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)