Sunday, 4 January 2009

Penny Black

I really must stop photographing cards when the light has gone - even with a daylight lamp the colours are not coming out true. Trouble is my speed mojo has deserted me and I am so slow at making cards at the moment it's usually dark before I'm ready to photograph them.
Penny Black's challenge this week is embossing. I've used the 'It's Your Day' stamp and coloured it with pastels. The papers are Spring Collection by Doreen Stoltz and I've used the Cuttlebug Tiny Blubbles folder (thinking it would complement the bath bubbles) on the corners which I then distressed with pastels (I find these easier than inks on embossed paper). The flower is cut with the EK success retro flower punches, leaves with theLeone Em Ash branch punch. the sentiment is computer generated and ribbon and brads from stash.



I am not happy with the inside, might have to try and change it.

31 comments:

joey said...

Hi Rica, the inside is just perfect! leave it!. I love what you have done with the embossing and the colours you have chosen, I have never thought of using green on this image you have coloured it beautifully!.xxx

Lorraine A said...

hi Rica, gorgeous card, love the image and the colours, just lovely :-), like the inside too, I must admit I rarely bother !!!!

Pascale said...

Really pretty and the inside is amazing too ! Pascale :)

Ann said...

oh my you put us all to shame with the inside of your cards Heather - I think this is just fabulous. Inside and out.

Ann xxx

Sara said...

This is cute beyond words. I like the inside and don't think it needs changing.

I have the same problem with speed and lighting :-) so I've started to take my makes to work the next day and photograph them on a windowsill there. It means planning ahead a day if you have a fixed schedule but takes some pressure off. Sara

Lisa said...

Hi Rica, Gorgeous card! I love the image and the colours you have used. x

Michele said...

Gorgeous card. Love the image and the colouring is fab. Michele x

Tara said...

I love everything about this card Heather, especially the colour you've chosen and the shiny bath bubbles..... FAB!! xx

Sarita said...

Ooh I just love it Heather. Gorgeous gorgeous colours. Love the bubble embossing folder and the pearly bubbles in the bath!
And the inside is perfect as well!
Love Sarita xx

cats whiskers said...

Awesome card just love the colours and the layout and your image has been coloured perfectly.
Tha ks for joining PBSC and good wishes for 2009
Hugs Jacqui x

Wendy said...

Lovely card
Wendy x

Helen said...

Gorgeous! Love the colour, and the inside is fabulous too!
Helen x

Moni said...

Gorgeous card, love the image and the bubbles! Hugs, Moni

Kath said...

beautiful card for the challenge and I love the colourway....great work - thanks for playing along this week at PBSC...happy new year
Hugs
kath
xxxxxxx

De said...

I always look forward to your creations! This is beautiful! The inside too!

Cathy said...

Oh Heather this is gorgeous. I love this stamp and your embossing. Such a beautiful creation.
Hugs
Cathy xx

Chris said...

Big sigh Heather.... so beautiful! A gorgeous colour scheme, colouring and the bubbles embossing is perfect! Chris x

Pauline said...

It's lovely.

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card Heather, love the cute image and your colouring is beautiful. Great detailing inside the card too. Debbie x

Ewonne said...

What a lovely card!!! ♥

Eija said...

The card looks very luxury and the fellows are realy enjoying :) I like the colors too.

Eija xx

Sharon said...

This card is just perfection Heather. Gorgeous colours to go with a wonderful stamp. Love your pastels on the embossing.
Sharon

Pauline C said...

Stunning card Rica - your use of bubbles with the image is adorable, and your flower/leaves combo is fab ... I NEED that Leone Em punch lol!! Thanks for joining in the PBSC this week
Pauline x

Sam said...

Georgeous card, was looking at my stamps from this set tonight and wondering why I bought them, now I know why! Must get them out and have a play. Love the green colour scheme, don't make many cards in green although its one of my favourite colours.
Sam x

Dawn said...

Aww this is just adorable - what a gorgeous stamp and love the greens!

Lyndsey Marie said...

WOW this is a stunning card, love the cat image. the papers used are fab. The flower in the corner is gorgeous. Love the colours used and they layout design is lovely. I dont know what you are worring about the inside for I think it looks fab.
Lyndsey xx

tracie said...

Fabulous card Rica, love the cute image and your colouring is stunning. I love the inside ~ looks perfect.
Thanks for joining us this week
Happy New Year
Hugs
Trace :)x

Maria Matter said...

Oh, I'm lovin' this!!! The embossed bg looks great distressed and the PB image is just too cute for words!!! Magnificent bubbles!!!!
Blessings, Maria

Beth said...

This is so pretty! I love the embossing and the big satin bow! Thanks for joining in the PB challenge! xx

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow, what a gorgeously delightful creation with so much detail. I must say ... this is a life one can only wish for. Love the colour combo. Hugs from Desire

gina g said...

Heather this lovely bubbles in bath fab and the colour is gorgeous. gina xx

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