Sunday, January 16, 2011

All you need is Love

I found a new challenge site (for me at least) ~ Penny Black @ Allsorts    It looks fun so thought I'd give it a go.... I also decided to try the sketch at Our Creative Corner.  I started my card with a bit
of background I had made last week.  I had been playing with my new Hero Arts Classic Fabric background cling and some variegated dye pads ( Kaleidacolor inks) and made a few different colour combos.
The one I chose here is blues and greens so I mounted it onto some soft  blue bazzill.

All you need is Love (OCCC)

The lovely Penny Black stamped image was sent to me by Paula quite some time ago...she very generously sent me a whole pile which I am slowly working through....I cut it out with a Nestibility die and then while it was still in the die, sponged the edges with blue and green.  I then used distress inks to colour in the image.  I finished by painting over the lot with some Iridescent Medium mixed with water to give it a shimmer.  The sentiment is also by Penny Black.

And talking about Love.... look at the love I received in the mail over the past few weeks...
firstly from Virginia... a card that left Canada 10th December and finally arrived in NZ 6th January!!!!
and then this wonderful card from Marijke who I sent a Christmas card to in a challenge exchange as well as some butterflies.... this card was to say thank you ( and used some of the butterflies.  Also very beautifully decorated inside as well!!
And finally Marian sent this stunner to me as part of January's CCC.  Such a beautiful card.
 so much love received this month.

Hope your week is wonderful wherever you are.... Auckland is still enjoying wonderful summer weather.... another corker weekend finished.


brenda said...

Hi Dawn

A wonderful array of cards, all so very different.

I love the shaded effect you have created on the fitst one using the kaleidacolor pad.

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

B x

Shirley said...

You have certainly captured the theme of love in your card and it is perfect for our challenge this month at Penny Black at Allsorts.
Your inking and stamping is beautiful and the colours are gorgeous.
Thank you for sharing your lovely work with us and we hope you will join us again next month.


CinnamonSally said...

Love your card Dawn and the way you have created that fab background, Great idea about inking the edges of a die cut while still in the die.
Lucky you for receiving all those stunning cards, what a great group we are lucky enough to belong to!!!

Lori Rider said...

Beautiful card - I love the soft colors and your sponging around those adorable hedgies. Thanks so much for playing along with the OCC!

Isha said...

Gorgeous cards Dawn:))

Barb said...

Love your sweet Penny Black card, Dawn! The colors are beautiful and such a cute image! So nice to receive cards from friends all around the world! they are all wonderful! Could you please send some of your summer weather this way? I'm so tired of being cold all the time! :)

Ellie said...

What a fabulous card! Love the way you colored it and the beautiful colors used for the background paper! Fabulous sketch too!
Love those cards you received in the mail too! So pretty!

Thanks so much for playing along with us at penny black at all sorts!

Dotty Jo said...

Lovely cards!!!! Makes me realise how much I am missing Deborah's CCC. Must try and play again soon, jo x

Violets Corner said...

Love your card, the new Hero Arts stamp is gorgeous.

Thanks for joining us at Penny Black at Allsorts,


Mervi said...

It's a beautiful PB card- cute,!
lovely image and colouring.

Thank you for playing with us
at Penny Black @ Allsorts,
and our blog hop too, good luck;-))m

Jules said...

Gosh Dawn you have been one very busy lady.

So many gorgeous creations.

Loving your entry for Penny Black at Allsorts. Great use of your sketch and such a well coloured image too.

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

Love Jules xx

louise said...

So glad you have found us at Penny Black at Allsorts because your card is gorgeous, love your other cards too.
Hugs Louise xx

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Penny Black At allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Jacqueline said...

Your card has such pretty pastel colors Dawn and you received some jewels! Humid weather is so hard to cope with I can imagine. JOY to you!

Tiffany said...

I love the graduated colors on the background stamp Dawn, very pretty and delicate! Love all the sweet cards from your crafting buddies! Each truly a work of art!

Suzanne C said...

What a sweet card you created with the hedge hogs and love the fabric background. Love your mail all so beautiful!