Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Penny Black Easy Rider/Circular Design


I've been playing with the Penny Black stamps again...  what fun!  There was a challenge last week at the Penny Black blog to use a Slapstick cling stamp and make a background.  I have this wonderful Circular Design background stamp that I wanted to use and do some experimenting with so the challenge was a great reason to get it out again.

Hey!  I won the Penny Black background challenge I found out this morning - I won a clear Penny Black stamp set of my choice and a package of their coordinating cardstock - I'm excited!!!

I used Copic makers and my Copic air brush system to color a piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock.  I then spritzed my background stamp with Copic blending solution and stamped.  Cool huh?!  

The little girl on the bike is a Penny Black stamp called Easy Rider, I colored her with my Copic markers to match the background I'd made.  Here are the Copic marker numbers I used N9, YG67, YG63, YG61, YR24, YR21, Y21, B21, B23, R85, R83, R81, R20, E000, E00, E11, E41, E42 - background paper colors BG10, YG61, B28, BV08. 

I followed a very simple sketch from last year to try to show off as much of my background as possible and added my sentiment using a Spellbinder Tags Trio die, matching button and a little crochet thread.  I can't tell you where the sentiment came from, it was in my box of leftovers.  

The other cardstock colors I used are Stampin' Up! Brocade Blue & Garden Green.  I also used a new to me product by Ranger called Enamel Accents for her eyes, flower centers and dots on her dress.  They aren't real forgiving as you can see on her dress.

Thanks for visiting my blog today!

Challenges: 
Speedy The Cat & Friends - Buttons

15 comments:

Lisa Jane said...

what a great background - love the colours
Lisa x

Nancy M said...

Oh, very pretty Jan! Have a great week!

jimlynn said...

Hey Jan, that background you created for this card just fits the image perfect!!! So cute.
Lynn

Dana said...

Jan, this is adorable!! I love Mimi as an Easy Rider.. too funny! Your background is simply amazing and I really think I am going to give it a try this coming week : )
Hugs~
Dana

Nancy M said...

OMGosh!! How did I miss that, or I hope you posted it after? At any rate, big congrats on your win--that's wonderful!!

Dixie Cochran said...

Congratulations on the win! It is, indeed, a beautiful card and deserves the honor!

Paula S. said...

Congrats Jan! This card is wonderful and it doesn't surprise me one bit that it won you some loot! :)

Winnie and Patty said...

Who wouldn't have a great day after receiving this wonderful card!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

This is just adorable. I really love your background on this too. What a sweet card. Thank you so much for playing in the Speedy's Friends challenge. I have enjoyed viewing your work and hope you will play with us again next week.

Berenice R. said...

Super cute card! :)

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love this sweet image! Love the background you created. Congrats on your win- how fun!

Janeen said...

how cute is this?!! love the sparkly accents and that button is perfect with this paper. great work. Thanks for playing at Mark's Finest Papers this week. Good Luck to you.

Yolanda said...

Way cool on every level!

redwasher1 said...

WOW!! This is just the cutest!!!!
Thanks for sharing with us at Speedy's Friends.

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

What pretty little papers and a beautiful job on coloring!