Sunday 24 January 2016

Pile It On! Challenge - Black, White & a Pop of Colour

We have another fun Pile t On! Challenge starting today...and the theme is:

'Black, White & a Pop of Colour'

I picked a much neglected Hero Arts stamp to use on my's called 'Flourish Tree with Stars'...and stamped it in Versamark ink on black card along with a sentiment from the 'Scribbly Christmas' set by Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous, then heat embossed them in white. For my 'pop' of colour, I painted the stars and little circles using Cosmic Shimmer pigments mixed with  little water. I the doodled a simple border using a white gel pen. 

The camera kind of washed out my 'pop' of colour...but the colours I used were red:

...and green:

The red & green are also nice and shimmery in real life too!

Here are the challenges I've piled on:

For more inspiration from my lovely DT buddies, please pop over to the Pile It On! Challenge.


  1. What a striking design ... I love the painted stars ... so very glad you joined us at Jingle Belles.

  2. Wonderful Helen, thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week, xxx

  3. ohhhhhhh my gosh! these is so elegant and so striking! wow! so happy you could "rock around the christmas tree" with us at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

  4. They really look elegant and beautiful.

  5. These card are gorgeous, Helen. That simple white embossing on black paper is positively divine! Those stars are fabulous little pops of color. Thanks for joining our Embossed Delights challenge this week at Creative Knockouts. Hugs, Cathy DT

  6. Wonderful cards, love that embossed tree, thanks for sharing with us at MAWTT

  7. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 265 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for January - I'd love to see it there too x


Thanks for taking the time to look and comment on my cards! Helen x