Monday, June 29, 2020

Penny Black - Illustrious

Hi everyone.  Today I'm sharing two cards using the Illustrious stamp (40-735).  This is a beautiful bouquet of large leaves and small blooms.  It took me a little while to figure out how I was going to watercolour.
This is an outline stamp.  I started by inking up all the different parts of the image with markers in a variety of colours.  By the time I finished inking the whole image, some parts were dry, but I stamped it onto my mixed media paper anyways.  Then I used a mini mister with water to give a very light, fine mist over top of my stamp.  Mini misters are great for that!  I stamped onto my mixed media paper again.

I then took a wet paint brush and moved some of the colour from the outline to fill in the blooms.  Once finished, the tiny flowers looked like blobs. :)  So I inked up my stamp again, this time one colour at a time and stamped over top to reestablish the outline.  It turned out great.  The only thing that didn't work well was moving colours on the leaves, there just wasn't enough ink from the outline.  So I watercoloured them separately.  Added a happy birthday sentiment (Special Sentiments 30-574), masking off the top line so I just had "happy birthday".

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I'm entering the card above into Seize the Birthday #193 - Watercolouring.

Made a second card using the same beautiful stamp.  This time I stamped the image in black onto white card stock and added a little bit of colour with my zigs.
I wanted a different type of layout, so I cut the image to the size I wanted and then cut the panel into three equal parts to create a triptych.  What a different look with changing up the colours of the image and cutting the image into three.  The sentiment is from a new set called Grown with Love (30-713).

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Thanks for stopping by!

Products
Illustrious (40-735)
Special Sentiments (30-574)
Grown with Love (30-713)







Card #1 - Happy Birthday
Stamps:  Illustrious; Special Sentiments (both from Penny Black)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:  Stampin' writers:  Gumball Green, Turquoise, Elegant Eggplant (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories & Tools:  paint brushes, mini mister (Ranger)

Card #2 - Especially for You
Stamps:  Illustrious; Grown with Love - sentiment only (both from Penny Black)
Paper:  White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Black (Memento); Zigs:  Light Gray, Gray, Geranium Red, Light Violet (Tsukineko)

Challenges:
Seize the Birthday #193 - Watercolouring


32 comments:

HilaryJane said...

2 really beautiful cards and what a great example of how to make one stamp work in such different ways, amazing xx

Pat said...

Two pretty looks using this stamp Loll and I love them both. The split image works beautifully, a great design, and the brighter colours of the first look great too. x

Marcia Hill said...

I love both verssions Loll and thanks so much for all the how to's as I just got this stamp set in the mail last week and have been wondering how I would color it! Your 1st one turned out so bright and colorful, and I was picturing more Fall or even Christmas colors, so I was glad to see what it looked like with the brighter colors. And your 2nd card is so dramatic...love the more muted colors and how you divided it up into 3's! Two absolutely GORGEOUS cards my friend!! Hugs. :0)

Mac Mable said...

Two very beautiful variations, using the same wonderful stamp Loll. The first one is absolutely fabulous and your colouring is so very pretty x. A contemporary second card with a great design layout and I like the colour choice Loll x. Stunners both of them x.

Maria said...

Two very lovely cards using the same beautiful stamp, Loll! Gorgeous coloring in gorgeous colors! Two great designs, well done!!

Nancy said...

I love both of these Loll. You have really shown how one stamp can transform into two very pretty cards. The green foliage on the first card is so bright and lovely with the hint of turquoise. Next, I Love the layout on the second card too. So happy to see you joining us at Seize the Birthday!

Brenda said...

These cards are stunning Loll! I love the colorful one, you and Bonnie are just the best with doing this technique on stamps. I love how it came out! The second card is equally stunning. I love the colors of this one and how you cut it into three pieces. Your the master for sure! Hugs, Brenda

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, wow, I love both! Fantastic color choices and great design idea on the second card. PB has such frequent releases I can't keep up. Just bought a 2020 PB stamp and it's already old!

Colleen said...

Loll, these are amazing. I love them both!! cutting them up add so much more to the card, but your first is just as stunning!

Barbara said...

