Saturday, 21 April 2012

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - No Patterned Papers

This week at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge we're asking you to use:

'No Patterned Papers'

Our sponsor for this challenge is Craftwork Cards

The prize is:
'Sweet Pea Collection - Peas in a Pod Pad'
(contains: 24 sheets paper, 2 sheets die cut flowers, 2 sheets nesting sentiments, 4 sheets embossed squares)

I decided to emboss my background...the card at the back is a piece of Core'dinations card (one of the the Tim Holtz Distress colours) embossed with me Cuttlebug 'Snowflakes' folder, and the piece on top started off white...I blended some Distress Inks ('Weathered Wood', 'Stormy Sky' & 'Iced Spruce') over it, then a little 'Picket Fence' Distress Stain...then 'de-bossed' it (this is something I usually do by accident when I have my embossing folder the wrong way round!) so that I could fill the snowflakes with Crackle Accents to give an icy effect. The adorable image is 'XMouse ornament'...coloured with watercolour pencils...I inked around the edge with 'Stormy Sky'. The raffia lace trim has been languishing in the bottom of my stash box fo ages, but seeing as it was just the right colour I though it was about time I used it.

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


Catherine said...

Gorgeous card, love all the embossing.....

Riet said...

what a gorgeous card.

Hugs Riet.xx

Claire said...

Just adorable Helen - love the embossing. Thanks for playing along with MAWTT this week. Hugs, Claire x

Beth said...

This is gorgeous Helen, I love blue with Kraft - actually, anything with kraft! ;-)

Love Beth xx

Pia S said...

Cute! Love that border!

Vicky said...

Just so the image and fabulous layout too hun :o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,Thanks for sharing with us at Sundays with

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous and adorable card Helen.

* Shaz * said...

Lovely card!

thank you for joining in the fun with us at Sparkles Christmas for our " Colour me Happy " challenge

Hope you will join us again soon
good luck in the draw

Hugs Shaz x

Sheena said...

Lovely card - love the embossing and the blues you've used! Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft this week, Sheena xx

Carissa said...

This is darling. Your background techniques are a perfect match for this image. Hugs, Carissa

Debbie said...

What a lovely card Helen.Love the backgrounds you've created, the colours you've picked and this image is adorable.Thank you for joining in with us over at Sparkles Christmas ' Colour me happy' challenge.Good luck.Hugs Debs x

Pauline C said...

Gorgeous card Helen - fab colours and love the debossing with the crackle accents.
Pauline x

Judith said...

love your card Helen such a cute image and love the colour combo thanks for playing along at MAWTT this week and good luck hugs Judith x

DesignerDiva said...

Beautiful Helen, the embossing looks fab!

Thanks for joining us at MAWTT and good luck with the challenge
Merry Christmas!
Hugs Laurie xx

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

Gorgeous embossing brilliant card Happy crafting Ginny X