Monday, September 21, 2020

Penny Black - Windy

Hi everyone.  Today I'm sharing a card using one of the new die sets from Penny Black called Windy (51-675).  I love the stylized images in this tree die set.
Clean and simple card design really shows off the beauty of this tree.  I smooshed a piece of mixed media with picked raspberry distress ink and then added some aged mahogany distress ink on top, creating random pools and splats of colour.  I die cut the leaves twice so I'd have lots to choose from.  The tree trunk is die-cut from dark brown card stock.

I sponged around the outside edge of each leave with more aged mahogany (can you tell it's my favourite colour right now??!!).  Once dry, I played around with the leaves until I as happy with the design, then glued everything together.  The sentiment is from Good Wishes (30-541), also stamped in aged mahogany distress ink.  

For the final part of the card, the tree was added so it looks like the sentiment is tucked in nicely beside the tree.  The top part of the tree is popped up with pop dots, the base of the trunk is glued to the card front.

Close-up ...
Thanks for coming by for a visit!

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Stamps:  Good Wishes (Penny Black)
Paper:   White card base (Neenah 110 lb.); Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); Early Espresso (Stampin' Up!)
Ink:   Distress Inks:  Picked Raspberry, Aged Mahogany (Tim Holtz)
Accessories:   water mister, Windy die set (Penny Black), sponge

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Brown and Pink

Hi everyone.  Today's card is for The Flower Challenge #48 - Brown & Pink.  I love this colour combination!

The challenge is sponsored by Bugaboo Digital Stamps and I have several of their really fun images.  I printed off these sweet heart-shaped flowers in a pot (Flower pot #4) and watercoloured with distress inks.  I added a frame (Simple Stackers 51-613) and a sweet little sentiment (Happy Messages).

To finish, I sponged brown ink around the outside of the frame and added some clear Wink of Stella to the flowers and ribbon.  You can see the shimmer in the close-up photo below.

Close-up ...
I hope you'll come play along with this fun challenge.  Check out the amazing cards made by the Designers and their Guest Designer, Lee Ann.  You'll be inspired to join in!

Stamps:  Flower pot4 (Bugaboo Digital Stamps); Happy Messages (Stampendous)
Paper:   Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); Baked Brown Sugar (Stampin' Up!)
Ink:   Distress Inks:  Picked Raspberry, Gathered Twigs, Brushed Corduroy (Tim Holtz); Baked Brown Sugar (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories:   water brush, Simple Stackers Frame die (Penny Black), sponge, Clear Wink of Stella


Thursday, September 17, 2020

Penny Black - Rise and Shine

Hi everyone.  Today I'm sharing a beautiful sunflower image from the new release.  It's called Rise & Shine (40-749).
I started by stamping the Rise & Shine (40-749) sunflower in Antique Linen distress ink.  It's very light and I found it's a good colour for no-line watercolouring.  I watercoloured the petals of the sunflower with two colour of Distress Inks (Rusty Hinge, Ripe Persimmon).  The center of the flower is watercoloured in Ground Espresso ink and Peeled Paint ink was used to watercolour the stem and leaves.  The sentiment is from another stamp set in the new release (Falling Leaves 30-716) and is stamped in Ground Espresso ink to tie it to the image.

Close-up ...
I do love these colours ...:)

Thanks for coming by for a visit!

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Rise & Shine (40-749)
Falling Leaves (30-716)

Stamps:  Rise & Shine; Falling Leaves (both from Penny Black)
Paper:  Mixed Media paper (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Antique Linen, Rusty Hinge, Ripe Persimmon, Ground Espresso, Peeled Paint (Tim Holtz)
Accessories:  Water brush

Penny Black Saturday Challenge September - Favourite Colour or Anything Goes

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

CAS Challenges September Reminder

Hi everyone.  We are half way through the month of September.  Today I'm sharing reminder cards for both CAS challenges.  First up, CAS Mix Up September Challenge - Embossing with Dies.

Joanna is our host.

I die-cut this lovely poppy Bodacious die (Penny Black) from watercolour paper and coloured with distress inks.  I then used the same die to emboss the poppy on my card front.  This give some dimension to the card.  I used Wink of Stella to add lots of sparkle to the poppies.  I didn't realize that I used the same sentiment (also done on black banner with white embossing) as I did for my CMU launch card on the 1st. :)

This is a fun way to stretch the use of your dies.  Thanks to Jo for a great challenge!


Colleen is our host.

Here's the reminder card for CAS Christmas challenge - Christmas trees.  I used a large Christmas Glow (Penny Black) stamp off the edge of the page to keep some white space on my card.  I inked with distress inks,spritzed with water and stamped.  Repeated until I was happy with the results.  Once dry, I added a little shading with a medium green coloured pencil.  The sentiment in red finishes this CAS design.


I hope you'll check out the challenge blogs to see the amazing cards from our Designers, Guest Designers, and participants.  If you haven't had time to play along, there's over a week left before both challenges close on 24th at midnight PST.  Come join us!

CAS Mix Up Reminder - Handmade with Love
Stamps:  Happy Snippets (Penny Black)
Paper:  Watercolour paper (Arches 140 lb. cold press); White card base (Neenah 110 lb.); Black card stock (SU!)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Picked Raspberry, Pine Needles (Tim Holtz); Versamark
Accessories & Tools: Bodacious die (Penny Black), water brush, white embossing powder, heat tool, Clear Wink of Stella

CAS Christmas Reminder - Oh, Christmas Tree
Stamps:  Christmas Glow (Penny Black); Sentiment - Love Bug Christmas (Unity Stamps)
Paper:  Mixed Media paper (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed (Tim Holtz); Real Red (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories & Tools:  water mister, Green coloured pencil (Prismacolor)

CAS Mix Up - Embossing with Dies
CAS Christmas - Christmas Tree