Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Penny Black Challenge 9 - Sketch 2

I do enjoy the Penny Black Saturday Challenges! However this one was a bit more taxing as I'd already coloured the image, wanted to use it, and then tried to find paper etc to complement the colours. Well, the ribbon bit was easy!

This week it is a sketch:

But, despite looking at the image for 2 days, I think I did ok! Sorry that the photo is a little dark - it was raining and going dark when I took it.

I printed the backing paper at A5 size rather than the default setting and really enjoyed having a mooch through one of the early Funky Hand cd's (Yule Be Funky). I've layered the image onto matt gold card and have also cut the snowflakes from it too. The snowflakes have been layered with translucent vellum with gold inked edges and attached to the card with chunky gold brads. I've also used the gold ink on the edges of the image as it softens it a little. And the sentiment has been cut from the uppercase Cuttlebug Baby Face alphabet set, again with the matt gold card.

See - still doing the Festive thing!!

  • Backing paper: Gold collection from Yule Be Funky cd from Funky Hand
  • Image: Watercoloured Penny Black
  • Ribbon: From my stash (and Blackburn market!)
  • Tools: Sizzix Snowflake die and Cuttlebug Baby Face Alphabet
  • Other Bits: Brass brads from Making Memories


  1. more cutesey little hedgies, beautiful card

  2. Wow what a great card for the sketch - I love this image with the duck and the hedgies and great colour work - thanks so much for joining us at PBSC again this week

  3. gorgoeus - love the image, very cute. The gold edging looks fab, and love the ribbon - great work. Thanks for joining us this week at PBSC :)x

  4. The colours on this are gorgeous Ruth, and the image is very cute!
    Hedgehogs and Ducks have a special place in my heart ;-)

    Carol x

  5. OOh this is fantastic, love the colours!

  6. wow this is gorgeous love the colours and the papers and that image is so cute, you have done a fab job with the sketch
    thanks for joining this weeks PBSC
    Tracy x

  7. This is fab! I love the modern colour choice too! Thanks for joining in!

  8. Cool card Ruth! I can't believe how busy you've been of late!!!!!!


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