Thursday, October 20, 2011

Shadows...

Olo!

It's time for a new challenge over at Some Odd Girl and this go 'round we want to see you color your stamped images completely in black and white! That's right, just think of it like you are creating a cool black and white photo or movie still... everything is in shades of gray. No skin tones, no red lips, no blue eyes, everything that you color has to be black and white. You can still go crazy with color on the rest of your card design so that the entire card doesn't have to be completely monochromatic.


Now you know I loves me some color but I actually couldn't wait to give this a go since it isn't a technique that I do very often. And considering the time of year I thought that it would make for a really cool looking Halloween card. Then when I spotted the new Witchy Mae digi... well let's just say that it was a 'no brainer' on who would be getting the black and white treatment. ;)
I mean, come on?! Isn't she fabulous? This new Mae so reminds me of a vintage Halloween pin-up with her flirty pose and ooh la la ensemble. I just love her to bits and am keeping my fingers crossed that we see some more SOGgies like her in the future.

As for the rest of the card, I paired her up with a mix of Authentique's Glowing papers and some Tim Holtz paper that looked like a bunch of different vintage Halloween cards, which I cut apart to create little accents here and there. And I actually shaded the circle cut out around Mae with some C0 to make it look more like the moon behind her but I had a hard time picking that up in the photo so you'll just have to take my word for it. :)

Okey dokey, so now it's time for you to get inspired and show us your black and white coloring skills! You've got until November 1st to enter a card for a chance at winning a fab prize and while you don't have to use a SOG image to qualify, you do get an extra name in the hat come drawing time if you do.

Good luck!
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Authentique (Glowing), Tim Holtz (Halloween)
digi stamp- Some Odd Girl (Witchy Mae)
ink- Colorbox black pigment
ribbon and lace
Kaiser Craft gems
Making Memories bat stick pin
Authentique die cut sentiment
Sharpie white marker
Copic Spica silver and clear glitter pens
Copic markers:
C00, C0, C1, C3, C5, C7, C9, 100

25 comments:

Sara I. said...

Absolutely stunning!! Love the dp and your coloring is breathtaking. Adorable sentiment to match!

angie ashuk said...

Great card!!! I love the way she looks! Very vintage,old movie feel:)

Lau W said...

Oh this is a superb card, superb design Amy, love it !
xxx

Nancy Thomas said...

You did a beautiful job with the b&w image. It's very striking against the colors in the patterned paper. Gorgeous!

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Wow! This is absolutely stunning, Amy! Love the splash of orange with black and white.

Cindy H. said...

Wow, your coloring skills are awesome!! I think it's harder to color in black, grays and white than colors but you did it! Love the sassy image, too :)

martina's kaartjes said...

love it ! great card ! lovely colors !
superb,
greetings, martina
x

Creations by Shirl said...

Oooh I never did try using this technique of coloring the image in black/white.....huummm something to reconsider.... love how you did yours....totally pretty....Such a perfect Halloween card too....TFS!
hugs Amy~

Jas said...

Wow, as always fabulous coloring Amy! Love the background and all the colors are perfect! TFS!

jacque4u2c said...

What a cutie!

CraftyLoops said...

Fantastic card, love the torn paper technique. Lee x

tina said...

fantastic card! i love it!

Mona E said...

What a fabulous card. Looove the design and the colouring of the image is just brill. Hugs...Mona

Kelly Schelske said...

Oh wow, fabulous Amy!

yvon said...

Hi Amy, wow, this is gorgeous. Love your coloring, i've tried it for a couple of thimes but no.... it's not gonna work for me. But yours is superb.
Hugs, Yvon

Mette said...

Stunning Amy. I may have to brave the black/white colouring method but you do it fabulously. Super lay-out and stunning papers.

Hugs, Mette

Beth aka BR-T said...

WOWIE girl this is amazing I love her in the black and white tones!!!

Karla said...

Great card!!! I love the way she looks! Very vintage

Cami said...

This black and white coloring of yours is just stunning! I could never color like this, let along with colors LOL! This is a beautiful Halloween card...love the DPs, layout, torn border piece and the bat pin. Very nicely done, Amy.
Hugs, Cami

1LuvnMama said...

Wowza! Luv your B&W! I think I'll have to join in on the challenge! :) BTW, luv'd your "fur" vid! :)

Cor* said...

Witchy Mae is super fun hey!? I think I need her now! Great papers and design. Is that a bag pin....shuddup! how awesome!

Janine said...

this is amazing
love it

sweet said...

I adore this card! I love the lace, ribbon, pin, torn paper, the coloring.... Oh did I say I adore this card? Yeah, I totally do!

RiNNE said...

Your vintage take is really gorgeous! Awesome b&w shading, and the card is beautiful!

Leanne said...

Wowie!! Love the vintage feel to the card and your b&w coloring is amazing! Fun, fun, fun! ;)