Sunday, July 6, 2008

Penny Black Buttons & Brads Challenge

Checkout the Penny Black Challenge blog. A new challenge is posted everyday Saturday. I really like the Penny Black stamps as the images are deeply etched and therefore ink and stamp well.

The card is my submission to this week's buttons and brads challenge. One or both are required for the challenge along with one PB image. My daughter's friend turns 8 this week and the card's for her. I'm not 100% happy with how the card turned out being that this is the first image I've coloured in using my Prismas and Gamsol. I know I need a lot more practice before I'll be happy with colouring done with this medium. Anyone have a good tutorial on using Prismas and Gamsol/OMS? Also, I'm not a big fan of buttons because I can't seem to figure out how to use them properly as an embellishment. Again, I likely need practice.

CS for background is Pink Passion by SU and the image is matted with SU's Lavender Lace. Since I stamped the PB image called Cinnamon early last week, I've forgotten whether I inked it with Memories Black or Graphite Black Brilliance onto Wausau white paper. The image and the matting were cut with the Petite Oval Scallop Spellbinder dies. I'm liking these petite dies more than the classics. Sentiment is from Hanna and stamped with Pink Pizzazz dye ink by Ancient Page. Buttons are from the assorted pastel bag by Paper Studio and the sparkly brad is by Doodlebug. The image and the matting were pop dotted for added effect. All in all a very simple card (no dp or ribbon either) but challenging nonetheless given my first experience using Prismas and Gamsol.

Have fun stamping,


kath said...

fabulous card for the challenge Maria - love the image and your colour work is ace - thanks so much for joining us at PBSC this week

Sue said...

gorgeous card and a lovely stamp,another one on my wishlist:-)


valoudesbois said...

j'adore ce tampon et ta carte.

A little surprise wait for you on my blog

Bev said...

Brilliant card - love that stamp!

Jovita said...

Ah your daughters friend is going to love this card, its wonderful! Thanks for playing in this weeks PBSC ~ Jovi

traciejane said...

fab card Maria, love this stamp and the cute buttons look great.
Thanks for joining us this week :)x