

What a sweet image Sandy. Your use of grays is just fabulous!! Also, very creative folding.

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

dot-scrap said...

Oh wauw Sandy...I´m so amazed by your card. So fantastic inside and out. I just love Bigsby...so wonderful.
Dorte aka dot-scrap

joey said...

Hi Sandy

Sorry for being a lousy team member this week, this bug wiped me out I am begining to feel a little human again so dashing round my teamies to comment lol. It seems Bigsbys wreath suits b/w so well as a few of us went for him! Gorgeous card and detail

Joey.xxx

Maureen (Moe) Buck said...

hey Sandy- gorgeous!!!
Are the petals a die? I recognize the octagon, and have somethign like that, but what did you use for the petals... or did you gut them by hand.
-Maureen
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