EDITED - for some reason it isn't possible to click & enlarge my images - I shall have a fiddle & redo the photos Monday morning. It must have something to do with my camera settings.
EDITED 28 Mar - see HERE for enlargeable photos
front of card
close-up of background stamping & poppy head plus
the inked, glittered & paper pierced image panel
close-up showing glittered butterflies,
paper piercing & background stamping
inside of card
close-up showing textured paper
& background stamping
I was working on the background stamping for this week's Penny Black Reader Challenge (all I was managing was lots of bin filling with repeat grid stamping in patterns which just did not gel) when I half-heartedly picked up one of my large floral stamps & with some careful positioning there was my background. I then carried that through onto the inside of my card to form the bordering for the matting of the message panel.
I recycled the dark green ribbon from a Christmas cake, the yellow from an Easter chocolate lollipop & the two pieces of cardstock I die-cut & inked for the matting of the main image are from the packaging of my Memento dewdrop ink pads.
I tried embellishing the textured green paper but nothing looked right & I decided it was best left alone. I seem to end up paper piercing something on my card as I love the technique & have just received a Stampin' Up Mat Pack which I'm itching to have a play with. Thanks to Ali I knew that a Stampin' Up Mat Pack existed & when I knew there was to be a Stampin' Up Demonstrator a few weeks ago at the Atstamps Wales craft show I set out to buy one. I was so utterly impressed by the punches, stamps & inks I saw & handled during the Stampin' Up Make & Take at the show that I've arranged to be a hostess for a party in May & I'm thoroughly looking forward to exploring Stampin' Up products further.
Stamps Penny Black 3645K Modesty (background), Penny Black 30-047 Flowers & Wishes (image).
Inks Memento Tuxedo Black (image); ColorBox Fluid Chalk Lime Pastel (background stamping & inking of recycled cardstock plus cardstock & paper edges); Shabby Shutters & Forest Moss Distress Inks (for inking cardstock edges).
Colouring Derwent Artists Pencils with paper stumps & Sansodor, Inkssentials White Opaque Pen, Stickles Glitter Glue (Lime Green).
Cardstock The card base of pearlised green is Crafter's Companion, the two die-cut layers are recycled (see above) & the remaining green & yellow assortment is from stash.
Paper Textured green from stash.
Punches, Dies etc... Woodware (scalloped circles inside card, butterflies), Spellbinders Nestabilites (Classic Ovals Large & Classic Scalloped Ovals Small for image panel).
The ribbons are recycled (see above).
Penny Black Weekly Reader Challenge 8 - Background Stamping (see above)
Penny Black Saturday Challenge Week 144 - Recycling (see above)
Penny Black @ Allsorts March Challenge - Welcome Spring
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Mother's Day/Girlie (Had she still been alive my Mum would have loved this)
The Ribbon Girl Colour Challenge 6 - Green & Yellow
Wild Orchid Challenge 19 - Dieing To Punch It Out (I've used dies & punches as above)