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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

It's Beginning to Look....

Penny Black has provided a wonderful sketch by Beth for this week's challenge (#77). Visit this blog, and you will be rewarded with some beautiful DT creations. I enjoyed this sketch so much and became so engrossed with stamping all the little squares, I forgot that it was supposed to have a Penny Black image.
The benefits of this forgetfulness, is that I now have two cards using this same great sketch! You may recognize this Penny Black image as "Moo Birthday" -- a delightful stamp that brings a smile to my face for several reasons: it was given to me by my sweet AZSIS and because I was raised on a farm and used to help herd and milk the cows. I have altered this "...to look like Christmas" by using just two cows, and by cutting out and mounting each of the gifts on a thin strip of acetate to suspend them above the cows. Components are raised with pop dots, and brightened here and there with Diamond Glaze. Here is a previous post using this image (also altered) . I could use this image until the cows come home. (My son is in the other room so he didn't "hear" me say this.)

Stuff I used:
Stamps: Penny Black, Hero Arts, Mostly Animals, and maker unknown
Diamond Glaze, Pop Dots, Liquid Applique, Prismacolor Pencils
tiny gem, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Marvy Corner Punch
, craft punch (Santa Hat)


my hand

17 comments:

Els G. said...

Love your card! So clever of you to turn the cows into X-mas animals! :-)
The sketch is very versatile, I might give it a try.
Hugs from Belgium,
Els
xxx

Dani said...

Awww! So cute!! I am so loving it!! :)

Kath said...

fabulous card martha and love that super cute image..thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC...hugs kath xxxx

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Martha this one really made me giggle I love that image and you have done a wonderful job with the squares I love it.

Hugs
Lorraine x

Sue from Oregon said...

oh my gosh...I LOVE this card...those cows crack me up!

Sue said...

Those Christmas Cows are so cute. What a fun card. I really enjoyed this sketch too!

mueppi said...

Gorgeous card with such a cute image!
Hugs Gisela

debby4000 said...

Oh what a fabulous, fun card.
luv
Debby

RosesMarijke said...

What a very gorgeous card Martha

Davi said...

This card is just darling!! The fun cows and your great coloring along with the layers and embellishments make it a really special card that brings a smile as soon as you see it!! :)

CraftyC said...

Gorgeous card Martha, love the image
Clairex

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

This is superb! Your card made me laugh out loud.

Sandra1968 said...

Your card is gorgeous! And I love the PB stamps :-)

Margie said...

How stinking cute! Love your cows with that sentiment!

Marcea said...

Hi there hun. Loving your card!! Hope you are well :o)
-x-

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Martha,i love your image and papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Marilynn said...

What a cute use of Penny's stamp. I just love those dancing cows! I especially like the little bow tied to the tail of one; too cute.