Wednesday, 20 June 2012

I haven't finished yet!

Hello again,
You just can't get rid of me today can you.
Here's my second Blog Challenge for this week - the Penny Black Saturday Challenge PBSC
This weeks challenge is .....
                                 5 Circles
The usual rules of the challenge apply and this week we have to use 5 circles on our project - buttons and gems can count towards the 5. 
Here's what I came up with .....

I'm having a real vintage/distressed phase at the moment, not that I'm complaining. 
I found using 5 circles a bit of a challenge though.  I wanted to use 5 actual circles, not counting gems or buttons, but it just wasn't happening. However, looking at the finished card  you could argue that I have in fact used 6 circles and a button, making 7 in total, but I'm sticking with 5.  The main image on the large circle (1), then two smaller stamped images (3), the one with the sentiment on (4) and the button (5).

The gorgeous stamp is Penny Black's butterfly suite (4182K), which I stamped in black Versafine ink and then dusted Victorian Velvet DI over the flower and used Distress Markers to colour the leaves and add some shading.  The edge was coloured with a mix of Old Paper, Tumbled Glass and a little bit of Pumice Stone.  I used the markers again to colour the butterflies.
Prima papers were the perfect match, the spotty one is from the Jack and Jill collection and the others came from the gorgeous Nature Garden paper stack.  I distressed the edges, did a bit of tearing here and there and added a little bit of vintage lace as I was matting and layering - using up all the bits I kept finding on my work desk.  The smaller circles were cut and embossed using Nesties, and a little bit of DI was added while the dies were in place.  I found the lovely MOP button in my stash and added some lace behind and a bit of coloured twine to finish off.  I even did the inside too, to use up what was left of the papers.

I like to decorate the inside of my cards, especially the larger ones.  It makes them a little more balanced and less likely to fall over.

I would like to do one more post tonight, but whether that will happen I'm not sure.  Maybe I should leave it until the morning when my head's a bit clearer.  I've been on the computer most of the day and it's beginning to drive me nuts.  Blogger is messing with me again too.  Stephen came home and noticed that the font size had changed on my last post.  Could I change it back - NO!!!!  After walking away and leaving things for a while I've managed to get this post back to normal (ish) not sure it's worked on the last post though.  We'll see what happens once this has been published.

Thanks for putting up with me today, and taking the time to read my latest ramblings.  If you've stuck with me all day, you can't have got much else done!  I'm going to take a break for a while and would you believe, do some ironing.  I'm also going to watch the Indigo Blu shows I recorded earlier.  Kays been on the telly doing her stuff today with Christmas stamps, and I believe they were sell out shows - Yeah!!  That also means I can share with you what I was busy with last week.

See ya later



  1. Love all your neutral tones. Super design on your card. I dont think that would be easy to include 5 circles. x

  2. Hi Linda, your card is absolutely gorgeous, stunning, in fact. I really love that butterfly stamp (meaning I want it!). I struggled with the 5 circles too but I think you have got it just right. Really lovely. Anne x

  3. stunning card linda...vintage is right up my street...thanks for joining in the fun this week at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx


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