Saturday, April 20, 2019

Penny Black New Release - Full Bloom

Hi everyone. I'm excited to share some cards using the new Penny Black Full Bloom Release!  There are some gorgeous stamps, dies, and sentiment stamp sets that you are going to LOVE!  I'm starting off with this beautiful planter full of blooms (golden dance 30-562).  The card below also uses a sentiment stamp from the new release (special sentiments 30-574).  
This is a very simple image to watercolour.  I started by stamping in black ink and clear heat embossing the line image.  I watercoloured using Distress Inks (Worn Lipstick for the flowers; Peeled Paint for the leaves; and Black Soot for the planter).  I used a little more Black Soot to add a shadow at the bottom.

The same green ink was diluted and used to splatter the background.  The sentiment (LOVE the font!) is stamped in black and heat embossed in clear so it matched the same intensity as the main image.

Here's a close-up ...

I had to keep playing with this beautiful image, so I made a second card.  I used the same stamp (golden dance 30-562) and a different sentiment stamp, but from the same stamp set used above (special sentiments 30-574).
The image is stamped in the middle of my background, masked off, and stamped two more times, one on each side.  I cut it down to fit into this narrow, long frame.

The flower heads are watercoloured using Carved Pumpkin Distress Ink, and the leaves are the same as above, using Peeled Paint.

The frame is popped up on foam for added dimension.  The sentiment is stamped several times in Shabby Shutters Distress ink.  Using Peeled Paint would have made it too dark.

Here's a close-up ...
I hope you've enjoyed my cards using the new release. 

Penny Black Products:
golden dance  30-562
special sentiments  30-574

Stamps: golden dance (Penny Black);  special sentiments (Penny Black
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Black ink (Memento); Distress Inks:  Worn Lipstick, Peeled Paint, Carved Pumpkin, Shabby Shutters (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  Clear embossing powder (Ranger); heat tool; water brush, Rectangle frame die (AliExpress)

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Magical Monoprint

Hi everyone.  Today is the reminder post for CAS Stencil April Challnege - Embossing Pastes / Gels, host by the lovely, Barb.

I had a lot of fun making this pretty stencil monoprint using a flourish stencil.  I used Tiffanylou Blue Magicals and once it as dry, I placed the stencil back over top, lining of up the image, and added white embossing paste with a palette knife.  I love how the magicals add bits of shimmer here and there in the background.  The image has an antique frame with a very small opening.  I wanted to focus the eye on the background, and the pretty leaf die-cut that is also coloured with the same magical powders.  A simple sentiment is stamped in Delicata silver ink.

Here's a close-up ...
There's still a week left to play along.  I hope you'll check out the gallery to see the amazing cards from our participants, Designers and Guest Designer, Bobby!

Stamps:  Many Everyday Messages (Hero Arts)
Paper:  Mixed media (Strathmore 140 lb. 400 Series); White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Magicals; Delicata Silver Ink (Tsukenecko)
Accessories & Tools:  Fourish stencil (Kaiser Kraft); Magicals (Lindy's), White embossing paste (Dreamweaver), palette knife, Antique frame die (Penny Black); Little Leaves die (SU!)

CAS Stencil April Challenge - Embossing Pastes / Gels

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Emmerson Elf

Hi everyone.  Today is the reminder that we are well into the CAS Christmas April Challenge - Elf, hosted by Nance. 

This is another fun image from Whipper Snapper.  Stamped in permanent black ink and than watercoloured with zigs.  Cut the panel down to size and mounted on a bright green card base.  Sentiment is heat embossed in white at the bottom of the card.

Here's a close-up ...

Please check out the challenge blog to see the adorable elf cards from our Guest Designer, JoAnn and the rest of our Designers.  There's still a week left to play.  Come join us!

Stamps:  Emmerson Elf (Whipper Snapper); Christmas Sampler (Paper Smooches)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb. 400 Series); Gumball Green (Stampin' Up!)
Ink:  Black (Memento); Zigs
Accessories & Tools:  Clear embossing powder, heat tool, water brush, white gel pen, white embossing powder

CAS Christmas April Challenge - Elf

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Pink Poppies

Hi everyone.  Today's card is a reminder for the CAS Watercolour April Challenge - Poppy ... hosted by me! :)  I do love poppies, and my favourite colour is pink ... so that's how today's card came about.

I hope you'll find time to check out the reminder post on the challenge blog to see the beautiful poppy cards from our Designers, and from our incredibly talented Guest Designer, Rachel.  Then come join us!  Challenge is open until end of day, April 24th.

I used a fairly new poppy die from Penny Black to create my card.  Die-cut from mixed media paper and watercoloured with distress inks, these flowers were easy to do.  Masked my card front on two sides and then sponged more of the same green ink, starting at the corner (darker) and fading out as I worked towards the center.  A fun, easy and CAS card!

Here's a close-up ...

Sending this card over to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Fresh Spring.  This will be my second entry there.  And also adding to Penny Black and More April Challenge - Spring.

Stamps: Gratitude (Penny Black)
Paper:  White (Neenah 110 lb. card stock); Mixed media (Strathmore 140 lb. 400 Series)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Picked Raspberry, Peeled Paint (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  bodacious die (Penny Black), water brush, sponge

CAS Watercolour April Challenge - Poppy
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Fresh Spring
Penny Black and More April Challenge - Spring