Sunday, July 21, 2019

Dreaming - Flower Collection

Hi everyone.  Back with another image from the Flower Collection (30-575), which is part of the new Dreaming release from Penny Black.  There are four images plus one sentiment in this stamp set and I have now used three of the images and the sentiment.  LOVE THIS SET!  Today features a pretty bouquet of flowers in a pail.  I've used different colours, techniques, and layout for each card.

Starting off with a very CAS design.  Image stamped in light gray permanent ink and watercoloured with distress inks.  Used a sentiment from one of the other new sentiments sets called Huggable (30-588), along with knotted twine at the top (haven't used twine for ages!).

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Next up is the same image, stamped in black and heat embossed in clear onto a smooshed (coloured) background.  The smooshing was done with a few drops of Liquid Metals and water quite a while ago and was in my stash.  I love the soft seafoam green colour.

I used bleach and a small paint brush to remove the colour from the flowers, leaves and pail.  Once dry, distress inks were used to watercolour the image.  To finish a simple sentiment (Happy Heights 30-548) was stamped in black and heat embossed in clear to match the image.  The card is finished with a Square Frames (51-517) and popped up on foam over the card base.

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For the last card, the same image was stamped onto mixed media paper and heat embossed in silver, then fussy-cut.  A circle aperture was cut into the card front with a frame of silver on top. The sentiment (from the same stamp set -- Flower Collection) was stamped and heat embossed in silver to match.

The card front was popped up on foam from the base adding lots of dimension.  The image was watercoloured with distress inks and popped up into the circle window.

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You can see all the shine from the silver embossing.  So pretty!

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you enjoyed my cards.

Entering these challenges:
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - July. - Hugs card
Penny Black and More July Challenge - Summer Colours. Thank You card

 ******Summer Colours******

Card #1:  Hugs
Stamps:  Flower Collection 30-575; Huggable ? (both from Penny Black)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:  Grey Shadow Archival (Ranger); Distress Inks:  Salty Ocean, Abandoned Coral, Festive Berries, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Pumice Stone (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  water brush, twine (The Twinery)

Card #2:  Hello
Stamps:  Flower Collection 30-575; Hello sentiment (Happy Heights 30-548) - both from Penny Black
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); White card base (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Black (Memento); Distress Inks:  Seedless Preserves, Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Black Soot (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  Square Frames 51-517 die (Penny Black); Emerald Liquid Metals (Ken Oliver), Clear embossing powder (Ranger), heat tool, water brush

Card #3:  Thank You
Stamps:  Flower Collection 30-575 (Penny Black)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmor 140 lb.); White card base and front (Neenah 110 lb.); Silver Foil (SU!)
Ink:  Versamark; Distress Inks:  Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry, Mowed Lawn (Tim Holta)
Accessories & Tools:  Circle Nestabilities dies (Spellbinder), Silver embossing powder (Ranger), heat tool, water brush

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - July
CAS Watercolour July Challenge - Bouquet of Flowers
Penny Black and More July Challenge - Summer Colours


Anita in France said...

A gorgeous trio, Loll ... such a lovely pail full of bright blooms, so beautifully coloured and showcased on each one! I'm especially taken with the shimmer and shine on that last card ... what a beauty! Hugs, Anita :)

Ann D said...

These are beautiful! Thank you for showcasing one stamp three ways. Too often we do a once-and-done and overlook how versatile an image can be.

Christine Alexander said...

wonderful collection with that stamp Loll, I love all the different way you used it. BTW, love the bucket :)

nancy littrell said...

OMG...Loll, Three gorgeous CAS card designs using the same Penny Black flowers stamp set:-) Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful cards and sharing a detailed description of your different watercoloring techniques. I am inspired to sit and do some watercoloring of Penny Black images:-) Hugs..Nancy

brenda said...

Three beautiful floral creations using the new PB releases and lovely elegant designs, I'm loving them as well. Many thanks for joining us again at Penny Black and More July challenge.

B x

kiwimeskreations said...

Three absolutely amazing cards Loll - especially the last one, that is exquisite. Thank you for sharing your techniques on each one too

Viv said...

Fabulous cards Loll, showcasing how to use the same stamp so many different ways. (Which I am useless at by the way!)
Love them all. x

Jeanne said...

These cards are beautiful, Loll! Wow!

Bonnie said...

You are making it really hard to resist this set, my friend! Three more beautiful examples from this set! Each is awesome and beautifully painted!

Marcia Hill said...

Beautiful, beautiful cards Loll and such great ways to use the same stamp and come up with 3 different looks! My favorite has to be the middle card with the lovely green background and the colorful flowers...absolutely GORGEOUS!! All beautifully done my friend!! :0)

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Stunning cards.

Brenda said...

Wow, all your cards are stunning Loll! I love this image, the bucket and flowers are just so beautiful. Love how it looks on the first card, love your watercoloring as the pail looks so real and the flowers are so beautiful. In the card, I swear it looks like a different image. lol I love that beautiful background-that green is just stunning. I never would have thought to use bleach to bleach out the areas that you wanted to color. You are so smart Loll. I love the way your colors came out on this one too-such a different look from the first one but equally as beautiful. Then there is the last card, another whole different look once again. I love how you cut the pail off and just used the flowers-a beautiful CAS card. Just stunning all three are! Hugs, Brenda

Susan said...

Three fabulous cards - all so wonderfully summery! Love the image of the flowers in the pail - great shading on the flowers but especially on the pail. I like the use of the twine - must remember to get mine out! Great layout on the thank you one with the flowers spilling out of the circular frame.

Mac Mable said...

Great use of that beautiful stamped floral image on your three fabulous cards. Wonderful inspiration Loll....Thank you x

Leslie Miller said...

OMG, stop now! I'm already in love with Penny Black stamps. It's just a matter of when I'll let myself go shopping again. Seeing this one in use by YOU makes me want to run right over there. Love the pail with both soft and bold coloring, white background, or that pretty seafoam green. It's a whole different stamp looking sweetly elegant embossed in silver with the other silver elements on your last card. Wow!

Karen Dunbrook said...

all so wonderfully done rock!!'
Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!
:) Karen

Linda said...

WOW! Three amazing cards using the stamp, and each one so different xx

Daria said...

So many beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing the details.

Anonymous said...

A lovely display of summer blooms and each so unique! Thank you so much for playing along with the Penny Black and More Challenge.

BożenA said...

WOW! I looked at this card for a long time, your coloring technique is perfect. This bouquet looks stunning, Loll. And the third card, when you used the image differently is simply amazing. I love her.