Wednesday, June 2, 2010

What's Black & White and Red All Over? :)

Coffee of the Day - more yummy instant...... oh I will be happy once the tiling project in the kitchen is finished! :)

Okay, I couldn't resist....... as I was growing up, black & white jokes were as numerous as the grains of sand on the beach...... (yep, I am leading up to my card in a really shameless way). and I loved each and every one of those jokes. my dad and I traveled all the time, so my constant companions were books: joke books, science books, and Little House on the Prairie books. and we would sing, too, while we drove. but we'll save that for another post. ;)

So starts another fun challenge with Isabella's Sketchbook - make a black & white creation. your main image can have color, but everything else must be black and white only. The DT have, as always, come up with some wonderful cards. and just as unique & beautiful as each person! Please be sure to check them all out! and play along with us, too! you have the chance to win some fun images from Isabella's store. by the way...... she has a neat freebie in the store itself if you go take a looksie!

For my card, I used several of the shells and this beautiful lady called 'Reflections on the Beach.' I printed some neat vintage beach poster images that I found over at Clearly Vintage and used those for part of my bg. Papers are an assortment from those sent to me by my special friends Kate at i {heart} papers and Melissa. I added in some vintage buttons (love the one with the rhinestone center!) and a big bow with May Arts ribbon. it's hard to see, but right above the bow is a velvet lily by Making Memories. I plan to give this to my MIL for her birthday. The shells have been covered with opal shimmerz and then crystal effects. Shimmerz was painted on the belt buckle as well as the bow on her hat.

Again, please be sure to take a looksie at all of the gorgeousness created by the DT. then make your own black and white beauty to play along!


Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh i know the answer to that one too! a newspaper.... right?????

gorgeous card!!! absolutely gorgeous! and yuck on the coffee!!!

Cec said...

Beautiful vintage black and white card. I love all your special added details and glad you described the ones that the camera didn't pick up. Black on black is so hard to photograph.

Annika said...

Jennifer, it's truly beautiful and I am examining your colouring here - the sand looks totally real, fabulous texture you have captured! I always like your creative paper treatment, you're not as "confined" as I am!!
And don't even mention photographing b/w card, I almost pulled my hair out - mine doesn't have ANY colour whatsoever - aarrrgghh

Holly said...

Really nice Jenn! Love the shells and your little button. by the way - it could be an embarrassed skunk!

Sue C said...

Fantastic card, I love the beach posters how cool are they ! Sue C x

Viv said...

Jennifer I love your vintage look! I must check out that link for the backing pics you use. The velvet ribbon looks yum!
Hope you get your kitchen sorted soon , I don't know how long you can last on nasty coffee!!!

Viv xx

JACKIE M said...

Great card and love the layers and image choice.

Jackie :)

Payne Holler Cards said...

you are so incredibly gifted in putting together vintage! or is it something in that coffee LOL
I love it! so much "kewl" stuff to look at...hugs

Crystal said...

Such an awesome vintage card & love the little shells you added!

Sharon Keanly said...

A super take on the challenge this week Jennifer. Love all the added bits and pieces which you've collected.

Ann English said...

So wonderful to find your blog up and running-you with a coffee cup in hand and inky, sticky fingers! Love the vintage card, my friend!!!

Maria Matter said...

Hey Jenn, I was thinking about you today!

Beautiful, the B/W are so striking!

Gina said...

Gorgeous Jennifer, I love the black and white, it frames your image very well.

Lisa said...

OH Jennifer, gorgeous card! The coloring is fabulous but you won me over with that collage background!!! Very shabby chic! Nice job girlie!

Deedee Anderson said...

A digi with a sunburn? ;-) Gorgeous card, Jennifer! I love how the image pops with all the black and white in the background. I'm praying that tile project gets finished soon so you can get some decent coffee again -- LOL!

wordbird said...

Wow! Jennifer...lots of creativity here! I really enjoyed looking closely at this card and all the cool vintage touches you added. Your cards are a feast for the eyes. You have a very creative and unique style...lots of good inspiration to be in your cards!
;D Diana q