Friday, December 20, 2013

White and One Color

This is an awesome challenge at the Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog this week. The challenge is WHITE AND ONE. White plus ONE other color. Our weekly sponsor is the Stamp Fairy who provided each member of the Design Team, with an image.

This card is my swan song (if you don't know what a swan song is, please click here) for the Sweet Stampin' Challenge Team. I want to thank Abi and Fi for the invitation to join their team one year ago and the experience and knowledge I have gained from being on this team. They also gave me my FIRST Design Team badge! Thank you Abi, Fi and my Team Members for this outstanding experience.


I was stumped for this challenge. All I could think of is: how do I ever use white and one color with this image...a snowman and a Christmas tree. I put on my thinking cap and decided to make my image look like a black and white photo and then use my one color (red) to highlight around my image. I used all "W" shades of my Copics on the image. To be sure I was shading correctly, I colored the image in regular colors and then photocopied it on a black and white machine. That gave me a clue how dark blue shows up as compared to green or red when all the colors are done in shades of black toner ink.

I used dies from Spellbinders, Cheery Lynn, QuikCutz and Memory Box and I sewed the pine branches to the card.

The monthly sponsor for the  Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog is the Ribbon Girl who has generously donated a £10 voucher. And as I mentioned above, our weekly sponsor is the Stamp Fairy and their digital images are fabulous!

Take a look at the Design Team's creations and maybe you'll get an idea for your card in this challenge of WHITE PLUS ONE COLOR! Thank you again to Abi and Fi for the opportunity to be on the Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog Team this past year and I hope you all like my last card submitted as a DT Member.

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Creative Card Crew, Crafting from the Heart, Paper Playtime, Through the Craftroom Door, Fairies Challenges, Loves Rubber Stamps, Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge 2, One Crazy Stamper, the Artistic Stamper Creative Team, Emerald Faeries, My heart Pieces Digital Stamp Challenge, Crafty Calendar, Lexi's Creations, Scrapbook Stamp Society, Dream Valley


  1. I love red and white, particularly at Christmas, so this card hits all the right buttons for me. What a fabulous idea to use a photocopy to help colour a b/w image - I'll certainly be trying that! So sad that you're leaving us at Sweet Stampin' but I'm sure we'll all stay in touch. Have a wonderful Christmas! Love and hugs, Tracey xx

  2. Great card and what a clever idea with the photocopier love the red frame really makes the white on white pop Love and Happy Crafting Carole x

  3. how gorgeous and sweet!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi (GD this week on lexi's creations challenge)

  4. Beautiful card, Gail! Cute image, fabulous b&w colouring (thanks for great tip!!!) and lovely die cuts! So sorry you're leaving us, you'll be missed! I'll definitely be staying in touch, it's always a treat to visit your blog! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  5. Nice card love the detail! Thanks for joining us Crafting From The Heart! Angie-DT

  6. Hi Gail what a beautiful card you have made.
    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  7. This is fabulous Gail! I love all the white with a splash of colour. Judy x

  8. Beautiful. I love your card Thank you so much for joining us at crafting from the heart. Hope to see you next time hugs Sharon ( DT) x

  9. This is very sweet, I love white with just a pop of colour, it always looks so striking, very pretty card Gail, Wishing you and your family a very Happy Christmas and New Year
    Hugs Julie P

  10. This is absolutely fabulous. Love the design. Great use of dies. Thank you for joining us over at Loves Rubberstamps. Hugs Nina

  11. Fabulous Christmas card Gail, love the way you used the die cuts, it's very beautiful with the white on white.

    Warm hugs

  12. This is fabulous Gail. Love all the white with the pop of red and super snowman image xx

  13. I love your idea to colour the image in black and white and it turned out fab. The red border really makes it pop out of the card and looks lovely against all the pretty white die cuts :-)
    Hugs, Kat x

  14. Thank you for playing at Paper Playtime. Your project is featured on our Facebook Page today and linked to your blog!
    Paper Playtime Challenge Page on Facebook
    This challenge blog is moving to Pause Dream Enjoy beginning Tues, Jan 7. Please bookmark the site and come link up in January!
    Linky Parties hosted at Pause Dream Enjoy
    Pause Dream Enjoy Facebook Fan Page
    :) Janis

  15. fabulous card Sweetie!! love your snowman!! all the pretty die cuts!! gorgeous!!

  16. Very cool! I love the black and white image with the pop of red. Thanks for playing with us at Loves Rubberstamps! Have a very Merry Christmas!

  17. Thanks for entering this lovely card for my CHNC challenge extra for December - hope to see you again soon. x

  18. WOOWWW!! love the snow man, the way you colored this image, nicely done. I love the dies on the top too! The mittens are so cool. Awesomeness! Thanks for playing our winter/holiday challenge at One Crazy Stamper!
    Leanne DT@OCS!

  19. A stunning card, love all the white. Thank you for joining us at My Heart Pieces Challenge. Marlene DT

  20. Love the black and white image. And using a B&W copier to check for shading was brilliant!!
    Thanks so much for sharing at TTCRD. We hope to see you back very soon!
    Through the Craft Room Door DT
    Queen Bee Paper Crafts

  21. A great card - love the white die cuts! Thanks for joining our Christmas challenge at dream Valley. Susie x

  22. Thank you for joining our Christmas challenge at Dream Valley :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx