Saturday, January 14, 2012

City Crafter Challenge # 91

I was most intrigued by the City Crafter's latest challenge--Back to Black. It is to make a card or project incorporating Any Black Silhouette image (details here ). Immediately I want to reach out to the new silhouette stamp called Spring Dream .

Do you all started out with the most basic tool? A black ink pad!? I know I did! It's likely the FIRST craft item you buy when you start stamping. This is it! My interpretation of back to black.
hello
I think it's a happy result because the stamp image depicts such a fun and innocent time. This card really reminds me of the childhood time when there was no incessant interruptions/distractions of internet, text-messaging, video games...AND Facebook.
  Where is the time when all you need is a big tree and wide open space in the park with no stranger lurking around? Please play with the little ones if you have any around you. OR at least encourage them to run wild.... Yes, WILD (wild but safe). It's good for them :)

There is still time to enter to win over Hero Arts Blog and my 2012 cling stamp giveaway here. You just might be the lucky one! Thanks so much for stopping by!

36 comments:

Bunnyfreak said...

Love how the card turned out.

Piali said...

Beautiful!!!

Dawn said...

I love this one Virginia. The stamping on the background looks stunning.

Tomo H. said...

Such a beautiful card, Virginia!!! Visited to see the theme of City Crafter's.

> (wild but safe).
Yes, I agree! :)

Have a beautiful weekend!

Ros said...

Oh I love your card ... and I agree with you ... that image sure reminds me of my younger days ... good days ... so glad you played along with us at CCCB

Lynn said...

Ah...the visual...we're snow covered today, but we'll be outside running around! The boys love to be outside.

Your card is gorgeous. I always love the stamped text background and the image is beautiful.

Michelle said...

love the new HA stamp..it could easily be my new fav! Love your beautiful card, Virginia!

Nadia said...

I love this stamp, and the cards are really great!

cnelson said...

This could not be more FABULOUS! LOVE that image!!!

Cathy Fong said...

Very beautiful card. you're rockin each of Hero Arts silhouette stamps!!

Debstamps said...

Another great creation with the spring dream! Yes--kids DO need to run free! [I give mine extra recess at homeschool!]

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS, Virginia! Love this card. :)

Tenia Nelson said...

This card is soooooo gorgeous!!!!

Dee in N.H. said...

That's beautiful! I love how it looks stamped over the text! The buttons and twine are a perfect finish!

Cindy C. said...

Beautiful card Virginia! Yes the card does remind me of an innocent time when we are not bogged down by all the electronic toys!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Virginia, I love this card--you did an awesome job. This has brought some needed inspiration to me today. Thanks for sharing. Hugs to you.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is beautiful! Who says black doesn't go with brown?! You totally nixed that in the butt! Thanks so much for this share and I love this new stamp!
Lisa

Julie said...

This stamp image is great! Love how you did the beackground!Great card!

Donna Bowman said...

Lovely card Virginia! I love the silhouette and the typewriter key letters.

Lindsey said...

Beautiful, Virginia! I love how subtle you made the hello along the side. (I'll confess: my first inkpad was a Colorbox three color one along with a pot of gold embossing powder! I didn't have a proper black for quite a while. :P)

alexandra s.m. said...

Gorgeous card!
Bravo Virginia!!

Eve said...

this BLACK stamping on the distressed brown background is really stunning! :-)

Judy1223 said...

Gorgeous, Virginia! Love that new silhouette stamp!

Linda R. said...

Hello my friend.. You card looks amazing. I LOVE that image. It does bring back the good old day! So glad you played along with us over at CCCB!

Hugs, Linda

Simone said...

This is beautiful Virginia! LOVE that image :)

June Houck said...

Absolutely lovely card and a gorgeous image!

Rachel W K said...

the stamp looks lovely in black against that antique brown, a fab card!

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

So gorgeous and elegant. Love the black & kraft ink combo.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh wow, this is ovely! Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Trinh said...

This is gorgeous, Virginia! You really, really, really make me want this stamp!

donna mikasa said...

Love your card, love this stamp! And I see you gave some inky love to an older alpha set, too! just fabulous, Virginia!

Isha said...

Stunning card Virginia. Love the image, your design and colors:)

Clare said...

oOOO, very pretty! Love those soft, sweet colors, and how you used the image here! The buttons and string tie everything off perfectly! :)

Dawn said...

Me again Virginia.... congrats on your win over at City Crafter Challenge. Such a beautiful card,

OriBella said...

Beautiful card!:)Piękna kartka!:)

CropStop said...

Congrats, Virginia! It is a beautiful card, sophisticated in its simplicity! from your friends at www.CropStop.com (your City Crafter Blog Challenge #91 sponsor)