It's time I got back on the challenge horse. I haven't done one for ages and seem to have got out of a regular crafting routine. Sooooo I'm back! I've had a go at this weeks Penny Black challenge which is to use black & white plus another colour. I love black and white on a card as it always looks so elegant. I also love the addition of another colour and usually add red or pink. I fancied a change this time and wanted to avoid red & pink. The colour I used was governed by what scraps I had in my box and it turned out to be blue! I've kept the card very simple and understated. I love the doggy image and wanted that to be the main focus. I always find it hard to keep my cards uncluttered but this one almost made itself. I'm rather partial to this card now it's finished - probably because that dog is so damn adorable (and I kinda like him in black).
I think I'm going to send this to my lovely Dad just to tell him that we love him :o)
Stamp - Penny Black (watercoloured)
Patterned paper - Patti picklicious
flower from stash
Black card embossed with divine swirls and outlined with white gel pen
Alphabet stickers - papermania