Sunday, 5 July 2009

Penny Black challenge

The Penny Black challenge follows the patriotic theme Red White and Blue in honor of the "Stars and Stripes". I confess I find this a difficult colour combo to work so took a piece of Basic Grey DP with these three colours as the basis of my card and worked from there. Having completed the card I'm not particularly happy with it, but hubby likes it and as he tends to be my main critic I'll stick with it.

My image is Penny Black 3633K stamped with versafine black and embossed with detail clear. The flowers have been filled in with red sticklers and mounted white onto white pearlescent card. The greeting down the side has been created with punched circles and flowers from the same DP and stamped with a set of letters which I'm afraid I do not have a source name for. Red ribbon, a ladybird which I thought just matched, a button and a corner cut from Cricut Jasmine which I heat embossed with iridescent powder.

20 comments:

  1. very pretty! I have struggled with these colours too a couple of weeks ago on Passion for Promarkers challenge.

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  2. A Fab Card, considering you didn't like the colour combo. I love it, gorgeous image too.

    Hugs Sandie x

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  3. Hi Brenda - another great card this week. Love your image and the way you ahve done the sentiment. Thanks for joining in the PBSc this week.
    Pauline x

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  4. It's very beautiful. I'm not sure what you don't like about it. Another challenge well done!

    eileen

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  5. Great card, lovely to see a red/white/blue colour combo that isn't patriotic.

    Sue
    x

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  6. Hi Brenda,
    Lovely card, nice colour combo. Thank you for becoming a follower. I've become one of yours too, looking forward to seeing more of your lovely creations.
    Happy crafting.
    Tracy x

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  7. A lovely card which works very well.

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  8. Brenda you have the best Penny Black images, I seem to struggle with stamping just a flower, you always make it look so beautiful, I love it.
    Pinky

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  9. I think your Hubby's right. I like this card too as it sticks to the colour combo but is not overdone. I love it.

    Lesley Xx

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  10. You know we cannot judge our own work we are too close to it to see it. This is my fav card of the ones you have show us over the last couple of days! It is really lovely.

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  11. Wow, a fabulus crad Brenda, I love the stamped image.

    luv
    irene
    xxx

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  12. Your card is lovely Brenda - listen to Hubby lol and you've done a brilliant job with a difficult colour combo. That stamp is really gorgeous!

    Lynda xxx

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  13. Oh Brenda, your card is absolutely stunning. Well done with love and hugs Shirleyxxx

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  14. beautiful, elegant card and love the ladybird, perfect finishing touch.
    luv
    Debby

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  15. Wonderful card! Love your detail at the corner too :D

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  16. It's a good job we have a good critic in the house isn't it Brenda. Your Hubby is definitely right. This is really lovely. I especially like the circle with your greeting in. They are just a bit different and work so well with the flowers.

    Lisax

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  17. this card is stunning Brenda, a realeye catcher,janex

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  18. Fabulous card Brenda, love this beautiful image and the design is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us this week at PBSC
    hugs
    Tracie :)x

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  19. gorgeous card Brenda...love the paper and that beautiful image and listen to hubby...he's right this time....thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC....Hugs Kath xxxx

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