Sunday, August 16, 2009

ODBD Monochromatic Rejoice



Anyone who knows me, knows I have an aversion to black. I'm just not big on it. I know it's classic and a wonderful strong neutral. I know it's a favourite for many of you out there. What I hope you will notice is that I'm REALLY trying to grow here and use black a little more. I bought an entire pad of paper that is called Black&White Butterfly just to try to work with black. I love butterflies, so that was the lovely part that I figured would make the black part easier. Don't question my logic. It's what gets me through. ;)


I combined black with Sahara Sand. Sahara Sand used to rank right there with black for me, but I've come to appreciate it a little more, and it doesn't quite look like wet cement to me now. In fact, I've come to terms with it as a neutral and one that I should try to pull out a little more often. I do like it with black, and I hope this looks more elegant than morbid. There is no pop of colour and so I'm relying on it coming together to look classic.



I admit I love Smooch ink. I used it on the flourishes to highlight. I bought the white Smooch when it first came out because it was a neutral, so I thought it was a wise choice to be able to work it with lots of colours... and I wasn't all that keen on the other colours released initially. Smooch now has doubled the colours available and I can hardly wait to get these ones; Lime, Black Cherry, Molasses, Snickerdoodle... Marvelous stuff!!!

I have links in the recipe if you want to check my supplies out a little closer!

stamps; happy birthday (ODBD), all about borders (inkadinkado)
paper; sahara sand (SU!), raven, coconut swirl (bazzill), black & white butterflies (MAMBI)
ink; black soot distress ink, pebbles adirondack ink (ranger)
accessories; labels 4, petite scallop ovals nesties (spellbinders), pearls (kaiser), white smooch (clearsnap), black stitched ribbon (bazzill), ivory flocked ribbon (making memories), black satin ribbon (offray), cross charm (blue moon beads), textile emboss folder (provocraft)

12 comments:

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous!!!

Sandee said...

To me this is absolutely perfectly classically gorgeous!

Betty Wright said...

This is so stunning, Loretta!!! Beautiful colors, layout, and detailing!!!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

For not liking black Loretta, you created an AMAZING BEAUTY here. WOW!! Love the sketch, the flourishes above and below the sentiment, and the dp!! WOW!!

Lynda Benden said...

This is GORGEOUS Loretta!! WOW!! I love the colors, your sponging, layout ~ everything!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh Wow, so glad you decided to give it a try, this is just Beautiful!!!

Connie said...

This is just beautiful, Loretta! Love the flourish under the verse!!

Silke said...

Loretta - your card is stunning!!! I love everything about it :)!!! Hugs ~S~

MJ said...

This is just stunning!

My Paper Adventures said...

GASP! Love the borders you used on the scripture!! GORGEOUS! GORGEOUS! GORGEOUS!!!

Simone said...

Wow, wow, and once again: wow! Absolutely great! What a fab card!
Simone

Randi said...

Loretta, I first saw your cards on the ODB site gallery. This one in particular blew me away. I love it.

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