Friday, November 1, 2013

Black With 2 November Palette

First day of November....
New Palette Reveal
How sumptuously rich are
 these colours!

Dominant Black
Coffee/Toffee Brown
Cherry Red
5% White
My take for this month includes
 a treasured photo of my
 Great Grandmother's younger sister
 and her husband
- taken a year after their marriage.
I only came into possession of
 this photo last year.
Our ancestors are all out there,
we just gotta find them
 - wish it was that

My black background has been
 punched with
 Martha Stewart's Deep Edge PATP
 "Spiral Arches",
 popped up onto another
 sheet of black
 American Crafts cardstock.
Love the subtle shadow effect it gives.
The background, distressed paper
 is from
 Daisy D's
 - a company that no longer exists!
 Been in my stash for a
Just goes to show,
 everything will get used
 - eventually!!!

The gorgeous flowers are from
 Zva Creative
 and the wee punched
 blooms are
 "Geneva Vine" die
 Memory Box.

The title block and watches
 are from
 Bo Bunny's

The outer clock (black)
and the hinges are
Tim Holtz dies
"Weathered Clock"
 "Hardware Findings".

The little red pearls and
 black lace are from

The photo mat is punched with
 Martha Stewart PATP
 "Deco Fans".

You must have a play with
this gorgeous palette,
such rich autumnal
Can you resist?
Just remember to start with a
 black background.
Now, to my card for this
month's palette.
Black cardstock from
American Crafts.
Pomegranate cardstock from

The gorgeous die-cut corners
 are from
 "Filigree Corners"
 Becca Feeken

Live your dreams is by
 "Flora Delight"
 stamped onto a
"Fleur De Lis Rectangle"

The black oval frame is also
 "Floral Ovals"

The stunning image is from a
Dutch company called
 JeJe Produkt
 "Fantasy Fairies".
 Just the way I like
I have cut up a second image
 to do a wee bit of

Red and black pearls from Kaiser.
Black organza ribbon,
stick pins, wee rose
from stash.

This was a beautiful
 colour palette
 to work with.
Can't wait to see what you all
 come up with.
See you over at



Lizzyc said...

Hi Jane.. wow your B W 2 look wonderful.. love your layout, what a precious photo.. and your card is stunning too.. I just run out of time each month to get all the challenges done that I would like to do.. but I will make a note of this one and see how the month goes!! the days just fly by!!

Sandi Clarkson said...

So many wonderful details! Miss ya!