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Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Pink Encore With Vellum & Flowers

front of card

close-up of image showing 
glittered butterflies

close-up showing embossed vellum, edging &
 eyelet fastening vellum to pink Mirri card

inside of card
(click on  images to enlarge)

Having begun to explore how to incorporate the Pergamano techniques into my stamping & colouring I was quite thrilled to discover that the theme for this week's posts on the Penny Black blog is "Cardmaking with Vellum" where Kathy Racoosin features various techniques using vellum with Penny Black stamps. As a consequence this week's Penny Black Reader Challenge is to use vellum in a Penny Black stamped project. My card also fits the themes on the other two Penny Black Challenges plus Bunny Zoe's monthly challenge for February.

Stamp Penny Black Garden Friends.
Vellum Pattern © Josie Davidson 2011 Parchment Craft Magazine February 2011.
Inks etc... Memento Tuxedo Black (image), Aged mahogany & Worn Lipstick Distress Inks (for inking some edges of cardstock & paper).
Colouring Derwent Artists Pencils with paper stumps & Sansodor, Ice Stickles Glitter Glue (Grape Ice).
Cardstock An assortment of whites & pinks in various textures & finishes from stash.
Papers Papermania Vellums (Plain Neutrals), Dovecraft Designer Paper Pack - Kate Knight Eastern Blooms.
Punches Woodware (circles & scalloped circles), Nellie Snellen (leaves).
Eyelets Dovecraft.

Challenges Entered
Penny Black Reader Challenge 3 - Vellum
Penny Black Saturday Challenge Week 138 - Pretty In Pink
Penny Black @ Allsorts February - Say it with Flowers
Bunny Zoe's Crafts Challenge 9 - Spring... Flowers Everywhere!


Violets Corner said...

Your colouring is stunning Paula! And the embossing on the vellum is very beautiful and delicate.

Many thanks for sharing at Penny Black at Allsorts.


Lorraine said...

oh my gosh this is so beautiful i love the parchment it works so well with the pb stamp i love this one huni i do hope your ok wil mail you later hun xx

Donalda said...

girlfriend this is just gorgeous !!! Such gorgeous coloring and OMG that vellum. Girl you rock !!!! Hugs dear

xxxtglxxx said...

Paula, this just blew me away! I adore this gorgeous image, and how you have coloured it is amazing. That lettuce looks real! Beautiful use of the parchment technique and a fabulous way to incorporate your new skills and give a real wow factor to this project! :)

Stunning my friend, really stunning :)



louise said...

Beautiful card and the embossed work is gorgeous,thanks for joining us at Penny Black at Allsorts.
Louise xx

Shirley said...

Hi Paula
Thank you for joining us again at Penny Black at Allsorts with another of your gorgeous cards.
I love the embossed Vellum circle, it draws your eye straight to your cute image. The sparkled butterflies look good too. the inside is as pretty as the outside and looks lovely.
Thank you for joining us once more and we hope you will join us next month.


Jules said...

Wow Paula .. .. this lovely creation must have taken a lifetime to create. It is stunning.

I love your cute, well coloured image and your vellum work is amazing. What a great talent (and what an abundance of patience too).

Thank you for sharing with Penny Black at Allsorts again this month.

Love Jules xx

Kathy said...

This is just unbelievable. Your vellum skills far out rank mine. Thanks for the lovely post too. Hugs,kathy

kath said...

so sweet paula......thanks for joining in the fun again at Penny Black Saturday....hugs kath xxx

weewiccababe said...

wow , how cool is that embossing. gorgeous card Paula - good luck with the challenges

Autumn said...

That frame around the little mouse is just beautiful, I love it. Fantastic job!
I also wanted to stop by and say thank your for always leaving me such lovely comments. I feel bad not being able to get around much and leave them myself. My four kiddos and DT commitments keep me pretty busy, but I always look forward to your comments they are lovely and very much appreciated!
Have a great day!

Ellie said...

OMG this is gorgeous!! Love the embossing around the image, of course the stamp you used is too cute and your coloring is fabulous!

Thank you so much for sharing with us at penny black at all sorts, good luck and hope to see you again soon!

debby4000 said...

Adorable sweet card.

Mervi said...

Great and lovely card!
Thanks for sharing this with us
at Penny Black @ Allsorts;-))m

Annie said...

Hi Paula! I am loving your vellum creations, such pretty designs and what a great idea to add in a cute little bunny for spring! thanks for the tip about the camera and the daylight lamp - I'll try that. I did think I might have to get a little light box, my friend Wynneth has a small one made out of white nylon which seems to do the trick for her - maybe I'll take one of my cards and my camera around to her and try it out. hope you enjoy your weekend.
hugs, annie x

jenny said...

Such a sweet card and the embossed frame really makes it special x
Thanks for joining us at Penny Black Saturday x

Jenny x

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Penny Black @ allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

TaraG said...

Absolutely adorable, Paula! LOVE the embossed vellum that is soooo gorgeous! What a sweet image too and your colouring is just gorgeous and the glittery butterflies are just so sparkly and beautiful! Thank you so much, hun, for the sweet comments you leave me and for noticing all the little details on my cards! You are such a sweet blogging friend and your comments bring a big smile to my face each and every time! I really cherish your comments!!!!!
Big big hugs,t

Giò said...

WOW Paula!!!! Let me tell you that your embossed vellum is amazing!!!!! I absolutely love it!!!
I am really happy for your lovely comments on my blog and for your visiting..... I appreciate them!!!!!!
Have a fabulous week end dear!!
Hugs, Giò

Debs said...

Wow Paula this is gorgeous. I love the embossing on the vellum and your colouring is fab especially the cabbage, I love how you have blended all the greens. Take Care Debs xx

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

WOW!! The embossing on the vellum is really beautiful. Such a sweet Spring card. I almost bought that Penny Black stamp set the other day, but put it you have me wishing I had got it. LOVE how you've colored that sweet bunny!! :)