Well, what a night! I think I'm coming down with something, as I've got a sore throat and just don't feel right. Great! I didn't get to sleep last night till 4am, and so I'm like a zombie this morning. Just in time for Olympia Craft show. I knwo there's about 10 days before the show, but i have all the prep to be getting on with so this has just come at the wrong time. Oh well, just carry on regardless.
Last night, I thought I would have some fun doing a couple of challenges, so again I looked to the Penny Black Challenge blog for an exciting Saturday night (oh, I know how to live it up!) The challenge this week is Recipe 3..2..1! 3 brads, 2 ribbons and one flower!
As I so enjoyed doing Amy R's Friday Sketch Challenge a couple of weeks ago, I thought I'd do this weeks sketch. All her sketches are really lovely and are a joy to use. This is the sketch on the left and this my card:
Again, this is another Penny Black Stamp that has never touched ink. How terrible! I'm just loving the Penny Black challenges, as they are giving me a chance to use them! it's called 'What a spring!' and I thought it would be perfect for my Easter cards this year. So I've stamped 6 images, and plan to make them into cards over the next couple of weeks. A you can see also in keeping with the Penny Black Challenge I havebeen a good girl and used two ribbons, three gorgeous papermania Butterfly brads and one scrumptious Prima (I think) Flower!
I've stamped them in versafine Onyx black ink, but found that when coloured with promarkers started to bleed a little, making me not a happy bunny. Must get some memento ink that Katy has suggested. So the image is half Promarkers and half Vivid inks used as a watercolour medium. The greeting is Woodware clear stamps.
I love this little flower, I've topped it off with a dew drop in green.
Supplies: Stamps:Penny Black ' What a Spring!' (2002), Woodware sentiment. Inks:versafine Onyx Black Vivid ink pads in Tuscan Tan, Brown, Red; Promarkers. Papers:DCWV Nana's Kids glitter and embossed Stack., Doodlebug Pink Cardstock. Embellishments: Papermania pastel designer brads, Prima flower, green Dew Drop, Anita's ribbon in wide organza and Grossgrain, large scallop edged scissors.
Well that's about it for today, off now to make cards for one of the up and coming Videos of the Week over on Do Crafts.
Thanks so much for coming to visit! Have a great Sunday!
Love, Clare x