Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Penny Black - Floral Arrangement

Hi everyone.  Today I'm sharing a Clean and Simple card using a beautiful die-cut from Penny Black 51-428 floral arrangement, along with a simple sentiment from the versatile sentiment stamp set 30-358 happy snippets.
This die-cut is so beautiful.  I used a stamp earlier this month that is very the same design, only larger.  The die-cut gives a whole new way to create with this beautiful floral arrangement!

I started by watercolouring the mixed media paper die-cut using Distress inks and water.  I used two shades of green for the leaves and two shades of purple for the flowers.  I blotted with paper towel often to keep the colours soft and delicate.  The sentiment is stamped in the lightest green ink several times to get just the right colour.

To finish, I used my stylus and mat to add shaping to the flowers and leaves and then strategically placed pop dots to emphasis the shaping before attaching the watercoloured die-cut to my card front.

Here's a close-up ...
... and an ever closer look ...

Penny Black Products:
51-428 - floral arrangement
30-358 - happy snippets

I'm adding this to the CAS Mix Up challenge gallery ...







Stamps:  happy snippets (Penny Black)
Paper:  Mixed Media paper (Strathmore 140 lb. 400 Series); White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Victoria Velvet, Seedless Preserves (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  Water brush, fine (#1 brush)

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up February Challenge - Dimensional Die-cuts


25 comments:

Liz said...

Oh WOW, I love your card, Loll! The flower is so pretty and delicate. xx

Trina P. said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Loll. Your watercolouring is astounding - so soft and delicate. This is one of my most favourite colour combos for florals. Love it! xx

Nancy Stislow said...

You free hand painted that die cut without a stamp? The definition you created is just amazing! Love the so soft look of this, Loll and your watercoloring is so professionally done! Amazing work!

nancy littrell said...

OMG..Gorgeous watercolored die cut floral image, Loll. I love how you shaped your image for added dimension. TFS my friend. Hugs..Nancy

Bobby said...

So beautiful, Loll. I love the way the vine curls around the flowers.

Patti said...

Hi Loll,

I just love this PB die and your coloring of it is so pretty! beautiful card!! so fresh and spring welcoming : )

Bonnie said...

This die is so pretty, Loll! I love the soft colors and shading! So feminine!

Christine Alexander said...

gorgeous Loll, that die cut is stunning. I love the effect of the pooling colours around the cuts.

Leslie Miller said...

No way would I guess this was a die cut. It looks like a beautiful stamped image with gorgeous watercoloring. This is what I love— a stunning colorful image on a simple white card. You’ve got it mastered, Loll!

Barb Ghig said...

Absolutely beautiful card, Loll! I love your soft watercoloring and how you added dimension with your stylus...I also love how you placed the leaves to swirl around the blooms...so elegant!

Julie B said...

This is so pretty Loll, love the soft lilac blooms and the delicate veining of the leaves. :)

Linda said...

This is stunning .... beautifully CAS and the die is so pretty. Perfect colour combination too xx

Jeanne said...

What a beautiful card. Love the watercoloring. So simple yet executed so beautifully!

Anita in France said...

Dreamy and dainty, Loll ... the dimension is just lovely! Hugs, Anita :)

Marcia HIll said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL Loll!! I just love purple and green together, and the softness of your purples is SOOOO pretty! Love all the dimension you've got going on in this card too! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! :0)

Susan Joyce said...

Love the soft colours Loll, very pretty design!

Maria said...

Oh, those flowers are so gorgeous! Lovely design arrangement with the flowers, so pretty!

Daffodil Cards said...

Another Stunning card.
Faith

Jo Manna said...

Ooooh, love the pastels in this delicate beauty. Subtle dimension complimenting this beautiful die cut.
Thanks for sharing dear Loll xx

Mac Mable said...

So very beautiful and so very delicate. Such a stunning effect and the prettiest of colours and design...love it x.

Brenda in IN said...

This is so elegant and soft. You brought it to life with the shading. It is lovely, Loll.

Ina G said...

Amazing colours here Loll. Even more beautiful as it is my favourite colour. Just stunning.

Susan said...

Mauve and soft green always make me think of spring - a welcome thought when we're having all this snow. Lovely shading and a great layout.

kim e. said...

Thx for the inspiration...wonderful card!!!

Brenda said...

Stunning Loll, just stunning! I love this flower and leaves, so pretty. I love the way you arrange it all on the paper too. Makes a beautiful card for sure! Hugs, Brenda