OMGoodness! These are fantastic and I love the CAS watercolor look. I am really inspired by this card, something that I look forward to these days as my Mo Jo is up and gone. Thanks so much for Linkin up with us at Seize the Birthday Challenge. I pinned these.
Barbara DT

Bonnie said...

You've shown how versatile this stamp is, Loll! I love all the colors but it's equally as stunning in the black and gray with just touches of color! Love the triptych too!

Christine Alexander said...

two beautiful cards Loll, beautiful watercolouring and love the simplicity of the triptych card :)

Maura said...

Beautiful, Loll! Love them both!

TK said...

Lovely cards! They're both so beautiful, yet such a different look!

Susan said...

Two great cards using the same stamp! Love both colour variations, and I especially love the triptych design of the second one.

nancy littrell said...

Two very different cards using the same new PB stamp and different colors and CAS designs. I love your more vibrant colors on your watercolored bouquet. Your more muted colors on your 2nd card and your trimming and triptych cut design really turned out beautifully, Lolly. TFS both beauties. This is the set that really caught my eye from PB's new release. Now I am sold after seeing your 2 new cards. TFS your detailed description my friend. Stay safe and creative. Love and Hugs..Nancy

Linda said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this new stamp from PB can't wait to get my hands on it!
Your two cards show just how versatile an image it is. Your watercolour version is beautiful and I love the the triptych .... fabulous inspiration as always xx

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh what wonderful use of the fabulous stamp Loll - loving the second card in particular - that is stunning
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

Ros Crawford said...

Oh they are both gorgeous! That's a fabulous stamp and I love how you used it to make two totally different looks!

Nstiz said...

Oh I’ve had my eye on this stamp and what an outstanding job you did on both cards, Loll. I can see them as a bit of a challenge! Inking with markers is fun but can be a bit frustrating at times. I can’t seem to move the ink around as easily on mixed media paper. I do love your ideas to reactive the ink by stamping again so thanks for the inspiration!

Trina P. said...

Terrific twofers! Great job watercolour stamping on the first. Brilliant design on your second and going monochromatic. Another wonderful showcase of the versatility of the stamp.

I Card Everyone said...

Loll they are both so pretty! I love what happens when you get your thinking cap on... that triptych is fabulous!
=]

Daffodil Cards said...

Such beautiful cards and designs.
Take care
Faith x

Vicky Hayes said...

I popped over to wish you a happy belated birthday for Saturday Loll. Hope you had a lovely day (and perhaps a great whole weekend as it is practically your DUTY to make your birthday last all weekend if it falls on a Saturday!)
Your samples with this new stamp are just lovely. I love the loose colouring on the first and am noting down that 'chop a stamped image in three' technique to give a stamp a completely different look. Your colour choices are always fabulous. Vicky x

My Paper Epiphany said...

Oh wow!!! The first one made me feel happy:) Gorgeous colours! The next card made me gasp! Stunning! I love that clever design and may have to case:)

Barb Ghig said...

That's what I call a fabulous 'Twofer'...Two gorgeous cards, Loll! I love how you colored each one, and your design on the 2nd card is just beautiful! I have to remember this for the future :) Barb xx

Karen Dunbrook said...

you did such a gorgeous job of featuring that stamp.....love how you did two totally different layouts.
xx Karen

Papercraft Boutique said...

You did another fantastic job of showcasing a new stamp, Loll! Both cards are fabulous, and they are very different. Your time and effort in coloring the first card were worth it. Love the 3-panel design and the chic color combo of the second card!
Hideko xx

Anita in France said...

These are both gorgeous, Loll ... beautifully crafted ... what different looks you achieved ... so lovely! Hugs, Anita :)

Darnell said...

I've had a lot of catching up to do with you being so productive the last couple of weeks, Lolly, and me being a load when it comes to commenting! Here you've created two really awesome Twofer designs using that same pretty spray image! I love them both and agree - what a difference it makes just changing the colors and the design!! Love, Dolly

Jo said...

I love the two versions for this stamp. I have a special liking for the second non traditional colours. Both beautifully done

BożenA said...

Two beautiful cards, Loll. Very different, despite using the same stamp. And both versions are my favorites :-)
xoxo