Saturday, August 15, 2009

Penny Black Saturday.....Week 62

Morning Folks and yes it's Saturday already.....where do the weeks go....more than half way through the year and fast heading towards Christmas....oh enough said about that.    Another great response last week to Beth's fabulous sketch.....I knew you would all love it just as much as we did.
The challenge this week on Penny Black Saturday is a colour one.......

gorgeous colour combination

Image: Penny Black.....".Enjoy" Clear Stamp Set
Sentiment: Penny Black "Critter Party" Clear Stamp Set
Pink Petticoat....Tiny Typed Alphas
Hero Arts....."Whimsical Frames" Clear Stamp Set
Ink Pads: Tim Holtz Distress Inks....Brushed Corduroy...Faded Jeans
Tim Holtz....Distress Powder...Faded Jeans
Ranger Star Dust Stickles
Flowers: Prima
Inkssentials White Opague Pen
I had great fun with this one.....lots of messy fingers getting down and dirty with Tim patterned papers just inking some fabulous linen look card stock with Distress Inks....and a bit of overstamping....the bird image was stamped with Brushed Corduroy and embossed with Distress Embossing Powder....Faded Jeans and then painted over with watered down Stickles.   I didn't have enough small buttons in the right punched out small circles and added dots to create a button look and finished off with a bit of faux stitching.....great fun and makes me wonder why I need to have all these gorgeous papers.
And we have another fabulous prize for this week
from the lovely Jacqui at Simply Create

October Afternoon.....Daydream Collection
beautiful papers...alphabets...die cut stickers and rubber charms
absolutely gorgeous and I'm afraid my photography doesn't do them justice
Sending big hugs to our lovely teamie Jacqui who has just become a Grandma again...a beautiful bouncing baby girl Sienna......congratulations wonderful.....I bet you are on the ceiling.
So it's time for you to look out your Penny Blacks and see what you can create with the colour combo....can't wait to pay you all a visit...I know I will be in for such a treat.... happy crafting everyone.
Hugs Kath xxxxxxx
P.S. to answer Brenda's question about blending the Distress Inks.....the secret is to use Tim's blending tool and sponges and always start off with a circular motion on your craft sheet....slowly moving onto the card.


Pauline C said...

Wow Kath this is just so stunning and original - jaw dropping hun! I don't do a lot of distressing but think I must start now :-) Hope you have a great weekend :-)
Pauline x

Lainy's Little Blog said...

Beautiful card Kath, stunning. Hugs, Lainy xxx

Pia said...

wow what abeautiful card, lovely colours and details.
Hugs Pia

Ali said...

Another beautiful card my friend. Love this colour combo. hope you are having a super Saturday.

Crafty Dawn said...

I have been messing with inks & brayers lately and it is so much fun so I know what you meen. I love the bits and how you have made them pop out fab colours to.

Love Dawn xx

Tiziana said...

wow, original and sweet card. Wonderful your use of colours.

Denise Clark said...

Love this blue and tan together! Gorgeous card Kath! Love the image! the flowers are just beautiful! Jubal says howdy to Buddy! I bet they would be fine friends!

Allison said...

lovely colour combo, fab card

scotspanda said...

gorgeous card Kath, I can never manage this style of card lol

don't talk to me about the time passing quickly ......lily back to school on Tuesday!!!


Amanda xx

Nilla said...

It's a really beautiful card, Kath!! Hugs Nilla

weewiccababe said...

I could spot one of your cards at 50 paces Kath, you have such a distinctive style - fab card as always
Can I make an appt to come and visit next week please. G goes away on Friday and I get rid of all 3 kids every morning - woohoo

weewiccababe said...

I meant the week beginning the 24th - duh

Joy said...

A truly gorgeous card beautiful work with the distress inks and love those inovative buttons. - must try that! xx

Kat said...

Great card Kath I love it. By the way I got a copy of Cards today. I nipped to Staples then went into Tesco at Danestone for a couple of things and of course I had to get a copy to see your card. What a fabby card and I'm pleased to have found this mag it is certainly worth a look even if if is pricey!

Kat x

Shazza said...

fabulous card Kath

tracie said...

Oh wow hun your card is stunning and no patterned papers.. brillant !! Love this gorgeous stamp and the tiny flowers look fabulous. Hope your having a lovely weekend
Tracie :)x

Kim Piggott said...

Stunning card Kath!
Just totally love this colour combo and your design and detail so very wonderful!
kim x

Unfading Spring said...

Great Card Kath, love the bird stamp, you are truly an expert with those distress inks, haven't tried them yet, might have to get some, which colours do you think I should start with.

thanks for your lovely comment, you have a lovely weekend too.

Hugs Carol x

Cass said...

Stunning card Kath.Gorgeous colour combo and I'd never have known those buttons weren't real if you hadn't said.
Cass xxx

a portland granny said...

Those colors are gorgeous! Just yummy and I so like what you did with the background papers. As always, lovely to enjoy!!

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Kath,i love the image and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Desire Fourie said...

This card is just gorgeous and so true to your unique style. Love how you have incorporated the flowers onto the stamped grasses, stunning effect.

♥ Lydia ♥ said...

A fabulous card the colour combo x

Christine (Craftling) said...

Oh my, this is gorgeous! The bird image is great, and I LOVE the effect you created with the distress embossing and stickles.

Chris xx

Carol said...

The birds look amazing Kath, and your faux buttons really look real :)
Love the 'distressed' feel to it...and well as it looking so bright and cheerful...

Carol x

Dawn said...

Kath it's gorgeous just stunning - I was looking at it for ages...


Beth said...

Ooh, another stunner Kath - I knew you'd work wonders with this colour scheme! Loving the new Cubbyhole by the way - I'm green with envy! I'll get back to my craft pile on the floor!

Beth xx

Bonibleaux Designs said...

Oh this is just pretty yummy!!

Kort og Søm said...

So beautiful card you have made,
Fredrikke :o)

butlersabroad said...

I love your cards, so different and beautifully made. How do you get you inks to blend so nicely around the edges of the card? Mine always look like ink splodged around the outside! They never blend in well despite using foam finger daubers. What's your trick please!


Marcea said...

Stunning work Kath, I do love your style so much - very appealing to the eye
Hope you are having a good week

April Rose said...

Beautiful card--I love the faux buttons and all the wonderful details!

Cardmaking Galore said...

Just stunning Kath! love the soft blues and tan and the image is just perfectly stamped


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