Saturday, March 07, 2020

Penny Black New Release - Secret Garden

Hi everyone.  Penny Black released their new spring line of products (Secret Garden) just a little while ago.  And WOW! ... lots of amazing stamps and dies.

Today I'm sharing two cards that I've made with the beautiful cling stamp exhilaration (#40-745).  I will link to all products used on today's cards at the bottom of the post.

This first card is done with no-line watercolouring.  I stamped the image in a very soft tan colour and then watercoloured over top with distress inks.  I splattered a little of the green for the background and stamped a lovely thank you sentiment (part of the new release - million thanks #30-680) in the same coral ink used for the flowers.  I added this fabulous new frame (simple stackers #51-613).  I love it! and can see using this set of four frames A LOT!

Close-up ...
I'm entering the above card in The Flower Challenge #42 - Anything Goes.

For my next card I used the same stamp (exhilaration 40-745), but this time I used brushos direct to stamp (using a damp brush), spritzed with water and stamped onto a mixed media panel.  The card below is my second pressing of the inked stamp (without adding more inks, but adding just a light spritz of water).  The first press is beautiful, much darker with more saturated colours and I will share at another time.  I love the softness of the second press from this image ...

I used three colours of Brushos powders (Lime Green, Rose Red, Crimson), sprinkled onto my palette, picked up with a damp brush and added directly onto the stamp.  I spritzed with a fine mist of water a few times and pressed the wet image onto a piece of mixed media paper.  I used a small water brush to move a little of the extra colour around.  Once dry the sentiment (gratitude 30-105) was stamped in light gray ink and sequins were added to balance the design and add some sparkle.

Penny Black Products
exhilaration (40-745)
million thanks (30-680)
simple stackers (51-613)
gratitude (30-105)






Card #1 - Thank you
Stamps:  exhilaration; million thanks (Penny Black)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Sahara Sand (SU!); Distress Inks:  Mowed Lawn, Abandoned Coral, Fired Brick,  (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools: water brush, simple stackers die frames (Penny Black)

Card #2 - Have a Wonderful Day
Stamps:  exhilaration; gratitude (Penny Black)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Brushos:  Lime Green, Rose Red, Crimson
Accessories & Tools: water mister, small painter's brush, water brush, clear sequins

Challenges:
The Flower Challenge #42 - Anything Goes


23 comments:

Viv said...

Such a beautiful stamp Loll and you have done it justice with these 2 gorgeous cards. x

Nstiz said...

These are both so gorgeous, Loll. Boy are you bad for my budget! I need all those things you used (grin). I love the font of the thank you stamp and just love the muted blends of the brusho stamping. What great colors you achieved doing that. Still working on my transporation to come for my lessons!

Mac Mable said...

What a pretty stamp and both cards are wonderful Loll x. The frame on your first card looks fabulous and so is your pretty water colouring. Great splats and I love how the sentiment is the same colour as the pretty flower buds x. Such a delicate and pretty second card with a great effect with the Brusho's and the fun technique x.

Susan said...

Both are beautifully done! I especially love the brushos direct to stamp one - such a soft look (I guess because it's the second generation stamping - looking forward to seeing the difference when you post the first. The first one looks great with that die cut rectangle adding lots of extra interest.

Robyn Oliver said...

Two really gorgeous cards Loll, fresh and pretty -perfect for spring....love your splattering and I must remember to be brave add some to my cards.. wonderful inspiration for PB, hugs Robyn

Barb Ghig said...

Really gorgeous cards, Loll! Your no-line watercoloring is so pretty and I love the frame on your first card! I also love how you used the brushos direct to stamp technique on your 2nd card, too...they add so much texture to the flowers and leaves! I am definitely going to try it for myself...You've done an amazing job showcasing the new PB goodies! xx

Marcia Hill said...

Both of these are absolutely BEAUTIFUL Loll!! I love the vivid colors of the red and green on the 1st card and I adore that frame...I think it might need to come live at my house!! And your 2nd card is just as lovely with the Brusho's and the 2nd stamping with the lighter pinks. Definitely a beautiful and fun stamp to work with! :0)

Papercraft Boutique said...

Both cards are so pretty, Loll! The very fine spatters are just perfect for the first card, and I LOVE the second generation of the Brusho colors - bright and yet soft. The clear sequins and the light gray sentiment are placed in the perfect spots!
Hideko xx

HilaryJane said...

2 really beautiful cards Loll. You never fail to impress with your cards xx

Trina P. said...

You've featured this stamp and each watercoloring technique beautifully, Loll. Your splattering in the first is always so impressive. I must admit, my favourite is your second card... love the colours and the sparkly sequins.

TK said...

Both cards are gorgeous, and yet so different in their appeal. Great job, Loll

Christine Alexander said...

Both cards are gorgeous Loll, your no line watercolouring is stunning and love the colours of both cards :)

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh Loll what beautiful cards you have made using this gorgeous stamp and the wonderful sentiments. love them both :)
Blessings
Maxine

Anita in France said...

Beautiful, Loll, both of them ... lovely no-line colouring ... and what a soft look with the second generation brusho stamping! Those frames are delicious! Hugs, Anita :)

Karen Dunbrook said...

beautiful, clean and fresh feeling....well done
xx Karen

nancy littrell said...

OMG..Two Gorgeous watercolored cards using your new PB products. I love the new flower stamp set, die cut frames and sentiment sets:-) TFS the links to the new releases. I am off to check them out:-) Love and Hugs..Nancy

Julia Aston said...

Two lovely floral cards Loll - the same stamp but such different looks using different mediums!

Brenda said...

Oh this is a pretty release from what I am seeing here Loll! I am loving that stamp you used and the panel die you used. So elegant looking! Of course your no line watercoloring is stunning. Umm, didn't know you could use brusho's the way you did! You second card is so soft and just beautiful and again elegant! I will have to do some experimenting with my brusho's. So far I'm only put them on paper and spritzed water on them. Sigh You are so talented Loll! Hugs, Brenda

Ina G said...

Two beautiful cards Loll. Love the PB frame die on the first card. Great effect with the spritzing on the second one.

Bonnie said...

Two beautiful ways to use this stamp! My wish list grows and grows!

Linda said...

These are so pretty .... what a beautiufl stamp xx

BożenA said...

I love the color combination in your cards. Juicy greenery gives hope that spring will come soon. The gentle splashing on the first card gives the impression of magical pollen rising around your plants. I love this card :-)
xx

Viv said...

Two beautiful cards Loll! love them both, thankyou for sharing that first amazing beauty with us over at 'The Flower Challenge' ;) Viv DT xx