As most of you well know, I'm having a blast learning how to use these 'new to me' Penny Black stamps... but daft as it sounds I'm finding that the stamping/colouring is the easy part and the 'what on earth am I going to do with this now' (the design) is a real struggle.
And this card seriously 'took the biscuit' in that category.
I don't know if this programme only ever aired in the UK, but do you remember 'Worzel Gummage'?
I still remember the song...
'You put a WER after W,
A WER after O,
A WER after R and it's away we go.
You put a WER after Z,
And a WER after E,
A WER after L,
And that... (four taps/knocking noises)
So can you say it?
I don't remember an awful lot about Worzel Gummage - other than the fact that he was a Scarecrow, but I do remember that he had several different heads that he would use from time to time. He kind of just yanked and twisted them off as needed. Not sure that that would be allowed on kids TV any more!
Well as far as this card went I had my 'stupid' head on.
I freely admit that it nearly ended up as bin fodder and the design took so many wrong turns before I finally found something I was happy with.
So this is vintage/distressed with a contemporary edge.
It might not be to everyone's/anyone's liking, but it's the best I could do...
especially as this was my first time going 'off piste' and using my own colour combination rather than strictly trying to copy what I saw on the back of the packaging.
I can't completely take credit for this colour combination though.
Here's where my inspiration came from to 'change things up' from the very yellow design shown on the packaging for this Penny Black stamp.
I honestly don't think I've ever used so many different colours. I am pleased with the way it turned out though :)
Penny Black 'Dancing Daffodils'
Penny Black 'Postcard'
Stampin' Up 'French Foliage'
Lili Of The Valley 'Grunge Corners'
(Friend Sentiment from Stash)
Tuxedo Black (stencilling)
Gray Flannel (sentiment)
Walnut Stain (edging/dyed twine/postcard stamp)
The Crafter's Workshop 'Art Is'
Sizzix Framelits 'Tag Collection'
Memory Box 'Peaceful Butterfly Wings'
Cuttlebug 'Butterflies 3x3 Tag Team Combo Set'
Tonic/Holtz Distress Tool
WOW Embossing Powder - Detail White
Signo Uni-ball 'Angelic White'
Challenges I'm Entering...
'A Bit Of Sparkle'
Two posts in one day!
Sorry about that - I'm just so far behind.
One more post to do tomorrow (hopefully), plus I can start catching up on Instagram.
Still, it keeps me busy.
Enjoy your day...