Saturday, 3 August 2013

Bright and Sunny (and some birthday news)


I've been playing with my new Penny Black Bashful die and co-ordinating Blush stamp.  The die isn't meant to fit the stamp exactly, but they complement each other.

I've used the sketch from this week's CAS(E) This Sketch:


Penny Black's Beat the Heat challenge is still open:


And the Penny Black Saturday Challenge for August is BRIGHT AND SUNNY, with prizes on offer:



£20 voucher

I dusted a piece of white card with Distress Inks - Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint and Brushed Corduroy - then spritzed the piece with water and blotted the excess off.  I coloured the stamp with Tombow markers and stamped it directly onto the piece.  Then I cut the die shape from watercolour paper and coloured it with the same markers and fixed it over the stamped image.  I stamped the sentiment on a spare piece of watercolour paper, punched 2 holes and threaded cord through and around the back of the piece, then mounted it onto the cardstock.

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Neat and Tangled are celebrating their first birthday with a month-long birthday bash (now that's my kind of birthday!).  And I'll be joining in the celebrations as a guest designer on one of the days!  But don't wait around for me, get over there now because there are giveaways to be had throughout the month.  See you over there!

17 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card Shirley - I love the pb stamp and your background is so pretty - hugs xx

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  2. stunning! absolutely stunning! that background is gorgeous!

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  3. FABULOUS!! A perfect interpretation of the sketch!
    xx

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  4. Amazing effect to layer the die-cut over the image!!! Gorgeous inked bkgd too :0)

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  5. Gorgeous sponged background Shirley! You're right...the sentiment compliments the image beautifully! Love the dimension that you created on the blossom! Beautiful work once again Shirley :)

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  6. Beautiful colors for the sponged background ... love the water splattered technique. That stamp and die are so pretty!! Hmmmmm ... going to have to add that to my wish list! :) Loll xx

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  7. So pretty! I love the background you created with the different Distress inks. Gorgeous!

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  8. PS Congratulations on the guest designer appointment, Shirley! So well-deserved!!

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  9. Love your interpretation of the sketch. The background is gorgeous!

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  10. beautiful coloring work here!

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  11. Shirley, this is just stunning, I also love the splotches on your b/ground!!

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  12. One word-WOW! Thanks for playing along with us @ CAS(E) this Sketch!

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  13. That background is simply amazing! Gorgeous card all around.

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  14. Back again, Shirley-Girlie, with happy congratulations for the HM honor from the PB Beat The Heat challenge!!

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