Monday, 8 February 2010

Sheer indulgence at Penny Black

When I saw the theme at Penny Black's challenge this week I could not miss out. I have not had time to enter for a week or two but this one was a must and making this card was sheer indulgence for me and just what I needed as a diversion from all the frenetic activity of the last few weeks.

I just love Penny Black 2695J - Dance, I think the quote is so beautiful and is quite sufficient as the central element of a card. To create this I cut a square template with a Nestie through the Big Shot, stamped all round the edges with Penny Black 2642 Daisy Pattern using versamark and clear embossing powder. I then shaded over with Tim Holtz peeled paint and broken china to reveal the stamping. The quote was then stamped into the centre with versafine black ad detail clear embossing powder and I gently shaded the edges with TH black soot to give a bit of definition.

I stamped the daisy pattern down the edge of the card and embossed with JudiKins Malachite embossing powder. The border is punched on a scrap of DP from my stash using Martha Steward embossed scallop. I made three roses from the same DP and black, embossed round the edges before assembling with the same Judikins embossing powder and assembled into a spray with pearls, cord and a stick pin threaded with pearls and beads (all elements available from Spellbound - there is a link on my sidebar).

I could make this type of card all day and they sell very well, but alas there is a need for more versatility in crafting........if I sat inside my comfort zone all the time there would be no challenge involved would there ?

50 comments:

  1. Wow this is stunning, i love everthing about it. sandra x

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  2. Oh WOW stunning cards, love the flowers and added elements.
    luv
    Debby

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  3. I have always loved this sentiment..love the beautiful soft colours and the inking you have done..and as always your floral detail is done to perfection!! Hugs Juls

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  4. Simply stunning Brenda! Love the quote! and the pin is gorgeous. I made a few of those pins last year and now feel the need to make a few more.....
    Lovely card.
    Lesley x

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  5. Lovely card, Brenda. Very elegant and stylish - love the colours.
    Amelia

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  6. WOW!!! Love the design and the colors.
    Gorgeous.
    debby

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  7. I love your card! I too like that saying.

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  8. Wow this is possibly one of the most beautiful and elegant cards I have ever seen! Amazing...

    Sarah x

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  9. this is absoloutly stunning i would love to make cards like this wow! - I have emailed you about meeting up seeing as we only live a few minutes from each other. Would you like to have a craft day or afternoon one weekend?

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  10. This is so beautiful, the embossing is superb and I love the verse. A perfect creation, I love it.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  11. Wowzers! It's absolutely over the top!!
    The quote is beautiful just as the card is!!!

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  12. A stunning flower, bow and pin arrangement and a beautiful verse. It's gorgeous Brenda.

    Love Lynda xxx

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  13. Fabulous card Brenda and so elegant. Nothing like Penny Black for great sayings and verses-I've got quite a few now.
    Hugs, Fliss xxx

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  14. Just beautiful Brenda. I love it!

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  15. This is stunning Brenda, and I agree it is a beautiful sentiment. Ive not seen this one before.

    x
    issy

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  16. Hi Brenda, this is beautiful, I love the motto, very elegant.
    Hugs Fleur xXx

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  17. Ah Brenda this is just stunning and so elegant. It is lovely for a change to see a gorgeous sentiment as opposed to an image.
    Love it.
    Max x

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  18. Really elegant, totally stunning!! I mailed you btw =)

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  19. Such a beautiful card, Brenda. It really does the quote justice. (One of my favourite quotes too.) xx

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  20. beautiful card brenda....love this sentiment and your gorgeous flowers and pin...thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC....hugs kath xxxxx

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  21. This is stunning Brenda! Great sentiment and I love the beaded pin.
    Clare x

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  22. qu'elle est jolie j'aime beaucoup

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  23. I love everything about this card. There's so much detail and all co-ordinates so well,. I'm loving the use of cord instead of leaves. Great idea.
    Beryl xx

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  24. Absolutely Gorgeous, Brenda! Love the colours and your roses are stunning. I think I need some pins to put beads on!

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  25. Evening Brenda.
    There's no problem staying in your comfort zone when you produce such beautiful cards as this one. I love everything about it. That sentiment is just perfect. I nust make a note of it for a scrapbook layout!!
    The flower spray and beads are fantastic. You are so talented.

    Lisax

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  26. Oh wow Brenda this is awesome I just love that sentiment and your flower display is totally wonderful

    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  27. This is totally beautiful Brenda!!! Stunning! I love the composition of the lot!!
    Have a wonderful day!
    Hugs Lina

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  28. Hi Brenda

    This is fantastic and such a gorgeous shade of green.

    Love it very much!

    Clever clogs!!

    Love Jules xx

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  29. Hi Brenda, wow stunning card, I love the flower arrangement its gorgeous. Well done with love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

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  30. Hi there Brenda , how you're doing?
    this is very exquisite I love it and I adore that quote,see you soon love chris xx

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  31. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous, love it Brenda!!!

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  32. Your card is gorgeous Brenda and what a lovely sentiment stamp too
    Love Sarah XXX

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  33. Brenda, absolute gorgeous card! The details and the text are WOW! Hugs Nilla

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  34. This is delightful. Loving the colours and design. Wishing you a lovable Valentines.
    Hugs
    Desire

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  35. This is so beautiful! I love the detail and the colours. kxx

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  36. Brenda this is gorgeous!! I also love this PB saying :) Elegant and rich looking!!
    Blessings
    Mary Lou

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  37. wonderful colors, wonderful punch, love your card so much Brenda... It´s so elegant!!! Hugs and happy day!

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  38. Oh my, Brenda this is absolutly stunning, & the colours are just fab,
    Babs x

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  39. Hi dear

    Gorgeous!! I love your cards, cause thet are so smart and rich of details... really precious!!

    Yesterday I've got your goodies... thanks so much!! I love it!!! :) Hope I'll be able to post it tonight or tomorrow...

    thanks again

    Sadia

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  40. Drool, drool!! This is absolutely stunning, mrs! Gorgeous card.

    Hugs,
    Chris xx

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  41. oh.my.GOOMIE.

    Brenda, seriously, this is just amazingly beautiful! i'd love to know how you did the pin, but all of the elements are just GORGEOUS.

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  42. Brenda, love this stamp too! And your card is so amazing!

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  43. oh brenda these are just stunning,hugs cheryl xxxxx

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  44. Oh Brenda, this is simply gorgeous and extremely elegant. I love that sentiment which I have but in a different script. I really like the unusual colour too.

    Lesley Xx

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