Sunday, August 11, 2013

Black and White/ Special Occasion

evening all!

Hope we are well?!

Today ive tackled something ive been dying to try for a while- Black and White only colouring. I thought Edwin would be perfect for this, and I fell in love with this stamp- Edwin with top hat. Doesn't he look dapper!

So I am entering this card in the following challenges-

Magnolia Down Under - black and white challenge
Tilda's Town- Special Occasion - 80th birthday

I used the Kaisercraft premium card stock in Ivory for the basic body. For the design papers, Kaisercraft's 'Black and White Timeless' collection. I loved the paper that was covered in clocks so this is the first layer of the design papers. On top of this is a less busy paper, with little flourishes on it. I then mounted my stamped image on a smaller piece of the white cardstock used for the body of the card.

I stamped Edwin and coloured him with the following combo to achieve a black and white effect-

Skin- YR000, R20
Hair- C3
Suit/hat- C1, C3, C5, C7, 100
Buttons- Sakura Glaze pen 'Black'
Pipe- Atyou spica 'Black' and 'Silver'

For his buttons and cufflinks I used the Glaze pen and then added KC black pearls. I also used the Glaze on his shoe laces.

Added to this, was some Dimensional Magic to his cravat, band on hat and pipe.

I added a black feather to the 3rd layer as I wanted that debonair look for Edwin. I added a fob watch charm to tie in with the vintage look but also to carry through to the watch papers in the first layer. This was followed before the image was glued into place but a cobalt black ribbon.  I then added a silver corner piece to add some bling. The main image was 'blinged' by adding clear dew drops around it. To finish off I used the moustache wood flourishes from KC 'Sears and Son' collection and give them some sparkle with Stickles 'Black Diamond'.

For the special occasion of the 80th Birthday I die cut an '80' in charcoal grey paper using the Tim Holtz Alternations 'once upon a time' alphabet die.

Hope you like my card!

Love D xx


  1. What a charming boy Edwin the pearls as buttons! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Tilda's Town! Good luck!
    Rene :D

  2. thank you!!!! I think this is defo my fave Edwin stamp! see you next week for the next challenge!xx

  3. love this card, i love moustaches! great blog x

    Kirsty Pearly Pop Cards

  4. Beautiful card Davinia, thanks for joining us at Tilda's Town 'Special Occasions' challenge.
    Hugs Teresa

  5. thank you guys!! such a different card for me, without any pink heheh! but I have to say I love monochrome! xx

  6. Hi! I love your cute in B&W it's so inspired!
    Thanks for joining us on Black & White at MDUC this week :)

  7. Handsome Edwin coloring! Black and white coloring is so fun! So glad you linked up to Tilda's Town Challenges! Thanks for playing!

  8. thank you! I love the 1920's feel of this Edwin! he is so dapper in his suit! love this Edwin! xx


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