Sunday, January 10, 2010

Black & White and a Splash Of Colour For Valentines Day

Black and white is such an elegant combination.

Add a touch of colour, and it gives it a new dimension. A liberal splash of colour and it looks different again. I'm fascinated by the different effects different shades and different colours give, so this was an interesting challenge.

Both digital images are from Lily Boos Boutique. It's quite a plain, simple card with a lot of white, so it needed a bit of a lift. I edged the pink at the top with a Fiskars Threading Water Punch.

I used the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder and a pink flower rhinestone to add some texture in the absence of a lot of colour. I've also added Swiss Dots to the Love sentiment since this photo, which I think adds to it.

There is also just the tiniest hint of Kindy Glitz for sparkle on the flower centres. The Love sentiment is raised with mounting tape.

This card is my entry in the following challenges -

Crafty Creations - Black & white with a splash of colour

Spoonful of Sugar - Hearts

Digital Tuesday - Valentine

Cute Daisy May - Love

No Time To Stamp - Love Is In The Air

Lily Boo Too - Valentine

Belli Challenge #82 - Glitter or Rhinestones


  1. it is beautiful yvonne, i love the way the colours are so simple,it makes it look very elegant,glad you enjoyed the freebies. thank you for joining in with the fun at lily-boo too xx

  2. Beautiful card Yvonne, very elegant too. Thank you for joining us at CDM this week.
    Ann x

  3. Beautiful card Yvonne and love the colours, thank you for joining us over at CDM this week.
    Hugs Linda

  4. This is gorgeous Yvonne you design and the image and sentiment says it all than you so much for joining our challenges at Digital Tuesday an CDM

    Lorraine x

  5. Thanks for playing at Crafty Creations in our black & white with a splash of colour challenge. Great image and fab card! Cheers Claire x

  6. Beautiful Elegant Valentines Card, Yvonne, I love it, thank you for joining us at CDM this week. Hugs Avril xxx

  7. Such an elegant card - its lovely. Thanks for playing along with CDM this week.

    Beccy x

  8. super cute card! thanks for sharing and playing in the Belli challenge

  9. Lovely card!
    Thanks for playing at LBT!

  10. Beautiful card, Thanks for joining us at CDM

  11. just stunning, love the texture and design, a very stylish card. Thanks for sharing with Lily Boo. janex

  12. Lovely to see your work at Crafty Creations Challenge! Thanks for joining us!!

    Saskia :)

  13. I love the rhinestone flower you added. Perfect for the Belli Challenge this week. Thanks for playing.

  14. what a fun image and luv how you left in uncolored, makes it pop !! thanks for joining us on crafty creations this week :)

  15. Lovely card and image. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations this week.
    Magda :)

  16. What a beautiful design...I love the images and how you used the sparkle!!! Thanks for playing in the Belli challenge this week!!!

  17. Simply beautiful and elegant! I love how you've incorporated 2 Lily-Boo images in your card. Thanks so much for joining in with Lily-Bootoo this month

  18. Yvonne- this is such a FUN project! I love it!!! Thanks for joining us in the Belli Challenge!

  19. love the combo of images here hey were made for each other thanks joining us @ LB2's


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