Thursday, 2 February 2012
Penny Black and Sketch Saturday
Hi everyone! Isn't it cooooold?!
Here's a cheerful springtime card for the current Penny Black Saturday Challenge and this time the theme is 'Floral Frenzy!'
I love this little hedgie surrounded by flowers, saying hello to a bee, it makes me think of springtime. The sketch is from Sketch Saturday and at first I thought it would be tricky with the diamond shape, but in fact it all came together very nicely.
I layered the image on green, pink and green card, because the original diamond was too small, but I rather like the effect.
Papers are Basic Grey 'Porcelain.' The swirl is cut with a Marianne die, and the flowers with a medium Retro punch, using the same papers. The sentiment was a magazine freebie, the gems are from stash. I stickled the bee's wings but didn't add any more bling because I didn't want to cover the pretty papers too much.
The white velvet ribbon is from Hobbycraft, and I used a Woodware punch for the brown leaf-shapes behind 3 of the flowers.
I'm rather pleased how the line of punched flowers echoes the line of flowers on the image, though I only noticed after it was done!!!
Thanks for looking and I hope you all stay snug and warm!
love Mags B x