This is my entry for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge this week which is Floral Frenzy. This is the first Penny Black Saturday Challenge I've entered this year as Mr Mojo seems to have got the post Christmas blues. However, when I saw the challenge this week was Floral Frenzy it got me tempted back again. I knew I had this Penny Black image called You Are the Bestest already coloured using Promarkers so it was just a case of deciding what to do with it. I follow Kittie Caracciolo's blog KittieKraft and had seen how she created frames around her images and decided I'd like to try this. There's a tutorial on her blog.
I managed to make the frames and had decided that I'd use the small flower Tonic punch to make little flowers to help frame the image too and then I remembered I had an X-cut corner punch which would also tie up to the floral theme and punched out the corners of the top frame and added coloured paper behind so the punch outs matched the flowers. Lines were scored across the corners too. When it was finished I really didn't like the coloured paper showing through so chopped off the punched corners and added another two layers underneath so that I could still have the punched corners. Although the card ended up having more layers than I'd planned the alternating colours around the edge worked quite well. One of those "happy accident" moments and probably one I wouldn't have thought up but may try again.
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