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Aug 23, 2010

Penny Black saturday - a sketch challenge

Hi everyone and thanks so much for visiting my blog today. I loved the sketch at the Penny Black challenge this week so I decided to play along. I really need to get started with more christmas cards so I don't have to rush at christmas time.

I decided to use "Snowy", a Penny Black stamp my husband bought me about a year and a half ago. (Yes he is the best!!)
I stamped it with memento tuxedo black ink on couture white cardstock 80lb. Then used my copics for coloring. I decided to just do some polka dots on the scarf and hat instead of coloring it all in. I thought the designer paper would be great for use with a distressed look, so I sponged all edges with creamy caramel ink and did some distressing.

The papers are from Bo Bunny, I just picked them up at my last trip to the stamping store. I embellished with some buttons and linen thread, punched out snowflakes (Martha Stewart punch), ribbon, sticky rhinestones and of course glitter. I used frosted lace and star dust stickles. To make it complete I decided to do some machine stitching with my janome mini. The sentiment is from Stampin Up.

I am also entering this card (my second) to this month's challenge at Penny Black @ All sorts with the theme of glitter and glitz. They are looking for a couple of Designers to add to their team and that is a spot I couldn't resist applying for. I just LOVE Penny Black stamps.

That is all for today. Hope you like the card as much as I enjoyed making it!

Have a great day!


carol said...

love your card, fab idea with the spots! x carol

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Hello again lol!

Another super cute card loving the spots on his scarf I had to look really closely as I thought it was design paper!

Thanks for playing again at PB@A

Emma xxx

Amy Johnson said...

How cute! I love the rustic feel to this card!

brenda said...

Hi Ellie

What a great take on the sketch and a super cute Christmas card.

Thank you for sharing with us at Penny Black at Allosorts this month and good luck.

B x

Fleur said...

Hi Ellie, what an adorable card, really fab image
Thanks again for joining Penny Black @ ALLSORTS this month, good luck
Hugz Fleur xXx

Mummylade said...

this is a gorgeous christmas card. Thank you so much for entering the Penny Black at Allsorts challenge with this.

Kirsten...x said...

lovely christmas card, great image...x

Thanks for joining us this month at Penny Black at allsorts hugs kirsten...x