This is my entry to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge this week where the challenge is "Anything Goes". I actually found it difficult to get started without any guidelines. Mr Mojo has been on holiday too as I've had a virus and haven't had the enthusiasm for anything, not even crafting, but I enjoyed making this card once I got started. It gave me the chance to play with two new stamps and a new quickutz die. I've had my eye on the Hero Arts Large Canvas Stripe background stamp for some time and gave in to temptation this week. It landed on the doormat today so it needed to be tested. I can see this one becoming a staple favourite. I used Stampin' Up Daffodil Delight ink on the background, shading on the main image, adding colour to the tips of the daisies and around the edge of the card.
The other new stamp is the main image which is a Penny Black one called "kickin'" and was stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured using Promarkers. I wasn't happy with the shading on the hammock so decided to glitter it instead to hide the flaws. Not sure if it works but it certainly adds a bit of bling and led me to use glitter card for the fruit segments. The image was cut out and mounted using circle nestabilities. The message stamps were from a Fizzy Moon set.
The other new item to try was the Quickutz Citrus Slices die. This is a double die so that you can create whole or half fruit slices. The tiny flowers on the card are actually the centre piece for the whole slices. Another Quickutz die was used for the leaves and daisies were punched from small and medium Woodware punches. I ran the clear Sakura glitter gelly roll pen around the edges of some of the daisies to give them some sparkle and the daisy centres were made using a ringbinder hole punch. The rosebuds are one inch circles punched, cut and coiled using a quilling tool. The rosebud leaves are half inch circles scored in half with a little metallic gold ink sponged on the tips.
I'd also like to enter this card in the following challenges
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