Monday, February 19, 2018

Challenge #146 - Black & White

Hi! It's Kristy, bringing you the newest challenge here on The Paper Girl's!  About 4 months ago, when I was working on another project for Paper Girls, I thought how fun would it be to do a Black and White Challenge?!?  Only black and white projects, a black and white photo, black and white with a little pop of color, generally black and white as the focal.  (Little did I know this would be a popular theme among the crafting world!!!)  

I love how you can take such a simple idea of Black and White and make such beautiful work.  

Help me welcome our Guest Designer for this challenge: Ruth Cunliffe

I've crafting for a long time and have to fit it in around a very busy work life and home life!  I live in the UK in Lancashire and I primarily colour with Promarkers and Watercolour pencils although I'm happy to be taken out of my comfort zone, every now and again!  I'm on a number of different design teams and also run my own challenge blog - the secret is lists - lots of lists to make sure I don't miss anything and to be organised and not leave anything to the last minute!

For my Guest Designer Project, I've used a Sizzix die plus white linen effect papers with black card behind for effect.  I handwrote the sentiment and layered everything up before adding to the card base with foam pads for extra depth.  

Here are the projects from the Paper Girls to help inspire you:

I used a B&W photo, B&W papers and titles, with a pop of red to offset the page.

I used a combination of die cuts and stamps to make this super simple B&W card.

For my HAPPY BIRTHDAY card I used an alphabet from Silhouette cut out of black cardstock and backed it with a black & white patterned paper. The Birthday and flowers are stamped.

Here is a second project, featuring my SENDING LOTS OF LOVE stamp set.  This card is simply stamped images on white cardstock, with a bit of water colour in the background.

MME Bloom was perfect for this challenge, and my page about my
21st Valentine's day with my Hub.

I white heat-embossed a large floral image on black cardstock. Once it was cooled, I added white goauche watercolor paint to create depth within the image. To finish it off, I added a simple sentiment.

I used some black and white lace paper and fabric flowers I've been holding onto for far too long for this 2-page layout of my friends wedding.

And now...congratulations to the winner of the Anniversary challenge and the Cutterpillar Crop (my personal paper cutter!):

Please send an e-mail to within the next two weeks and we'll send you details!!!  We want to encourage all of our challenge participants to refer our rules and prize structure here:

Also, follow us on our new Instagram account for more chances to win! For this challenge use #PGCBchallenge146 and tag us @papergirlschallengeblog for an extra entry.

I can't wait to see all of your beautiful creations!!!  Thanks for stopping by!!!


Tip Top said...

Thank you for asking me to be your Guest Designer! Great projects by the team - really enjoyed looking at them! Thanks again!

Granmargaret said...

Thank you for the challenge. Lovely work by the design team.

Sharon said...

Great challenge. Everyone's work is beautiful.