Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Copic Creations Challenge #14 --- Black

Working an image in monochromatic of any color is a challenge I like to take on. Copic Creations Challenge is to use just black. I have used just black before, but in PrismaColors as I found it easier to blend to grey. Well, not one to give up on my Copics, I decided to take on this challenge.

I actually did two cards, but by the time I finished one of them it no longer technically qualified as a Copic image. I'll show that one at the bottom of this post, just because I like it and it is in black.

This card with Whiff of Joy's Charlie with Snowballs image is colored with Copics. The image is cut out with Nestibilities Label Four. Primarily using black, I supplemented with some of the Cool Grey neutrals and highlighted with the Blender.

The papers are from the SEI Black Orchid Collection and silver metallic. Keeping the card fairly simple, I added a few fun stick-on snowballs and a computer-generated sentimented. After this card, I think I might try some more --- it was fun!

Now, on to the one that isn't technically Copics image. This gorgeous Fashion Lady from Rubbernecker is very fun to color. I originally colored her gown in shades of black Copics, but thought she needed some glitz. But I got carried away with the glitter and totally covered the beautiful Copics coloring underneath. (Trust me, it was beautiful coloring!) I do like all the glitter, though.

The papers are, once again, SEI Black Orchid and silver metallic. The image is on a Nestibilities large curved rectangle die cut and I used the new Nestibilities poinsettia dies to cut the flowers and attached them with coordinating brads. The sentiment is computer-generated.

Black and white is striking and beautiful! I see so many amazing creations in b & w. To see more, hop on over to Copic Creations Challenge and see the DT's awesome projects!

Thank you for visiting and taking a look at my creations. Your time and comments are very much appreciated!


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Carmen O. said...

Fabulous Cards Barb! Love the elegant look of the second one. Wonderful work!!

Catherine said...

This card is Art Deco fabulousness! Love the glimmer & glitz.

Catherine said...

Okay, "DUH" for me!
I went to post (and drool) over the WOJ snowball card and realized it isn't a separate post.
Absolutely love this! I've been wanting to try a B&W for a while now, but I'm intimidated (and wondering if I have enough of a range in my Copics). Thanks for more inspiration - you did an amazing job!

Myrt said...

Oh wowsers - I love black and white. Your shading with black on Charlie is amazing - an awesome card Barb.
The second card - oh my, how elegant she looks. I love all the sparkle too. It reminds me of getting dressed up to go ballroom dancing - the more sparkle I had on, the better I felt (lol).