Monday, June 20, 2011

Black and White with a POP Hop!

Hello! Well, it's our final Monday for this school year and I'm getting into transition mode. That means I start on lists for summer work and projects! Cleaning house (a big yucko!) is first on my list.
Enough of that!! It's the Magnolia-licious DT monthly blog hop! The hop started at the Mag Highlites blog if you'd like to go there here's the LINK
OR if you've joined me from Maureen's blog, you're right on track!

I decided to go truly "black and white" with my images! This was very popular a year or so ago and I never tried it then. I'm so glad I did now!! what fun! and I love the results!! This is #103 COOL EDWIN from the recent Sweet Rainbow collection. Mine is the regular size but he is also available in Mini! My POP of color is actually Two colors and I hope I'm not in too much trouble for that! I used Papertrey Ink Hawaiin shore and Daffodil from Stampin Up for my Sunflower.
AND NOW KEEP GOING 'CUZ I MADE TWO CARDS!!
Here's my girl viersion in the person of TILDA WANTS A HUG! (I'm sorry, I don't know the number) Black and white lend themselves to artsy creations and that's what this one is, I think! I used a scrap of plaid and some black marker lines to help balance the flowers and Tilda. Showing so much white card base is really strange for me!


And, in close up~Tilda and then the flowers!




Colors are pretty easy! I used a tutorial from Katie Cotton (video) and the markers W1, 3, 5, 7 and 9!




And, speaking of inspiration, we want you to play along too!! The prize is THREE Magnolia-licious stamps of YOUR CHOICE!! You have until June 30 to enter!

Have a Marvelous Monday!


Cheryl

42 comments:

Sharon Caudle said...

Well how ambitious are you making two cards!! And girl, I love them both!! Those sunflowers are amazing and your black and white images are fabulous! Your coloring is just as amazing in the black and white tones. Fantastic cards my friend!!
hugs, Sharon

Suzi said...

Wow! these cards are amazing, I love the colouring of the images and the striking blue with those sunflowers make it so vibrant. Thank you for the link too.
Hugs
Suzi x

Debbie said...

Both cards are stunning

Hugs
Debbie

bettand said...

Very ambitious and just love both of the cards for the hop:)

Barb Hardeman said...

Wow, Cheryl, two utterly amazing and awesome works of art! Love that monochromatic on the images - I'm too scared to try it, but you make it look easy! Your pop of colors are so warm and rich and so perfect for summer cards. Totally cool cards...hugs...Barb

Karen's Fun Blog said...

So cute! Love the flowers! : )

Lisette Morris said...

Love Love the colors you chose. I especially love those fun flowers, adorable!!

Delo said...

Love Edwin in black and white. I have never tried using just b/w combo but since I love to draw in pencil I will give this a try. The sunflower really pops!

Janiel/ janny said...

oh Cheryl
I see that you are a DOUBLE POPPER hahaha along with a double card maker.. tee hee hee..... just teasing you sweetie.....

These are VERY VERY STUNNING!!!!!!!! The colors really do pop.. They almost just right out and grab you!! ANd then your coloring is ALWAYS ALWAYS OUT OF THIS WORLD!!
happy week to you dear..
hugzzzzz, Janiel

Becca Fabozzi said...

Really adorable Cheryl. I love the black and white coloring, great job.

Becky said...

Wonderful card, love the how the flowers jump off the page with color.

Cor* said...

You are a daredevil with two color pops hey!?! LOL But you did it well! Both creations are super and am glad you have a male & female version! I ADORE your flowers and I agree.....I am not a "too much white on a card" person either. I always want to smother it with some sort of embellie! Thanks for sharing!

Patti aka NW Lady said...

What darling cards! Just love this B/W theme with splashes of color. I really like the I want a Hug card, she's a doll! Patti

carrie said...

Darling cards! Great to have both a female and male card version of the black and white card. All the straight lines along with the ovals on the Edwin card is very interesting. Your coloring and shading of blacks, grays, and white is wonderful.

Kate said...

Both great cards, love you splash of colour.

** Kate **

Beth said...

Gorgeous cards, Cheryl! Love the color combo you used, and those awesome sunflowers! Great job!

Monique said...

How lovely.

Hugs Monique

Rene said...

WOW! Those FLOWERS! AH-MAZING!!!!! And your Edwin and Tilda look fantastic!
Rene :D

Riet said...

So gorgeous cards Cheryl,I love the images and your papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Danielle said...

Wow two very great and gorgeous cards!

Hugs,
danielle

Rea said...

Great job with the black and white. I love the little pops of color you added to the cards. I think it was a good choice to do it. Hugs

Paula said...

WOWZERS!! I love these. Very creative and very cute!!! Great job :)

julieprice3 said...

Lovely cards Cheryl. Those flowers are stunning!
Hugs Julie P

cabio's craft corner said...

Cool and sweet card Cheryl. Love the way you did the mono coloring on the images and bright color flowers for contrast. Beautiful and thanks for sharing :-)
Hugs,
Cabio

Angie said...

Hi Cheryl!

Your images are GORGEOUS, but I couldn't stop staring at your SUNFLOWERS! Boy do I want to learn how to make those! LOVE THEM!

Angie

Kim said...

Hi Cheryl,

Beautifully done!! Your coloring is fabulous and those flowers are just perfect for this. I too want to learn how to make those!! They are adorable. Have a great week!!
Hugs, Kim

nancyparker55 said...

Hi Cheryl, These cards are so cool. I love them both. Your flowers are very pretty also. Nancy

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Awe Cute! Love those flowers too!

Linda Carson said...

Outstanding creativity! Wish you would consider a coloring tutorial using the W colors....hint, hint..

Patti Jo said...

Love how you did these images in the black and white tones and how fun are your flowers and backing papers!!! Always enjoy your work Cheryl...fantastic!!! Thanks for the link for the coloring too!

Suzanne J Dean said...

Well you did GORGEOUS work Cheryl--love these images in b&w with a pop of color! You colored them perfectly :)

hugz,
Suzanne

foxyenglishcrafter said...

Wow! I love both of your cards. They are stunning. I love the vibrancy of the flowers. They are awesome. Thanks for sharing

Julie

Sheri said...

Cheryl!! You've inspired me to say the least. This technique has always scared the socks off of me! You did such a beautiful job through!! :)

Kim Dellow said...

So pretty Cheryl, totally love the flowers. Kim

Merilee Lane said...

Your work is gorgeous!! I just love the black and white!! :o)

Anita said...

Amazing card!

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Cheryl!
Your cards are beautiful and I'm sure they will forgive you for using two colors. It is well worth it. I adore those sunflowers. Interested to know what punch or die you used for the sunflowers? Is is a Spellbinder die? Love the black and white,grey coloring.
Hugs Maz

Norma said...

Cheryl, ooh, these cards are fabulous. Your B&W colouring is over the top. I’ve never tried it myself. I don’t think I’m brave enough to do it, as I suck at colouring black…LOL. Your flowers are to die for. Would love to know how you made them. Is there a tute?
Hugs,
Norma

Diana Crick said...

Two masterpieces indeed! Absolutely love the monochromatic look and you have achieved it perfectly. I adore the other subtle colours you used and then the delight of the gorgeous sunflowers. As Norma asked, is there a tut. for them?
hugs, Diana in very hot Arizona

Kathleen said...

i love this colour combo. a couple of lovely cards.
kathleen mc x

Francy said...

Two gorgeous cards. The flowers orange are beutifuls.
francy

Aartje said...

Oooh what an gorgeous flowers on your card. Beautyful
love Aartje

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