Monday, 26 January 2009

Friday Sketchers & Penny Black

I used the sketch from Friday Sketchers and used the Penny Black request to 'Frame it'.
This poor bear has had four different frames - I knew exactly what I wanted to do, but when I did it - it looked frankly 'naff'. I have plenty of buckles in my button box - but did I have one that suited - no!! I tried to take the middle bit of this one and ended up with a hole in my finger so gave that up as a bad job. I've taken so many photographs of it - not one was acceptable - my camera came very close to being 'hurled' through the window. Try As I might the image is not as clear as it should be for some strange reason.
I decided to 'bin' it - but then I thought - NO - rarely has a card caused so much time, effort, heartache and physical pain - it can stand as one of my pathetic efforts.
Now Ive just noticed a pearl has disappeared from the top of the frame - should I photograph it again (+ pearl)? - not likely this one has had it's lot!!

Papers - Basic Grey Boxer
Image - Penny Black
Derwent Pastels
Sentiment - Inkadinkado
Cuttlebug + Oval nesties + Boss Cut flourish die
EK Success Retro flower punch
Buckle, ribbon, brads and pearls from stash


joey said...

Hi Rica, oh my lol this card really did test you, not sure I would have kept my cool, but it is stunning, I really love the bear and the details you have added. joey xxx

Kim Dellow said...

Oh wow, this is beautiful. Kim

Lyndsey Marie said...

Lovely card, I am sure it was all worth the effort in the end. We all have these bad camera days and days when our cards just dont go right. The finished result looks stunning love image is fab and I love the flowers and the swirl.
Lyndsey xx

Cathy said...

Oh Heather this is stunnig. I love the colours and your frame.
Cathy xx

Chrissie said...

A fabulous card Heather, glad you got there in the end! LOL!
Congratulations on your award, so well deserved as all your cards are stunning.

De said...

Wow, I always love how intricate ad detailed your cards are! You must have the patienc of a saint! So beautifu!

Also, I tagged you! Go check out my blog!

Desire Fourie said...

Apart from all the misshaps, this is still a beautiful card Rica. Love the distressing and inking. Hugs from Desire

Georgia said...

This is so lovely - I like the use of the buckle and I really love that image!
Love, Georgia xxx

Kirsten said...

Oh Rica, poor you! But well done done for sticking with it, I probably would've thrown in the bin!! It looks great, I love the colours & the bit of distressing is great. Kirsten x.

Bev said...

How fab is this card??!! Heather I love it, such gorgeous colours. Love the flowrs and swirls. I didn't even notice the missing pearl till you pointed it out - Mrs Unobservant - that's me lol

hugs Bev x

Boots the Monkey (Jo) said...

Oh dear, there is always one isn't there ?! Its gorgeous, I love the colours you have used and the cutie image. It looks fantastic, with or without the missing pearl.

Take care and hugs,

Jo x

tracie said...

Oh wow this is adorable, love the gorgoeus image and design - fabulous work. Thanks for joining us this week at PBSC
Tracie :)x

Kath said...

loving this one Heather...super cute the papers and your distressing is fab.....thanks for playing along this week at PBSc

Katy said...

Fab card love the colours and the detail

I have left you something on my blog


Sue said...

Oh wow what a stunning card, luv all the detail Heather, gorgeous, sue.x

Larissa said...

Hi Heather,

I am sorry to hear that you had such a hard time with your card. I really hate it when that happens. I do love the card that came out of it. Such a sweet image you used! I love the way you colored him!


Tara said...

This is lovely Heather, great buckle detail! I even think it's fab with the missing pearl, hee hee! xx

Sharon said...

This is just fabulous Heather. Wonderful distressing and all the elements come together so well. Thank goodness our cards don't actualy show the blood, sweat and tears we pour into them,eh? This was definitely worth all the effort.
Sharon xx

Faerielore said...

another stunner, love all the detail xxxx

Beth said...

This is such a beautiful card! I love the colour scheme and all the details! Thanks for joining the PB challenge this week!
Beth xx

Pauline C said...

Wow Heather this is stunning - love your colour scheme and distressed paper effects. Well worth the faffing about to get it right :-) Thansk for joining in the PBSC this week
Pauline x

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