Sunday, June 29, 2014

Birthday Roses in Black and White

     OK, so I woke up at 4:00 in the Oh, God! morning today and there was no going back to sleep.  Nothing to do but get on the computer, check e-mail, and see what new challenges might bring some inspiration.  I found the new challenge at AAA Cards which I've missed for the last 3 weeks due to being so busy.  I did the first few challenges over there because it's a great way to practice on CAS cards, since that's always the primary requirement regardless of the theme for that week.

     Well, this week's theme was a challenge all by itself to get everything included and still do a CAS card!  Being a glutton for punishment, I decided to add 14 other challenges to it and do one card to fit all the themes.  Let's start with the "MacGyver" recipe at AAA Cards:  string, corrugated paper, plastic, a stamp, and a hole.  Don't forget, we still have to keep it CAS!!  So, what do you think?


     The image is from Artbymiran and the coloring on her hair is done with ProMarkers; the 'frame' is actually cut into the card front.  The paper behind the sentiment is corrugated but it just doesn't show up in the first two photos so I took another shot with a bright light shining on it.  

     The button is plastic and I used my string to make the bow (threaded through the button.)  So, I got all the MacGyver items -- but it was a struggle to keep it CAS.  It does have minimal embellishments and lots of open space even though the space has tiny polka dots instead of being all white.  At least give me credit for taking on the challenge and getting something made -- to say nothing of also including the following challenges and themes.  :-D


     Thanks for visiting, my friends.  Hope your weekend has been filled with inspiration and beauty.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Chasing the Dream said...

iHi NC
Still in New Jersey, just sat down for a minute with an hotspot. Just love your black & white beauty. Absolutely stunning and so elegant.
Hugs from the East Coast

Victoria Lavender said...

Neato! Connie has the MacGyver spirit! Well done, just crazy about your "hole". AAA Cards is so happy to have you play. Best of luck, Victoria

Cumbrianlass said...

Fabulous NC., love monochromatic cards, and I was with you at 4am, seems to be the time I always wake up these days.
Janet xxx

Jane said...

No wonder you got a card entered so quickly getting up that early! Really enjoyed reading your post about it, made me smile! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

Julia said...

Very impressive. How in the world you managed to get your card into all those challenges is just amazing to me! Thanks so much for joining in with AAA cards this week.

Cristina González Muñiz said...

I'm surprised. Really wondered about the nice effect of your monocramic card! Nice!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great Mono and love the image! Very Pretty Great embossing! Thanks for joining us over at Docerela Creations! DT Member Carri Carri~Abusybee
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jimlynn said...

First of all, getting up at 4:00 in the morning is so not good!

Your card! Wow! I'm impressed that you got all that included for the AAA challenge! I could have never thought of all that and yet yours is wonderful. Love the black and white and the cut out for the image - which by the way, is so pretty! Fantastic card!

Angela said...

Connie, you've covered all the bases and the image is darling! Next time I can't sleep I'll get up and make cards. What a fantastic job for so many challenges. There's more to our Blog Hop. Come back to check out the prizes at AAA Cards!

Cathy P. said...

Wow! This is so well-thought out! Thanks for sharing your great card with us at Sister Act this week. Cathyxx

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Connie, what a sweet card! Just love this beautiful girl and how you've made the window frame! Thanks for joining us this week for the ODBD Shining the Light challenge! Hugs!

Linda Beeson said...

Love the girl, love that opening on your card front. So glad you played along at AAA Cards

Dawn Lancaster said...

Love this one NanaC! B&W is always a winning combination in my eyes & I love the window in the front of the card!
Dawn xxx

Sylvie Sims said...

A stunning Card, Thank you for joining us for this months challenge. Sylvie, Craft for the Craic DT

Hannelie said...

Yay! You did it Mac Gyver style... whilst still having a great clean look! That takes some doing!
Great to see you having fun at AAA cards!

Desire Fourie said...

Such a wonderful creation with great attention to detail. Love the colours and embellishments. All the elements work so well together. It is perfect for our ninth ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
{Art by Miran Showcase DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Joann Burton said...

Beautiful card Connie and how brave of your to do this challenge. I saw it but was stuck on the "hole" part. lol Your rocked it ....Hugs, joann sassy raggedy

Ger said...

Lovely card, love the cutout frame. Thankyou for joining us this month at Craft for the Craic

Glenda Atkins said...

Love the black and white colour scheme and the card design is fabulous, a masterful CAS one!

Gwyneth said...

What a lovely monochromatic card.
Thank you very much for entering the "Stampin' with the Dragon" "Clean & Simple" challenge this month. Good luck.
Gwyneth DT

Asha said...

LOVE this B&W beauty! And your colouring is amazing, NC!
hugs, Asha

Anonymous said...

how very unusal, great layout and colour choice
absolutely fabulous
Thanks for taking part at Creative Corner Challenges

Love Mel xxx

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Fabulous card, beautiful design in black and white.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts "summer girls" Challenge, welcome again;-))m

Chris said...

A gorgeous monochrome card! Lovely image and design. Thanks for joining us at Delicious Doodles this week.

Mi Ran Jung said...

Hi, NC. What a beautiful monochromatic card!!! I love the layout. That is clever design. Thanks for joining us at artbymiran challenge. Hope see you again. Hugs, Mi Ran
artbymiran Challenge
artbymiran Fancebook Group

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome card meeting the criteria! I love the close of the corrugated piece :) - Thanks for joining in with AAA!

susiestacey said...

Lovely card.
thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Summer Girls' challenge and good luck x Susan x

Helene E said...

It really is a lovely summer card! Thank you for playing along with us at Allsorts this week, hope to see you again!

chanya13 said...

Beautiful card, sweet images and wonderful colour combo. Thanks for joining us at Creative Corner Challenges. I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a fun birthday card!! Love the black and white and your window design!! Thanks for joining us at ODBD!!

Susana said...

Great project. I love it.
Thanks for joining us over at Docerela Creations!
DT Member Susana

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card, thank you for joining us at Paper Creator for our Anything Goes challenge.

Lau W said...

Lovely card, super design !
Thanks for joining us at the Paper Creator challenge !