Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Double D Black and White Challenge (The Celebration Continues)

Hello again, friends!  The first order of the day is to announce the winner of my Double D anniversary giveaway from Jan. 4.  Comments were numbered in order of appearance -- one comment per person, and Double D team members excluded -- then entered into random.org.  The winner is:

#23, Marsha  "What a cut image with all those heart flames. LOVE all your stitching."



Congratulations, Marsha!  If your email is correct on your Blogger profile, I'll contact you.  Otherwise, I hope you see this!

We continue to celebrate our one year blogaversary at Double D with today's Black and White Challenge.  Be sure to visit Double D to see the extra prizes being offered to challenge participants this fortnight.  Check out all the inspiration in our mood board:




Loving critters as I do, I focused on the black and white kitties and pulled out a favorite old Rubbernecker stamp.  They have some seriously cute and pretty stamps at Rubbernecker, but I don't see this one there any longer and don't remember the name.  "Howling Cats" maybe?  I stamped in Memento London Fog and colored with Prismacolor pencils which are blended out with odorless mineral spirits.



There is a teensy touch of color in the image as I couldn't reconcile the coloring without it, but my fellow team members have some perfectly pure black and white samples to share with you.  Just remember -- no big POPS of color for our Black and White Challenge.

Also remember -- we're still celebrating with extra prizes for participants, so I hope you can play along.  Card supplies and more details are listed below.  Have a happy day!


Stamps:  Rubbernecker cats (retired, name forgotten)  Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White for image and flower, other white for card base (came with a pack of envelopes), black, Bo Bunny Double Dot Natural Necessities designer paper  Ink:  Memento London Fog  Coloring:  Prismacolor Pencils and odorless mineral spirits  Accessories:  Stickles Stardust glitter glue, black rhinestone  Dies:  Poppystamps Happy Birthday Melody (cut twice from Neenah 110 lb cardstock and once from black, then layered), Elizabeth Craft Bunch of Flowers 4, Die-namites Small Ivy ( cut just three leaves from the branch)

27 comments:

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

Those little felines are adorable! Your bit of color is just perfect and I agree it was needed. Well done girl!

Diane said...

I love, love this card, that just made me laugh out loud when I saw those 'howling' cats with the music notes...I can hear them singing now...lol...your touch of color is perfect just would NOT be the same without it...love, love this card, oh did I say that already? Well, I do 'love' it!!

Donna Phelan said...

Absolutely adorable! Love your singing cats! CUT! That Happy Birthday Musical Note die is amazing! This is so FUN!!!

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous card and that image is adorable, love these catsx {aNNie}

Vicki robertson said...

This card is fantastic, Leslie! What a fun cat image. I have never seen it before and am sad that it's retired! You have done a beautiful job with the shading too.

Ros Crawford said...

Oh Leslie this is so adorable!! Love the colouring and that image is brilliant!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh wow your coloring is just fantastic!! That is just the perfect image to go along with the musical sentiment, totally love it!!

Petra L said...

This make me smile. So funny :-)

Hugs, Petra

Darlene said...

You are amazing!!!!! This is just SO DANG cute and your coloring is perfect! Thanks for sharing a prize for our anniversary ... so generous of you!! So hard to believe a year has passed already! WOW ... time flies when you're having fun they say!!! Hugs & Happy Day!

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a cute image you used for your black and white card. I love it!

Yogi said...

cute!! Love that Happy Birthday die cut. have a great day

nancy littrell said...

So cute and love your very light soft shading around your critters. Beautiful black and white design my friend. TFS Hugs..

Sherrie K. said...

Way to CUTE!!!!
Sherrie K

Kathy Krug said...

One of my favorite cards ever.... That image is so cute and the happy birthday musical stave is perfect with it. The stitching and single flower are perfect for this design.

pam said...

Wow Leslie, love this adorable card, those cats are amazing and your touch of colour is perfect! PS happy birthday Melody a great finishing touch.
Hugs Pam x

Evelyn S. said...

Oh Leslie! This is simply out of this world! It's perfect for black and white, and so beautifully done.

Margaret said...

What a great card. Love the image and your card design is just perfect for it. Love that Happy Birthday die cut. Happy New Year if I haven't said it to you yet.

Amelia Breytenbach said...

This is a fabulous card Leslie! I love the adorable kitties and the sentiment and flower are the perfect match for this card.

I Card Everyone said...

Hi Leslie ... I do believe in returning visits, so here I am, and my eyes are really having a treat! LOve these singing cats, and the gorgeous way you've colored them!!! Thanks so much for the visit ... we should do this more often! I'm also inclined to put my thinking cap on for the challenge!
=] Michele

Lynette said...

This is SO cool, Leslie!! I love the cute image, and I also really love the musical die cut! Your signature stitching is a bonus:)

Lisa Lara said...

Oh my goodness Leslie I just love your birthday singing kitties. Love your black and white color scheme and how you used that absolutely awesome music die!

Stacy Morgan said...

Hee hee.. Oh this is totally cute. I like the black and white color combo and these cats are totally off key. Ha ha!!! Fun fun!

Traci M said...

So cute, Leslie!! You always seem to have the perfect stamp for the challenge, don't know how you do it!! I really should branch out from florals. Love the black and white, the perfectly colored singing cats, the pretty petaled flower with black leaves and the floating die across the front which gives this such a celebratory feel!!

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

Prisma pencils were the perfect choice and I just love your cats. They are so fabulous, I can almost see the curtain parting for their standing ovation. Love them all over the place.

Greta said...

Oh my goodness--this is so wonderful, Leslie! Boy would this make someone's BD extra special!

Carol L said...

Those singing cats are the cutest ever! I love this card with the musical scale, polka dots, and flowers, but your coloring of those cats is wonderful!!

Linda said...

Fabulous card, Leslie! I think it's harder to color with a limited number of colors but your image looks perfect--and effortless! Love the teensy dash of color you added. I actually think it makes the black and white pop even more!

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