Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Vintage Penny Black

After two days back home have eventually managed to get at least one card completed........spent yesterday working my way through a mountain of work waiting on my desk in the office - yes I do have to do real work occasionally. But on the positive side did manage a couple of cards last evening, one met the bin post haste, the other I am a little happier with and fits the bill for this weeks Penny Black challenge which requires you to use Blue, Tan and Cream and Stamping for the Weekend which has the theme"Days Gone By - Vintage!

My main image is Penny Black 3865K stamped with versafine sepia and coloured in with Promarkers, overs tamped with Hero H2365 French Script using Tim Holt scattered straw. DP's are Bobunny and K&Co. I distressed the edges of the main piece with the same TH ink and rolled the ends to create a scroll effect and scrunched and tore the edges of the blue piece and again shaded with TH ink along the edges. Finally I added a corner embelli, some flowers, lace and gems.


Juls said...

so beautiful! love the torn edges and the delicate script detail on the main image, and those flowers are just beautiful!! gorgeous!

Sally H said...

What a gorgeous card! The colours are beautiful and the lace and torn edges give it a wonderful vintage feel. Beautiful!

PinksyDoodles said...

This is gorgeous Brenda,
I love the vintage feel and the beautiful image. The script look fabulous as do the distressed edges.
Clare x

Lynda said...

Another very beautiful card Brenda and I love the PB image and the vintage look.

Love Lynda xxx

Unknown said...

I like the vintage feel to it and the metal in the corner.

how is Bernie settling in? chat soon

Love Dawn xx

Nannieflash said...

Oh Brenda that card is gorgeous, I love the classyness of it, its beautifully coloured and the design and details are stunning. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxxx

Jules said...

Hi Brenda

Beautiful card (I bet the one that went into the bin was too).

Love what you have done with the torn and scrolled edges. Brilliant.

Love Jules xx

Christine (All She Crafts) said...

So pretty! Love those twinkling blue flower centres.

Chris xx

Claire Phillips said...

Ooooo so love that aged and delicate effect - lovely colour - just fab! Cheers Claire x

Kari said...

Oh,Brenda,this is really beautiful!Wonderful colour and gorgeous details:)
So lovely:)
Have a wonderful day:)


Nancy said...

Your card is beautiful, Brenda:O) Love the stunning image. Lovely colour combo, and the papers are gorgeous.
Great take on this week's Stampin' for the Weekend challenge, good luck!

pinky said...

Hope you enjoyed your holiday Brenda, and what a stunner to come back with. The card I mean!! Gorgeously put together, so much to admire.

Liz said...

Whoo Whos Clever? Fab!
I lost all my side bar links when changing my background yesterday ive been working non stop at it what a nightmare sorry I have not been over
Liz xx

Kath Stewart said...

wow this is a stunner Brenda....love the image and those beautiful papers...great use of the colour combo and thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSc....hugs kath xxxxx

Pauline C said...

Wow brenda this is fantastic - totally love this vintage look and so many stunning details. Thanks for joining in this week's PBSC
Pauline x

Vicki said...

Hiya Brenda, oh this is loverly, beautiful colour combo and I love how you've made a "scroll", the distressing looks fab, gorgeous embellishments too. Thank you for taking part with this weeks SFTW challenge, good luck xx vicki xx

craftimamma said...

Grrr! Mr Blogger's being a pest tonight. I'm having great difficulty getting comment pages to load but I've made it to your's eventually.

I love this card, especially the torn and curled edges and the background papers you have used.

Lesley Xx

Anonymous said...

This is sooooo pretty I love the way you have done the paper roll and the image is soo beautifully coloured! :0)

debby4000 said...

gorgeous card, wonderful PB floral image and love the dreamy colours.

Kimmi said...

Beautiful card! Love the flowers and the shades you've coloured them. Your papers are lovely and that swirl in the top corner is fab!

Thank you for playing along with us this week at Stampin' for the Weekend. We hope you enjoyed making your card and that you come and play again soon. Good luck.


Caroljenks said...

What a gorgeous card and that corner embellishment is FAB!

Carol x

Donna said...

Beautiful card Brenda, love the shades of blue and cream you've used, great job on the distressing and inking and tearing, very effective. The flowers look wonderful too.
Thank you for participating in the "Stampin' for the Weekend" challenge again this week.. Good luck and we hope you'll continue to join in on the challenges on a weekly basis. Have a great day.
Donna xx