Good morning crafters, and welcome to the first Penny Black Saturday Challenge for 2012!
Thanks to everyone who entered our Christmas tags challenge over the festive period - hope you all had a fabulous Christmas and New Year, and don't forget to check the main challenge blog to see if you are a winner.
This week we are starting with the first of a new regular monthly challenge theme, which is to CASE a favourite PB card chosen by a member of the DT. If you haven't heard of this before, CASE means "copy and share everything" - in other words, just let elements of the card such as the image, colours, layout or theme inspire you. If you have a look at the gorgeous samples made by the rest of the DT you'll get the idea!
We are starting with our lovely teamie Beth, so this week's challenge is to
CASE the following card by Beth
To help you get in the mood we have a fabulous prize from our regular sponsor The Ribbon Girl
and it is this yummy yellow mini-ribbon kit.
Don't forget that to be eligible for the prize you should link to a new piece of work which features a Penny Black image stamp, large sentiment or stickeroo as its main focus.
Here is my effort for this week.
This actually was a bit of a challenge for me, as I don't really craft using the colours red, white and blue (particularly red!) so I didn't really have any suitable papers. That being the case I decided to focus on copying the concept of stars and just to allude to the colour scheme.
My best option was to use my Marianne D star bauble die with coloured card behind it, so I made my background by embossing white pearlised card with star shapes. My hedgie image should normally be raising his arms to flowers, but I thought it might work if I masked off that part of the image, and I then cut out teeny holographic silver card stars using my Cuttlebug "Snowflakes #2" die set - I rather like how that turned out lol!
Stamps: Penny Black "Hedgehog Joy" ;
Media: Promarkers and Flexmarkers;
Supplies: red and blue matt mirri card, silver holographic mirri card; ribbon, gems and peel-off from my stash;
Tools: small, large and lacy circle nestabilities; Marianne D Creatables star bauble die; Cuttlebug "Snowflakes #2" die (stars); Cuttlebug "Christmas Stars" embossing folder.
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Look forward to seeing another year of your fab Penny Black creations :-)