I can’t help it, but black and red is my all-time favorite color combo. This is a journal of my color journey from the very beginning of my cardmaking days to the present. I hope you enjoy it and learn a thing or two.
Made in 1998, this card was one that I assembled into kits (75 of them) and took to Haiti for a class I taught there. It was crude, but I was new at this card making thing. It used the newest toy at the time- a crimper (how far we have come)!
In 2001 I acquired some shadow stamps, so I used them on this card. Seeing some mesh background over-stamp on scratch paper gave me the idea of first stamping a mesh background and then stamping and embossing red flowers on top.
I learned a bunch about PearlEx in 2003 . PE brushed on an image inked with Versamark gave a lovely shimmer, and polymer clay and PE were made for each other. Combining PE and embossing powder greatly extended my color repertoire. The flowers above used this embossing powder. Finding out that I could make watercolors out of the stuff really cranked my tractor! I ended up making little pots of all the colors of PE there were. I used black PE watercolor to fill in the centrs of the flowers.
My 2005 “Black and White Series” included this red floral one as well black/green, black/yellow, black/purple and black/green cards.
In De3cember of 2009 I submitted an artricle in Polymer Cafe showcasing my cards that contained polymer clay embellishments. I decided not to put this one in the article, but I did love all the textures.
I just finished this ATC for a Black White and Red challenge. The card had to be mostly black & white and the red had to fit in with the theme of the card. Somehow a sunburned zebra seemed to fit the bill and the caption reminded me of a Far Side cartoon.
The card at the top of the page is my most recent endeavor, made for the MOJO Monday challenge. I love the papers I used. The black and white print which has a plastic covering was acquired from Paper Source . I don’t remember where I got the black paper with the shiny dots, which is a shame because there in not much of it left.
The winners of the Blog Candy from last week are Kim Machrer and Nicole Ewing. Congrats, and have fun with them!