Sunday, September 9, 2012


This week at Sunny Challenges & Creations, we have a sketch AND colour challenge for you.

I have never felt very comfortable making cards in just Black and White - I am always tempted to inject some colour.  However, I've stuck with the brief, and found that it's not quite as difficult as I'd made it in my own mind!

I have had a play with a gorgeous new stamp set from Stampin' Up! - it's called Serene Silhouettes.  I white-embossed, on Basic Black card, the circular image.  A second stamp from the set was used to stamp on the striped paper, in Basic Black ink.

Stamps: Serene Silhouettes, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Card: Basic Black, Whisper White
DSP: Basic Black Patterns Designer Series Paper
Ink: Versamark inkpad, Basic Black stampin' pad, Jet Black Staz-On inkpad
Other: White embossing powder, 1 3/4" Circle punch, Perfect Pennants Bigz die, Beautiful Wings embosslits die, Basic Black scallop dots ribbon, Word Window punch, Modern Label punch, sponge dauber, Basic Rhinestones, Stampin' Dimensionals, Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Please visit the Sunny Challenges & Creations site, to be inspired by the rest of the Design Team's samples, and to join in the fun!


  1. I love your take on this week's challenge Christine. The stamp set you have used is just gorgeous. I especailly love that beautiful White embossing. Thanks for being part of the team and sharing your amazing talent.

  2. Stun-ning Christine! This is just gorgeous - I think you should be more a "neutral girl" like me as you have rocked this black and white challenge! BTW - I love the white embossed!

  3. So elegant & stylish, Christine! Hugs xxx

  4. Gorgeous Christine. Love your embossing & the stamping on the DSP. The little white butterfly finishes it off perfectly

  5. Always an elegant combination, love the layout and DSP stamping and the white embossed image and doily medallion is a lovely accent!
    "CLASSY" xxx

  6. This is really striking, Christine. Love the embossed image in white, on the doily.

  7. Hi Christine - have just become you 99th encourager - hope you reach 100 soon!!
    I just love your cards (really my style - not too fussy!) and love the fact you are in Oz. - not sure where Mt Evelyn is but guessing SA will peek later and see! admire this simplicity of this back and white! Shaz in Oz.x