Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Black and white

Hi everybody. Brrrrrr, its another cold, wet and horrible day here, but good weather for crafting, so I will try to make the most of it!
Yesterday must have been my black and white day. First I made a tag for the *black and white* challenge over at the *Craft Room*. As Halloween is coming nearer and nearer, my theme was predetermined. I stamped a white tag with black diamonds, which I black embossed, and then added 2 strips of Kaisercraft paper with black and white patterns; stripes down one side and flourishes at the bottom. Then I added the white skeleton which I gave some googly eyes and a *dress* made of some beaded stuff cut off a Teeshirt. I gave the skeleton a white handbag made from a little label, bearing the sentiment *Black and white is always an appropriate fashion statement*. I placed the tag on a red cushion and surrounded it with a black and white necklace, which was my mum's, and my skeleton hand necklace. I am also entering this tag into SSSS, which this week is to use stripes.


The pages I made for my journal are also black and white. The main text and cutlery pictures have been transferred from paper napkins, which I discovered under one of the heaps on my table when I cleared up last week. I used mod-podge for the transfers, and just added some quotes about eating and drinking.







The rest of the day I spent reading with my feet up, and drinking plenty of hot drinks to try to get rid of my cold, which seems reluctant to part from me.

I hope you all have a good day, take care, and thanks for dropping in!


36 comments:

  1. The black and white tag is stunning, Valerie. Love it. Journal pages are fun as usual ... hope you have a creative fun day. take care. hugs, Donna

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  2. Wow Valerie your b&w tag is fab-u-lous!! and the cutlery pages are great. Take care & keep cozy! xx

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  3. Hi Val! Love your skeleton tag, so funny! I've got a day without the kids today, how precious! Have a nice day, Hugs, Sarah

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  4. Loving the black and white tag...and the new journal pages are awesome too! Good to be back so I can see what you've been up to! Creative fun!POP ART MINIS

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  5. Simply gorgeous tag Valerie and I love your journal pages - esp the "Take it or leave it " quote - just like our house when I was growing up!
    Hugs xx

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  6. Fabulous tag Valerie, I love the skeleton. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

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  7. I'm so sorry you're still struggling with your cold. Hope you get better soon. If it makes you feel better we're having snow tomorrow. :) So you're better off with just rain and cold. :) Great tag and journal pages. I love the skelleton!

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  8. Morning Valerie. Love your skeleton tag. Great idea using the cuttlery in your journal pages.
    Take Care
    Florence x

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  9. I LOVE your black and white tag- so very elegant!

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  10. Wonderful creations ~ sometimes B& W is something you need to do ~ All your creations are wonderful! ~ thanks, namaste, Carol ^_^ ~ (Share the Creative Journey)

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  11. Your journal pages look awesome, and the tag is really cool as well!
    Stunning work!

    // -T.W-

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  12. It is very cold here :(
    Your tag is very reminiscent of South American Day of the Dead artwork, very spooky.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  13. Your tag is FABULOUS! Such an elegant b&w treatment...

    Got a giggle reading your journal pages...I do adore your sense of humour..cold or not it is there! Do take care ...sending virtual chicken soup your way...hot, steamy with lots of noodles and chicken and not so many peas!!

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  14. Your pages look great, but that tag is so amazing! I really love that!!! What a fun and interesting piece!

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  15. Love your journal pages and that tage is just awesome. You are so crafty. I hope you feel better soon. Have you gotten a flu shot yet? Take care.

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  16. WOW!!!! What a cool skeleton hand charm!! I've never seen one like that - I love it! I love how you've transformed a simple tag into a beautiful work of art!

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!
    -Sarah

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  17. Fabulous black and white tag Valerie and so spooky too.
    Love your journal pages too, very appropriate colour as well (must brush up on my German too by the looks of things as I can understand most of it - yay!)
    Great quote at the bottom too!
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  18. fab tag val and your art work in your journal, lovely, well done...

    sorry to hear you're not good, sending you lots of sparkles, hugs...

    maria xx

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  19. LOVE your tag, and your journal pages!! (I miss Tag Tuesday already).. But I'm so sorry to hear you have a cold; and so SOON after the dentist?.. Is that even FAIR?! I don't think so! (0; Well, just take care, and feel better soon! ~tina

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  20. Oh wow Valerie you have been so busy while I've been on my hols and everything is fabulous. Hope you are feeling better. This cold weather doesn't help does it. Take care, Annette x

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  21. The black and white tag is brilliant, just perfect for Craft-Room Challenge. I love the skeleton dressed with the beads from your t shirt, so imaginative. Good luck and thanks for joining us. Julia xx

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  22. Oooh a dragon fly! Yes! thank you for letting me know. Yay.

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  23. Neat skeleton tag! Nice choice of color to photograph it against - the black and white really pops.

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  24. The black and white is very striking, love the skeleton. Thanks so much for joining in The Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

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  25. Oh GOODY...more beautiful journal pages and I love the black and white!

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  26. love your black and white theme today, who doesn't love black and white? Nice work!

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  27. Fantastic tag, love the cutlery on your journal pages. Yvonne x

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  28. Love what you did with the black and white theme....

    Your journal pages are fun. The cutlery cut outs are brilliant...

    Poor you still having your cold. Hope it goes soon.

    We've been having lovely sunny weather lately..... but I agree the type of weather you have been having is great for crafting :)

    Karenx

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  29. love how you displayed your tag. fabulous journal pages. hope that cold departs soon!

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  30. Wow, fantastic black & white tag! Love the range of patterns, and your skeleton is fantastic, particularly with a handbag! Great journal pages as well - I have that same menu on now! Good luck, and thanks for joining in at the Craft-Room Challenge. Maria x

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  31. Wow What a great spooky black and White tag, I love it, thanks for joining us at Craft room challenge, Debi x

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  32. Absolutely love your tag!! :]
    Thank you for sharing your wonderful talents, always <3

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  33. Really loving this B&W look and the cutlery looks fab Dxx

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  34. Greetings from Grimsby! Sorry I've not been around am still in the thick of unpacking and sorting LOL

    Brilliant tag, black & white made spooky great fun. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room challenge, hope you shift that card soon XOXO Zoe

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  35. What a fabulous tag..love the background and your beaded skeleton is very glam !! Thanks so much for joining our craft-room challenge...Esther xx

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  36. Fantastic Tag. Thanks for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.

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