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Sep 1, 2013

Penny Black and More - September Challenge

Happy September everyone! Can you believe Summer is about to be over soon!! We had some really beautiful weather this summer, although last week we got hit by a heat wave, but I am just not ready yet for fall. Hopefully September will bring some nice weather too!

Since it's the first Sunday of the month, we have a new challenge over at Penny Black and More.
This month our theme is

Autumn Colors
with a sketch option.

I had totally forgotten about the sketch option when I started with my card, and only remembered it when I uploaded my card onto our DT blog. Maybe this month I'll find some time to  create something for our midmonth posting, then I will be using the sketch for sure!

Here is my card.
I used the clear stamp set "Wonderful" from Penny Black

I used Copics for coloring.

I am so sorry I forgot again to write down the colors. I know the flowers were done using
Y11, Y15, Y17, E31, E34
YR000, YR04,YR07, RV06, RV69
Hedgies skin was done using E000, E00, E21, E11, R20
I used several shades of grays and a couple browns for the body/quills, and also several shades of greens for the grass and stems. The flower stems were mainly done using YG91, YG93, YG95. I think I also added some G99 for more shading. 
Here is another view.

I applied glitter to the flower centers and the butterfly. The sentiment is from the set Everyday Honeycomb greetings by Whimsy Stamps.
I used designer paper from Basic Grey. I embellished with some ribbon and twine, and added the punched butterfly with some sticky pearls.

I would like to play along in the following challenges:

A.R.T. Card Challenge - Ribbons and Pearls
Crafty Ribbons -  Anything Goes with Ribbon
Inky Impressions - Animals
Anything Goes Challenge  In The Garden , Add Some Butterflies
I hope you'll join us this month. As usual we have several sponsors giving away some fabulous prizes. This month our sponsors are Penny Black, Flonz, Crafty Ribbons, and Stix2, so lots of chances to win! 
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Have a fabulous day!


brenda said...

It is hard to think summer is nearly over Ellie, but at least we had a reasonable one in the end as I think you did.

Superb stitching as always, you really do have a way of using it to great affect on your artwork.

Hope you have a good Sunday.

B x

Marianne said...

What a super card! Love the colouring!! xxx Marianne

Kay Carley said...

Hi Ellie - sorry that it has taken me a while but I just had to stop by to say thank you for your kind comment and welcoming me as Guest Designer for Penny Black And More.

Love your card :) xx

Squirrel x said...

So gorgeous hun, love the colours and design. Fabulous! Hugs Sxx

Amy Johnson said...

So cute! Love the butterfly!

Whisper said...

Oooo fabby colours, great layout and what a cute hedgie too, luv Sam x

debby4000 said...

Fabulous and adorable.

Mervi said...

Beautiful colours and colouring Ellie, so gorgeous and neat stitches again.

Tracy said...

Hi Ellie,
Gorgeous creation as always, love the image and the colouring too. Summer came and went so quickly didn't it.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Cheryl said...

Adorable!! What a sweet image, colored beautifully too...and I'm really loving your layered butterfly with the pearls, your ribbon & stitching many elements here! Thanks so much for joining us for the A.R.T. "Ribbons & Pearls" challenge, and we hope you'll join us again this Thursday for a *new* challenge too! ~Cheryl, Senior DT

susiestacey said...

Beautiful card Ellie, love the colours you have used and your stitching is fab x Susan x

Bernardine Cuttino said...

Sweet design and fabulous coloring. Delightful! Thanks for visiting and leaving the sweet luv.

Shannah said...

Love the colours and the stitching! Hugs, Shannah xox