Sunday, June 20, 2010
Penny Black Challenge 106 Travel and Holidays
Hello everyone - today I am entering this week's Penny Black challenge. The theme is travel or holidays. The only Penny Black stamp that I own that would work for this challenge is this cute backpack bear. I made him look as if he was going on a summer camping trip. If you have read my previous posts I have been experimenting with Tim Holtz distress inks and watercolor paper. I am feeling more confident as I keep practicing. I am happy how this bear turned out - he is completely colored with distress inks. The background is a combination of stormy sky distress ink, some stickers that I have had around for years (so glad to be able to finally use them) and I hand cut out some grass blades, punched out some tiny flowers with my quickutz, stamped some little ladybugs from one of my Penny Black sets and used a Penny Black sentiment which I punched out with my 2 SU oval punches. I cut-out some green grass paper to make a frame added a strip of dark green card stock and used my white gel pen to make some small dots. I just felt it needed a darker color to off-set the frame. I cut out two different sized clouds and outlined them with some sparkly stickles. I think that about does it for this card. It was fun to put together. I really didn't have a plan with this card - it just kept coming together with each piece I added to it. Thanks for stopping by to visit and hope you had a great weekend.
Your stamping friend Debbie