Saturday 6 August 2016

PBSC August - Your Favourite Technique!

It's the first Saturday of the month, so that means it's time for a new Penny Black Saturday Challenge...the theme this month is:

'Your Favourite Technique'

As usual, we are sponsored by the awesome 1-2-3 Stitch:
Prize - a $20 voucher!

I've cheated a little bit...and am using two of my favourite techniques...'Ink Smooshing' (a fairly recent discovery) and 'Faux Stitching' (a long time love). I started by 'smooshing' Distress Inks on to a piece of watercolour paper (colours used: Picked Raspberry, Wild Honey, Cracked Pistachio & Mermaid Lagoon). I built up a couple of layers...drying with my heat gun before adding the second...then splattered it with some water...allowing the droplets to sit for a few minutes before patting off with a paper towel. I finished the background, by stamping a Hero Arts 'Music' background stamp in 'Pumice Stone' Distress Ink..I removed some of the ink before stamping. I stamped butterflies (and a dragonfly!) from the Penny Black 'Social Butterfly' set and a sentiment from the 'Fabulous Birthday' set by Hero Arts in Versamark Ink, then heat embossed them in white. I distressed the edges a little, then added my faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a white gel pen.

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.


  1. Stunning card Helen ... Love the stamp... and colours...
    Hugs Sylvie x

  2. Fabulous card Helen. x

  3. Gorgeous project! Thanks for joining us at the Creative Challenge of Sparkle N Sprinkle.

  4. You used such lovely colors and fun details on this card Helen. Very striking indeed! ♥ Sue Kment

  5. Absolutely stunning card, Helen! May have to case this!

  6. This is beautiful Helen :)

  7. Oh I love the snowy white butterfliest against this perfect distressed rainbow colored background! Thank you for sharing your project over Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge and celebrate with us the 6th Anniversary! Hugs, Marzena

  8. thank you so much for sharing this fabulous card with us at The Artistic Stamper
    WIshing you good luck to win beautiful stamps !

  9. Beautiful - what in the world is a "cutter bee bug"????
    Sandy xx

  10. Your butterflies are really cute! Love this! Thanks for joining us at Sparkle N Sprinkle's Creative Challenge. -Chris, SNS DT


Thanks for taking the time to look and comment on my cards! Helen x