Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Black is black

Some challenges put song titles into my head and this is one of the. Black is black by Los Bravos or Belle Epoch (I just looked it up and am now listening to it on You Tube) or Amy Winehouse have been in my head all week.
The colour challenge from Less is More this week is Predominantly Black. You are allowed a little of another colour.
This really is challenging and there are some wonderful creations on the blogsite, as ever of course.
I went for the classic black and pink. 

I stamped these Inky Doodles flowers in black and then coloured in a few accents with pink pro-markers. I added a bit more black with some stickles in the centre of the flowers.  It turned out a bit more pink than I meant but I do like the colour combination.
I really fancied doing black embossing but I wasn't sure I could get all the specks off and then it would look messy. I played it safe but I am happy with the result. 
Actually this was my second attempt. I just remembered, I masked off the back of the first card, stamped and then took of the mask but decided I needed just one more flower. Then, of course, I forgot to put the mask back so the flower is half on the back as well! Guess how cross I was.


  1. What a pretty design, perfectly CAS and super for our challenge!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  2. This is fantastic, elegant and super feminine Alison.
    I know what you mean about black EP - awful stuff! I tend to stamp in black then cover with clear EP before heat-embossing to give the same effect. thanks for playing along this week. Sarah, Less is More


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