Sunday, January 4, 2009

Dina Challenge 3 - Bee Treat

This is the first of 3 posts for today. Make sure you scroll down to see the other two entries. So here is the card I made for Dina's Third Challenge for her birthday celebration!! This time, she asked us to make a black and white card with a spash of color. When I see challenges to do "black and white" I always think of doing silhouettes. And as I sat trying to figure out what I wnted to do, the same idea came to mind. I decided to go with some stemps and flowers and add this little bee. My splash of color was then obvious - it would be yellow!! So, the card is very simple. I stamped various images of the flowers and stems using black on white cardstock. Then I stamped the bee in black. Then, I added a touch of yellow using my ink and watercolor brush. When I looked at the card...it was just not right... so I added some more yellow along the bottom of the card and blending it lighter as it moved up to the middle of the card. I really like the effect. I hope it is still considered just a "splash" of color. LOL. Supplies: Stamps-Standing Tall, FL-18, Bees #2 (smARTworks); Paper-Whisper White, Basic Black (Stampin' Up!); Ink - Basic Black, Yoyo Yellow (Stampin' Up!); Other - watercolor brush. Thanks for dropping in. Don't forget to scroll down to see the other 2 posts today!! Donelda

4 comments:

catt871 said...

DANG girl, you've been BUSY!!!!!! THis is really pretty - I love the splash of yellow!!!

catt871 said...

P.S. I gave you an award on my blog!!!

~KRISTY~ said...

I LOVE THE HINT OF YELLOW AS WELL! LOVE THE STAMED IMAGE!

Jessica G. said...

The touch of yellow is perfect for this theme -- love that bee with the natural flower silhouettes!