Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Black Tie Challenge - MDC

Here it is the black and white challenge for Mothers & Daughters Creations. The challenge was to use one of the great black and white papers by Imaginisce called "Black Tie Optional". It also called for one other color. When there are challenges for something like this black and white plus 1, I always think of the 1 as a "punch" or "pop" of color. I picked red!

I decided to use a pattern that I had in my files for years! I remember using this apron template quite some time ago and actually was in a swap using it. I have to be honest I don't know what site I got this from it was so long ago. It's possible that it was on SCS, so I apologize that I don't have a reference to credit for it. Let me know if you have seen it somewhere.

For my apron I used Kitsch'n Floral. For the little card on the front I used the flip side of Kitsch'n Floral. This great paper is 2 sided, one with a black background base as seen on the apron and one with a white background base as seen on the little card in front. I added the little card on front because I always liked these apron cards but felt it needed somewhere to sign it as a card. This is the inside of the little card also an Imaginisce stamp and can be found here...

The great RED flower seen in front is my plus 1 pop of color. This great flower can also be found at M&D.

Then I was thinking what can I put in the "pocket" of the apron card which is in the back. So, what I did was make small little note cards also using this great paper. I made this little envelope and note card using Daisy Downpour. This great little envy is 3x3 and the note card is about 2 3/4 x 2 3/4. I didn't follow an envy pattern or template for this one. I know there are loads of them out there and many people have posted patterns. But I promise I didn't use someone's pattern. I tried a few online but then kept messing up, yeah I know I stink with numbers and measurements. Go figure I worked on a trading floor for a major investment company for 9 years! LOLOL! Anyhow, I actually found in my stash of stuff a small envy the size that I wanted to use. SO, I basically used that as my guide and made it myself using the score pal. I know you're not too impressed but I was with myself. :-)
This little note card and envy fits nicely in the back pocket of the apron, make a few of these and it's a card with a cute little gift.

There you have it. I had fun making an apron card again and this paper is fantastic. It would be great to make an elegant card or a fun card.

Be sure to stop by the blogs of the design team members Jennifer, Lynda, Tamara to see what they have created I know you won't be disappointed.

Thanks for stopping by.

Till Later...


Lynda Benden said...

I LOVE your little apron Maria!!! The red flower is the perfect added touch!

Tamara said...

This is super cute!!! Any chance you can send me the pattern? I LOVE it!

beate said...

Love your black and white cards. They are both gorgeous.
Have a great weekend
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