Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Black & White with a Splash

The current Shining the Light Challenge is to use your favorite ODBD stamp set "here".  It's hard to pick my favorite, but I do love the Vintage Border Background which was one of my first purchases.  This time I stamped it in white & embossed with clear EP on this great frame my friend Sue (scrumplescrunch) sent to me.  My Little Things set is another favorite, so I popped up the frame over the quote stamped with VersaFine Onyx Black.  Decided to make it into a "splash of color" card & used the smallest blossom from the Sweet William-small set to make the 2 panels that are stitched using my Sew Easy.  The butterfly is my newest MS punch & the clear dots are colored with COPICS RV09 to match the bright pink cardstock.  Tiny black pearls on the butterfly finish it off.
We're having typical Spring weather--sun, clouds, rain, hail--all within an hour!  In between showers I saw the first 2 bright yellow goldfinches at my feeder.  I love all the birds, but especially the goldfinches.  Hope you've had something to bring a bit of joy to you today.  Thanks for stopping by.

14 comments:

Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Greta
OMG the Frame looks amazing, I love the design with the dramatic Black as a Bg off set by the purity of White, and then your splash of energy from your butterfly...Like your touch with the stitching too.
You should enter this into the Frilly and Funky Challenge, there are no prizes but your work is seen, and this needs to be seen.
http://frillyandfunkie.blogspot.co.nz/
Smiles:)

walchowDesign said...

Great take on the challenge, Greta! Love the bold frame and the touch of your stitching! We are experiencing a dip in weather this week which went down to 5 degrees celcius!

Rosemary said...

beautiful take on the challenge, greta! (i think i'm going to have to check out that set now, hee hee!)! the frame is so pretty and i love how you used the sweet william stamps!

Sabrina Jackson said...

Greta, your card is simply beautiful!! I love the CAS simple design with this encouraging quote and pop of color in for of the butterfly....gorgeous! Thanks so much for taking the time to play along in this weeks Shining the Light Challenge over at ODBD!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Greta, your card is Gorgeous!! I love the white and black with the touch of pink!! Beautiful frame and butterfly!!Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week!!
Hugs,
Chris

Rita said...

What a fabulous card Greta. The frame is gorgeous. Have a lovely Easter. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xx

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love your splash of color card!

Teresa Kline said...

wow, this is stunning, very elegant...hope you have a wonderful weekend!

enjoy *~*

Elizabeth Allan said...

Greta - beautiful elegance of the black and white color combination! Wonderful pop of color with the butterfly!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Greta, the sentiment is perfect for our challenge at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

This is beautiful! I love the black and white combo with this spotlight on the sentiment! The stitching and floral background is just perfect! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Frilly & Funkie!

Mynn xx said...

This is absolutely STUNNING! LOVE your cut out frame--and the pop of pink is fabulous! :) Gorgeous card!!!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Great job with the sentiment - I love how bold it is and how you have it front and center! Awesome framing too. Your card is really powerful with the contrast of the black and white with that pop of hot pink. So happy you shared it with us this week at Frilly and Funkie!

Hugs,
Linda

Marjie Kemper said...

How beautiful! Love the strong sentiment and pops of color. Thanks so much for joining us at Frilly & Funkie this week!