Saturday, 7 April 2012

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - CASE IT (Me)

As it's the first Saturday of the month, the Penny Black Saturday Challenge is another 'CASE IT' challenge...and this time it's my turn. Here's the card I've chosen for you to CASE:


We have two wonderful sponsors this week:


The prize from Penny Black Inc is this fabulous stamp:
 And from the Ribbon Girl, we have this gorgeous mini kit:


I've used the same stamp ('Irises' by Penny Black)...but in a different colour combination...I watercolour stamped it using 'Spiced Marmalade', 'Fired Brick' and 'Forest Moss' Distress Inks...blending 'Old Paper' around the edges. I also embossed the backgrounds as in my previous card...on Core'dinations card in matching Distress Ink colours...using my Cuttlebug 'Swiss Dots' and 'Victoria' folders...sanding over the surface to reveal the cores. I kept the layout similar to my original card, with some custom dyed seambinding ribbon, and pearls, adding a sentiment (stamped using a stamp from the 'Fabulous Birthday' set by Hero Arts).


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
For more inspiration from my lovely DT buddies, please visit the Penny Black Saturday Challenge.

21 comments:

Catherine said...

Fab card, love the embossing....

Carissa said...

Your second card is a lovely as the first. The colours are perfect for spring.
Hugs, Carissa

Sandra H said...

This is another great challenge and the cards are stunning too!:)x

brenda said...

Love both your cards Helen, the distressing on the first and the watercolour effect on both.

Thanks so much for joining our Birthday celebrations at Stampalot Challenge.

B x

Vicky said...

They are both so gorgeous Helen....and I so love the colours you have used hun :o)

big hugs Vicky xx

judit said...

Both beautiful, I love the watercolour effect. Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week and hope to see you again next week! judit x

Francesca said...

very beautiful and elegant card
Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!

Hugs
Francesca

trish said...

Just found your blog from Kath at The Cubby Hole. Your cards and colours are beautiful, I love the water colour look along with the distressed embossing.

Greta said...

Your cards are truly inspiring! I love both versions!

Samantha said...

Your First card is STUNNING and your second card is really Zingy and fabulous too! hugs me xx

Sally H said...

A stunningly beautiful card! Thanks for joining in the Birthday celebrations at Sir stampalot and Good Luck!

pinky said...

Gorgeous projects Helen. Thanks for joining us at Stampalot this month.
Pinky

Tammy Ortiz said...

Love The embossing. Love the colors

We would like to thank you for Entering Whimsy Stamps inspirations Challenge.

We hope to see you back next week. Winner will be announced Wed.
Best of Luck Always,

Hugs from DT Member For Whimsy Stamps Tammy Ortiz

Pami said...

Wonderful cards Helen, just beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us at Wags 'n Whiskers this fortnight, good luck! Pami x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards Helen :-) both are stunning !! absolutely fabulous !! LOVE em :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
luv
Lols x x x

Sarah said...

Simply stunning cards Helen, love the images and soft spring colours. Thank you for joining us at Whimsy Stamps this week, good luck with the challenge x

Judith said...

What gorgeous cards = love the soft effect Thanks for playing along at Fab'n'funky challenges this week hugs Judith x

Pauline C said...

Both the original a nd the new one are so soft and pretty - love them. And you are just TOOO modest not mentioning that you won 3rd prize in the PB category with the original :-)
Hugs
Pauline x

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Beautiful card Hugs Ginny x

Lynne K said...

A really lovely, elegant card. Thank you for sharing it with us for our Stampalot birthday challenge, and good luck!

Lynne x

Ruth said...

This is such a pretty card! Thanks for joining us in the Sir Stampalot blog hop, Ruth