Monday, January 7, 2019

Challenge #167 Black and White

Happy New Year, everyone! We hope that your first week in 2019 has been fantastic so far!
We are kicking off our first challenge of the year with a Black and White challenge. This can be anything from black and white papers or photos...however the theme resonates with you, we can't wait to see what you create!

Please welcome our guest designer for this challenge, Kathy Kirby.  You can find Kathy at her blog, Purple Princess Diaries.

I’ve been crafting in one shape or form since I was little as my mum was very creative. Mostly I make cards and ATC's, and am currently loving the Artist Trading COIN trend …. though I've been getting more and more in to mixed media, art journalling and scrap booking! I'll have a go at most crafts . . . some even more than once!!!

Kathy created this lovely Christmas card for our challenge:

Materials used:
  • White, C6/A2, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of card (one black and one white) cut to 14cm x 9.5cm
  • I used an anti static bag on my card before I started, as I didn't want any stray "bits" of embossing powder
  • I stamped my bear image (MFT BB-49 "Bitty Bears") using Versamark ink and Heat It Up clear embossing powder which I heat set
  • I then stamped my Hero Arts sentiment using Versamark ink and funstamps white embossing powder which I heat set
  • Faber Castell polychromos pencils used to colour my bear and stardust stickles to add twinkle!
  • I used double sided narrow tape to adhere my black and white striped satin ribbon, after threading a 25mm bell on to my ribbon
  • I used three strips of 25mm wide dimensional foam tape to adhere my image panel to my card blank
  • I then stamped the reverse of my card, my insert and the front and back of my envelope to match, using Memento tuxedo black ink for the bear and Versafine onyx black ink for the sentiment
Thanks for sharing your beautiful project with us, Kathy!

And now let's see what the Paper Girls have created for this first challenge of the new year:

I chose a couple black and white patterned papers for my card and added just a tiny pastel pop of color.

I chose a b&w photo

I chose to use black and white papers, with some simple stamping in both black and colored ink.

I also chose a black & white photo
and tried to stick with shades of black & white product
with a hint of blue.

And now...congratulations to the winner of Challenge #166:

2. Meghan Kennihan

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 #PGCBchallenge167 and tag us @papergirlschallengeblog for an extra entry.

1 comment:

Kathyk said...

And thank you for inviting me to guest on your fab blog peeps.

Happy New Year to the Design Team and regulars