Sunday, March 15, 2009

Penny Black and Colour Create Two-Fer

I enjoyed the Penny Black Saturday Challenge so much last week, I decided to do it again. This time, I combined with today's Colour Create challenge. The Penny Black challenge this week is a sketch. The Colour Create Challenge is to use red and green. I really need to get out of my comfort zone on color combinations so I hope some of the color challenges will help me do that. Red and green is even a bit more of a challenge for me because I have trouble seeing it for anything other than Christmas cards.

I will confess that I only own two Penny Black stamps and this is not one of them. I received this image in a swap. It's probably obvious that I haven't colored a lot of these little hedgies. I saw after I colored him that his tummy was supposed to be white. Oops. (blush) Even though my two stamps are hedgies, their tummies don't show so I hadn't colored them yet. Oh well - I still think he's cute and next time I will know. I hope the hedgie lovers will forgive my faux pas.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Garden Gossip (Penny Black); sentiment (Hero Arts)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine)
Paper: Cardstock (Bazzill); DP - Wild Asparagus (My Mind's Eye)
Embellishments: Nestabilities; ribbon (unknown); silk daisies (unknown); brads (Making Memories)
Technique - Prismacolor pencils blended with turpenoid


Susan said...

See, I knew you would like the color challenge! I am so glad I can see things so much better now. Your cute card looks fabulous on my new monitor!

GiftsByHeidi said...

He looks cute with a colored in belly!! Love the background paper you used.

Kath said...

wow Judy...loving this the colour combo and your cute hedgie......thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC...Hugs Kath xxxxx

ant me. said...

Judy I think his tummy was proably just blushing! heeheehee I guess I don't know many hedgehogs because he looks Perfect! to me : )

Beautiful card and it doesn't look at all "Christmasy" to me : )


Pauline C said...

Gorgeous card Judy - love your coloru scheme and cut e image. Fab work. Thanks for joining in the PBSC this week.
Pauline x

Megan said...

Whoo hoo! Congrats on making your card goals. That's fantastic. And I really like this project. It's so cute and happy.

I used to work for Paper Crafts mag as an editor (I'm at CK now), and one of my favorite things about the paper crafters was how they would come together and keep each other motivated. It's so cool and inspiring. And clearly it works. Nicely done! :)

BTW, my name is Megan. It's nice to e-meet you. ;)

Sue from Oregon said...

Great colors and sketch challenge card!

Rica said...

Hi Judy - I'm having a giggle - it's always easier to colour an image 2nd time around isn't it? As far as I'm concerned you can have his tummy any colour you want - I've had blue ladybirds before now!!
Fabulous papers and use of the colours and gorgeous image.
Thanks for joining us at CC.
hugs Heather xx

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card, love the PB image and love the colours.

Sharon said...

Wonderful card Judy. Well done on making the colours fit a friendship card - they look fantastic. Love the image too. Thanks for joining the Colour Create Challenge.
Sharon xx

joey said...

Hi Judy, fabulous card, the image is super cute and really suits these colours. Joey.x

aardvarkpest said...

Great card. Love the spotty paper and Hedgie looks great with a coloured tum.