Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Calendar Girls ~ Black Plus One!

It is the 28th of the month, so I am here to welcome you to another round with the Calendar Girls! We are now well in our fourth year of posting and it has been a blast.  Wonderful Challenges--Great Fun--Sweet Creations--and Awesome Friendships!

Who are the Calendar Girls? We are a group of bloggers who want to have a place where friendships blossom, creativity abounds, and encouragement prevails! In keeping with that dream, this blog group has been created so we will have a place to interact and enjoy being fellow bloggers.  I get to be the hostess this month and this was my challenge:

This month we are going to do a color challenge. Since this card will be posted a few days before Halloween, I challenge you to make a card using just two colors--Black and One Other Color. I also challenge you to try to not use white or ivory as a base for your image. If you do, it does not need to count as your second color--or it can...... Your card does not need to be a Halloween card--it can be for any occasion. Get your thinking caps on and limit your colors to just two!

Then--I also added a bit of clarification............. There was a question about the limit of two colors. Does that mean just the image, or does it include card base, paper, embellishments, etc.?

Yes--it means everything on your card can only be one of two colors--Black and something else. Your image can be stamped or printed on white or ivory if you want and that base does not count as one of the two colors--unless you wanted to go Black and White only. So all of your cardstock and any designer paper and any/all embellishments need to be one of the two colors you choose. Yes, this is thinking out of the box and I am guessing our markers will not be used this month! That is why it is called a "Challenge"!

I knew I wanted to do a Halloween card and I wanted black to be the main color.  I originally stamped and embossed the image on white cardstock, but it was to stark.  So, I tried stamped and embossed on Basic Gray and I liked the look.  So--my two colors are Black and Gray--just like the colors Jeanette posted in the directions I gave her when I sent the challenge.  I did not highlight the colors--she did and I followed her lead!  Yes, I did obey Jeanette........... shhhhhhh--do not tell her!

Here is the inside of my card, still saying with the black and gray colors only!

I hope the other Calendar Girls like my card!  AND--they enjoyed a challenge this month to stay true to two!

Image/Sentiment:  Stampabilities Flying Witch/Whipper Snapper Designs Good/Bad Witch Sentiment

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Stampin' Up Basic Gray; Gina K White

Ink: Versamark; Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories:  SU Basic Gray Striped Satin Ribbon, Gray Brads, Black Embossing Folder; Cuttlebug Spider web Embossing Folder

Please check out the blogs of all of the Calendar Girls—there are 10 of us.  I am sure you will enjoy all the wonderful creations!  All of the blogs are listed on my left sidebar. Thanks for joining us this month.


MiamiKel said...

Oh la la tres elegant!! You've embraced this cjallenge and ran with it Barb!! Your card has such a great visual with the contrast.

Thanks for making me THUNK hard this challenge round!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Well, first - I am DEFINITELY a good witch. Hmmmm... are you calling me a witch?

Second, it's good to read that you are obeying me. Can we see you practice that a bit???

Third, your theme was soooo much fun... and so challenging! Which I love! or is it WITCH I love???

Fourth, oh my... what a cute Halloween card. the Black/Gray color combination is perfect and it is such a fun card - inside and out!

and Fifth(last but not least) I am so glad you are a Calendar Girl!!!

Melina said...

Oooooooo! Dark and spooky! I love the webbed background! :)

April said...

I agree with Melina......spooky!

Loved this challenge and everyone's take on it!
Nothing like a good challenge to get my brain working!!

Carol W said...

This was a great challenge Barb, of course I chose my favorite color combo but was challenge in not coloring...what fun this was!!!I love your card It is so much fun and the sentiment is so cute...Great job on the card and Challenge.....

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love this fun Halloween theme- and the Spider web embossing folder- and the cool image. The pop of Purple in the ribbon is awesome!

:: BlueInks :: said...

Great embossing folder - used and featured perfectly. I know which witch you are! ;) LOL