Saturday, 18 February 2017

PBSC February - Try Something New...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:

'Try Something New'

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

This time, I tried a new (to me) technique...Distress Resist...Jennifer McGuire has a fab blog post & video demonstrating this technique here. I stamped a few background stamps on to plain white card (Hero Arts 'Zig Zag' & 'Magical' and a paw print one from Hobbycraft) using Versamark Ink, then blended Distress Inks (Broken China, Chipped Sapphire, Lucky Clover, Pine Needles & Gathered Twigs) over the top. You get a much softer effect than emboss resist...I really like it, so I'll be using the technique again. I used my Distress Resist pieces to make a background for one of the pups from the 'Man's Best Friend' set. I added a circle embossed using my 'Bone & Paw Prints' folder by Crafts Too, and a sentiment (from the Hero Arts 'Anytime Messages' set). I inked around all of the edges with some more 'Gathered Twigs' Distress Ink, then added some faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a black 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.


Gibmiss said...

Hi Helen
A really cute stamp... love the papers...
Hugs Sylvie xx

laurigami said...

Gorgeous card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs. hugs

Jenny L said...

Hi Helen,
what a very wonderful card and such a great technique used.
Such a super design too.
Thank you for joining the MAWTT Challenge with this.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

Jane Savage said...

Gorgeous! Fabulous papers and layout!
Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments! Jane (GDT) xxx

Wendy L said...

You have made a great job of it, it looks great, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxxx

Aileen said...

Wonderful card, love the design and that ever so cute dog. Brilliant colouring

Heather said...

Awww....too cute. Thanks for joining the challenge at Little Red Wagon this week. We are working on getting the InLinks fixed.

Deb said...

Fantastic stamping technique, fabulous card!
Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week!

Creating with Susan said...

What a cute card! Love your coloring.