front of card
focal image panel
close-up of image showing brown leaves
used to "ground" the image
close-ups of inked & shaped flowers
inside of card
close-up showing flowers & paper pierced
scallops of message panel
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On Monday's Penny Black Post Jenyfur issued this week's Reader Challenge of "Flowers" writing:
"Flowers can be found on many of our stamps including our Mimi collection and hedgehog stamps. If it’s a Penny Black flower, it works for this challenge! "
Although I do have floral Penny Black stamps I wanted to do something with an Easter theme & to use the watering can shaped base card that I'd made for my earlier card but not used. This little rabbit with his feathered friend from the aptly named Garden Friends set fitted in nicely & I particularly liked the fact that the robin (I coloured the bird as an European Robin) on the spade added to the gardening idea already suggested by the watering can - & what else do people do during the Easter Holiday? Garden!
I'd have liked to have made some daffodils but nothing I tried looked remotely like them. I settled for making my own yellow fantasy flowers & inking the edges with red to tie in with the red-edged yellow roses the rabbit is holding.
Stamp Penny Black 30-021 Garden Friends
Inks Memento Tuxedo Black (image), Memento New Sprout (inking the watering can cardstock edges; Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade & Vintage Photo Distress Inks (inking various cardstock edges).
Colouring Derwent Artists pencils with paper stumps & Sansodor; Inkssentials White Opaque Pen.
Cardstock An assortment of colours in various textures & finishes from stash.
Punches/Templates Woodware (circle & scalloped circle, scalloped oval, brown oak leaves, green leaves, outer flower petals), Xcut (inner flower petals); WS Tempting Templates Watering Can.
The yellow gems are from stash.
Penny Black Weekly Reader Challenge 11 - Flowers (see above)
Penny Black Saturday Challenge 147 - Easter Extravaganza (see above)
Timbroscrapmania Challenge 24 - Self-made Background