Saturday, 2 June 2012

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - CASE IT (Kath)

As it's the first Saturday of the month, this week at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge we have another 'CASE IT' challenge...and want you to take your inspiration from Kath's gorgeous card:

We have two wonderful sponsors for this challenge:

Prize from Penny Black Inc:


The prize from the Ribbon Girl:

I took inspiration from the resist embossing technique Kath used on the background, the colours, the scalloped edge card and the lay out. I started by inking a piece of white card with 'Old Paper' Distress Ink, then stamped my Penny Black 'Irises' stamp over the top...inking it using more Distress Inks (Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick & Forest Moss)...then I stamped my Hero Arts 'Music Background' stamp over the top in more 'Old Paper', and inked around the edges using 'Pumice Stone' and 'Brushed Corduroy'. For the background, I used a couple of different background stamps ('Circular Design' by Penny Black and 'Paisley Swirl' by Hero Arts)...stamping and embossing them in white, then blending 'Old Paper' and 'Brushed Corduroy' inks over the top. The sentiment stamp is 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 pop over to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge.


Catherine said...

This is so pretty, love the papers....

Claire said...

Just beautiful - love the soft colour tones. Hugs, Claire x

Desire Fourie said...

Loving this creation. Enjoy your Saturday – hopefully with being a bit crafty on the side.
DS4J DT Member
Doing Life

Riet said...

So gorgeous cards Helen.

Hugs Riet.xx

Sandra H said...

Stunning cards Helen and another fab challenge:)

Kat said...

Gorgeous card Helen. I love that image. A really great take on Kath's card.

Kat xx

Vicky said...

What a beautiful card Helen, thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week

hugs Vicky x x x

coops said...

beautiful card helen.gorgeous stamp and i love your delicate colours.
thanks for joining us this week at the Crafts and Me challenge :D

xx coops xx

Carissa said...

Gorgeous, I love the watercolour effect.
Hugs, Carissa

Rach83 said...

A very elegant card, Helen. Lovely soft colours and a great take on your inspiration. Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky Challenges. Hope to see you back soon.

Rachel x

sara said...

beautiful card love that poppy stamp thanks so much for joining us at crafts and me this week
hugs sara x x

Unknown said...

Hi Helen - love your interpretation of this - beautiful water coloured image
pauline x

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

Gorgeous card hugs Ginny ♥