Wednesday, 3 August 2011

It's a Penny Black-ground!

 Good morning - hope you are all well and those that aren't I wish you well soon.
Thought I would get an early start today before it gets too hot to be in my little crafty haven :-)
I took inpsiration for my card today from the Penny Black Saturday challenge this week 
So here's what I did:
 I started by lightly rubbing Spun Sugar Distress Ink pad direct onto the cardstock and then added a touch of Bundled Sage. Then I randomly overstamped PB Script stamp with Old Paper and also overstamped two flower images (from the Clear Sentiments set 30-025) using Victorian Velvet and Bundled Sage. Finally I spritzed with Pearl Glimmer Mist.

So that was how I made my Penny Black-ground and here's what else I used:
Image - Penny Black Love Blush 3815J coloured with Distress Inks - really tried to get a soft watercoloured look to this and I feel quite pleased with how it turned out.
Here's a close up of the image:
I also created the background on the centre border - using various leaf stamps and a number of green Distress Inks
A few adhesive pearls, some flowers from stash and a stamped sentiment heat embossed with Artic Pearl EP to finish it off.
Challenges I would like to enter:

Penny Black Saturday - Penny Black-Ground
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays - In the Garden
Paper Creator's Craft - Say it with Flowers
Polkadoodles - In an English Country Garden

Thanks for popping by.
Have a wonderful day.
See you tomorrow with a new challenge at Moving along with the Times
 and some exciting news :-)


Claire x said...

Gorgeous card, love how you have made the background and absolutely love the colours. It's going to be a hot one today! Have a good one. Hugs, Claire x

Lisa Jane said...

oh this is so pretty - wonderful soft background
Lisa x

kath said...

beautiful card debs and I love your pretty background...thanks for joining in the fun at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

coldwaters2 said...

This is so lovely Debs the softness of the colours are gorgeous.
Lorraine x

Vicky said...

It's beautiful Debs...and great background too hun...!

have a lovely evening...hugs Vicky xx

Debbie said...

I love the simplicity of this card and a great choice of colors too.

Thank you for playing along over at Paper Creator's Crafts.
Debbie x

Pop's Cards said...

This is fab sweetie, gorgeous work Hugs ♥ Pops ♥ x x x

Fleur said...

Hi Debs a lovely elegant card, so pretty. Hope you are ok
HUGZ Fleur xXx

Lisa Jane said...

oops forgot to say
Thanks for linking up to Make it Monday this week
Lisa x

Jodi said...

Sweet card and wonderful design! Thanks for sharing your talents with us at Craft Your Passion Challenges!

Janne said...

So sweet! Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays♥

debby4000 said...

Love your beautiful card Debs.

Whisper said...

absolutely stunning and am loving your background and how you did it, Luv Sam x

Tracey said...

This is beautiful Debs & my fav colour combo :)
Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays & Good Luck!

CraftyGals Blog said...

Beautiful. Thankyou for joining in over at Paper Creator Crafts xx

Daniele said...

elegant simple card, lovely soft shades so glad you joined us at Polka Doodles

Pauline C said...

beautifully delicate and pretty Debs - fantastic background and so much detail. Thanks for joining in this week's Penny Black Saturday Challenge
pauline x

Wendy said...

pretty card, thanks for joining in with the fun at paper creator`s crafts

Kerrie said...

Oh so so pretty, with such a lovely layout.

Calypso's Crafts said...

Such a sweet card. Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays.