27 January 2011

Wow! Pretty!


Wow! Pretty! That's what Sweet Cheeks said as he crouched next to me while I was taking the picture of this card. Don't you just love kids? Seconds later he swiped it and we had several minutes of frantic chasing as I tried to:
a) keep it out of the hand that had a half eaten jaffa cake in it and
b) get it back!

I've been wanting to have a go at colouring an image in black and white for a while. I think this is about the fourth attempt, all the others having been ditched with contempt. If I do it again, I think I'll try cool greys, rather than warm. That said, this makes me think of a sepia photo. I should've mounted the spotty paper onto black card, but it's always easy to say these things just after you've stuck 'em down!

37 comments:

Wishcraft said...

Absolutely STUNNING Faye! Funnily enough I've just had a go at colouring in black & white myself (not on my blog yet, it's for a DT), but my attempt is nowhere near as good as yours! Love the added pale pink too :o) Lisa x

Jane said...

S'Bootiful is wot it is!

Debbie said...

Tell SC I have just eaten two Jaffa Cakes with my 11am coffee, but if I could I would have given him one of them!!
Beautiful card, mono is always perfect to me, B&W my favorite. And who doesn't love a GG. Debbiexx

Lindsey said...

Sweet Cheeks has good taste! Jaffa cakes are yummy!
Seriously, Fluff this card ROCKS!
Linds x

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Faye - I love your colouring and the pink mat is perfect!
Have a fab day
Debs xx

Ali said...

Just Beautiful xx

Jill said...

Glad you rescued the card Faye, its really pretty. Have to say I haven't tried colouring like that but might have to do it now! Jill x

Claire x said...

How classy is this? Love it! Pink and black looks great together, the image is coloured in brilliantly and the ribbon and spotty paper set it off a treat. Hugs, Claire x

Chrissie said...

Absolutely LOVE the 'vintage' look of this Faye!
I actually like it on the pink card, I think it would have been too dark on black.
I'm so impressed by this sepia coloured image I may have to 'steal' the idea lolol!
lol Chrissie xx

Catherine said...

Your card is simply gorgeous Fluff, no pun intended... Your colouring is stunning... Just perfect... Love it ! Hugs and love from La Chic !

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous adorable card Faye, and not a smudge of Jaffa Cake in sight! I love colouring in b&w. I will try warm greys like you next time, as it looks, well....warmer I guess! Really lovely with the pink. xx Jenny xx

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

This is so pretty Faye! I think you did an excellent job. Black and white is hard to do, but you have the shading perfect! I like to warm tones too! Gives it a little color since your paper is black. I have not been brave to try it yet, but you inspired me! Love the splash of pink too!

Carrie said...

Oh no... now I want a jaffa cake lol.. You have made me wanna try black n white.. hmm... well i'm off to my craft room lol...

Donna said...

...and Sweet Cheeks would be right...very pretty indeed...fab coluring Faye :) Donna x

Andria said...

It's beautifully coloured, i like black and white images. The pink works well too, very stylish!

Delphine said...

WOW indeed, so pretty! I love your black and white colouring, Faye, it is perfect! And one of my favourite stamps... I love the touch of pink and I am really impressed at your bow, fantastic! Hugs Delphine xx

sari said...

This is absolutly stunning Faye!! Love the sweet pink with the black! Have a great day!

Dora said...

Wow this is awesome Faye, love your your fourth attempt :) colouring!! but I'm sure they were just as fantastic. Hope you got back your card safe and sound :) Hugs xxx

Vixx handmade cards said...

Such a gorgeous card Faye!, wow your colouring is just fabulous and I love the touches of pink too :o)

Mmmmm jaffa cakes!

Hugs Vicky xx

Margreet said...

you did a fab job Fluffy....your son was just right....love it this way...so nice with the dots everywhere!
xxx your lovely lady

Tracey T said...

Well done, Sweet Cheeks - spot on with the description of Mum's card! xx

Terry Oulboub said...

Ohhh Fluff, this is gorgeous. This is the first image I came across when I started blogging and fell in love with it. The Swiss dots and the dotted perfect are well prepared with this black and white image - very well toned. The pink bow is a perfect accent. Where did you get the image - I've never been able to find the source. LOL! Look at sweet cheeks on your desk - very cute and love the doll your mom made for him!

Vicky said...

WOW...this is beautiful Sweet Cheeks was totally right hunni I love doing mono's they are 1 of my faves I think the pink adds that touch of class hun its just gorgeous.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Lorraine said...

oh wow this is gorgeous i haven't tried colouring in black and white but it sure looks beautiful and i love your cute pink bow xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

I spotted this on your work desk yesterday. It's gorgeous, Fluff! love the striking layout and pretty bow and button. Your warm greys worked really well! Hugs, Lesley

coldwaters2 said...

Well Faye your Sweet Cheeks has taste that's for sure because I totally agree with him, this is very beautiful, the colours, design and image look super.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Mandy said...

Hi Faye,
Couldn't sleep so I'm blog hopping and I'm sat here giggling imagining you with Sweet Cheeks,a card,a camera and a jaffa cake,I sure love your world always cheers me up when I visit...Your card is gorgeous I love the B&W and your colouring is perfect...Great touch the bit of pink...Have a great weekend...
Mandy x

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so adorable Faye.
luv
Debby

DesigNeAl said...

WOW! Very very pretty indeed. I agree with Sweet Cheeks ;-)

Suzie Q said...

Hi Faye,
ooh i think the colouring is fab! you were lucky there were no jaffery marks on your card bless lil sweet cheeks x
hugs
lil fruit and nutx

Jo said...

Cyber Sis, this is knock out! *claps*
I've never coloured in black and white before either, but i'm loving the look!
And I see your signature stash too....twine!
Totally scrummy card!

I have something for you on my blog ;)

Jo xx

Mrs A. said...

Wow pretty indeedy. My Grandson has taste!
Love the pinkness.

Chris said...

It's gorgeous Faye and I agree your colouring does look like a vintage photo, you've created such a beautiful effect. Love the spotty paper and LOL re the black card, been there :D. I hope it remained un-jaffery after you got it back but if my memory serves me well enough, it's usually not the case :D!! Have a great weekend. Chris x

BananaStamper said...

Pretty is right on! Such fantastic coloring, I have never tried B&W, I think I would find it too frustrating. You have pulled it off beautifully!

having a {me} day said...

Oh Fluffy! This is just beautiful! Never coloured in black & white myself but long to try! Love your stories of rescue attempts, too funny but I would be wailing with fright if it were me!! LOL! keeleyxx

Poppit said...

well I'd have to agree with Sweet Cheeks - this is both 'wow' and pretty! Just beautiful :-)

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

This is GORGEOUS!! LOVE the monochrome and your coloring is fabulous!!! I'm loving all the dots on this card, it makes the image and that ribbon POP!!!

Sweet Cheeks is so sweet. My son always puts his little thumb up beside each card as I'm taking a picture of it. I should post a picture of that some day on my blog...it's just so sweet!!!