Friday, July 1, 2011

Flower Power

It's already July and time for a new challenge at Penny Black at Allsorts and our 1:st Anniversary! Woohoo! Check the challenge post for our Birthday Quiz. We also have guest designer, the lovely Katherine, as our much loved teamie Ellie has left us.

Brenda has chosen an easy theme for us, Flower Power. You can interpret the theme as you wish, with flower embellishment or floral patterned papers or of course to choose an image with flowers on.

Remember that you have to use a Penny Black stamp or Stickeroo as you focal image to be eligible for one of our fantastic prizes.

We have a set of Aqua Markers from Letraset, lots of Penny Black goodies from our generous sponsors; Penny Black Inc, Sir Stampalot and Crimson Cloud.

I used:
Penny Black Fireworks stamp on glossy cardstock, stamped with embossing ink and heat embossed with a pearly sparkly powder combination, I mixed two powders as the sparkly never popped out when heated.

The background is created with Distress Inks, I tried to make a bold mix reminding of the Flower Power generation, hence the purple star shaped buttons. The doodling is made with a white Uni Ball, it's the best white pen ever! I also added some Stickles and ribbon.

(You might be able see a pattern on the green cardstock, it's made with a Creative Expressions box medallion stamped tone on tone. I'll use it as a focal image later on so that you can see how it looks.)




  1. This is gorgeous Maarit. The white flowers looks fabulous against the colourful background.
    Hugs, Clare x

  2. Beautiful work, love the warmth in the red. Jx

  3. This is gorgeous, love the bold colours with that base card.
    Avril x

  4. This is gorgeous another pennyblack stamp which creates a great image....:) Sandra H

  5. You have a achieved a really eye catching piece of artwork here Maarit, the colours are wonderful.

    Have a good weekend.

    B x

  6. Oi Maarit, miten ihana kortti,
    tyylillesi uskollinen, todella taiteellinen,
    pidän kovasti, upea embossaus!

    Helteiset terveiset järven rannalta;-))m

  7. Superb colours and image Maarit, fabulous card.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  8. Hi Maarit this is beautiful the shading looks awesome and I adore that flower image a super card.
    Lorraine x

  9. What a stunning creation Maarit! Love how you made that background and then embossed the flowers in white. So beautiful!


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