Golly gosh I so cannot remember how long it has been since I last managed to join in with the Penny Black challenge but it sure seems like a lifetime ago. Not to worry though as I've now managed this week.
This weeks challenge is to use 3 shapes on your card... not including the card itself... oh boy what was I going to do.. it's been so long that the mind went into overdrive. Finally I just decided to get stuck in & have a good old play with stuff rather than having any firm plan in place.
I decided to go with an 8 x 8 card this week so cut 2 squares and scored down on of the pieces to obtain an opening position for the card. Next I glue the 2 edges together & once dry used my crop-a-dile to insert 2 eyelets to thread my ribbon through. Then took a piece of 8 x 8 paper & trimmed along the floral design & attached to my card. Next up too my Fiskars shape template & cut out my image & a further 2 circles which were then matted & layered and some doodling was added using a Sakura white glaze pen & a Pigma Micron pen. Then I created a banner to say "hello" and a "U" where I used a Souffle pen to add dots and a little "Hugs" sentiment on top. To finish it all off I used a Fiskars pop up puch to create some little flowers, attached these using a Sakura quickie glue pen & added black gems for the centres. Once the card was complete I then threaded my ribbon through & tied in a bow.
So my 3 chosen shapes on my card are the circles.. triangles... and finally my rectangle for my "hugs" sentiment.
Papers : Dovecraft Kate Knight "Amethyst"
Image & "Hugs" sentiment : Penny Black "Hugs" collection
Chipboard "U" : Papermania "Retro Floral" collection
Image coloured using Sakura watercolour pencils
Ribbon & gems from stash
That's it for now folks and the weather has gotten even better here today so may be able to BBQ. Better get my bum down to Asda & pick up some food... hmm hot dogs & sweetcorn for me as always.
Hope you've all had a fab start to your bank holiday weekend.