Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Penny Black Fantasy Tree

Click on any image to enlarge I've had this stamp for a while, not really knowing exactly how I wanted to use it. One of the challenges I wanted to enter was "spring", so instead of just black or green for the leaves, I went with the pinks on the Penny Black stamp that I also used for that challenge which also wanted a sketch. I used George to cut the circles. A second challenge called for spots or dots, and I have that with the papers, tree, and on the ribbon. Another challenge called for a sketch and blue and brown, again I wasn't really sure how I'd get this worked into a "spring" card but, I think with the K & Company's wonderful papers, I found the right mix. I then painted some bronze perfect pearls on the tree and added bling to the blooms.

This is also the first time I've used buttons on a card. Now that I've started however, it won't be the last time. I also used Ranger alcohol inks on the background of the image and on the buttons to color them. (More new techniques for me.) (Maybe I've been watching too many videos on YouTube at one time.) LOL

The challenges I'm entering are:
Crafty Creations Challenge - spots and dots
Paper Cutz Challenge - 1 ribbon, 3 buttons
Secret Crafter - spring colors or stamp
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - sketch & Penny Black stamp
Squigglefly - buttons
Polka Doodles - sketch and blue & brown




PenLight said...

DJ, this is just beautiful!

Nettie said...

Really, really pretty card. Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles.x

FauxPainter - Dee Paramour said...

What a beautiful card, I love the way you've done the tree. Thanks for joining in the Polka Doodles challenge.

Luv Dee xxx

Kath said...

gorgeous card......thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC....hugs kath xxxx

shelly said...

oh wow! i absolutly LOVE this card!
i love that tree stamp and what you did with it. beautiful. thanks so much for sharing with us at craftycreations and papercutz :) xx shelly

katesacraftybugger said...

beautiful card ,thanks for joining us at polkadoodles this week
Kate x

brenda said...

Hi there

How very clever to combine our sketch with the PB one, had not seen the link until I was your card.

Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles this week.

B x

Magda said...

Great card! Love the tree.
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations challenge.
Magda x

Debbie said...

A beautiful card, I love the soft colours you have used and the pretty ribbon detailing.
Debbie x

Enfys said...

Hi Debra, what a pretty card, thank for joining us at polkadoodles. You asked a question about the plumbers tape card on my blog, no it's not duct tape, it's a shiny silver coloured tape, about 3" wide, I got mine from home depot. It's self adhesive so I stick it onto white cardstock first. When I get back to the US I'll do a quick video for you
En xx

{Jane} said...


Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

Nikky Hall said...

Lovely project! Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles this week xx

~Jennifer Rose~ said...

I LOVE this card! It is so stunning I don't even know what to say! FAB! TFS!

Kerry said...

Beautiful. Thanks for joining in at Polkadoodles this week.

Juanita B said...

WOW, this is gorgeous!! I like your style. TFS.

Fliss said...

A really lovely card DJ. Love how you twisted the sketch and the PB tree stamp is fabulous.
Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles this week.

Fabiola said...

bravo félicitation ta carte est super belle

~Jennifer Rose~ said...

Congratulations on your Polka Doodles win!! I LOVE this card! *Hugs*