Tuesday, February 15, 2011

As simple as Black and White

Welcome to a new year of Serendipity Stamps projects.

For the first challenge in February we were given Black and White... I am used to using a lot of color, but had a ton of fun with this challenge. I started by stamping a bunch of stamps in black to see what I liked best. Turns our lots of Serendipity's flower stamps look great in black and white.

Serendipity stamp Hollyhock (1214L)
Black and White Cardstock
Black Ink
Die Cut letters
Circle cutter
Border Punch
Adhesive pearls

1. Mat White cardstock on black.
2. Stamp Hollyhock three times on white cardstock. Cut out one full image, and cut the other two into small sections.
3. Cut a black strip and border punch it.
4. Cut a circle out of black cardstock
5. Adhere strip, circle, flowers, and photo to white cardstock.
6. Use removable adhesive to adhere letters around circle, ink around letters with black ink and sponge.
7. Use pen to add border around white cardstock, and adhere pearls to corners.

An up-close of the flowers, the detail of the stamp really gives the flowers dimension even without color.

On to our other designers for the month,
I can't wait to see what they came up with!

Anya's Blog

Lynda's Blog

Kathie's Blog

Jenny's Blog

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Jenny Gropp said...

Amy -- the florals work so beautifully in B/W with this layout. Beautifully done!

Lynda Benden said...

This is just beautiful Amy! What a wonderful use of the flowers and the black & white works perfectly with the picture!

Kathie Bailey said...

Amy, what a beautiful layout! So soft and natural looking. Gorgeous results in black and white!