A New Challenge At Time Out – #123 – Black, White Plus One Colour

Hello … bonjour … and a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving to all my American friends!   We have a theme for you to play along with at Time Out this fortnight … it’s a colour one … black, white and a spot of colour … with the optional twist of making a one layer card.  Here’s where I went with it …

This is an almost one layer card … stamped with an EbyE background in Memento Tuxedo Black … pounced with white to create a sense of lit snowfall … and generously spitzed with Shimmer Spray (which you can’t see!).  The little fox, which is also EbyE, was stamped, trimmed out, popped up on foam tape onto the snowy background … and had his glinting eyes dotted with Enamel Accents and his nose coloured red and coated with Glossy Accents.  He’s related to Rudolph don’cha know … and aspires to emulate him … though I’m not sure what the other reindeers would say if a fox were to head up the pulling team on Christmas Eve.  Guess it’s only Santa knows the answer to that one.  The sentiment was typed on a 1960s typewriter (as you can see it has a dual black/red ribbon!) … between the background stamping stage and the attaching of the Rudolph-emulating little fox.      How will you interpret our Black, White, Plus One Colour theme … and will you use our optional twist?  We’d love to see what you create in our gallery.  This fortnight, we’re sponsored by Happy Little Stampers … there’ll be a random winner of a $20 gift certificate for the store, drawn from those who use the optional twist.  As usual, our overall winner, as voted for by the DT, will be invited to guest design with us in a future challenge.  All the details are over at the Time Out blog … along with heaps of inspiration from our brilliant DT … and from our talented Guest Designer, Joanna from Jo-Jo’s Spot.  Why not pop over and have a visit with Joanna … there’s so much fantastic and varied inspiration on display … you’ll have a splendid time … and you can always say hello while you’re there!

I’m playing along at …

Addicted to Stamps and More – Clean and Simple

SSS Monday – Let It Snow

SSS Wednesday – Baby It’s Cold Outside

The Cat’s Pajamas – Winter Holiday

Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂


29 thoughts on “A New Challenge At Time Out – #123 – Black, White Plus One Colour

  1. Michele

    What a brilliant idea to use that typewriter, Anita… and this little fox has never been cuter, with his bright red nose!
    I am adding you to the list of those I’m thankful for today, mon amie… love and hugs…

  2. Marcia Hill

    Awwww…this is one sweet card Anita! Love your CAS design and that cute little fox with the red nose looks fabulous against the nighttime snowy sky…sitting so patiently and waiting for Santa I expect! Love the pop of red from the type written sentiment too! Cute, CUTE card my friend!! :0)

  3. Jeanne

    Fabulous card and I’m so appreciative that you used a typewriter (from the 60s no less) to type out the sentiment! It looks awesome. Thank you SO much for sharing!

  4. cmayne

    Ohmystars! What an absolutely striking, sweet card, Anita! Your wee fox, shiny eyes and red nose, is adorable, curled up as the snow gently falls through the night sky! The typewriter sentiment…sensational! Much to be said for ‘old’ technology that remains (at least in my world) timeless! Do I love this card? Only absolutely x completely!

  5. conil

    CAS is always so impressive and you are a master at it. This is just plain perfect for a Christmas card and looks like it would be easy to mass produce (something I never do, but wish I could). Anyway, the card is very sweet…love it!

  6. djkardkreations

    So darling, Anita! I thought at first the fox and snowy sky were all one stamp image! You did a fantastic job with this almost one-layer card! I love the old-fashioned typewriter sediment, too! And how sweet of your fox to put on a red nose so he can be like Rudolph! I think he wants to be a back-up driver for him. You know, in case Rudolph gets the chilblains one year! I’ve never heard of him before when Christmas stories are told … someone should write a children’s book about how unselfish and thoughtful this little fox is! LYAMYMA!! ❤Hugs, Darnell

  7. Lura

    So sweet! A perfect card for the challenge and wishing I had the stamps as I would totally case this for my Christmas cards. You are such an inspiration!

  8. Lisa Elton

    Well I must say Rudloph has some cute relatives! Love his little red nose. This is super cute Anita! I can’t tell you how many times I wish I still had my typewriter!

  9. Rosemary Dennis

    Simply fabulous, Anita! Love your cute little Rudolph emulating fox and the use of the typewriter… simply genius!

  10. Let's Art Journal

    Such a stylish and elegant card! The fox is adorable and I love that he is related to Rudolph with his red nose too – fabulous 😁. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! J 😊 x

  11. Mac Mable

    Fun idea to use the old typewriter and what a great effect. Love the cute fox and his red nose…Yep he is thinking he is a reindeer and why not!! Adorable card, elegant and perfectly CAS x Thank you for the fabulous inspiration and for your fun post x.

  12. susannev2014

    Wonderful card for the challenge with really just a spot of color and a touch of humor! So kind of you to feature a cousin of Rudolph (usually he gets all the attention around this time)!

  13. BarbGhig

    Always late for the party…what can I say? I really LOVE this card, Anita! Black, white and red is my favorite trio of colors and perfect for your design! I also love that you spritzed a little bit of Shimmer Spray, too…I’ll bet it’s fabulous in person!

  14. Bev

    Soooo…I’m just getting back in the swing of things after our Thanksgiving holiday. We had the “usual” 7 little grandkids, plus my nephew’s two little girls. Oh the noise and the fun!! Wish you could have been here; you’d have had a permanent grin forever stuck on your face. So, I’m late. Those kids wore me out! But I’m totally smitten with your sweet little fox card. He’s adorable, and your design is delightful. A 60s typewriter?! Very cool. Must see if I can borrow Sue’s from the 20s, lol!! Such a pretty card, and I’m going over to check out those stamps…I’ve been pretty (somewhat) good as of late, hahahahahahaha!! Missing you xoxoxoxo

  15. maria f.

    Hey there! No turkeys in your ‘hood this weekend I suppose? But this little foxy guy is much cuter anyhoo. I just love those little EH backgrounds. They make for the most wonderful CAS cards – like yours.

  16. Claire A

    Oh I love this! Such an effective technique – and you’ve totally enabled me again. I haven’t seen those stamps before…really do need to stop looking at more stuff to buy!

  17. Barbara Roe

    Bonjour! I love black and white cards and I know many crafters do not. One of the ladies in my card group is color blind so many of her cards are b/w, and they are lovely. Crazy world isn’t it?
    Hugs, Barb


Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate it!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.