Monday, 20 January 2014

Black & White - Crafty Cardmakers DT

Been a few changes over at Crafty Cardmakers and More for 2014 - a new title, new teams and different types of challenges as we're also adding some Mixed Media themes! 
For our team's first challenge of 2014 Kim has chosen the theme 'BLACK & WHITE' - no other colours except flesh colours for people.
This colour combo just makes me think of silent movies!
So a movie inspired card is my DT offering for Kim's challenge and I combined digi stamps with a 'real' one to achieve the effect that I wanted!

The papers are old stuff from my stash so I have no idea who's they are.
The image is an old stamp which I have had for years and rarely used. (It was in the 'shall I get rid of ?' drawer!)

Stamped onto bright white card and matted onto black before mounting it onto the base. I popped a teeny bit of red ink onto her lips and I hope I will be forgiven- well you can't have a movie star without cherry lips can you?????

The film reel and clapper board were free digi stamps some time back. Raised these also with 3d foam pads and some film strip acetate stuck behind (have no more of this left so that's the end of my movie career....!!)

The stars and sentiment were all PC printed and I finished it off with some black sequins, a black organza bow and some white pearls.

The inside is decorated with the same papers and another star.

I am quite disappointed with the quality of this pic as the colour isn't as sharp as it should be - think I should have asked Santa for a new camera?
 I hope you can come and join us this month - our sponsors are Woodware and Di's Digi Stamps.

 Other Challenges -
Sentimental Sundays - More than 3 layers
Hobbycutz - Lots of Layers
OSAAT - Use a digi
Scribble & Scrap - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody- Anything Goes
Digi Galore - Monochrome
Craft Your Passion - Face the Music (Movie Star by Harpo - really showing my age now!!)
My Sheri Crafts - Use a Digi
Fussy and Fancy - Monochromatic

Thanks for taking the time to look at today's creation - have a wonderful day whatever you're doing! x


  1. Simply glorious! I do love monochrome and your fabulous B&W era images too


  2. Wow Viv, what a Star of a card you have created - full of the elegance and style of the early days of film-making. You may feel that we have lost a little of the detail through the photographs but actually, the photograph does add to the atmosphere of the age and theme.

    Thank you for sharing this lovely card in our challenge this week. Ingrid xx (OSAAT Team)

  3. This is fabulous,what a great image and fab

  4. Totally perfect for the challenge Viv, another fab card, hugs Annette x

  5. This is wonderful Viv. I love the image and such fabulous detailing.
    Sue xx

  6. Hi Viv am so pleased i will be working with you on the team. Love your card and such a great take on the theme, lots of wonderful inspiration here.


  7. Just love your monochrome card Viv, fabulous image


  8. What a fabulous b&w card! So elegant and dramatic, yet very feminine! Well done, Viv!

  9. FAB-ulous hunni!!
    hugs and xxx

  10. Fabulous movie theme Viv, looks stunning in the black and white!
    Val x

  11. Super card Viv, The Movie idea is brilliant, love the embellies.
    Hugs Mau xx
    Thanks for calling and answering my question, good to get other opinions :o)
    Hugs Mau xx

  12. Fabulous black and white card Viv. Could those papers be Graphics 45?
    Yvonne x

  13. Neat. Always stop and gawk at oldies but goodies. Nicely do.

  14. Fabulous card, love your silent movie theme :o)
    Jackie xx

  15. Your card oozes Hollywood glamour Viv. Gorgeous! Xx

  16. Wonderful classy and cool card. Quite glamorous in fact!

    Hugs from Darn Sarn! x

  17. wow so stunning viv.fantastic black and white design and i love your movie theme :D

    xx coops xx

  18. This is a super card, thanks for joining us over at MSC this week.

  19. Truly beautiful vintage black & white monochrome card, so pleased you joined us over at Fussy and Fancy Challenge, good luck xx Annie

  20. Truly beautiful vintage black & white monochrome card, so pleased you joined us over at Fussy and Fancy Challenge, good luck xx Annie

  21. This is stunning Viv! Love all the elements and it would have been a perfect card for me to send to my stepson we have had to buy one as none of my male cards were suitable for a gay man but I think this would have been quite good!! Susan x

  22. I really like your card. My daughter is really into old time movie stars, this would be perfect image for her B-day card. I like the sequin ribbon you added it really adds a nice touch. Thank you for sharing and joining us at OSAAT.
    Deborah OSAAT DT

  23. Amazing card the image is simply fab. Thanks for joining in on the fun over at The Sentimental Sundays. We look forward to seeing you again.

  24. Love this design and the black and white, Viv. Perfect! I want to thank you for playing along in our challenge at Scribble & Scrap this week. Good luck in the draw.
    NanaConnie DT

  25. WOW! fabulous card. And the macroeconomic look is wonderful. Thank you for joining us here at Sentimental Sunday.

    DT Pam

  26. A wonderful card, and you are definitely forgiven the red lippy.
    Thanks for joining in with my challenge.
    hugs Kimx

  27. Lovely card and a great layout. Thank you for entering our Fussy and Fancy Challenge.

  28. Don't know why but I LURVE this one! Also makes me feel guilty as I have quite a few of these stamps but have never managed to put them together quite so stylishly. Cindy x

  29. Thanks for sharing this elegant card with us at My Sheri Crafts.

  30. Fabulous monotone card, Beautifully made. Thank you for joining us this week at OSAAT and good luck. Hugs

  31. You've certainly captured the silent movie era glamour.Wonderful card and the splash of red is a fabulous touch.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  32. Fab vintage look to your card. Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon. Good Luck in the challenge!!!


    CraftyGirl OSAAT DT

  33. This is fabulous! Great attention to detail.

    Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

  34. *****CONGRATULATIONS VIV*******
    This wonderful card is the Runner Up Winner in the OSAAT challenge #196 "Use a digi"

    Please would you pop over to the winners post on our challenge blog for details on how to claim your prize.

    Best wishes, Ingrid xx ( OSAAT Team Comments Coordinator )

  35. Very cool card! Lots of fun details to look at! Thanks for joining us at My Sheri Crafts!


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