Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Penny's Challenge #14

Are you ready for another FUN-FILLED Penny's Challenge??? Today we are to use a WINTER THEME and a recipe of RIBBON & SPARKLE. See, I told you it was a FUN challenge!!

I purchased this image last year and thought it was the perfect time to "get it dirty"! First I created my A-6 size base card from Whisper White cardstock and stamped it using Soft Sky blue SU ink and AMuse snowflake stamp to create my background.

For my main image panel, I stamped this Serendipity image onto Whisper White cardstock with Versafine black ink. Punching a circle with my Creative Memories circle punch, I adhered it temporarily to create a moon in the sky. Then using a sponge applicator, I swiped back & forth using 1st - soft sky ink, 2nd - not quite navy ink and 3rd - versafine black ink. Removed my circle piece and there was a MOON in the evening SKY. Next I used green & brown Prisma pencils to do a little coloring on the trees and buildings. Lastly, I dabbed over the sky and the building roofs with a Quickie Glue pen and Prisma Glitter.

For added sparkle, I used red-line sticky tape on the top & bottom of the base card and added PKGlitz "meadow green" gliter glitz. (sorry it looks black in the photo) My ribbon is by Offray, purchased as Michael's last holiday season and the bow was created with the "Bow Easy" which I purchased from Sharon Johnson's Store. For the sentiment I used "Happy Holidays" which comes from the Stampin' Up "Frosty" set.

I truly enjoyed creating this card today and I hope you are inspired to play along in our challenge. Please be sure to check out my co-team members blogs for more inspiration. You can find links to their personal blogs on my sidebar. Remember ... once your creation is completed, be sure to go the Penny's Challenges Blog and add a DIRECT LINK to Mr. Linky! Your creation may be chosen as the "FEATURED PROJECT"!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today ... I always enjoy your visits!!


  1. This is absolutely lovely Darlene...that soft blue with black and white is an excellent color combo! That image is gorgeous, and what a beautiful job on that sky the bow too!

  2. Gorgeous gorgeous card Darlene. It's absolutely beautiful!

  3. Oh Darlene! I just have to tell you that every time I see your cards in my little blog update dashboard, I just have to smile. Your work is so amazing and I cannot believe it's been almost a yaer since we met on that SCS blogging thread! This card is just breathtakingly beautiful. The details on this are perfect, and your bling ribbon is sooo sweet. I love your sky, it's so twilight and wintry all at once. Hugs to you Darlene! Happy Wednesday!

  4. Wow! Another winner Dar. Love how you sponged the sky around the moon. Very peaceful scene.

  5. WOW missus! LOVE this one, simple yet elegant - fantastic!
    Teri x

  6. WOW and I mean WOW!! This is sooooo gorgeous hun!! Love the sparkle, the yummy ribbon and the beautiful image!! you girls have really attempted me to play along with all of your awesome creatons! HUGS

  7. Beautiful card, Darlene! So wintry and sparkly--you know I love THAT! Thanks for your visit and sweet comments, as always--I love when you "come over"!

  8. Darlene, what a beautiful card. You did such an awesome job on the
    sky and moom. Every detail is perfect and I love the matching ribbon. Great job!


  9. Wow Darlene! This is fabulous! I love the black and white with the touch of blue and all the sparkle!

    Yes, I did read that I was PCP's CS winner again! I feel kinda guilty about it though. I think next month, if I even have time to get a card made with my trip to Italy and all, that you better not put in my name and give someone else a chance to win. LOL! But thank you, and I'm excited to get another package of goodies in the mail.

  10. Everyone had beautiful cards this week, but yours really blew me away. Thi is the scene I want fo Christmas Day...this image is incredible and you really did it well! Hugs...
    Kim xXx

  11. LOVE this! Darlene that sky is just gorgeous (Have you been taking lessons from Michelle Zindorf - LOL!!!?) Really gorgeous - I have got to try my hand at this. Thanks for such lovely inspiration!!

  12. Not ready for winter but played along in the challenge. Hope all is well with you Miss Darlene. Lovely winter card. Pat

  13. Fabulous wintery feel....I'm so glad you pointed out the redline glittered edges as At first I missed those.....what a wonderful added touch.
    Oh btw your sky is GORGEOUS!

  14. Your card is beautiful. I love your new blog layout!!


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