Sunday, November 20, 2011

Penny Black Saturday Challenge!

Hey there!

It's been awhile since I last posted here on the old blog. Work has been crazy and it's only gonna get more nuts. I did find a bit of time the other day to play with my new Penny Black stamp set called, Christmas Treasures. I won it in a challenge a couple of weeks ago, along with some of their gorgeous cardstock! This stamp set has a bunch of wonderful, little stamps! Here are the two I used for my card.


The reason I showed this photo is so you can see how I stamped the pine branch with pinecone several times. I did this to make it look like it was a portion of a tree, since the challenge this week at Penny Black Saturday is trees and green. I wanted to use something other than an actual tree stamp.


I started by stamping a couple of the branches, then I added the bird stamp, carefully lining it up to look like it was part of the tree. Then I stamped the pine branch a couple more times, surrounding the bird. I colored it all with Copics, added the dotty ribbon and a Hero Arts sentiment.

Thanks for coming by! I don't know how much I'll be around the rest of the week. I'll be working lots, and then on Thursday, we're heading over to my sister's house, along with the rest of my family, for a yummy meal and great company! I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving! :)

41 comments:

Sue said...

Hello Barb
Well if I do not catch you before, a Happy and Joyful Thanksgiving to you and your family, I hope you have a wonderful time.
I love the way you have constructed your tree/branch, you have made a wonderful card and coloured it beautifully.
Good Luck in the Challenge.
Smiles:)

Lin said...

I hadn't seen this stamp before - you've really made it shine, Barb - love your card!

alexandra s.m. said...

What a BEAUTIE Barb!!
TFS~

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Masterful! This is gorgeous.

Nancy said...

Thanksgiving blessings to you, sweet friend! I've been thinking of you as you head into this most busy time of the year at work. I pray you will find joy everyday in the midst of the busy-ness!
Your card is simply amazing....I love how you constructed the tree and nestled the bird on the branch. Good luck with the challenge, I think this is a winner!

Dawn said...

wishing you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving.... This is beautiful card. Love how you built your tree.

Michelle said...

Gosh I love how you created with branch! And those stamps are super pretty Barb, have fun playing with your new goodies:-)

Simone said...

This is so pretty Barb! I love how you created the branch using the pine stamp - such a great idea!! Very creative and beautiful card! :)

Arlene said...

Fantastic work - no way would I have known you used those two stamps to make this beautiful card.

Virginia L. said...

Love seeing how your pine tree "grow"!! simply awesome! Love the stamping and colors! Beautiful!

kath said...

wow barb...absolutely gorgeous...love how you used the pine cone branch to create a tree for this little cutie to sit on...thanks for joining in the fun at Penny Black Saturday...big hugs kath xxx

ivy said...

hi barb! what beautiful stamps! and your card is lovely! great job creating your own tree!
happy thanksgiving to you & your family!

Lynn said...

Barb, Thanks so much for showing how you stamped this. Your coloring is amazing! I am still afraid of Copics :)

Lisa said...

This is awesome, Barb! Love how you put this together and made it look like a tree. Not sure if I would have thought of it, but now that I have seen it you have made me want the stamp :)
Beauty of a card!!

Maureen Morton said...

Love how you used this set, Barb! It really does look like a tree. These are colored so perfectly. The ribbon is perfect and I LOVE that sentiment. A winner, my friend!

walchowDesign said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Barb! Love the idea of making the branches as part of the tree! Love it!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Barb I love how you mixed the two images together! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Sue McRae said...

Fabulous card Barb! Love how you made the tree branch from the one sprig!

Judy1223 said...

Wow, Barb, that is amazing how you merged the two images so seamlessly! Just beautiful!
Best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving...I am grateful for all the lovely comments you leave me throughout the year!

Lee said...

WOW.What a Beautiful and very clever card.

wandaguess said...

This is SOOOOOO pretty! Elegant and gorgeous! Wow! This one really spoke to me. Happy Thanksgiving Barb!

pcm said...

beautifully done!

Anne said...

Beautiful card Barb! Love that image....never seen it before. I hope you survive the next month of craziness at your job :)

Donna Bowman said...

Beautiful card Barb - love your coloring. Those are great images. I'm really starting to get into my Penny Black stamps - they're so cute. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family and friends!!

Brenda said...

I want to wish you an awesome Thanksgiving Barb! And thank you for all the kindness you have shown me over the year! Your card is so beautiful and I love how you repeated that pine cone stamp to create a tree, it actually looks like one stamp, you really aligned everything so beautifully! And your coloring is simply gorgeous! Take care Barb!

Karen B. said...

This is nothing short of amazing!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Love the way you created the tree. Beautiful card, Barb! Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your time with your family! We're going over to my sister's house too. :)

Tiffany said...

This card is breathtaking, Barb! Love your stamping on it! Happy, almost Gobble, Gobble day! Thinking of you and hope you're not going too crazy at work!

Rosemary said...

beautiful card, barb!! i love all the stamping you did to create the branch for the bird to perch on! wishing you and your family a wonderful thanksgiving!

Jacqueline said...

Good luck with the Christmas and Thanksgiving rush Barb! We don't have a Thanksgiving holiday here as in the States.
Your card is beautiful, and so cleverly made!
Hugs!

Debbie said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Barb! You are always so sweet and so faithful with your comments and visits, I'm thankful that I have gotten to know you through this blogging community!
Have a great day!

Trinh said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Barb! This is gorgeous! Love how you stamped the image and your coloring is fantastic, as always. I'm grateful to have met you this year. Sending hugs!

debby4000 said...

Adorable and gorgeous too.
luv
Debby

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful card! Love your pine branches and the sweet bird! Happy Thanksgiving!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Barb,

I love your bird and branch card. It turned out beautifully and you did a wonderful job. Hope that your Thanksgiving was wonderful. Take care and God bless. Hugs to you.

Dotty Jo said...

This is fabulous Barb, what a lovely card, Jo x

ANIA said...

Barb, great idea with those two stamps!

MarcyK924 said...

Beautiful card, Barb! I love the two stamps you used! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Tracey said...

Such a beautiful design and card Barb! You rocked those stamps girl!!! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog :)

Cindy C. said...

Hi Bard, your card is so beautiful! Love how you used the stamps, thanks for sharing.

CanadianScraps43 said...

This is totally gorgeous! My mouth just hung open when I saw this in our pool. Total stunner.