Friday, June 17, 2011

Midnight Gardening

So I think this is a first for me:
 Making a card thats all Black and White except the image. It was a little challenging but at the same time took out the guess work. No matching colors to papers, just B&W. It was quite liberating. lol
Anyway the theme this week at Phindy's is, you guessed it:
All Black and White Except Image

So for a recipe we have as follows:
Image: Phindy
Colors: Prismacolors
Sentiment circle: Whimsy Stamps
Charm: a gift from Iulia
punches: Martha Stewart
brad: Recollection (I think)

A few challenges:
Alota Rubber Stamps - -  Summertime
 Always Something Creative - The beginning of Summer 
By the Cute & Girly -- In the garden
Tiffany Doodles - Steppin in to summer
Little Darlings Challenges - Summer (2nd week
Paper Shelter Challenge -  punches and dies
7 Kids College Fund -summer card but no Magnolia stamp
Anything Goes Challenge  Here Comes Summer
Creative Card Crew - Ribbons & brads

Thanks for coming by to visit! Happy Crafting!


Boxofcolours said...

Great job Dorcas. The background makes the bright colours of your image pop - fab!! ~ Jane

petra,s cards said...

good morning dorcas what a stunning card, your colours are fabulous!!!!
how is it whit the little duck?
have a sunny day!!
xx petra

Anne said...

Hey Dorcas this looks great, the subdued background really makes your image stand out, lovely!
PS Thanks for joining us at Tiffany Doodles Summer Challenge ;)


Cor* said...

FAntastic! love the color image with B&W backing! TFS

Debbie said...

Wow, Love the Black & White like that...and those punches are perfect for your gardening theme..


jules said...

Hi Dorcas wow gorgeous!!!!

dj1952 said...

Beautiful card Dorcas. I love the black and white, and I'm like you that it's not something that I use, though. Hugs, dj

Mona E said...

I really loooove your colouring! It looks amazing! Beautiful card, hun. Hugs...Mona

Ann English said...

Another gorgeous card, Dorcas! I love it!

Tine said...

Hi Dorcas. Totally agree with the rather liberating black & white papers. Great card, beautifully coloured.
Tine :)

Marie said...


Thank for participating in the Alota Challenge!

Tracy said...

I love your color choices and I especially love how you did the background on the image. The blue around her body just looks so cool. Another great card Dorcas!

Chelsea said...

Love it really makes the color pop!

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

I like it!! I am a bit partial to black and white anyway! I think it adds an element of elegance! The image is great and colored oh so perfectly! Great sentiment circle and adorable charm!

Biggan said...

Lovely card and your coloring is awesome! Thanks for joining us at Alota Rubberstamps challenge!


Julie said...

I love the vintage look to the colouring! The black and White really make the image pop! X

Jacee said...

What a wonderful card Dorcas, I love the colour, and the image is coloured beautifully.
Hugs Jacee

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card, Thanks for joining in with us at TPS this week.
Kevin xx

CanadianScraps43 said...

Wow you even make black and white look outstanding. I so love how your colouring is the star of the show and the b/w are just the backdrop to a wonderful performance. Hugs.

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is just gorgeous oh just love love that,black and white just stunning hugs cheryl xxxx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Dorcas wow that looks stunning, love your colouring and the papers. hugs Shirleyxx

Stampin Mindy said...

This is amazing!! I love the image and your coloring. The sky looks gorgeous!!
Thanks so much for joining us at Little Darlings Challenges, I hope you join us next week!

Hugs, Mindy

Anonymous said...

your card is stunning; the image is beautifully colored and gorgeous design.
The cards like it very much.

Thanks for joining us at ASC.
Hugs Karla

Pat said...

Happy Anniversary my sweet friend! Hope you're enjoying your day! This card is such fun...I never realized how liberating it must be to use just white and black for papers. I may have to try that sometime. You know how much I adore your work...and how envious I am of your coloring talent!! I aspire to be you...well, except maybe the ducks in the bathtub thing! LOL! Hugs. Pat

Steph said...

What a sweet image! Especially love your colouring! Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes this week. Hope to see you again soon x

Annemaritta said...

Dorcas, midnight gardening is only possible in Finland with the midnight sun, sun never sets summer nights etc.

I love the image because is so ladylike with the scarf and your way to colour it. It gives depth in a curious way to add black dp. Lovely!

Tulips look real to me and the watering can makes me cry, admiring the light and shadows. Sky looks new!

btw: Please go and have a look one of An's latest coloring:

Sorry to advertise here, but Prismacolors and she makes a perfect match!

Marianne said...

What a beautiful card is this. Love the way you choose the background in black. It gives the image the spotlight.
Love your coloring and the way you made the clouds.'
Hugs Marianne

Jessie/knightrone said...

I LOVE this!! too fun!!

Rachel said...

Beautiful card! I love the colored image on all the black and white! Fabulous! Thanks so much for stopping by....I'm excited 8 followers :0) And yes I LOVE otters!

Dawn said...

What a lovely card Dorcas! Thank you for joining us at CFAS!

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Gorgeous card I love the colours you have used. thank you for joining us at Anything goes
Hugs Tamara Posh Cat Crafts!

Andrea Ewen said...

What a striking look, aced it! I think you should do this more really highlights your image so well! (Not that it needs to be, your coloring skills are fantastic and they alone highlight your cards.)

Schnipsel und mehr...die Papierwerkstatt said...

Great work, very cute image. You´ve colored the pretty stamp so pretty. Thank you for joining us at ASC.

xoxo Clarissa

Laura said...

What a cool idea! Looks fab also! I love B&W challenges!

Helene said...

Nice card, great coloring! Thanks for adding your card to the Alota Rubber Stamps challenge.

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