Saturday, 22 January 2011

Penny Black Saturday #135!

Good morning all! I hope you've had a great week! I thought this week was dragging but now it's the weekend again, it feels like it's flown by! It's Saturday which means time again for another Penny Black Saturday Challenge! This week we'd like to see you January Sales bargains! Or if, like me, you didn't snab any, just show us your most recent stash! This week we are sponsored by the fabulous Fantastic Ribbons with 4 beautiful rolls of ribbons up for grabs!
Here's my card - I saw tutorial by Paula Pascual in Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine and had to try it! I've been looking at everyone's Distress Ink water colouring tutorials and fancied a go, then when I saw the backgrounds that could be made, I decided to get myself a few! (And they were on eBay so actually quite a bargain after all!) She used a beautiful Hero Arts stamp (which I bought too!) so I adapted it to use for this challenge. I stamped and embossed in white then swirled around with the blending tool and a few inks (colours below), and added a few glitter highlights. I thought it only fair to use one of Paula's sentiment stamps! The shape it's stamped onto is also a newbie, it's a Kars punch with 4 different label shapes. The shapes are all a bit smaller than I thought but I love this one anyway! I made 2 copies of this image in case one went wrong which meant there were a few leftover bits so I made another card, I'll save that for another day. I have to say, I'm pretty chuffed! Although don't look too closely - you may see some inky finger splodges!
This card is also for this weeks Spoonful of Sugar which is Blue & Green and Top Tip Tuesday which is to use a Sentiment.
Cripes, I've rambled a bit - thanks for looking!
Image - 'Flying Stars' by Penny Black
Inks - All Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Shabby Shutters, Crushed Olive, Forest Moss, Stormy Sky & Broken China
Paper & Gems - PaperMania 'Capsule Collection's
Ribbon - stash
Sentiment - Paula Pascual
Shape punch - 'Multi tags' punch by Kars
Border - X-cut scallop punch


Pauline C said...

Fantastic Beth - as I said on our team blog I really love this and feel quite inspired to have a go (though i would have to by my bits'n'bobs first lol!!). This background technique really goes perfectly with this stamps, and I think there are quite a few PB's that would work similarly to give a great effect.
Have a geat weekend
pauline x

jules said...

oh wow this is stunning!!!!!! would love to try this!

joey said...

Beth the effective of this is stunning, and the colours you chose beautiful, love it! Joey xx

Katina said...

Fabulous Beth; really effective and just stunning! Was it in this month's mag you saw the tutorial? xx

jenny said...

I really LOVE this card Beth :) I even bought some distress inks and foam today to have a go!!
Kath was demonstrating with Distress inks today at the demo could'nt resist!!

Jenny xx

Sarah said...

Wow Beth this is absolutely stunning!! What a fabulous image and effect. I love the colour scheme too.

Sarah xx :0)

nessy said...

oh wow , what a stunning card ~ just amazing!
vanessa xx

Violets Corner said...

This is fantastic, I love everything about it! Can't believe it's your first try, looks like you've been doing these for ages. You're very talented.


NGCARDS said...

This is gorgeous I love this background you created xxx

Caroljenks said...

This is gorgeous - the backing you have created is fab and that embossed image is beautiful!

Thanks for joining us this week over at Top Tip Tuesday for our 'All Sentimental' challenge :)

Carol x

PaulaM said...

This is beautiful I love the coloring you have used and the stamps just set it off perfectly. Thanks for joining our challenge this week at Top Tip Tuesday.

Samantha said...

Hi Beth this is stunning i really love all your distressing, and you have made a fantastic job of it! Thanks for joining us this week at Top Tip Tuesday for our 'All Sentimental' challenge, hope to see you on the next challenge too! hugs Samantha :0)

Juls said...

wow!!!! this is just so so amazing!!! such a gorgeous and stylish card! I just LOVE it!!!! Hugs Juls

Stacey said...

This is fabulous Beth! You are so clever! I have no idea how you managed this :)

By the way, I got my Kindle for Christmas too and loads of people were clueless as to what it was! I adore it but am a bit miffed at Amazon as the prices of the kindle books have risen since before Christmas and in some cases are more expensive than the paperback version! How on earth can an electronic file cost more to produce than a hard copy?! x

robert said...

This is really a lovely card! I like it. The colors are so nice!
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