Monday, 29 September 2008

Penny Black Saturday Challenge 16

I didn't get much time to craft this weekend, but I couldn't resist joining in the Penny Black Saturday Challenge where the theme this week is 'Seasons'. I've gone for winter, as I'm in desperate need of building up my stocks of Christmas cards.

The image I've used is a stamp called 'Royal Mail', which I've coloured using watercolour pencils, and added glitter to the snow. The gold star is a brad bought from Tescos last year, and the papers are from last year's DCWV 'Christmas Stack'. I've added 'snowflakes' embossed in gold (not sure that they're really snowflakes, but are little extra shapes from two different sets of Hero Arts clear stamps 'Whimsical Months' & 'Anytime Messages', and my other snowflake stamps were too big to fit!) The 'postmark' sentiment stamp (by Three Bugs in a Rug) is also embossed in gold, and mounted on to Nestabilities.


Sharon said...

Beautiful card Helen. The snow looks really good.

Kim Piggott said...

gorgeous card love your image and your colours fab.
kim x

Pauline C said...

This is fab - I lvoe this image, and your layour and use of embellishments is really good. I lvoe those little snowflake shapes and that round image ... I sooo need a round Christmas greeting image :-)
Pauline x

Kath said...

beautiful card for the challenge Helen - love the rich colours and that cute image - great Winter Card and thanks for playing along again this week at PBSc

tracie said...

Hi Helen, oh wow this is fabulous - I just love this cute stamp and the snow is fabbie. Gorgeous, gorgoeus hun - I love it.
thanks for joining us this week :)x

Jovita said...

Fabulous card Helen, love the gold embossed extra's. Cute image and your coloring is great. Thanks for playing along in this weeks PBSC and have a wonderful week ~ Jovi

Beth said...

This is so beautiful, I love the layout and papers you've used. Great colouring too!