08 August 2013

MCT Designer Challenge: Black & White ONLY!

by Veronica

It's Designer Challenge day over at My Creative Time and my fellow Design Team member, Cassandra, has whipped up QUITE the challenge: use black and white ONLY! We can create whatever our little hearts desire, but it can contain NO COLOR!

I've been wanting to do a card made up of squares for a while now, so I though since I wouldn't be using any color, the squares would add some interest to the design. To get the hot air balloon stamped onto the same layer as the clouds without either one overlapping the other, I first cut out the hot air balloon shape from Fly Away with Me Dies and used just a little adhesive to stick it to my white layer (5" x 5"). Then I stamped my Cartoon Clouds Background onto the white layer (with the hot air balloon shape covering a part of it). When I removed the little cover, that space was left blank - a perfect spot to stamp my hot air balloon (Fly Away with Me Stamp Set). I colored in my balloon with gray Copics (gray is safe to use in this challenge, right?) and then cut my white layer into 25 1" squares.

After pop-dotting all my squares onto my black card base, I glittered the hot air balloon a bit (Star Dust Stickles), popped up some gray and white Cartoon Clouds and called it done.

There are a ton more beautiful black and white projects from the other Design Team members listed on Emma's blog, so be sure to pop on by there.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit today!

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica


  1. Such a great idea...almost looks like windows. Glad you shared how you did this...a mask worked perfectly. I suppose the grey is OK but the Stickles are blinding ;) Beautiful job!
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  2. AWESOME looking card Veronica,Have a SUPER weekend!!! :)


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