Thursday, June 15, 2017

B&W Birthday Balloons Card (LMMS Challenge #165)

Hi everyone! :o)

I hope you're all great and having a great week. It's been quiet couple days here on my blog. I had to take a short break from blogging, to enjoy last week of this school year, spend some quality time with my friends and in my garden, as well to work on my DT and GDT projects. :o)

School year ended yesterday here in Croatia, as well as my Math & Physics Teacher contract for school year 2016/2017. It was a wonderful time and I hope I'll have luck to return back in September. Tomorrow my summer job starts. I hope it will be a lovely summer. :o)

Today a new challenge starts at Little Miss Muffet Stamps Challenge Blog. Like always, it's #165, Anything Goes Challenge.

For this challenge I made this monochromeBlack & White, Birthday Balloons Card. :o)

For my card I used LMM's Forgotten Scraps 'Celebrate Balloons' rubber stamp, that is now available as digital image. This is the 7th card I made using the 'Celebrate Balloons' rubber stamp, my most used and my FAVORITE rubber stamp. :o) You can find my previous cards using this stamp hereherehereherehere and here. :o)

I went with simple design and same layout as on my previous cards using this stamp, but this time I wanted something less cute and colorful. Inspired with Tim's Burton work, Neil's Gaiman Sandman and Black & White photographs (which are my favorite photographs), I went with B&W effect on my card.

I stamped the image on a watercolor paper and colored it in watercolor technique using Distress Ink Black Soot. My first idea was to color only the image, but as I was coloring, I decided to watercolor whole background with same color. When I was satisfied with colors, I covered the image with paper towel scraps and splattered the panel with Distress Ink Black Soot. I dried the panel, glued it on a top folded white card base, highlighted highlights on balloons and highlighted stars with a white gel pen and my card was finished.

I'm very satisfied with my coloring and monochrome look I achieved using only one color. There will be more B&W colored projects from me in future, I'm sure. :o)

Card dimensions: 85 mm x 126 mm (3 3/8" x 5")

List of supplies:
  • LMM's Forgotten Scraps 'Celebrate Balloons' rubber stamp (now available in digital format)
  • white cardstock paper (card base)
  • watercolor paper
  • Tim's Holtz Distress Ink, Black Soot
  • Uniball Signo White
  • UHU universal glue
  • Fiskars High Precision Personal Paper Trimmer
  • bone folder
  • acrylic block (102 mm x 102 mm)
  • Marabu rounded fine paint brush no. #0
  • Ranger Heat It Tool (for drying)
  • water
  • paper towels

I hope you'll like my card for today and get inspired. For more inspiration, stop by the LMMS Challenge Blog. Join us in on Challenge #165. The challenge will last for two weeks. There is also a prize for one lucky winner: $10.00 Gift Voucher to the LMMS shop. We like to select couple other projects to highlight as well. :o)

I'm linking my card to following challenges:
Note: bold text and challengbadge (if any) are direct links to the current challenge and blog badge (if any) is a direct link to blog or challenge home page.

1) Addicted to Stamps and More, Challenge #246 - Anything Goes
This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

2) Happy Little Stampers, Watercolour Challenge, June 2017, Anything Goes with optional twist - Mask
This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.
I masked the image before splattering the panel.

3) Stempeleinmaleins, SEME Challenge #81 - Lieblingsstempel / Favorite Stamp

Thank you for visiting and your kind feedback. Enjoy and smile! :o)



  1. simply amazing you did this in one colour, I love it, thank you for making such lovely creation for our lmms challenge week, hugs, Marion

  2. I love monochrome cards ... your design is great and beautifully executed. Thanks for joining us at ATSM

  3. Beautiful monochrome birthday card Milka, I think it's perfect for masculine recipients!
    Hugs! :D

  4. wow, how do you make black and white so amazing! Gorgeous depth of colour and superb masking! Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

  5. Wow, really interesting card, love tha deep shading. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Addicted to Stamps and More! Martina DT

  6. This is such a cool design!! Love the monochromatic look and I always think that black and white look so stylish. I think its a gorgeous card and I'm so glad you shared it with us at Happy Little Stampers!!

  7. Coloring and shading with the gray family is so difficult yet I look at this card and you make it look so easy. This is totally outstanding and your shading is fabulous!



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