Saturday, July 04, 2020

Guest Designer for Penny Black Saturday Challenge

Hi everyone.  I'm so happy to be Guest Designing at Penny Black Saturday Challenge.  Thanks Helen!

I love Penny Black stamps and dies and really have fun playing along with PBSC's monthly challenges.
The challenge is always Anything Goes with an Optional Twist.  This month the Option is Nature.

PB stamps are all about nature, so this was an easy one. :)

I started by stamping the Unforgettable image in Versafine Black onto mixed media paper  I heat set the image with my heat tool and then watercoloured with distress inks.  I fussy-cut the image, just keeping the center part of this flower spray.  A watercoloured background from my stash was just the right colours so I added a white card stock piece on top which has been die-cut with an oval.  Popped up the flowers over top and added a sentiment to finish.

Close-up ...

I hope you'll come join us for this wonderful challenge.  Hope to see you in the gallery.

I've used summer colours for this card, which is the challenge at The Flower Challenge this month (summer / winter).  Adding my card to the gallery ...


Products
Unforgettable (40-734)
Special Sentiments (30-574)







Stamps:  Unforgettable (Penny Black), Special Sentiments (Penny Black)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:  Black (Versafine); Distress Inks:  Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Candied Apple (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools: heat tool, paint brushes, Oval Nestabilities die (Spellbinders - retired)

Challenges:
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - July
The Flower Challenge #46 - Summer / Winter



32 comments:

Kylie said...

wow, this is stunning. I see you have used your favourite colours and they are beautiful for your floral spray. How cool to have a matching piece in your stash to compliment your design. Thanks so much for Guesting with us over at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Lol
This is sooo pretty...love the zingy colours ....
Hugs Sylvie xx
PB...DT ...

kiwimeskreations said...

What a gorgeous card Loll - love your colouring of the flowers and how you have mounted them to the side of the oval
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

Viv said...

Another beautiful floral card Loll. x

Ros Crawford said...

Gorgeous!! The watercolour background is perfect for your amazing flowers... So bright and cheerful Loll!

Bonnie said...

Congratulations on your Guest Designing, my friend! Love your bright and happy bouquet! Such gorgeous, vibrant colors!

Mac Mable said...

Absolutely beautiful Loll and so very pretty. Happy colours and one beautiful card x. Congratulations on guesting x.

Leslie Miller said...

Soooo beautiful from foreground to background! Fabulous colors and design! Sigh... love those flowers.

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous Summer bouquet, Lolly. Love your colors and your beautiful watercolored background. Your oval window was the perfect shape for highlighting your background and popped up flowers. Congratulations on your Penny Black Guest Design spot too:-) Love and Hugs...Nancy

Nstiz said...

This is such a cheerful card and with your expert painting it would make anyone smile! I love your happy colors as well as your gorgeous, mottled background! This is fabulous, Loll!

Helen said...

Beautiful card Loll - love that combination of summery colours!
Thanks so much for guest designing for us thi month!
Helen x

Liz said...

Stunning card Loll, beautiful design and colours. xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

Congratulations on being GD at PB Saturday Challenge, Loll!
This is such a lovely and happy bouquet card! I love the beautiful design: the sentiment is perfectly placed in the oval window and the partial bouquet (just the right portion of the flowers) is decorating the bottom of the window. And of course, the fabulous watercoloring and fussy-cutting!
Hideko xx

Pat said...

Congratulations on being GD over at PBSC this time Loll, and with these gorgeous flowers so beautifully coloured, and love the pretty watercolour piece in the oval aperture with the sentiment and the flowers framing it. x

Barb Ghig said...

Congrats on your GD spot at PBSC! Your watercolored background panel worked perfectly with this spray of flowers, Loll! As always, you did a beautiful job watercoloring the blooms with distress inks, too...A really stunning card, my friend! Barb xx

Susan said...

Great card for your Guest Designing spot! Lovely summery colours and a perfect layout - love the the peachy coloured background and the oval cut-out.

Daffodil Cards said...

Well deserved GDT. Your card is stunning.
Take care
Faith x

HilaryJane said...

Beautiful colours and great layout, as always xx

Brenda in IN said...

Gorgeous flowers and they pop against that soft water color background.

Marcia Hill said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL Loll and your fussy cutting skills are amazing!! Love how your water colored background matches so perfectly with your bouquet of lovely flowers too! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! Hugs. :0)

TK said...

Beautiful flowers and your splashy background make everything pop!

Linda said...

This is beautiful .... I love the pretty summery colours xx

Anita in France said...

Soft, dreamy and so pretty, Loll ... a gorgeous summer arrangement! Hugs, Anita :)

Trina P. said...

So pretty. Wonderful bright colours. You’ve captured the beauty of nature wonderfully. Congratulations on GD. 👏🎉

Christine Alexander said...

beautiful Loll, your fussy cut flowers and the frame are stunning.
Congrats on being GD :)

Darnell said...

Congratulations on guest designing, Lolly! I love your coloring of the flowers and how you trimmed them for your oval frame design! Another great background and what a perfect sediment font for that space!! Hugs, Dolly

Sue from Oregon said...

Welcome Loll! So happy to have you as a GDT this month. Your creations are always so lovely! #Wonderful design! ♥ Sue Kment

Jo said...

You and Penny Black are the perfect combo :D
These cards are lively and wonderfully you. Bright and beautiful xx

BożenA said...

Wonderfully this bouquet of flowers leans out of the oval window. The window background matches these wonderful flowers. Exceptional card, Loll.
hugs,
BożenA xx

Aileen said...

Hi Loll, long time no see. I am finally back on track, just making cards for the Flower challenge these days but wanted to come and say what a fabulous card. Love the flowers used and the soft colouring of them and the background. So very pretty. Thank you so much for joining us at The Flower Challenge and we hope to see you there again soon. Aileen DesignTeam

Bobby said...

The soft color popping through the oval made a wonderful backdrop for your lovely watercolored flowers, Loll. Thanks for sharing your card with us at The Flower Challenge.

Helen said...

It's great to see you as Guest Designer, Loll! Your card is stunning with the beautiful flower colours reflected in the background! x