Sunday, April 19, 2009

Whiff of Joy Challenge #26 --- Black & White with a Splash of Color

This week the Whiff of Joy Challenge isn't a sketch, but a color challenge: black and white with just a splash of another color. Fun! I knew just what touch of color I wanted to use. After I did my blog candy give-away I really wanted to get the the Pretty Poppies DP and embellies by Autumn Leaves for myself and, lucky me, they were on clearance at Michael's last week!

I chose Willow with the basket from the spring kit and set aside my beloved Copics in favor of PrismaColors for softer blending. I'm not as well practiced with the Prismas but I'm very satisfied with the results. The poppy brad, the DP behind the image and the journaling card are from the Pretty Poppy collection. The black glitter paper for the background added a lot of sparkle and the hounds tooth ribbon seemed to tie it all together. I really like this card. What do you think? It's a good thing I took pictures of it last night because my cousin snatched it right up today!

There is still time to add your favorite WOJ creation to the challenge this week! Be sure to check out all the other awesome cards.

Oh, and do you know about the new WOJ Summer Stamp kit now open for pre-orders? There's even blog candy to go with it!! Visit Katharina for details and a sneak peek.

8 comments:

~JulieH~ said...

Oh Wow Barb! I love love love this! I love the monochrome with the hint of red. Your cards and colouring are always wonderful but this has got to be my favourite of all your cards!

hugs
Juliexx

helen said...

love the softness of the colouring on this hon, its just perfect and the splash of red goes so beautifully, loving the glitter too
hugs
helen x

BA said...

hi barb!
this is a beautiful card
xoxoxo BA

Lynette Neus said...

Very pretty!

papercraftsbyrach said...

a fabulous card. great accent colour. thank you for joining in with us at woj. hugs rachxx

Joan Ervin said...

What a beautiful card, Barb....your coloring is spectacular and I love the touch of red you added!!!

Carolyn Bounds said...

Oooooh!!!! I can see why your cousin snatched this baby up so quickly...it is BEAUTIFUL!!! I don't know what you are talking about...not well practiced with the Prismas. My foot!! You have colored this sweet image with absolute precision!!! I think you have sold me on the Pretty Poppies Collection. I hope our Michael's has it in stock!! Fingers and toes crossed;o)

Hugs!
Carolyn

Julie said...

Wow Barb this is beautiful. I love the monochrome with a hint of red ! So effective ! I really love love love the way you have coloured Willow in. she looks as if you have sketched her ! amazing I really love this effect.
Hugs
Julie