Thursday, 20 January 2011

Heart Balloons

The monthly Penny Black at Allsorts challenge is:

All You Need Is Love

I found this sweet Penny Black stamped image in my stash and I thought it was perfect for the challenge! I've coloured it with Aquamarkers plus used some watercolour paint for the blue background wash as I've not yet expanded my Aquamarker range sufficiently!

I've used off-cuts of card that have been embossed with the Cuttlebug D'Vine Swirls folder as the background, and the red layered card is from my stash, along with the red organza ribbon.

With it being such a lovely image (and quite big too!) I didn't want it to look lost on the card and for it to be the main focal point.

  • Image: Penny Black, coloured with Aquamarkers
  • Embossing: Cuttlebug D'Vine Swirls
  • Everything else: My stash


  1. Really love this the image is just to cute fab painting !!!

    Crafty hugs

    Kerry x

  2. Hiyya Ruth

    It's great to see you joining us and what a lovely creation, your colouring on those cute hedgies is just perfect.

    Hope all is well with you and the family, bust as ever no doubt.

    Thank you so much for joining us at Penny Black at Allsorts and good luck with the draws.

    B x

  3. So lovely, beautiful bow!!!

    Thank you for sharing this with us
    at Penny Black @ Allsorts Challenge,
    good luck;-))m

  4. Gorgeous card, love the sky you made and your colouring, the embossed panels gives a nice texture.

    Thanks for joining us at Penny Black at Allsorts.


  5. Your designs are soooo wonderful! I always love peeking at your fab projects. Your blog is a treat!! Pixie HUGS!

  6. Oh wow Ruth!!! What a wonderful card.

    Love your colouring very much .. .. very impressive.

    Great image for the challenge.

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

    Love Jules xx

  7. What a gorgeous card Ruth. I think you made an excellent job with your Aquamarkers, your colouring is lovely. A perfect image for our challenge this month at Penny Black at Allsorts. Thank you for playing along in our challenge and I hope you will join us next month.


  8. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Penny Black At Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  9. What a cute card! Love your coloring. The sketch is fabulous too!
    Thank you so much for playing along at penny black @ all sorts. Hope to see you again next month!

  10. Fab colouring and love the way you have set your card out, thanks for joining us at Penny Black at Allsorts.
    Louise xx

  11. MAD coloring skills Girl!! Uber sweet image!


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