Saturday, 20 August 2016

PBSC August - Your Favourite Technique...More Inspiration!

It's the third Saturday of the month, so that means it's time for some more inspiration for this month's Penny Black Saturday Challenge...where the theme 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: Lucky Clover, Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon, Broken China, Salty Ocean & Blueprint Sketch). I built up a couple of layers...drying with my heat gun before adding the second. I stamped snowflakes from the 'A Bright Tomorrow' set in Versamark Ink, then heat embossed them in WOW 'Metallic Silver Sparkle' powder. I cut the panel in two, then matted them on to silver mirror card...adding some faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a silver gel pen. I added sentiments (from a Pollycraft set for C. C. Designs) also heat embossed in sparkly silver.


A couple of close-ups:



I'm also entering these cards into the following challenges:


For more inspiration from my lovely DT buddies, please pop over to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge.

10 comments:

Elena Orsi said...

Lovely card Helen
Thank you for joining us at Creative Moments Challange.
Good Luck :)
hugs,
creativEle

Gibmiss said...

Fabulous cards Helen love the colours
Hugs Sylvie x

Kelly Lloyd said...

Gorgeous creations
xx

Greta said...

I'm in love with your cards, Helen! Pinning so I can CASE!

Crafty She said...

Lovely card Helen. x

Craft buddy said...

Really lovely blending, that is a great modern Christmas look, I'm inspired with your silver on black with a pop of color look. Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week! x Jessie

Chris said...

Love your watercolored panels...stunning!

MagsB said...

These are gorgeous, Helen, such a simple idea but so pretty - I love the backgrounds! Thanks for joining in at CRAFT Challenge!

love Mags B DT x

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Breathtakingly gorgeous Helen! I utterly LOVE what you did for this challenge. The embossing is beautiful, the ink work stunning and the CAS design utterly perfect to showcase it all. Thanks so much for adding your gorgeous card into the Fab 'n' Funky 'Anything Goes' challenge. I hope you're enjoying your Summer. Hugs, Wends xoxo Fab 'n' Funky DT

SP said...

Pretty card. Love the pastel colours. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Creative Moments. :)

-SP (Design Team)