I had fun with this card - keeping mainly to black and white with a hint of colour:
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Ike's World - Tic Tac Toe (Lace + Dies + Buttons)
Craft Your Passion - Uncoloured Image
Outlawz Friday Challenge - Country (New Zealand)
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (bird)
The colour scheme for this card comes from our national sporting colours. We have the All Whites (football) All Blacks (rugby) Tall Blacks (basketball) etc.
I found a paper pad from Rosie's Studio that contained this paper which has our national bird (Kiwi) and our emblem (silver fern). I edged the paper with a Marianne's die so that some of the white card blank shows through. I added some black glitter tape from American Crafts to the top and bottom of the card. I also added some black and white lace, some white buttons (these came from my Mum) and some black pearls (Sullivans brand).
As I chose to not colour the image - so that I kept the black and white theme, I used my copic marker 100 on the embellishment and corners of the image. The embellishment is fairly typical of designs you would see in New Zealand. However, this one was green which was going to ruin my colour scheme - copic marker to the rescue!!