Sunday, July 30, 2017

Hats Off to You

     The Rick St. Dennis Sparkle n Glitter challenge has a theme of  'Anything Goes' (with an image from RSD) and an option of  'Hats' if you want to use it.  I adore this RSD image "1935 Hat" and thought it would be perfect.

I started with sketch # 360 from Sketch Saturday
but I reversed it (side to side.)

     I loved the idea of just black and white with a tiny pop of a single color so I printed the image directly onto the card front, then used my ProMarkers to color only the roses, her lips, and her earring.  I used one of my Memory Box dies and cut black CS with it, then laid it onto the card front, using it to surround the image with a "frame."  I used a few of the negative pieces from the die cut as embellishment along the right border.  Finally, I added the sentiment and a tiny, black ribbon bow with one shiny pearl.

Digi Choosday
Double D
House that Stamps Built
Lemon Shortbread
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
Stamping Sensations
Tuesday Throwdown

     While you're reading this, I'm in San Diego enjoying cooler weather.  I'm hoping to have morning fog and evening sea breezes, with mild sunny days in between.  Then maybe I can face the heat again when I come home.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


  1. How pretty with the black and white theme, and also, working it with the sketch, Connie! It's a lovely card, so elegant in the classic b&w! Hope your week is pure delight! hugs, de

  2. I love the black and white it always looks so elegant as does your card. Loving the pop of pink too! Another gorgeous card.
    Linda xxx

  3. GORGEOUS, love the hint of colour and the frame.

  4. Love the black and white with the splash of color. Very elegant. What a lovely creation! Thank you so much for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday and best of luck with your entry.

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  5. That image is definitely perfect for your challenge! I think I have it, as well, I should print it out again sometime. I love how you added just a few pops of red; it's really stunning! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

  6. Connie, what a beautiful card. Love the B&W theme and that little dab of color is a great addition. Thanks for joining us at the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges for our latest challenge.  {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges}Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

  7. Oh love love this!!! Perfect for the "Hat" themed challenge at Ricks Sparkle & Glitter Blog!! Thanks so much for playing along with this elegant card!! Sharon DT

  8. Such a very striking design and lovely image, many thanks for joining in with our Floral theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  9. Fabulous... loving the monochrome look .. the splas of red really makes it pop, thank u so much for sharing it with us at Digi Chooseday crafty hugs Julia xx

  10. A fab image,this is just

  11. Pretty card in these black and white. So nicely done to colourize some of the elements. beautiful
    Thank you for joining at Stamping Sensations this month.

  12. very pretty

    thanks for joining Rick St.dennis challenge at Sparkle and Glitter


  13. Great card - very elegant.

    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Made by Helen{My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  14. Black and white is always a stunning combo and this is a perfect example. Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations

  15. Just beautiful Connie! Sorry for the late comment ... life has been crazy lately! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Black & White with a POP of Color’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
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  16. Ooh la la!! What a beautiful design my friend!! Love that black and white with a pop of color on her hat!! Great take on the sketch too! HUGS

  17. Pretty black and white with just a touch of color. I like that image you used too. Thanks for joining the fun at Sketch Saturday.

  18. Very pretty card! I love the 'frame' work.

  19. Love the sketch you chose and the black and white theme works so well. Thanks for playing along with us at Sketch Saturday. Claire DT

  20. Beautiful card! Love it
    Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday! Hester

  21. Stunning make the frames image is beautiful, very elegant. Thankyou so much for joining us at Rick St Dennis's Glitter and Sparkle blog for our hat's/ATG challenge. Hope you stop on by again Lynda DT xx


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