Paper and Fiber Arts

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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Things Are Not Always Black and White

5" x 7" Black Cardstock Base
I've wanted to "do" collage for a few years but have never tried it until today.  This is my first timid foray into this art form... and it is a small attempt, I'll admit. The bottom rectangle was stamped with a small chevron stamp (several times to make a background.)  I stamped a few other images onto white tissue paper and then adhered them to the background.  Then I stamped the small bird and the flower on white cardstock and placed those on top of the other images.  I typed the words onto vellum and popped it with dimensional foam.

The rest of the card is my more traditional approach. :-)  Traditional stamping, embossing, die cuts, etc.

Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch used 5 Times and Glued Together to  Make It Really Thick
 The meaning behind the title is two fold:  My dd1 is facing a lot of big decisions in her final year at college.  Logically, all is easy - it is black and white.  However, when feelings are involved - It isn't always black and white.  Your heart colors your perception.

The second meaning is because of the SDC Challenge - Black and White and a Hint of Color!

All stamps are retired CTMH images
Thank you for visiting my blog today.  I do appreciate your time and comments - Especially, since I'm learning something new and am a bit nervous about sharing my first attempt!

This card is entered into the following two challenges:


  1. What a beauty!! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designers Challenge # 38.

  2. This is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique. I hope your daughter finds the right solution for her.

  3. Wow, I just love this. Your sentiment is perfect. Black and White are my favorite color combination and the touch of green is superb. This is gorgeous. Thank you so much for joining us in the Speedy the Cat's Friends "Things with Wings" challenge. It is a pleasur visit to see what you made for us. Good luck in the drawing and hope to see you again next week!

    Bear Hugs,

  4. Love your little vellum window and that green heart really POPS against the black and white. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.

  5. Gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at Stampotique Designers Challenge.

  6. What a great card for the challenge!!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!!!

  7. Beautiful collage and something I have never attempted. Good for you for being brave! Thanks for playing in Speedy the Cat's challenge to use THINGS WITH WINGS. We appreciate you.