Wednesday 3 August 2011

Penny Black Saturday Challenge Week 162 - Penny Black/Ground

This is my entry to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge this week where we had to use Penny Black stamps to create a background.  The main image is a Penny Black stamp called Cheesecake Wishes and is coloured using Promarkers. To create the background three of the seed fliers from the dandelion clock on this stamp were coloured and stamped using the marina mist Stampin' Up brush marker.  The same marker was used in a spritzer to spray over the stamped seeds.  The colour theme was continued by using marina mist ink, ribbon and card.  The greeting was from the Stampin' Up set Salutations.

The embossed section of the background was made using the Craft Concepts embossing folder Dandelion Whisper with marina mist ink sponged over it to highlight the embossing.  Extra clock heads were embossed and punch out using a one inch circle punch to make the embellishments.  Extra sparkle was added by going over the embossed dandelion clocks with a clear Sakura Glitter gelly roll pen and sequins and beads were added to some of the head centres.

I'd also like to enter this card in these challenges
Penny Black @ Allsorts
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Challenge 145 - Monochromatic
CES Challenges - Challenge 47 - Feeling the Blues 
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes 
HSI Challenge 9 - Monochromatic/Brads

Thaks for reading
Liz x


  1. Super cute card, love the dandelions they look fab!

    Thank you for sharing with us at CES Challenge this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  2. Hei Liz,
    fabulous card,love the soft colours,

    Thank you for sharing this with us at Penny Black @ Allsorts; good luck;-))m

  3. This is a beautiful card Liz. I love how you have used the embossing folder.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Penny Black at Allsorts.
    Clare x

  4. What an adorable card. Love the way you made the background - it's so pretty.
    Thanks for joining our 'blue' challenge at CES this week.
    Caroline xxx

  5. such a pretty card the background.....thanks for joining in the fun at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

  6. I love this image and have used it many times! Gorgeous card! Thanks so much for joining us at Papertake Weekly and hope you join us again soon!
    hugs, Sharon

  7. Hi Liz

    This was my very first Penny Black stamp .. .. and I love it to pieces.

    You have done really well to create the background from just three of the dandelion seeds .. .. and I am loving your embossing too.

    A great finished card. I love it!!

    Love Jules xx

  8. This is an incredible card, Liz! Love the background you created and your coloring on the little mouse, too. Fabby all the way around! Thanks for participating in the Heart Song Inspirations challenge.
    NanaConnie HSI DT

  9. Great background stamping Liz, it all looks fab.
    This stamps is one of my fav's too!


  10. This is so adorable! The image is super sweet, and I really like the effect of the dry embossing, especially the extra circles you added that are like drifting dandelion seeds. Thanks for sharing this with us at Heart Song Inspirations! :-)

  11. Hi Liz,
    This is so cute. I love the image & the embossing looks fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafters this week.
    Andie xx

  12. Gorgeous card - love how you used just the dandelion part of the stamp for the background!
    Thanks for joining us at the Penny Black Saturday & Secret Crafter Saturday Challenges!
    Helen x

  13. Gorgeous beautiful card, adorable image and pretty colours.

  14. Super cute, love the color scheme. Thank you for joining us at Heart Song this week:)

  15. A cute and pretty creation. Thanks for joining Penny Black @ Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  16. Beautiful card. Love the colors. Thanks for joining the Heart Song Inspirations challenge this week. Good luck.