Thursday, 2 May 2013

Garden Visit

Hi Everyone,
I've had this Penny Black stamp for too long without using it so decided that it was high time it had an outing ...

... just in time, in fact, to submit a card to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge for April. I can't think why it should be so, but this is my first ever submission to this challenge! The current requirement is to use this sketch:
As you can see, I didn't stray too far from the sketch - just used an oval die instead of a circle for the topper, and only because the oval fitted around the image better than a circle would.

Materials used:
Base - white card base measuring 5¼" x 4¼" (A6)
Cardstock - smooth card in forest green, lime green and white
Inks - Papermania olive green ink cube, Memento Tuxedo Black 
Stamp - Penny Black Garden Visit
ProMarkers - Apricot, Blender, Blush, Buttercup, Cinnamon, Dusky Pink, Ginger, Lime Zest,Pear Green, Sandstone, Oatmeal, Pastel Yellow, Vanilla
Tools: X-cut oval die, scallop-edge scissors, Craft Concepts Silver Fern embossing folder
Embellishment - dark green twine

I think that if I get a wriggle on I'll just manage to submit this before the link thingy closes :)

Hope you have all had a great day today. Rumour has it that the sun has been shining in some places ... not so here, it's been a tad chilly, but at least it's not been raining too.

Take care everyone and happy crafting,


SandeeNC said...

Your card is so cute, great job on the sketch challenge. It's rather damp over here too, looks like it will remain that way for the next couple of days. I think Mr. Sunshine packed his bags and went away on vacation! Thanks for visiting my blog, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

Alison Scott said...

Lovely card using a very sweet image.
The weather is dreadful again. Tuesday being nice fooled us all.

Jackie said...

Very cute image and a lovely card :o)
Jackie xx

Bonnie said...

I hope you made it in time cause this is adorable! Love that embossing too!

Marie-Louise said...

Great card Elizabeth. I love the hedgies.

Rita said...

What lovely card Elizabeth. I need to use more of my stamps too. Hugs Rita xxx

Craftychris said...

This is so gorgeous! The image is the cutest and I love the background and the twine - fab! It sunny here in Bournemouth, I hope the weather improves for you too! xx

coops said...

gorgeous card elizabeth.i love your colours and details and really stunning image ;D

xx coops xx

Di said...

Super cute image and a lovely card Elizabeth! We're waiting here for Spike to wake from hibernation, should be any time now.............unless he's run away.

Have a super weekend!

Hugs, Di xx

Sandra H said...

Great card and Image used Elizabeth lovely embossed back ground too! x