Monday, 17 January 2011

Penny Black "Baby Hammock"

Good afternoon,

I've seen a lot of people colouring onto Kraft card with pencils in blogland recently, so I thought I would have a go myself (sorry to be such a copycat!).

I've used a Papermania card base (I have to say I don't really like these, but they are made from recycled paper, so I feel good using them!). I stamped the cute Penny Black "Baby Hammock" in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured the image with Prismacolor pencils, blended with Sansodor. The frame is made using nestie lace and classic circles. The sentiment is from Papertray Ink "Mega Mixed Messages". I put splodges of liquid pearls around the edge of the nestie frame. A good tip for using Liquid Pearls is to tap your project on your desk after you have applied the dots of pearls, this takes the "tip" off the pearl and makes them a nicer shape.

After I took this photo I did my usual of smearing the liquid pearls with my fingers - I really must learn some patience when it comes to crafting.

I would like to enter this card into two challenges:-

Penny Black at Allsorts where the theme for January is to use your interpretation of the Beatles song "All You Need is Love". Immediately I thought of a baby because babies need lots of love.
Crafty Cardmakers Spotlight Challenge where they are asking you to use pencils as your colouring medium.

Enjoy your day and thank you for visiting my blog.

Hugs, Clare xx

p.s. Jacilynn and Linda, this is the die I used on my previous card:-
Marianne Design Creatables Die - Frame & Swirls - LR0116


chris said...

Hi Clare, this is fabulous, love this PB image its one of my favs.
hugs chris xx

itsabrt said...

What a great card, I love the craft! Beth

Diane said...

Oh how sweet! Love your coloring!
Thanks for popping over!

Jack said...

Fabulous card. I may just have to copy thi s myself, lol. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers. xx

Jacee said...

Super cute clare, love it!
Hugs Jacee

Rosietoes said...

No need to be sorry Clare - it's how we learn and this is lovely. Great technique and lovely image.

Edna x

Sally H said...

Absolutely gorgoeus Clare! I love the way the colours are muted on that Kraft card. My usual trick with liquid pearls is to roll a pen or my craft knife across the card by accident. You'd think I'd learn to keep my table tidier!

Jules said...

Hi Clare

Loving what you have done here .. .. I have never tried colouring on Kraft paper - must put it on the "do one day" list as you have done such a good job here.

I agree .. babies need a lot of love .. .. and even the grown up babies too!!!

Thank you for sharing with Penny Black at Allsorts this month.

Love Jules xx

brenda said...

Hi Clare

You and me also with the liquid pearls and stickles.

A really pretty card with a really feel of elegance and nice used of the Kraft. I am still experimenting with it as well.

Thank you for sharing with us at Penny Black at Allsorts.

B x

debby4000 said...

What a cute, gorgeous card Clare.

Lin said...

Wow, this was a trend I missed, but it looks really effective.

Thanks for joining in with our Spotlight at Crafty Cardmakers.

Lin - Lil Miss Chatterbox

Sandra said...

what a cute card

Nannieflash said...

Hi Clare, A gorgeous simple card love the design and your colouring. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx

Kat said...

This is gorgeous Clare. This is one of my favourite PB images. Must try colouring on Kraft some time it looks great.

Kat xx

pinky said...

Its lovely Clare and something I would like to try. Thanks for the tip too:)

Marion said...

Hi Clare,
Wow! This cute image looks fabulous on the kraft cardstock. I must admit I have trouble with that type of penci, mine are polychromos not prismacolor but I think they are the same. Can't seem to blend properly with the sansador. Probably just me.
Love the colouring.

Tracy said...

Very sweet, Fab Entry, thanks for joining Penny black At Allsorts challenge, Good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Shirley said...

This is a super card Clare. The colours work great with the Kraft.
Thanks for the fab.tip regarding the pearl paint. I always have a pointed tip on mine hence have not used it for a couple of years. i will seek it out and give it a try.
Thank you also for joining us this month at Penny Black at Allsorts and we hope to see you again next month.


Ellie said...

Oh my goodness, what a cutie! Love the stamp and how you framed it!
Thank you so much for joining us at penny black at all sorts, hope to see you again next month!

pinky said...

Glad you got the card in time Clare. Hope you had a lovely birthday;)

Juls said...

this is fab!!! I love your use of Kraft!!! Hugs Juls

lisa said...

I must have been asleep as I haven't seen colouring done on the kraft card before but it looks great, Clare. I love the way you've got the white on it and thanks for the tip about the pearls. I always get a little peak so will try tapping it. Don't worry, you're not alone smearing wet stuff, I'm an expert at doing that.
hugs Lisax

Mervi said...

So beautiful card, lovely paper choice!

Thank you for sharing this with us
at Penny Black @ Allsorts Challenge and Blog hop,
good luck;-))m

Violets Corner said...

What a sweet card Clare, love the kraft and the clean look, it's perfect.

Smearing the liquid pearls?! Yup, always, you're not alone... you can also colour images with them, gives a nice shimmer.

Thanks for sharing at Penny Black at Allsorts.


fionalawlor said...

Oh wow! I really loooovvveee this card! Your colouring is fab ,it works so well on the Kraft card.
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.
Fiona x


Awwwww - love the PB image Clare, and the pencil colouring is fabulous. Hugs, Sylvia xx