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! :)