Warning: This pop of color might pop your eyes out! It's Team Darlene's turn to bring you another Double D Challenge, and today it's Black and White with a Pop of Color. Really, if you took the hot pink backdrop away this photo might not be quite so poppin', but lately I've been feeling like adding a little (or a lot) of color to my photos. I might get over it eventually, but for now I'm enjoying it.
See our inspiration board below. Not quite as bright as my card.
I've had these Dee's Distinctively Retro Cats dies for quite a while and they've remained "not yet used" until now. It's not for lack of trying. You see, I was very disappointed to find the die does not cut out the eyes even though it appears as such on the product package. There's an eye opening in the die which is meant to emboss, but I'm afraid it doesn't do much of that, either. They just don't have quite the personality without eyes, and my previous efforts to create eyes for them were unsuccessful. However, a light bulb blinked on this time:
I cut the cats in white card stock, left them in the die, then traced the eye opening with a very fine (.005) black Prismacolor marker. I did my best to give them eye slits, then colored each cat body with a black Copic marker, being very careful around the eyes. Now I love, love, LOVE these cats!
The rest was a matter of dolling it up with flowers, ribbon, rhinestones, sequins. All the flowers were cut in white and colored with Copics. I dotted their rumps with a white gel pen. The sentiments are from an Inkadinkado set. Everything will be listed in the recipe.
We'd love to see what you do with our "Black and White with a Pop of Color" challenge. Team Darlene and Team Diane, both, have inspiring samples for you, so POP over to Double D and check them out. Have a purrrfect day!
Stamps: Inkadinkado "Cats" clear stamp set Paper: Neenah 110 lb white, ancient Hot Off the Press gingham designer paper Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Pink Passion, Copics Accessories: Ribbon, sequins, rhinestones, Signo uniball white gel pen Dies: Dee's Distinctively Retro Cats 2, Die-namics Stitched Rectangle Frames, Poppystamps Flower Stack