I'm can't remember where I saw the challenge, but it really called to me. The inspiration photo was black and white with some "pops" of green. I immediately thought of this set, doing a "scene" on a moonlit night in black and white, with cat tails blowing in the breeze. I liked the image so much I left off the green and said to heck with the challenge. ;o)
My challenge was deciding whether to mount the image on black and use a white card, or to mount the image on white and use a black card. Thank goodness for Brien, he comes through time and again when I ask his opinion on color combos and such. :o)
I have to say, I'm beyond pleased with how this card turned out. I don't know who the genius was who first determined you could use the slot punch to make the tops of the cat tails, but I'm beyond happy they did.
This card uses:
Stamp set: "Inspired By Nature"
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black
Inks: Sahara Sand, Basic Gray, Basic Black
Accessories: Slot punch, 1" circle punch, brayer, sponge daubers, blender pen
First I cut the white card stock to 3 1/4"x4 1/2". I then punched a 1" circle from a Post-It note and stuck it to the card stock where I wanted my "moon" to be. Next I inked up the brayer with Sahara Sand and in one even stroke, rolled it on to the image sheet. This left a lighter area in the bottom of the card which I would use as my "water" later.
Then, using the Basic Gray, I went in with my sponge dauber and worked from the corners out and down around the moon. I went over that with Basic Black, confining it to a smaller area, being sure to allow the gray to show through.
I then removed the Post-It, inked up the image and stamped it. I punched some "slots" and adhered them to the card stock. Finally, using a blender pen, I picked up some Sahara Sand that I had "kachunked" into the lid and colored back and forth across the lighter background area at the bottom.
Now, to determined whom I should send the card to...;o)