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Sep 5, 2010

Penny Black - a message from above

Happy Sunday everyone! Hope you enjoyed your weekend as much as I did. We had some beautiful weather here in Illinois, a little windy, but beautiful. And today it looks like we're having another gorgeous day. I just love fall-ish weather, even though it isn't actually fall yet.

Penny Black @ all sorts is still in search of a couple design team members. The first card I made for the call can be seen here.
Today I am showing you a card I made for their new challenge for the month of September. The theme this month is Punches. Easy, right. I use punches all the time.
The stamp used is called "a message from above". It was so much fun to color!!
Again, I used my derwent coloursoft pencils and blended with baby oil. The face, feet and hands were colored using copic markers.

I used a flourish stamp to stamp around the image, then applied stickles here and there around the edges. Embellished with some prima flowers, brads, black gingham ribbon, sizzix leaves and some more stickles on the designer paper, flower centers and brads. Then of course I had to do some machine stitching to finish it off. The sketch was inspired by this week's Stamp with fun sketch. But I added some extra element to it.

My card also fits this week's Stamp Something challenge(theme: something cute) and this week's Alphabet challenge(theme: s is for scallops).

That's it for today, be sure to check back here tuesday for a new project.

Have a GREAT day,

Stamps: Penny Black (image), stampin up (sentiment), paper inspirations (flourish)
Ink: versafine onyx, soft sky
Paper: Bo bunny freebie from a magazine, green DP from my stash, basic black, kiwi kiss, white
Embellishments: prima flowers, stickles glitter, brads, gingham ribbon
Tools: derwent coloursoft pencils with blending stumps and baby oil, scallop edge punch, large oval punch (SU), nestabilities scallop circle, big kick, sizzix leaves die (SU), janome mini sewing machine


brenda said...

Hi Ellie

What a really charming card.

Your image is coloured beautifully, especially those daisies. And the flourish stamping really adds a lovely element.

Thank you for joining us at Penny Black at Allsorts this month and good luck.

B x

Jackie said...

Beautiful card, I love to use ounches :o)
Jackie xx

Debs said...

Stunning card Ellie - your colouring is fantastic.
Thanks for sharing it with us at Penny Black at Allsorts this month - hope to see you again next time.
Good luck
Debs xx

Jules said...

Hi Ellie

A really beautiful card.

Fantastic layout, image and colour choices .. .. .. and of course perfect colouring.

Thank you for sharing with Penny Black at Allsorts this month.

Love Jules xx

cheryl said...

oh this really is one beautiful card hun,hugs cheryl xxxx

Kathy and Lucky said...

What a cute card, love that little hedghog! Love the colors you have colored with just making the daisies pop around him.

Lynn McAuley said...

What a precious card, Ellie!! I love this sweet hedgie! Fabulous detailing at every turn!!!

Fleur said...

Ellie, this gorgeous, the image is so sweet and the papers & colours are perfect
Thanks for joining Penny Black @ ALLSORTS this month, good luck
Hugz Fleur xXx

Amy Johnson said...

Such a sweet card Ellie!

Mummylade said...

really adorable card and such great colouring. Thank you so much for entering the Penny Black@Allsorts challenge this month.

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...


This is a fantastic card the colours are amazing and the image is so well coloured...

Thankyou so much for playing
at Penny Black @ Allsorts
this month...

Emma xxx

Kirsten...x said...

Stunning card love the green and black combo...x

Thanks for joining us this month at Penny Black at Allsorts hugs Kirsten...x

scotspanda said...

gorgeous colouring! love the black with the lime green it looks fab and the hint of floral is lovely too

thankyou for joining in the Penny Black @ Allsorts fun this month

Amanda xx