Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Black and White




The challenge this week at Created by Hand is to use black and white in your art. This was great, since I've been working on a set for submission for the past couple of days.

So, here are my entries.

This first card uses paste embossing with an Anna Griffin brass stencil, paired with a little paper piercing in the corners. The elegant flourish stamp is one of a full sheet of beauties from Quiet Fire Design, which is where you can also find the florentine paper underneath the paste embossed design, the gold glossy embossing paste and variegated gold leafing.











I used paper piercing for this one, with a pattern from a lovely Ornare book by Diny van de Lustgraaf (Forte Publishers), and a Quiet Fire Design calligraphy stamp.















Here's one of my favourite stamps from Quiet Fire Design, stamped with Versafine black and clear-embossed. I used an Anna Griffin brass template, paste embossed with white embossing paste,Krylon gold and silver leafing pens for some of the design, and a Sakura Glaze pen for the heart.

When I look at this again, I wish I hadn't used the silver leafing pen at all, should have just left those bits white. Live 'n' learn. ;)











This card uses another Anna Griffin brass template with white and gold embossing pastes. I cut and pop-dotted the centre design for more dimension, and added a little gold leafing to some sections of that.

Thank you for visiting!

17 comments:

Wanda H said...

Fabulous cards, Deborah!!!

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow they are so wonderful. Love it.

Rein said...

These are all beautiful!

Quietfire Style said...

Oh, yes! Very classy. What a set! Way to go!

Alexas Art Blog said...

i like all of them, but the last is my great favorit.

All cards are very noble.

Vicki (SCS basement stamper) said...

WOW! You've created so many! What beautiful cards!!

Silvia said...

Your cards look very elegant.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Classic and elegant...love your cards. Well done!!

Kelly said...

your cards are beautiful!

Mary Lynn in Texas said...

All of your cards are so elegant and lovely. It seems that you had a good time doing them, and sometimes when I get started, I just don't want to stop!

Paulette said...

They are beautiful...I especially love the 1st one...

Jennifer said...

Deborah, your art takes my breath away! All are gorgeous. Please come and teach me to make these elegant cards like you do!

What lovely, LOVELY work!

~ Jennifer :)

Yogi said...

They're all beautiful, but I really love the ribbon/pierced card
Take care Yogi

Jacqueline's Craft Nest said...

Such elegance!
(Deborah, my stamp arrived - just to say *thanks* once again!)

sali said...

great work!!!! super

Rosie said...

Beautiful cards... I love QD and shall be making my family buy my birthday pressies from Quietfire this year! (Can't come round soon enough!!)

stamp and scrape said...

These are ALL wonderful - very elegant cards.
Ros