Saturday, October 8, 2011

Moxie Fab, meet Penny Black

Hope you all are enjoying your weekend, I know I sure have been. Despite working I'm still getting in some crafty time whoo hoo!!

Since I work weekends it is a rarity that I get to play along with the Penny Black weekly challenge. I have made several cards for it but I never have enough time to post them. My new game plan is to try and make sure my card is done by Thursday or Friday then hopefully I'll have the weekend to just get them posted. This week;s challenge is to use a collage stamp.

I'm also sneaking in another challenge I love but almost never get to because of work. Moxie Fab Trigger Tuesday! Their photo this week is so Autumn (and delish)!!

Those colors and stripes just beckoned me, here's what I came up with

The card base started out white then was colored with antique linen. For my panel I embossed the lower half with Distressed Stripes (Cuttlebug) and colored heavily with vintage photo. the top portion is colored heavy with mustard seed and lightly with wild honey. The middle strip is some more antique linen.

I stamped the flower (Penny Black, Poppy Poem) on white and cut out a rectangle to 2 1/8 x 4. I cut out a second piece of white at the same size. I distressed both with the side of my scissors then rubbed on antique linen, brushed corduroy, and vintage photo. I did this to both pieces. For the bottom layer I stamped the lines (Trims, Penny Black) in brushed corduroy.

I stamped the flower again fussy cutting the flower and leaves out. The flower is colored with scattered straw, wild honey, and rusty hinge. The leaves with shabby shutters, peeled paint, and forest moss.

I tied some twine around my main panel before adhering it to my card base. I added my distress layers with foam. The flower was also added with foam. I added some glossy accents to the center and a little twine bow to finish.

Thanks for dropping in. Your visits and comments make day :)


  1. Kelly, this is a beautiful card! Love the off-set panels and your gorgeous coloring! The bottom stripes in the background look fab too! Nicely done! :)

  2. Kelly I saw this in the Penny Circle gallery and had to come to your blog to see more details. Love how the photo inspired your colors and design.

  3. Hey Kelly! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)