Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Dreaming - Bliss

Hi everyone.  Back with another new stamp from Penny Black's latest release - Dreaming.  This beautiful flower is call Bliss (40-667).

For the card above, I started with a paper towel transfer background.  After using Lindy's magicals for another project, I wiped up the leftover ink and then transferred it to this card front of mixed media paper.  Not only does it make a pretty background, but there is sparkle from the magicals.

I stamped the image in gray Archival ink and watercoloured using more magicals.  Simple sentiment (Huggable 30-588) was stamped to finish the card.

Here's a close-up ... (camera didn't pick up the shimmer --- it's so pretty!)
While I had this beautiful stamp on my desk, I made a second card.  This time I stamped Bliss (40-667) in very light green ink several times to create the look of flowers in the background.  The stamp was inked with Old Paper Distress Ink, blotted off once, and then stamped onto the main panel before inking up again and repeating the process (second generation stamping).

I decided to go with a monochromatic look of all green, stamping the image in a dark green and watercolouring the petals and leaves with a lighter green.  I cut the panel down and added the pretty Leaf Stitched Frame (51-552) which is also part of the new release.  A simple sentiment was stamped from one of the stamp sets in the Dreaming release called Happy Heights (30-548).  I thought the main image was a little dark, so added some dots with a white paint pen to lighten.

Here's the close-up ...
I hope you've enjoyed my two cards using the Bliss image.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit!






Stamps:  Bliss (Penny Black); Huggable (Penny Black); Happy Heights (Penny Black)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Grey Shadow (Archival ink by Ranger); Lindy's Magicals (Hydrangea blue; Freaky Franken Lime; Yellow Rose of Texas); Distress Inks: Salty Ocean, Old Paper, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  Water brush, Leaf Stitched Frames die


21 comments:

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous cards using your new PB releases, Loll. I love how different your flowers looked with different color combos. Your Leaf Stitched Frames die is gorgeous with the 2nd card. TFS your beauties my friend. Your samples are always so inspiring. BTW, I can just imagine all the shimmer and shine from your Magicals:-) Hugs...Nancy

Maria said...

Gorgeous cards, Loll! Wonderful delicate flower stamped in different colors, so pretty! Great design and awesome colors, too, with the shimmer and shine!

Bonnie said...

This stamp was already on my list but it's moving to the top now! I LOVE both of these cards! The first has such pretty cool shades of blue and green and I love the monochromatic green! That frame is pretty special too!

Darnell said...

We're missing you at Twofer today, Lolly, but I love seeing the beautiful Twofer you made with the Bliss stamp for Penny Black! Great shiny paper towel background and I love the blues and greens of your hug card, as well as the monochrome green on your hello card! That frame is perfect! Hugs, Dolly

Liz said...

Two beautiful cards, Loll, so very different even though you've used the same gorgeous stamp. xx

Nstiz said...

You do such a beautiful job of using a larger floral stamp and getting two completely different looks. I love both of these. They are so beautifully painted too. Love the imaginative backgrounds on both of them too!

Susan said...

Two great variations using that lovely stamp! The first one must be wonderfully sparkly, and the second is fabulous with the paler green impressions in the background.

Christine Alexander said...

love the artsy look of both cards Loll. Great paper towel background it left the perfect amount of green. your second card, the light background stamping creates so much movement :)

Quillish said...

Wow..Loll these are stunning! I love the look of no line coloring in the blue flowers. Great ideas and such different looks!

Robyn Oliver said...

Yes I agree this is one lovely stamp and I'm loving how you've used it Loll, both your cards are gorgeous and I do like the colour selection on the first and the double stamping on the second.

Marianne said...

Two beautiful cards, Loll. The background on the first card is just perfect, even without the shimmmer showing up. I will try and remember your paper towel transfer trick. Also love the monochromatic look of your second card as well as that pretty frame.
Marianne x

kiwimeskreations said...

Beautiful cards Loll - love the monochromatic one - that is stunning. I would love to see the sparkles in the top one, as that looks lovely too
Blessings
Maxine

Julie B said...

Such soft, dreamy cards Loll. Love the subtle stamping in the background of the second and that frame again! :)

nwilliams6 said...

Wow - these are beautiful, Loll. The bg stamping on the second card is genius. Love the greens and these cards. I may have to get that cool stamp! Hugz

Trina P. said...

Two beautiful cards showcasing the versatility of this lovely stamp. The first is vibrant and colourful with a gorgeous paper towel transfer background. Then you went the opposite direction with a beautiful monochromatic card and a soft second generation stamped background. Fabulous use of techniques. xx

Mac Mable said...

The bliss image is so pretty and so are your two cards. Amazing colour combination on the first card and love your colouring with the magicals....so very pretty. Great second generation stamping on the second card and with a wonderfully designed card x.

Anita in France said...

Just so lovely, Loll ... both of them! The shimmer on the first (I see it on my screen) is just delicious ... and all those luscious greens are gorgeous! Delicate and delightful! Hugs, Anita :)

Brenda in IN said...

I just ordered this stamp and after seeing your stunning cards, I'm so glad I did. The mono green is beautiful and I really love the blue flowers. Great inspiration, Loll.

Papercraft Boutique said...

Two gorgeous cards, Loll! You're so good at showcasing the new release and your cards are inspiring! The dreamy paper towel transfer background with the Magical shimmer highlights the beauty of the flowers. I love that you used the light gray ink to stamp the image to give it a soft impression. The second generation stamping in the second card background is unique and interesting. The white pen details are effective in the monochromatic card.
Hideko xx

Linda said...

Two more gorgeous cards .... love the blue and green! I've got this stamp on a pre-order, can't wait for it to arrive xx

Jo said...

Both cards are dreamy. Two so very different styles too. I love the repeat stamp ghosting on the second and the monochromatic touch. xx