Thursday, April 19, 2012

Two shall become one...

Hello there crafty peeps! Do you love going to weddings? I know that I do, and there's no pun intended either.
One of the reasons I like them is I love to see what the Bride is wearing, and how she styled her hair. 
There are many different dress and hair styles because obviously there are many differing tastes. It would be pretty boring if every bride wore the same dress and hair style don't ya think? 

Now I consider myself to be a simplistic person in many areas of my life, and I think that carries over into my cards as well. I don't do frills or poofy girlie stuff. I guess you can call me a minimalist of sorts, but I do like a little bling as long as it is tasteful.

So, why I am talking about weddings? 
Well today, we have a wedding theme to the Twisted Thursday Challenge over at The Outlawz.  So we want you to make your project using whatever medium(s) you choose, just make it a wedding card, an invitation, or even a layout for your scrapbook. That's the twist!

Given that weddings are pretty much black tie affairs, I thought I would test out the black and white technique I learned at Color Me Creative Classroom, class 4.

 I used this gorgeous Mo Manning image of a Bride and Groom dancing together.  
In order to achieve this look you simply use cool gray Copic markers ranging from C9 through to C00. I love how it turned out, but I had major issues trying to photograph it. The image is crisp as it should be, but I just simply could not enhance the tiny bit of bling that I added to the wedding dress, hearts and the edging around the tag.

By cropping the picture (below) you can see that the bling shows up, but it still doesn't do it any justice. 
 I added "Stardust Stickles" to the folds of the dress  and then I edged the tag using a black "atyou Spica" twinkling pen followed by more stardust stickles. 

I had a fleeting thought to add a "splash" colour somewhere, but I was just to frightened to ruin a good thing. Perhaps I will practice with a scrap piece of paper and use pencil crayons for a test run. 

The card sketch was my own design and is simplistic. I used my SB oval dies, and pop dots to give the image some depth against a black matte. The sentiment was simply printed out using my computer/printer and then I used a chipboard shape to cut out a design for a tag. 

Well there you have it, my wedding card for this weeks Twisted Thursday challenge theme. 
Come on, get on over to the Outlawz so we can see your creations too!

Thanks for stopping by :)S


  1. I saw this last night on the site and thought it was absolutely perfect. I still think that today! ;D No pop of color needed! But if you have to...maybe a little red heart on the tag.

    Psst...your blog has word verification on.

    1. hank you for the compliment, the suggestion, and the word verification heads up Trina, I appreciate that so much. I could have sworn that I took that verification thing off??? I will go check it out.

      I thought about making the hearts red, but your idea sounds even better.
      ty :)S

  2. Fantastic wedding card, Sandra! I love the elegance of the black and white combo and all the sparkle!

  3. Sandra, Good Morning sweetie I hope you have a wonderful day. I do not think I have been over at your blog so I thought it is about time I stop by and become a follower. Your card is wonderful, I love Mo's images and you did a awesome job. So have a great day.
    Hugs, :○) xx

    1. Well thanks for stopping by Patricia, and thanks for your kind words. I love Mo's images, I just wish I could buy them all as they are so precious. I hope you had a great day too ;)S

  4. WOW Sandra!!! You have the technique down pat!!! This is such a gorgeous card, love the colouring! Hugs, Brigitte

  5. Incredible card, Sandra! I absolutely love it!

  6. Ah Wendy, thanks so much. I am happy that you joined our little Outlawz family, can't wait to see what you create too. :)S

  7. Simply stunning! I love what you did with this one! You black and white is perfect and I love how you have her dress outside the window!!

    1. Thanks so much for the luv girlie. I thought it was about time to put my black and white technique to the test :)S

  8. Hi Sandra!!! Thanks for your lovely comments, I do love reading them!!! I used angel pink memento ink. It's a very light pink, so lovely! Hugs, Brigitte