Saturday, May 9, 2015

Herringbone Background


Today I have a fun card with a cute little Penny Black image that I've had in my stamped images box for ages. I used some strips of Echo Park Country Drive dsp to make the herringbone background, and then embossed the entire thing with a CB decorative tiles ef.
I colored the image with Copics, adding some glossy accents to the pink boot the hedgie is sitting in. I added some Punch-a-Bunch butterflies along with some negative do-dads from a border die cut, and put them up in the sky for that wee hedgie to look at. I die cut the image panel with a Lil Inker stitched rectangles die.

I'm entering this into the Penny Black Saturday challenge for May which is "trees or nature." (tree images in the dsp, plus butterflies and a flower)

I'm also entering this into the MFP Speedy Fox & Friends challenge #261 - to use strips of paper at an angle.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend, and thanks for stopping by!

Carol

19 comments:

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Love how you made the boot like shiny vinyl! Gorgeous background, Carol!

scrAPpamondo said...

This use of paper strips looks great, Carol!! I didn't know the name of this technique (the "herringbone" background) but I have seen it in another your card and I think it's fabulous with the embossing!! So movimented and pretty texturizing!
The cute hedgie seems really look at the lovely butterflies! This card is so spring and happy!

Donna Hanley said...

Beautiful background and of course you can't beat a hedgie and when he is sitting in a boot you have total cuteness. Have a wonderuful weekend.

jimlynn said...

Cute image and love the embossing over the herringbone in the background! Very, very cute card!
Hope you have a great day!
Lynn

Jean said...

Another fabulous background you've made here Carol. I love the cute little hedgie in the pink boot too.
Jean x

Sue from Oregon said...

Hey you did better at the trees than me LOL! Love this little image and the pretty piecing too! Thanks for joining us at PBSC! ♥ Sue K

Barbie said...

Great Card Carol. I love how you embossed the card after creating your herringbone background. Thank you for joining us at MFP Speedy Fox & Friends.

JD/ Jill said...

Your are the Queen of Herringbone...Always enjoy seeing your pretty creations using that technique for your background! Your image is so cute too.

Stampsnob. said...

Perfect card for SFF MFP challenge it is lovely Carol ..............Lis

Liz said...

A fabulous background, I love how you've embossed the patterned papers. Cute image - the colours match perfectly with the papers. xx

Brenda said...

Sorry to have gotten to behind in my commenting Carol. I'm not going to try and catch up, but I have seen everything you have did and have fallen in love with all of your cards. I love, love this cutie, it's just so precious with the hegie in the boot and the little snail and flower. The butterflies are perfect for the hegie to look at and of course you know how much I always love the backgrounds you come up with. You are my hero with your cards Carol!! Hugs, Brenda

Vickie Y said...

Beautiful background and adorable image and card. Thank you for sharing with us at MFP Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge.

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Carol, such a cute image and lovely colourful background.
Pauline
x

aussie aNNie said...

Wonderful card with the most gorgeous colours and added goodies. Hope you had a lovely day for mother's day.xx {aNNie My Personal Blog}

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Such happy colors!!!! You are rocking the box of images. I've made a decision... I'm setting mine on fire. LOL! I'd better not... might burn the whole house down on accident.

Christine said...

Love the background you made and great job on using your stash of images. The little heggie is adorable. I so want to see one in real life. Thanks so much for sharing with us on MFP's Speedy Fox and Friends.

Jane said...

How adorable!!! Your colors and strips are perfect! Thanks for sharing with us at MFP Speedy Fox & Friends.

Kren Kurts said...

Such a darling card, Carol. Love the herringbone background and that image is just too cute!

kReN@http://afourthlife.blogspot.com

Helen said...

Awww...sweet card! Love your paper background!
Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
Helen x