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Feb 1, 2011

Penny Black at All Sorts February challenge

Here I am again with my second post for the day, scroll down if you'd like to see my "Shades of gray and one other color" card.

Since it's the first of the month it's time for a new challenge at Penny Black at All sorts. Our theme this month is

Say it with flowers.

We also have some super exciting news again, we have a new sponsor joining us every month, in addition to the Penny Black company and PB stamps, we have Letraset joining us, with a chance to win an awesome prize every single month!! They also generously sent every Design Team member a package of their Aquamarkers. Wow, these are AMAZING!! I love how easy they are to use and I love the results!

And here is my card. The stamp I used is called "poppy field".

I used some hot press watercolor paper. I first inked the stamp with versamark ink and then I immediately inked it with versafine onyx and stamped it on the paper. I then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

For my coloring I first used a clean watercolor brush to make it a little but wet, then I added just a little bit of marker on the edges and then pulled the color in with the brush. For darker shadows I just repeated the steps.
I did use a couple of alcohol markers for hedgie's face and hands.

My papers are from bo bunny and card stock is bazzill. I embellished with a couple of layered prima flowers with a button, ribbon and silver cord, and then a punched out butterfly using a martha stewart punch.
The sentiment is from the Penny Black clear set "Critter party".

I'd also like to enter my cards to the following challenges:
Now it's your turn to get out those Penny Black cuties and get stamping! I can't wait to see what you make!


Maarit at Violets Corner said...

The card is gorgeous Ellie! Love the beautiful colouring and all the fantastic details.

Have a wonderful day,

Anneke said...

Hi Ellie,
that card is so cute!!
Hugs Anneke

Anonymous said...

So sweet, I love the colour combination and the image is adorable
Thanks for the inspiration

Spyder said...

Ohooo Ellie lovely card, but our Spring Garden/pink and green challenge has finished and it's our new challenge, spots/dots stripes and embossing. BUT I can see spots and your paper and ribbons definitely look like hoping the Lovely Penny Black stamp is embossed, so if all the boxes are ticked, thank you for joining Quirky Craft's. Pop back for the Voting on Feb 11th

Tracy said...

This is so pretty Ellie, I love your image and colouring.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Aunty Sue said...

Lovely card and thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Catz

Mary said...

Your card makes me long for spring! Thanks for playing along with Corrosive Challenges!

Mervi said...

So cute and the colour choices and colouring is so beautiful - lovely card!
Sweet greetings;-))m

Axa said...

Oh my gosh, too much cuteness. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.

Caro said...

Very cute! Thanks for joining us at Quirky crafts...fortunately your card fits with our spots, stripes and embossing challenge!

carol said...

aaah adorable card, thanks for joining us this week at craftycatz, x carol

Jules said...

Hi Ellie

I love your PB card.

Great colouring and stitiching and I love the layered flower with all the different elements.

A great finishing touch with the little sentiment.


Love Jules xx