Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Daffodil Dance (Penny Black), Vintage/Distressed, Postcard

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)
Spells ME!

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 :) 

Supplies Used:

Penny Black 'Dancing Daffodils'
Penny Black 'Postcard'
Stampin' Up 'French Foliage' 
Lili Of The Valley 'Grunge Corners'
(Friend Sentiment from Stash)

Memento Markers:
Pear Tart
Toffee Crunch
Rich Cocoa
Olive Grove
Bamboo Leaves
New Sprout
Tuxedo Black (stencilling)
Gray Flannel (sentiment) 

Distress Ink:
Walnut Stain (edging/dyed twine/postcard stamp)

The Crafter's Workshop 'Art Is'

Sizzix Framelits 'Tag Collection'
Memory Box 'Peaceful Butterfly Wings'

Embossing Folder:
Cuttlebug 'Butterflies 3x3 Tag Team Combo Set'

Tonic/Holtz Distress Tool
WOW Embossing Powder - Detail White
Signo Uni-ball 'Angelic White'

Challenge I'm Entering...

Simon Says/Wednesday
'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...

Donna. x


  1. You are far to hard on yourself Donna! you have created a wonderful card, I love the layers of wonky mats and your flowers are gorgeous, two cute butterflies.
    Hugs Pam x

    1. You are always so kind, Pam.
      Thank you...
      Donna. X

  2. Love it! Great colour combo and I love the distressed edges.

    1. Thanks again.
      I could quite happily tear and distress most of my work. I don't know why I suck at making 'neat' cards - I just do.
      Enjoy the sunshine. xxx

  3. Can you hear me? Screaming...GORGEOUS DONNA! Beautiful coloring and fabulous design work GF!

    1. Thank you so much, Pam. I'm slowly catching up with everyone's blogs... then it's Instagram to catch up on! Will be back soon to comment on the rest of your lovely creations. Xxx

  4. I'm positive I have never heard of Worzel - but it sounds a little freaky-deeky to me, Donna! LOL ... nothing funny about this gorgeous 'painting' - as that is exactly how I see it and really, really serious about the gorgeous!!! So happy it didn't hit the bin!

    1. You are so kind.
      Hugs and squishes to you, beautiful lady.
      Mwah. Xxx

  5. gorgeous watercolored flowers! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

    blog-paperie blooms

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*