I had some days off because it's my weekend to work. This week Penny Black had contests to celebrate the new Spring Release, so figured I may as well play--who wants to clean house anyway?! My cards are all in my Flickr photostream so I could add them to the Penny Black Flickr group. Decided it'd be fun to show all 3 of them in a blog post--hope you enjoy it. The first card I made was for the challenge to use fussy cutting, die cuts & punches. I used this old Penny Black Easter stamp that I've always loved, but seem to have trouble making into a card. It was perfect for fussy cutting, though, with the squares, eggs & daffodil. I like how this card came out using some iridescent shreds & the beautiful Spellbinders Fleur de Lis square. The next card was made for the challenge to use coloring of a stamped image or paper piecing using the colors in the beautiful inspiration photo.
I used light & dark pink, aqua & yellow for my first card using the dress image from Penny Black lace delight. I stamped the image 3 times so I could cut the dress, the rows of lace & the bow for layering. The dress is colored with Faber-Castell big brush light cobalt turquoise & then brushed with Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz. The bow & rows of lace are colored with Distress Ink markers spun sugar & worn lipstick--the same colors sponged on the Spellbinders Labels 14 die cut. Decided to try ribbon pleating for the finishing touch as a bow didn't seem to fit.
Thanks for making it through this long post. Hope you've found something to make you smile.