Monday, May 9, 2011

It's Edwin!!!

Surprise!! Edwin is here to see you today :o)

Poor fellow - none of us use him as much as we should.

I decided it was long past due for him to come out and say hi!

This is my card for the MAGNOLIA-LICIOUS CHALLENGE BLOG this week.

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The COLOUR CHALLENGE this week comes from NORMA!  What a beautiful card maker she is - I think you all will agree :o)

She has picked for the CHALLENGE - Only BLACK, WHITE, and ONE OTHER colour.
Here is her picture:


Isn't that something! I love it :o)

For my card I choose the colour RED for my third colour.

My image is: EDWIN WITH TULIPS BEHIND HIS BACK # 107 at Diana's Store

Here is my card:

This is my very first time to colour white and black and I must say I am having trouble 
liking poor Edwin's face!
I am sure I will get used to it soon though and one of these days I will try 
a complete card in just the two colours of black and white.
I am very happy that my first attempt can have the third colour to brighten it all up :o)

Here are a couple of close ups for you.

One of the bow and button:


Another of Edwin up close so you can see the bit of Stickles on his wings and roses.


I really had to scrounge for paper this time. I have so little of it.

The black with white ticking came from: Close to My Heart

The white with black polka dots came from: Stampin'Up

The black with large red polka dots, I made with a hole punch and my Stampin'Up
Basic Black and Real Red.

The pearls are from Stampin'Up too.

The ribbon arrived on a gift at Christmas and the button was in my button jar. I simply 
tied it with scrappers white floss before attaching it to the ribbon.

Here are my Copic Colours - so MANY of them this time * grin:

C9, C7, C5, C3, C1, C0, C00
R39, R37, R35, R32

Thank you so much for visiting me today.

Hope you have a wonderful week!

Candy


30 comments:

Suzi said...

Wow! this is utterly adorable, a very dramatic card, it's stunning. Your colouring skills, papers and embellies are amazing.
Hugs
Suzi x

Silvie Z said...

Hi Candy! Gorgeous card! Love the color combo - the rich red looks awesome! And the big bow with the button on top is really pretty!
Hugs
Silvie
xx

Maria said...

Beautiful Candy! Love the splash of red and your colouring of Edwin is fabulous. That bow is just perfect and I love the pearl embellies too. Hugs, Maria

cabio's craft corner said...

Candy, you black and white coloring on Edwin is excellent. Using red for contrast on this image adds extra sweetness for the romantic theme.
Wonderful card!!
Hugs,
Cabio

Cami said...

What a great card featuring Edwin! I agree, he is often neglected and you have done a beautiful job coloring him! I love this color combo...striking!
Hugs, Cami

angel4031 said...

WOW This is gorgeous I love everything about it!!! xxx

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Candy!
Oh my! you have done such a fabulous job of this card. I love the colors.
Edwin looks such a sweetie with the rose behind his back.
Hugs Maz

Karen's Fun Blog said...

Wow! I love this!! Your coloring is awesome!! : )

cathylynn said...

What a wonderul card with Edwin! You know how to produce a work of art. I love what you've done with this card.
Hugs,
Cathy-Lynn

Angela said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Candy! Love the color combo and you've colored sweet Edwin so beautifully! I must pull out my Edwins and use them more often too! Awesome work Candy! hugs, Angela

Regina said...

Hi Candy!!!

Edwin is so cute!! I love this image and you did an absolutely amazing card!!! LOVE it!!
Hugs and love

Sharon Caudle said...

FABULOUS job on coloring Edwin in black and white with the pop of red, Candy!! I love this color combo and your papers are perfect! Beautiful card!!! Have a great day!
hugs, Sharon

Mary Lou said...

Hi there Candy:) WOW I am in awe of your coloring of Edwin~~BEAUTIFUL or should I say DAPPER!!!
I also Loved your previous romance card ~~Very colorful!!
Thanks for your visit --you made my day!!!
Hugz

Leslie Anne Avila said...

Hi Candy,
I haven't been browsing like I should, but I'm so glad I finally did. I love the new challenge and your card fits fabulously into it! I love the tones of grays that you've used too. WOnderful job.
Have a happy Tuesday,
Leslie

Chris said...

Oh, it's adorable! I love your paper choices, Candy. The color combo has to be my most favorite. I think your Edwin looks so cute. I think he's a bit chagrined because he forgot Mother's Day! Your card has such a clean look about it which is one of the advantages of black, white, and red. Great job!

XO,
Chris Christensen

Diana Crick said...

Wow Candy you have done black and white beautifully, colouring is gorgeous. I haven't tried this but can imagine it is hard. Stunning is the word to describe your creation...love, love it.
hugs, Diana

Sandy said...

Gorgeous card Candy -- your coloring is divine my dear friend.
Black and white with splash of red - very dramatic - Mr. Edwin looks right up town in his black jeans!!
Wonderful card Candy!!
Sandy

Cricket said...

Very cute.

Linda said...

Wow super super cute!!!! Great job I love it!!!!!

Rene said...

I've never seen this Edwin before...he must have come out before I became addicted! ;D
This is SO gorgeous! I don't usually like red but for some reason I love it against black! Just so pretty!
Rene :D

Norma said...

OMG, Candy, my eyes targeted on Edwin’s pants right away. Oh what a fabulous job you’ve done in colouring them. You’ve aced doing folds. You go girl! I love the red of course—it’s one of the best colours to go with the B&W. Your faux stitching looks wonderful. Love the clean look also.

Hugs,
Norma

Jean said...

My Oh My Candy, this is so adorable, now you have proved that you can make an adorable Edwin. You did a magnificent job on him. I adore your using no color on his face and the Red with the black and white is just so beautiful... You did such a great job..
Hugs, Jean

charlene said...

Wow candy you did a great job on this little card. Love your coloring and it is nice to see Edwin now and then.
Hugs

Iulia said...

Hi Candy! Your card is simply gorgeous Candy! What a great idea to add this splash of red and brighten it up! Love how you have layered teh papers and I think Edwin's face looks great in grey. I also made a monochromatic card last week and I think faces look perfect in grey too. I think it is a matter of taste:)
That bow is the perfect addition together with the pearls! Love it!
Hugs, Iulia

Kelly Neis said...

Candy, your shading is perfect. I love red and black together and the DP papers are perfect for a male card. Really handsome.

Christina C. said...

Your Edwin is awesome...showcased magnificently!!!!!!! Love the colors and the details are perfect!

Pam said...

Stunning card, Candy. I love the pop of red with the black and white.
Hugs from Indiana,
Pam:)

Pat said...

Hi Candy darlin'! Yikes...great minds think alike!! I used red too...but I fudged and used skin tones! hehehe! Yay for you for using the often neglected Edwin!! Hugs. Pat

Glenda said...

Way to go, Candy. I love this card. How ingenious of you to create your own DSP! Red is not my favourite colour, as you know, but I love the way you have used it in this card. Your colouring is great, and blacks are very hard to colour. TFS, ((hugs))

Eulanda said...

Ok I just love what you've done by coloring him in grey's! His pants are just amazing! Likin' that layout too. And you're right...Edwin isn't used enough but I can't help myself with Tilda's. hee hee Hugs!