Thursday, 18 December 2014

Pop of Black

Hi and welcome to Freshly Made Sketch Challenge Day.  Our lovely hostess this week is the very talented Queen of Layers - Narelle Farrugia.  And, speaking of layers - check out her sketch:


I have to admit, I struggled a bit with this sketch - so many layers for this CAS girl :)  So I fell back on the old stand-by when a card isn't working - black layers.  I find layering with black really helps bring everything together for a more cohesive end result.


As you can see, I flipped the sketch on its side.  I used Lost Lagoon as my base color, along with white, black and vellum.  The horizontal and vertical panels were embossed with the Tiny Triangles embossing folder to add some interest.

I love the font on this sentiment, and while I don't currently need a get well card, I'm sure the need will come around soon enough.  This card was designed along masculine lines to suit a male.


Thanks for visiting.  The design team have a wonderful array of gorgeous cards to tempt you for this, our last challenge of the year.

Products used:

Stamps:  Delightful Dozen (SU)
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
Cardstock:  Lost Lagoon, black, white, vellum
Accessories:  Circle and Rectangle Stitched Mats dies (Lil Inkers), Circle Nestabilities, Tiny Triangles EF (SU), black twine, enamel dots

Cheers
Karren

14 comments:

Linda Callahan said...

The stitching and the black outlines are terrific - you are so right about that! Wonderful graphic design!

Hannelie said...

You are so right! Black does magic!
This is beautiful Karren. A perfect example of clean & layered!

Cindy Lovell said...

What a fabulous card,Karren!! You can never go wrong with black!! I love to use it as often as possible! :)
I love the stitched rectangles and yes,the font is awesome!!

Amy O said...

I love the look of the embossed vellum -- I would never think of that. And I am going to remember the tip on black layers -- another thing I wouldn't have thought of. Have a wonderful Christmas, Karren!

Jen Mitchell said...

You've convinced me that black is the answer to all my problem cards! I love how it makes all these layers just jump off your card.

Deepti said...

This is stunning, I love the blue and black combo :)

laurie said...

Really sharp, love the black!

Laurie Unger said...

Love this - colors are fantastic together and it's so CAS!

Jen Brum said...

Fabulous card Karren! I love those rich colours! That black stands out so well! Love the enamel dots! I am so envious of those stitched mats. You are enabling!!!!

Cindy Hall said...

This is such a fabulous card, Karren! I love the black... great way to make the design pop. So much to love... the embossing and coordinating paper, and now you've got me 'needing' all those stitched border dies!

Jen Timko said...

The black was the perfect addition! It really makes this card a stand-out! I hope your Christmas was fantastic!!

Greta said...

Love the look of this card, Karren & it would be great for a guy!

Rita Wright said...

I LOVE the embossed vellum. Great card!

Narelle Farrugia said...

And here was thinking my sketch didn't have that may layers! You nailed it Karren - love the tip of black matting. I tend to do that anyway because of layer OCD.