Thursday, October 16, 2014

B/W and Shades of Gray.......PPA224






Ahhhh the good old days when typewriters clacked and photos and TV shows were black and white. In homage to those days I kept my colors mostly b/w and gray. (My rows of typed letters are done in Smokey Slate, Basic Gray and Black.)  Just a hint of Crushed Curry is a sign of things to come.......the NBC peacock is on the horizon! Who knew my cards could have such deep meanings?

I still do love black and white photos.  My mother had some special photo pencils that she used to add a bit of color to certain photos - a blush of pinks to cheeks, a kiss of red to the lips or a touch of Crushed Curry to the edge of a dress...........


      Pals Paper Arts has a great sketch for you to try this week! 


                                              

14 comments:

Michelle Gleeson said...

Love what you did with this sketch! Perfect.

Dawn Tidd said...

It's perfect, Linda! I love the typewriter with the hint of Crushed Curry and the rows of keys! Great way to make those layers!

Cindy Brumbaugh said...

I so admire how you create such neat cards with the sketches you use as inspiration, Linda. It is so fun to see how you interpret the elements in the sketch- you think outside the box, and it produces masterpieces!

Shannon Jaramillo said...

So pretty! I love the hint of Crushed Curry, what a wonderful accent for your card!

Sandie Conner said...

Very cute Linda! The tap tap tap is my favorite, so said as I tap tap away right now. Love the pops of crushed curry!

Karren said...

This is such a cool card, Linda! The stamping in the background is a very clever way to depict the sketch elements and I love the color scheme.

Jen said...

The provocative title of your post lead me to believe I would find something else here. My innocent eyes are glad to see just your retro typewriter. I love the pop of yellow with your shades of gray.

Diane - oliver.mdiane@comcast.net said...

Love love love this old typewriter set, especially the 'tap,tap,tap' stamp. hugs

Patti MacLeith said...

Ahh, I can hear the clacking in the garden of my mind! Thanks for sharing, Linda!

Katy McGloin said...

Your artistic impression is as provocative as your humor... just love the style that you bring to the challenges week after week!!

Becca Cruger said...

Really cool card! I love your take on the sketch. The rounded corners just give a really nice touch.

laurie said...

What a fun card...I can just hear the keys typing away in my High School class in the 70's..haha!

Love the feel of the black and white too!

Kerry Willard Bray said...

You create the most beautiful cards with this stamp set, Linda! You just may have prompted me to purchase it with this latest creation!

Michelle Quinno said...

Awesome card! I love the Crushed Curry with the neutrals!