Friday, February 11, 2011

Sweet Angel ~

Hi friends!  I'm here today with a card that's been rolling around in my brain for a few weeks now.  It all started with a challenge to color a monochromatic card.  Well, I missed that challenge by a couple weeks, but I'm happy to say that I tackled a technique that I've been wanting to try for quite a while now, so Yay me! lol
This is the nice little angel from the Greeting Farm's Naughty or Nice set.  She's colored in black and white monochromatic tones using all my cool gray Copics and just a little black in her hair. 
She's sitting  on a beautiful lacey circle cut with the new Perfect Presentation svg file, Lacey Circles.  The bow is tied in three loops with the Bow Easy - I don't love the little tool, but it's a good $5 purchase. I couldn't have made that bow without it!  The *button* is actually paper.  I punched a heart out, punched out the button holes and covered it with Glossy Accents.  Once it was dry, I tied a little bow with black embroidery floss and added it on top of the red bow with a glue dot.
The inside is finished off with a bit of the embossed and sanded paper, a beautiful scripty font sentiment and a few red hearts to pull the red inside.  Thanks again for stopping by and for all your sweet comments about my *jobs*!  lol  I hope you all have a fantabulous weekend!  :o) lyss
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STAMPS: The Greeting Farm Naughty or Nice; SU sentiment and hearts ???
INK: Memento Tuxedo Black; PTI Pure Poppy
PAPER: PTI True Black, SS White & B/W dp; textured white core black paper ???
OTHER: Copics {Blender, C1, C3, C5, C7, C9, 110 Spcl Blk}; Copic Spica silver & black multiliner; Perfect Presentation Lacey Circles; SU heart punch; hole punch; bow easy; black embroidery floss; Cuttlebug D'Vine Swirls embossing folder; red double sided satin ribbon (hobby lobby); Glossy Accents; Spellbinders classic circle nesties; nail file; glittery dots; glue dots; dimensionals


Leigh Ann Baird said...

Ooh, I like this one! Fantastic!

SuzanneK said...

Great layout, gorgeous papers papers and your colouring is fantastic. Thanks for joining us at LIIU, good luck, Suzanne x

Dragonlady said...

Very saucy, thanks for sharing at LIIU.

Hugs Ali x

Cheryl Valadez said...

Alyssa, this is absolutely wonderful! Looks like you mastered this technique to me ;D I'm going to give this a go one of these days, but you have made it look deceptively easy, you talented grrl! Hugz, Cheryl

Claire said...

Beautiful card, really striking! Thanks for joining us at LIIU
Claire xx

Kerri said...

You did an awesome job!!!! This looks fabulous, Alyssa! I've been wanting to try this too, but I'm still too nervous LOL!

Tammy said...

This is so beautiful!! did an amazing job coloring your b/w!! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!

Thank you for playing along with us at 7KCF this week and hope to see you again!

LindaC said...

You did a great job with the black coloring using the greys. I find that a difficult task...especially hair. You did well on the hair! BTW, I had a good laugh from the comment you made on my blog. Thanks. LC

Shirl said...

What a fabulous card and your colouring is awesome. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Let's Ink It Up.
Hugs Shirley x x

Chris said...

love the B & W!

Lisa aka Myran said...

Loving the black coloring, it's really cool!! Thanks for sharing with us at Papertake Weekly :)

Joanna K (aka Asia K) said...

I love this stunning creation! Beautiful colouring :) Thank you for joining us at LIIU ;D

Pam said...

It's like a classic old black and white movie! Two thumbs up!