Friday, March 27, 2009

black and white challenge

This is for todays limited supply challenge from Splitcoast stampers. The challenge is to make a black and white card. You can make anything if you put your mind to it. Scraps can be a key to making an awesome card. Sometimes scraps make the best layouts too. Preset your scraps in different directions to create unique and wonderful layouts.

This card is basically made around scraps. I have a bag that has odds and ends, usually dsp scraps. I saw these two DCWV Sparkle (black) scraps and came up with my idea. Even the black flower is a scrap from another project.
I found a design I liked then had to find a stamp to go with it. I tried another stamp but didn't like it, when I stamped the flower from ever after, I thought, this is the one. Just enough black and white to make this an elegant card.
So now to assemle. I knew I wanted black ribbon, so I added that first, then my argyle piece, then stripes then my main image. The difficulty I found next was the placement of the flower. I added a white prima on top of it, with a black button brad.After trying several different locations, I settled on the middle. I think it is cool. It balances the ribbon and the center panel.
What do you think?

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