Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Love Grafitti

I made this card for a couple of challenges - Penny Black and More 'Love is in the air' and Penny Black Saturday Challenge 'New' - the adorable stamp is new, from Santa:
I was inspired by Sue's great use of hexagons, shown on her blog here - and her card was one of my Playground Picks on Sunday. So, instead of doing my all too often used 'backing paper across the whole card' theme, I played with hexagons :)

I used:

- 6" x 6" square tent style card, using SU's 'So Saffron' card stock

- the image is by Penny Black, called 'Love Grafitti', coloured with Pro Markers and Polychromos pencils, blended with Sansodor

- the image was die cut using a Spellbinders Nestie from the hexagon set, and layered onto a snippet of dark blue pearlescent card, hand cut in the usual way by drawing round the outside of the die to keep a narrow border

- the panel of hexagons was made with a snippet of dark blue card, a snippet of white card and snippets of paper from the Forever Friends 'Best of British' paper pad - die cut with a smaller die from the same hexagon set as the image

- right hand corners were cut on a slant and then some red Josy Rose nail heads added

Grinning here, that's about the amount of fence still standing/undamaged in the Playground :) Needless to say, it's going to be weeks before a new one can be erected - the local fencing contractors are quids in right now!

This card is also for Cuttlebug Mania's challenge which is 'All you need is love' - I used my Cuttlebug and a hexagonal set of Spellbinders Nesties. 

Di
x

27 comments:

  1. That's the kind of graffiti that I like!

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  2. I like those missing corners Miss. Erm, you've not chucked em out ave you!! Hugs Mrs A.
    p.s sitting here by the slide with me blow torch just in case anyone tries something again.

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  3. Ah ha! Was that you I learned that trace around the outside of the die trick from???? I used it on my H'ween snippet card. I thought whoever came up with the idea was brilliant and I still think it. Santa has good taste in stamps. I have a new PB to use for the new challenge but somehow I don't seem to be getting around to it. Anyway, love your card with the hexagons. Too fun!

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  4. aw love graffiti indeedy Di soo cute and yes remember Sue's hexagons and does look great... rather like Irene's inchies.. Shaz in Oz.x

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  5. Great card Di. Love the patchwork and that PB stamp is fabulous!! xx

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  6. Fantastic card,
    love your design
    have a lovely day
    hugs Tamara

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  7. Very pretty Di and like how you have used the patchwork dies - I bought than months ago as it seemed like a good idea at the time and it's still in the box, so thanks for the inspiration.

    Thanks for joining in with our Love is in the Air theme at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

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  8. So pleased I inspired you Di! Your card is gorgeous - love the hedgies! Not sure I'm going to inspire you this week though!

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  9. Oooh happy hexagons! LOVE this card Di. The PB hedgie is so cute too. Perfectly coloured.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  10. I love those little hedgie stamps Di. So cute.
    Hugs,
    Annie x

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  11. Awww! Love the stamp. Didn't Santa do well this year with choosing pressies?
    Love the hexagons - appeals to my quilting side!
    Hugs
    xx

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  12. Awww Di what a gorgeous stamp! Love the hexagons I got some off hubby for chrimbo and used them for the first time today LOL lots of huggles Sue xxx

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  13. Great card. Love the new stamp and hexagon shapes. Will you be painting hearts on the new playground fence when you get it?

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  14. Great card Di, Love the sweet PB image and coloured beautifully.love the hexagon.
    hugs Mau xx

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  15. Fabulous image, love the hexagons and the fabulous colours. Brill card.

    Kath x

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  16. Just saw this nifty image over at PB Allsorts Jan challenge. I love how you used this image with the shaped card and your hexagons. Very dramatic. (this was DD's V. card last year, and is such a sweet stamp. Good for Santa in picking this one just for you.) It surely made a beautiful card. TFS & Hugs

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  17. Just saw this nifty image over at PB Allsorts Jan challenge. I love how you used this image with the shaped card and your hexagons. Very dramatic. (this was DD's V. card last year, and is such a sweet stamp. Good for Santa in picking this one just for you.) It surely made a beautiful card. TFS & Hugs

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  18. A very beautiful card Di, love the pretty design and gorgeous image xx

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  19. This is just darling, Di! I love the design and the way you've even hexagoned the corners! Genius! Hugs, Darnell

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  20. He us such a cutie Di and at least there is some fence left to work with. Good to see you playing along at Cuttlebug Mania x

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  21. Lovely card a delightful stamp, love the hexagons and all the little heart papers x Susan x

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  22. Light bulb moment for me - thank you Di, have had a couple of lovely ideas because of your gorgeous creation xx

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  23. I'm well impressed with your gift from Santa ... that's got to be the most appropriate stamp for you this year :) Our fence is still standing - just! What a winter it's been so far!!! Hugs, Elizabeth xx

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  24. Back to add to my previous comment - Thank you for joining the Penny Black 'Love is is the air' challenge and good luck x Susan x

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  25. Awww...such a cute card!
    Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
    Helen x

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