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

6 comments:

kath said...

beautiful card debbie...that cute bear is definitely on my wish list and great colour work too...thanks for joining in the fun at PBSC this week...hugs kath xxx

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card Debbie, beautiful colours and sweet bear.
luv
Debby

Liz, said...

Hi, thanks for joining in the Penny Black Saturday challenge, love that image and you have coloured him perfectly.

Liz x

butlersabroad said...

Such a beautiful card, love the colours and the colouring of the image is superb.

Hugs
Brenda

Pauline C said...

Fabulous image, colouring and layout. Thanks for joining in this week's PBSC
Pauline x

**ScrapcoLLector** said...

Gorgeous details for the teddy...! it is not easy to colour use distress inks ^_^. You did it very well...