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May 7, 2017

Penny Black and More - May Challenge

 Happy Sunday, I am back today sharing my card for the Penny Black and More May challenge. 
This month we're having a photo inspiration challenge. Check out the gorgeous poppy image below and aren't those colors just beautiful!!


 I had a few images to choose from that would have worked well for this challenge, but decided to go with the cute little Hedgie sitting in a field of poppies. It's been a while since I used this little guy and he's definitely one of my favorites!

Hedgehogs have a special place in my heart, a really long time ago I found one in my childhood garden under a plum tree crawling out from under the leaves. I must have been about 9 or 10 years old and thought it was the cutest and most surprising thing to find ever! (But I am sure I mentioned this before on here :)

To make my card I heat embossed the image (Poppy Field by Penny Black) on Winsor & Newton watercolor marker paper then colored using Zig Clean Color brush pens. The sentiment is an old one by Whimsy Stamps from one of their ticket sentiment sets, and I used the matching ticket die to cut it out. Designer paper is by My Mind's Eye, card stock by Stampin Up and I used some grass green jute twine to add as embellishment. I also used a Wink of Stella clear glitter brush on the flowers and butterflies. Otherwise the card has been kept clean and simple, but I did get out my Janome sewing machine for some zigzag stitching.
A little close up above, where you can see the sparkles a little bit better. Isn't this image just adorable!! No wonder it was one of my very first Penny Black stamps!

Be sure to check out what the rest of the team made, I can tell you there is lots of wonderful inspiration on the challenge blog! We have some wonderful sponsors again this month by Penny Black, Crafts U Love and Sizzix, so lots of chances to win. I hope you'll come play along! 

Thanks so much for visiting!

Also playing along here:
Crafting with Dragonflies   Lots of Flowers /and or Mother's Day  
Crafty Calendar  Flowers
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes


brenda said...

Yet more of your lovely stitching Ellie, I always love seeing it and really like the hint of black DP which really draws the eye to the sweet PB image.

Hope you have a good Sunday and your sunshine remains, still hoping for some here.

B x

Mervi said...

So cute! Love your colouring and design, beautiful card;-))m

Shirley said...

Love the card Ellie. You have captured all the board colours beautifully and your water colouring is so neat.


Marilyn said...

Adorable card!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous! LOVING the colors!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Eine wundervolle Karte und genial coloriert! Das Motiv habe ich auch ;-)
Wünsche dir einen guten Wochenstart, sei ganz lieb gegrüßt

Anonymous said...

this is so sweet, ellie! that little hedgie is adorable and i don't remember reading how you found one before. i saw one for the first time last year when i went to the vet with my daughter; they're so tiny and delicate. i love how you used the colours from the photo and of course your always perfect stitching.

Linby said...

Beautiful card and such a wonderful layout.

Amy Johnson said...

I LOVE these colors, and the card you created is just gorgeous!

Monica taylor said...

Fun card!
♥ Monica
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Sue said...

Gorgeous card thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Calendar hugs Sue J x

happyglitzygirl said...

A gorgeous card, one of my favourite stamps, thanks for playing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies, blessings Hilde

Planetsusie said...

I love hedgehogs too - I don't know what it is about them, they are just so sweet. Gorgeous card with beautiful papers. Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Calendar (Flowers) Challenge this month. Lots of luck to you. Hugs Sue Pxxx DT

Susan Hogan said...

Love the shine on your poppies. Sweet image and lovely composition. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work with us at Crafting with Dragonflies.

Tracy said...

What a cute creation Ellie, love that Whimsy ticket too.
Happy crafting
Tracy x