Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Penny Black Christmas Hedgie


We have a new Midweek Throwdown challenge starting today at Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps, the theme is Christmas In July!  This was a pretty easy challenge for me because I bought a bunch of Penny Black Christmas Hedgehog stamps last month.  They were on sale but the truth is I'm hopelessly addicted to Penny Black Hedgies right now.  

I almost tried coloring this one with greys but couldn't decide which ones, you know... Cool Grey, Warm Grey, Toner Grey, etc. so I went for my safe Hedgie colors in Copics R37, R24, R22, YR21, Y21, RV10, C00, C1, G0000, YG67, YG63, YG61, E25, E17, E50, E30.

I also added some stickles to the star on top of the tree, let it dry a little and added more Glossy Accents to seal any glitter that might flake off.  I used Spellbinders Octagon and Scalloped Octagon dies as well as a Tags Trio die and that what seems to be my "signature button" on the tag with crochet thread.  For a little texture on the white panel I used a Sizzix snowflake embossing folder.  The cardstock colors I've used are Stampin' Up! Garden Green, Neenah Solar White & Red Linen.

I hope you'll join us for our Christmas In July challenge at Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps this week.

Thanks for visiting my blog today!

Challenges:
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - All Time Favorite Penny Black Stamp (ah just one?! The entire Hedgie collection please!)
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
ABC Christmas Challenge - No Designer Paper
Little Red Wagon - Christmas In July
The Paper Variety - Christmas In July

22 comments:

Dana said...

Glad you went with color on this one because it looks awesome!! I love the stripes over your snowflake background! I got my package yesterday too!! You are such a sweetie and my card is gorgeous!!!
Hugs~
Dana

Linda Palmer said...

I love PB hedgies too. You did a beautiful job of coloring this one. Great card. I am with the CMC group of ladies that follow each others blogs. I am now signed up to follow you.

Jules said...

this is super cute Jan!

Cathy P in AZ said...

Hedgies are some of my PB favorites! :) He is ADORABLE and your card is wonderful!

Jeanne J said...

Jan what a great card! I love all the attention to detail - the embossed background - the sweet button with the bow - the little tag - and of course your AWESOME coloring/shading! Really super! I love it!

Linda said...

Great card! I love every detail. It is perfect!

thekolbes said...

Love it

Avril Tanner said...

So cute! Love the image and colouring! Thanks for playing along with LRW!

Pam Pritzl said...

Oh, he is the cutest thing I've seen in a long time ... great job w/ the coloring too! Thanks for playing with us at TPV!

kath said...

such a sweet card...I can see why this is a favourite stamp..thanks for joining in the fun at Penny Black Saturday hugs kath xxx

Samantha said...

What a fun card, love PB images too!
and your embossing,Thanks for playing the ABC Christmas Challenge this time, really hope we see you next challenge too! hugs Samantha

Michelle said...

HI Jan

Oh sweet card, these little hedgies are so adorable.

I love the layout of your card, the embossing looks fabulous.

Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

Michelle :o)

Brenda Hugar said...

Great card - love the hedgehog!

jayne said...

Very nice card! I love the embossed background and the hedgehog!

Hannah said...

Gorgeous card Jan, such a cute stamped image, penny black are excellent at that aren't they? Perfectly coloured. Thanks for playing along at TPV :)
P.S. I love your watermark image, so cute :)

Terry @ Krazy's Place said...

Adorable! Hedgie is a favorite. He's just too cute. Popped over from Make it Monday for a closer look.

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, adorable card.
luv
Debby

Kerrie said...

Oh what a sweet card .. cute image.

Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

Kyetra said...

I love the use of embossed paper on the background. I just started making cards and I had not thought about doing that. Thanks for sharing!

Nana Connie said...

I love Penny Black hedgies to pieces and can't believe that I missed the one you used! I have to get that one. Love the card - the embossing is superb and I adore the scalloped edge of the octagon. Perfect coloring! P.S. My hedgies are always gray because I never know what Copics to use other than the grays. Now you've given me info and inspiration. Thanks, Jan. :-)

Dot said...

Lovely Christmas card you have made. The embossing folder look great.Thank you for joining our N challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge.
hugs Dorte

Lacey Stephens said...

Wonderful card. Great take on the No Nonsense Challenge. Thanks for playing along with the ABC Christmas Challenges. We have another fun challenge for you today: O is for "Older image" - image must be at least a year old. We hope you can play along again.
~Lacey
www.stampandcreate.com
ABC Christmas Challenge DT