Sunday, 2 November 2008

Black & White with a Splash of Colour

That was the challenge for today on Dottie's World. I really loved this one, not only was it a great challenge but I had the chance to play with our new download collection - Animal Magic! This card uses my favourite character from this collection: Scruff! isn't he darling? I love the hand-drawn look, indeed this collection is the first of the "Back to the Drawing Board" collections by Louise Brigden.

Unfortunately the light was not with me and despite taking pictures for two hours I just couldn't get a good one (must buy a daylight lamp!!). Here are a selection of photo's:

Appropriately for Scruff I "scruffed up" the card. Edges have been distressed with Tim Holtz's Paper Distresser and inks have been used liberally (white on the black Bazzill cardstock and black on the white). My "Splash of colour" is the red on Scruff's nose and collar plus three large red Basic Grey Brads.

Products used:


  • Nestabilites Dies
  • Fiskars Treading Water Border Punch
  • Floral Screen Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
  • Tim Holtz Paper Distresser

Everything is of course available from Charmed Cards & Crafts

Karen xx


Juliet said...

I love this image Karen and I love what you've done with him! It just shows how incredibly versatile these are.
Fabulous card!

Louly said...

I love it! That red nose is ace, you could go forraging for small twigs in the garden and stick them on for antlers to make him look like a fed up, reluctant Rudolf! LOL...hmm, now that's given me an idea!

Bagladee said...

Ah he is just adorable, looks great on the card. Great job!!

Kathy said...

oh I love all the B&W, the scallops and the "scruffing-up! Karen, and the little bits of red really make the card stand out so well.

Jac said...

Wow Karen this is adorable, he is rather scrummy! I love the addition of the red its perfect.

LOL at Louly and rudolph what a great idea!

Sarah C said...

He is gorgeous isn't he? The card is just perfect for him xx

Well done on your perseverence on the photos. It's so difficult to get a relaly great one isn't it?

maddy hill said...

oh yes he is a darling ! and so are your cards Karen ! Love the brads that match his nose - so cute !

Ruth - Crafty Wanderings said...

Awwww - he's soooo cute!! Black, white and red are go good together.

Your card is just perfect - love the "scruffing-up" you've done and I'm loving scalloped (and inked) edges at the moment too!

Ruth x

Helena said...

Very cute card, and I hate when you can't get a good photo!


Nicky said...

I think your card is my favourote one I just love the scruffy dog, he just says take me home, and that will be my excuse for buying the set LOL

Sammi said...

Scruff is adorable!! love the red additions!!
this is gorgeous Karen!

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

This is smashing - love the scruff image and he looks great with the black and white theme.