Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Isabella Time!

Hi everybody and a happy Wedesday to you all!  Of course, being Wednesday it's Isabella's Sketchbook Challenge time and this week our challenge is all about black and white.  You can colour your image but the rest of the card must be black and white only - I can't wait to see what you all come up with.

Here's my creation (and a little blurry photo, methinks - apologies):

Image: Isabella's Sketchbook, 'P.S. I Love You'

Papers: Pink Petticoat digital download, 'Big Fella' collection

I loved the idea of a monotone image with just one pop of colour and this lovely little mail box was just the thing. 

I also used one of my Cuttlebug embossing folders, to create some texture and interest on the white background panel - most unusual for me but, hey, it's good to have a change now and then.

I coloured up the mail box with my Copics (as usual) and added the warm grey shading with my Prismas.  Then a little red heart right in the centre and there it was - exactly as I imaged it.

There was no need to mat and layer much with this one - the papers and ribbons did most of the work for me.  Oh, and did you see the cute little heart button?  Just found it lurking in the bottom of my stash and couldn't resist using it.

So, don't be shy - join us in the challenge and be in with a chance of winning two images by Isabella and a beautiful 'I Won' badge for your blog. 

Don't forget to use an Isabella image in your entry - if you haven't been to the store yet, then run over there and choose (if you can) from all her beautiful images.  There's something for every taste so you're bound to be spoilt for choice!

Also, make sure to check out the DT's blogs too - they are a talented bunch of ladies and they're sure to inspire you.

I'm looking forward to seeing all your creations.

Have a good week and happy crafting.


  1. This is so sweet Peri.. I am away from my family and this would be a great image to send home... Your coloring is beautiful as always.. Great job.

  2. Great work, Peri. This is so clean and simple, yet powerful because of that. Beautiful papers and wonderful coloring too! Love the red heart!!

  3. This is exquisite and I love the tiny pops of red. The paper if terrific and I always love gingham ribbon.

  4. Peri, this is such an inspirational piece for me! I loved it from the moment I saw it! Keep them coming.

  5. love it! your layout, that ribbon (with the little heart) your coloring...what's not to drool over?? LOL

  6. fabby as always! you have so much talent and are a constant inspiration to me!

  7. Oh Peri, your colouring makes me cower in shame for mine! I absolutely adore your work!
    Beautiful card, love the layout and that ribbon is gorgeous!

  8. Beautiful Peri, I love the background paper you've used and the red heart is so sweet. Sue C x

  9. Peri as usual your card is perfect! Love the little heart on the envelope and matching heart button! Just beautiful! Viv xx

  10. Beautiful card Peri I love the image, ribbon and background embossing.

    Jackie :)

  11. A stunning card Peri. Really like this one. Super image of Isabella's, I just love it and your ribbon and button are divine.

  12. Peri this card is perfect! It absolutely looks perfect from the layout to the coloring to the bow making. It really looks as if the card fell into place with no effort whatsoever! You should be very pleased with this one! Just beautiful!

  13. pretty! I love that you kept to mostly black and white...even on your image. Very challenging for me!

    I'm so enjoying stalking your gorgeous blog and cards this afternoon! ;D Diana Q


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