Sunday, June 7, 2009

Penny Black / Banana Split Sunday Challenges

I've gone back to more of my earlier distressed style for this card. It's for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge and the 2 Red Bananas Banana Split Sunday Challenge.

The theme for this week's Penny Black challenge is "blooming gorgeous", which we were to interpret any way we chose. While I love the cute Penny Black critter stamps, I am also a fan of the more elegant stamps in that line. I chose to use images from the Thinking of You clear set - the main image, as well as the tulip and butterfly in the squares are from that set. Also in keeping with the theme, I chose a background paper with flower names on it (from a very old DCWV paper stack) and added some little punched flowers along the bottom.

The theme for this week's Banana Split Sunday challenge is "pattern frenzy". We were to use at least three different pattern papers. I love patterns, so that's not too hard for me. The patterns in two of my papers are very subtle, but they are there. You'll be able to see them better in the enlarged photo. In addition to the flower names paper, the purple and green papers also have a pattern.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope everyone had a great weekend!

Stamps: Images - Thinking of You set (Penny Black); sentiment (Hero Arts)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine); Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Ranger)
Embellishments: circle and scalloped circle Nestabilities (Spellbinder); scalloped border punch (Fiskars); square punch (Creative Memories); ribbon (Club Scrap); flower punch (EK Success); antique copper brads (Making Memories)
Technique: Prismacolor pencils blended with mineral spirits
Finished card size: 5 1/2" square


GiftsByHeidi said...

Great card Judy!!

Susan said...

Pretty card! I was surprised.....I thought I was going to see inchies.

Emily said...

Oh Judy, I'm lovin' all that purple here! Great job coloring the flower image too! This card jumped right off my blog window so I had to come take a closer look. So glad I did!

Jeanette - said...

oh, it's BEAUTIFUL! I love the paper with the flowers names on it :) Thanks for playing along in the 2RedBananas challenge.

ant me. said...

Oh Wow! beautiful!! I love your card and all the rich colors : )

Wonderful job as usual!


Kath said...

beautiful card Judy...loving the images and great colour work.......thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC....Hugs Kath xxxxx

Teresa said...

Very pretty card. love that rustic look.

Wendy said...

This is so pretty, and the DP you used is gorgeous. Love your image, too. Thanks for playing in 2RB's challenge.