There are a lot of challenges at the moment based around the theme "NEW"
Recently I won $25 to spend at Ellen Hutson's store (thank you to Virginia Lu)
and while I was away the parcel arrived...
I have done two cards so far
This one using the Hero Arts stencil. I used Distress inks with the mini daubers. I used a sentiment from a Kaisercraft set. This will be the anniversary card for hubby (our 37th Wedding Anniversary on the 21st of Jan)
Entered into the challenge at A2Z Scrapbooking (New to You) and the challenge at PennyBlack and More - Stencils, Masks, Embossing Folders
My second card is using the Penny Black stamp.
I started a bit backward on this one, but masking around the centre panel and using distress ink and a blender to add the blue. I then stamped the flower and used Copics to colour. Think I should have stamped first and then masked the flower and edges... oh well, live and learn! The sentiment is from a Penny Black set called Sentimental.
This one is going into the "New" Challenge at Penny Black Saturday challenge, the "Something New" challenge at Simon Says Stamp blog
and the "Clean Slate" challenge at Virginia's View