Friday, November 4, 2011

Black and Gray

Hi there! 
It's been awhile since I've posted anything, I've been so busy creating projects for classes that I'm teaching this month.  I've missed playing along with some great challenges.  However, when I saw the black and grey challenge (GC124) over at Gingersnaps Creations, I couldn't get it out of my mind....it was a challenge I had to take.  It's colorless!  Just blacks and grays.  I've done color challenges before that truly challenged me, but they were color combos and often easily workable and forgiving.  I suspected I had a dark side, but I didn't know how hard it was to get it to the surface.  I'm glad you can't see my "rejected" bin!  Blah!  


I needed a male birthday card this month so I went with the black and gray!  (darn challenge kept nagging at me)




The bg is crated using alcohol inks on black glossy cs.  I then put it through my Vagabond using a Sizzix "brickwall" ef .  I mounted it on black cs and distressed the edges with water and let it dry.  My stamp is from Gina K Designs entitled "Life is Good" by Theresa Momber.  I colored the train with Copic Markers W1, W3 and W5 and used a combination of DI "Black Soot" and Memento "London Fog" on the background Spellbinder labels 18 were used for the frame.  It kind of reminded me of a cold gray November day.

Thanks for the challenge, GS....I'm glad I did it and now it can stop nagging at me!  ;0)



Cheri




9 comments:

Diana said...

This turned out beautiful. I really like that background and the image - a great B&W card.

Carla S. said...

Beautiful card, Cheri! You did a wonderful job with the black and white theme! Hope all's well! Hugs!

fatmi said...

So elegant giveaway. I like the aqua and concept of your card.

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Olga said...

well hon you have been missed!!! Fantastic card, love the colors......gotta check this one out!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Glad your "naggin" worked since this is an awesome card! Your bg almost looks like metal -- very cool with the train!

Laura said...

Love that background effect through the brick embossing!Thanks for joining us at gingers.

redwasher1 said...

Cheri, I love this!! It turned out beautiful!!

Ali Manning said...

This is fantastic! Thanks for joining us at Gingersnap Creations :)

trisha too said...

Cheri, GREAT card--congratulations on being chosen as a Ginger Gem!!

:)

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