Monday, October 17, 2011

Penny Black Dusk Challenge

"I was really happy to have won last week's Penny Black Collage Challenge (see my card here). I do realise the winners are now picked at random, and not based on merit, but hey, a win is a win! I'll take what I can get, LOL" J

Anyway, as I have been working at a papercraft show (Picture to Page) all weekend, I didn't manage to get to make my Penny Black Dusk Challenge entry until the very last minute... Having had so much fun creating a sunrise/sunset background (see my previous post) for the Penny Black Inspire Card Challenge a few weeks ago, I really wanted to try my hand at it again, and see if I could improve my technique.

Snowdust At Dusk
For this card, I first diecut a piece of white cardstock using Spellbinders Nestabilities Curved Rectangles. Keeping the die in place around the cardstock to create a frame, I masked off the portions of the card, and sponged on Forest Moss & Crushed Olive distress ink for the green "hill" and Antique Linen & Brushed Corduroy distress ink for the brown "hill". I then masked off the two hills with scrap card, and starting in the middle to create the sunset, I applied Spiced Marmalade distress ink with a dauber to create the sun, then applied Mustard Seed, Barn Door, Fired Brick & Faded Jeans distress ink around it with an ink blending tool to form the sunset. When the background was finished, I stamped Penny Black 4102K snowdust with Versafine Onyx Black. I added a few more dots to the image with a black Sharpie fine point marker, then decorated with various colours of Stickles glitter glue.

I am also entering this card in the Penny Black at Allsorts October Challenge, as it falls within the Challenge Guidelines. (To see my previous two entries, click here and here).

Inclinations At Dusk
This second card was simpler than the first. After diecutting the white card stock, I simple sponged on Distress Inks in bands across the cardstock - no masking required. Then I stamped Penny Black 3984K inclinations with Versafine Onyx Black, and decorated with various colours of Stickles glitter glue. Die-namics Fancy Flourish diecuts were stuck to the card with Glossy Accents, and Thinking of You (made by Hero Arts) was stamped and punched out with McGill Vintage Label Punch.

8 comments:

Elizabeth Allan said...

Love the intensity of colors on both cards Mel!

Mervi said...

Stunning cards, love the bright colours and details.
Thank you for sharing this with us at Penny Black at Allsorts;-))m

Sue McRae said...

Wow, love the colours on both cards!

louise said...

Stunning colours, thanks for joining us this week at Penny Black @ Allsorts.
Louise xx

Ellie said...

These are both stunning! Loving the backgrounds you made. Thank you so much for sharing with us at penny black at All sorts! Good luck you and hope we see you again soon!

snailzpace said...

both cards are so colourful and beautifully done! sounds like you had a lot of fun creating them. thank you for playing along again with the penny black at allsorts october challenge.
linda

Tracy said...

Amazing Entry, thanks for joining Penny black @ Allsorts challenge, Good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

CanadianScraps43 said...

Wow your work is outstanding. Your inking of backgrounds is totally stunning and your way of making the Penny Black stamps come to life is totally breathtaking.

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