Monday, May 30, 2011

Outlines - Black & White with a Pop of Color!

Good Monday morning and Happy Memorial Day! This week's Outlines Challenge is a color challenge - black, white and a pop of color! I used robin's egg blue and teal for my pop of color. I also tried a new technique - I painted Ocean Soul Smooch  directly on the Heart Butterfly (F-58) and Script Happy Birthday (C-1050) stamps instead of using ink. I also painted Frosted Aqua, Top Coat and Ocean Soul Smooch on the butterfly to color it and added Turquoise Pearl Pen and Viva Glass Effect Gel on the dots, antennae, body and hearts of the butterfly.  Finally, unusual for me, no patterned paper was used in the making of this card!  Inspiration Background (K-233) was stamped using Versafine Onyx Black to make the background layer.

Please be sure to head over to the Outlines blog to get the details for participating in the challenge - you could win a $25 shopping spree in the Outlines Store!!  Also make sure you head over to each design team member's blog to check out their creations!

Bev Gerard - Savor the Journey 
Jeanne Streiff - Inky Paws
Jenny Gropp - One Krafty Kat
Lisa Silver - Silver Stamping
Vicki Garrett - Summerthyme Studio

Thanks for stopping by!


Loopster said...

Beautiful!!! I love the "pop of color".

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

I love butterflies on cards and your card is just beautiful!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful card Robin- I love the teal as the 'pop' of color- pretty effect the smooch has!

Bev Gerard said...

What a beautiful butterfly! Love her color ... perfect for this fun B&W plus challenge! Be careful ... you're going to wish you had a couple of these to send to special people! ;o)

Happy new week,

Jenny Gropp said...

Completely impressed on the Smooch Stamped result.... it looks fabulous..... tutorial idea for you!

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Silvergirl said...

WOW!!! That pop color is spectacular!!! I really love how you used the Smooch paint instead of ink. It's lovely!

Jane said...

Your card is gorgeous! I have never used that stamp as just a background. why? who knows. I love the color combination and how you painted the butterfly.