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Friday, 12 September 2008

Green Rainin' Daisies

Continuing with my endeavours to enter the blog challenges, here is my entry for this weeks Penny Black Saturday Challenge. The theme for this week is 'One For The Girls'.

The image is obviously from Penny Black, namely Rainin' Daisies, which I got from Jackie/mp3mills over at docrafts in the July 08 Image Swap.

The image was coloured/watercoloured using Whispers Brushstroke markers and matted onto lime green card from the DCWV Brights stack.

The patterned card is from the DCWV Glitter Stack and the Pocket Full of Posies Stack. A strip of DCWV powder blue card was added across the card and narrow white lace was adhered across that.
A large white brad from Papermania was added through a lime green Prima flower and attached over the lace.
The 'Happy Birthday' circular greeting from Aud Designs was stamped in ColorBox Fresh Green pigment ink and clear embossed, and then coloured using Whispers Brushstrokes markers. It was cut out and added to a lime green circle cut out using scallop decorative scissors.
This was one of those cards that just kind of evolves. I started out with the image, as it's for a lady with a bit of a teddy bear thing going!! I also knew I wanted to use the green daisy backing paper from the DCWV Glitter Stack. Then I chose a matching pattern and then the flower.
Then I decided it needed an accent colour as everything seemed to be blending into everything else, so I opted for the strip of blue. Thought this looked a bit plain but didn't want to add ribbon and then remembered all the lace and other trimmings I bought a few months back but still not used and went for a narrow lace.
All that was left then was to decide on a greeting. I really like the circular greetings from Aud Designs and went for the birthday one. It looked a bit stark on the white card so I opted to colour it in in colours that matched the backing papers.


Kath said...

Hi Kathleen - welcome to Penny Black Saturday...gorgeous card for the challenge and love the green colourway and I'm sure the recipient will adore it...great colour work too on your image - thanks for playing along this week at PBSC and we hope to see you often
your pink card would have been great for the challenge as well

Tara said...

Hi Kathleen!
Lovely card for the PB challenge, the green works so well!

Scrapmumur said...

Waw...Kathleen, I love your card so pretty!
The colours and the papers are marvellous.
This is very composition.
Merci d'avoir parlé Français, ça ma fait plaisir.
Je t'envoie un gros bisous.

katy said...

Hello Kathleen, a gorgeous card x

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