Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Paper Pretties' Wednesday Challenge: Black, White, and a Splash of Color!

Stamps:  Paper Pretties 'O Christmas Tree'.  Cardstock:  black, textured white.  Ink:  Versamark, black marker.  Accessories:  Winter Wonderland and black EP, red satin ribbon, gemstone.

Welcome to Paper Pretties' Wednesday Challenge!  This week's challenge is a color combo:  Black, White, and one other color.  It's a double bonus because we're also continuing our sneak peeks leading up to the Grand Release Blog Hop on October 15th!!

Can you guess the images which are in the  set I'm showcasing today?  Snowflakes and elegant sentiments, obviously, but the main image in this aptly named 'O Christmas Tree' set is a Christmas tree with an elegant scroll overlay.  I embossed the scroll image in glittery white EP, reversing the up/down orientation to create this elegant, sparkly textured DP effect: 



I also embossed the snowflake and sentiment, but no matter how much I use my little, anti-static chalk pad, I always end up with a few stray EP speckles.  Determined not to give up (and also running out of time), I whipped out a fine-tip black pen and added a few more strategically placed dots to create a purposefully speckled look:


Be sure to enjoy the other Pretties' Gals interpretation of our elegant color combo:


Then link your creation HERE so we can admire your take on the challenge and enter your name for a chance to win a free Paper Pretties stamp! You do not need to use Paper Pretties stamps in order to play along, but if you do, you will get a bonus entry into the drawing! Please be sure to mention our challenge and link back to the Paper Pretties blog in your project posting. If you upload to a public gallery please use the keyword PWC123.

**How would you like to join the Paper Pretties' Design Team?  Heather has a DT call going on now, so check out all the information in this Design Team Call post to find out how you can become a Prettie Girl.  Our Design Team call will be open until Wednesday November 24th at 5PM CST. We welcome ALL APPLICANTS, you DO NOT need to have prior Design Team experience or publications to apply! 

13 comments:

  1. love what you did with the tree

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  2. Love this card, it is so elegant and simple. Beautiful!!

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  3. This is so very elegant. I love it.

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  4. I LOVE the way you flipped the tree around to make that beautiful background paper!! Amazing!!!

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  5. Very cool background made from the tree, so clever. Love anything with a pop of color, so beautiful and elegant.

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  6. Beautiful!! The tree is gorgeous but it's the card that really shows off the image. Fab job!!

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  7. Stunning card, so elegant.
    luv
    Debby

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  8. Hello Jessica, great idea to use the tree´s for the background. The card looks very elegant and i like the RED ribbon. Perfect touch !!

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  9. What a beautiful card Jessica.

    Hugs Riet.x

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  10. Beautiful card. This is my favorite colors for a card unless it is a Maggie card. You did a beautiful job designing this one.

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  11. Jessica, your card is just stunning. I love it! Fantastic technique.

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  12. WOW! This is gorgeous!! Never would've thought to make a Christmas with black and white but it sure is beautiful here!! :)

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