Friday 20 April 2012

Another Awakening ...

This is the second card I've made this week using the new "awakening" stamp by Penny Black and it also means that I'll be able to enter the Penny Black Saturday Challenge for a second time.  Normally I'm running at the last minutes just trying to get there with one entry.  This weeks challenge is Spots and Stripes.  For the spots I've used a backing card from Kanban, round brads and pearls and punched circles and for the Stripes element I've used the Hero Arts Large Canvas Stripes stamp to create backing layers and corners.

The colours used in this one are Stampin' up's Pool Party, Island Indigo and Old Olive and I used card, ink and pens in these colours.  The sentiment is also from Stampin' up's Sincere Salutations set and the butterfly embellishment was cut using their Beautiful Wings embosslits die.  To personalise the card for Mum I used letter stamps from a Hampton Arts Alphabet set.  To cut the leaf stem embellishments I used a Marianne Creatables die and the final touch was co-ordinating satin ribbon from John Lewis.

To create the topper I used the Stampin' up Write Marker pens to colour the image and then spritz it with water before stamping to get the water colour effect.  I've got rather hooked on this technique after recently seeing how effective it is on projects using this stamp on Brenda's blog.  I took a second impression and used this as a shadow backing layer to the main image.  The topper was then distressed, the edges sponged with ink and a stitched border added to frame it.

This card is for my Mum's birthday which is the first of May but as she is coming to visit next weekend I wanted to have it finished to give it to her personally.  Hopefully she will like it and not think it's too arty farty.

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges

Thanks for reading
Liz xx


  1. Beautiful card!

    Mrs Wonka (Zoe) x

  2. Liz this card is so pretty I just love it. Love how you have done the image its so soft and pretty and the whole layout is beautiful - your mum will love it! xx

  3. I can tell that you are loving this gorgeous image liz..thanks for joining in the fun at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

  4. Hi Liz

    I'm so glad you inked up that stamp again, loving the colours on this one and you have matched it to the DP's perfectly.

    Thanks so much for joining our Birthday celebrations at Stampalot challenge and really hope you can join our blog hop which has some great prizes.

    Confession time, it's making another appearance over mine blog tomorrow, still hooked you see.

    B x

  5. gorgeous card liz.stunning colours and i love the beautiful image :D

    xx coops xx

  6. Beautiful card and image....

  7. Beautiful card - love the colours!
    Thanks for playing with us at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
    Helen x

  8. Oh this is gorgeous too, love the colours, need that stamp now.

  9. Another fabulous card Liz, I'm sure your mum will love it!
    Kath x

  10. This is really pretty.Thanks for joining the birthday celebrations at Sir Stampalot,Ruth

  11. Beautiful colours and a great image Liz!
    Have a nice day!
    Hugs Kjersti:)

  12. Liz
    Just beautiful - love the design, how you colored the flowers and the die cuts are just perfect. I think your Mum should just love it - I do!! Hugs

  13. Very pretty, love the colours. Thanks for joining us at Stampalot this month.

  14. Oh this is very pretty! :) I love the aqua tones and such a gorgeous image! Fab layout and the dies are just perfect! :)



  15. Very pretty card, Love the blue. Saw you on MIM.
    Hugs, Heide

  16. Gorgeous card. Saw it at Make it Monday, really glad you decided to share.
    Sheryl xx

  17. Pretty card. I love those SU colours :)

    Saw you at MiM.

    Susan xx

  18. Oh Liz this one is really pretty too!

    I saw your link on Make it Monday. I'm #138 this week.

    Kasey ~ in Oz

  19. Another gorgeous card! I love this flower image and how you personalized the card.

    I’m stopping by from MIM.


    **I am having a give-away on my blog. Feel free to stop by if you are interested.**

  20. Totally Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  21. I like your colour combination and the lovely stamp you used. I'm looking in from MIM. Jean x

  22. Beautiful card!

    The layering looks amazing and the papers are just gorgeous.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)

  23. This is really pretty sawy you on MIM :) hugs Nikki C

  24. fab creation thanks for joining us at Sir stampalot challenge and good luck!


  25. This is absolutely gorgeous and what an eye for colour and design you have! I'll be back to visit often.