Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Penny Black - Refreshing

Hi everyone.  I'm sharing another of the Penny Black new Release - Refreshing.  This image is from the stamp set Refreshing (30-695 ).
I love this sweet little posy.  I smooshed a background of Mustard Seed and Wild Honey.  Once dry, I stamped my flowers in water-proof black ink.  I heat set to make sure the ink was dry before bleaching out the background colours from the flower petals and stems.  I blotted with a wet paper towel after bleaching to make sure there wasn't any bleach residue that would effect my colours.  Then watercoloured with Distress inks.  I added a bit of shading with watercolour pencils, not much as the flowers are so small.  Once everything was dry, a white Posca pen was used to whiten the centers of the flowers before adding crystal drops.  Frame the image in a small rectangle and stamped a sentiment in black ink.  Done! :)

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Products
Refreshing (30-695)
Happy Snippets (30-358)
Strathmore 400 Series Mixed Media paper (140 lb.) - Blick Art Materials







Stamps:  Refreshing and Happy Snippets (both Penny Black)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Black (Versafine); Distress Inks:  Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Salty Ocean, Mowed Lawn (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  water mister, bleach, paint brush for bleach, water brush, watercolour pencils (Derwent)

22 comments:

Mac Mable said...
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Mac Mable said...

The bleaching technique is perfect for the cute little bouquet of flowers Loll. The background is so pretty and what a beautiful CAS card x. Your attention to detail, as always, is fabulous Loll x.

Susan said...

Love the blue and yellow together - one of my favourite colour combinations. Great job on the bleaching technique!

Colleen said...

This is fabulous, Loll! Love your technique and the beautiful posie!

Pat said...

A great colour combination with the pretty blue flowers and the yellow and orange background Loll and the bleaching removed the colour to leave a lovely blank canvas for you to add the colour to the flowers and stems, and love the rectangular frame and the simple sentiment too. x

Marcia Hill said...

CAS and oh so bright and cheery! Love the vibrant yellow background with the bright blue flowers surrounded by all that white...the whole card just POPS Loll!! Love it!! Hugs. :0)

marilyn said...

Perfect...simple and elegant!

Bonnie said...

Love the yellow background with these dainty blue flowers, Loll! So cheerful and fun!

TK said...

Beautiful colors!

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful Loll, I love that colour combo and your CAS framing of your image. Happy to see you picked up a Posca pen it's the best white acrylic paint pen :)

nancy littrell said...

Love your smooshed background for your stamped sweet flowers, Lolly and then how you bleached out the background colors from your flowers and colored your sweet flowers blue with white centers. Simply beautiful CAS design, my friend. TFS Hugs...Nancy

Linda said...

Such a beautiful CAS design. A beautiful colour combination, the pretty blue flowers really pop against the smooshed background xx

Brenda in IN said...

Oh Loll, how pretty and summery. A sweet bouquet and look so pretty against the smooshed cheerful background.

Viv said...

Gorgeous as always Loll - your bleaching technique is perfect! x

Daffodil Cards said...

SO Beautiful, with the fab colours of blue and yellow, great design.
Faith x

Barb Ghig said...

Such a pretty card, Loll! I love your background and your bleached flowers and leaves are amazing...Great job on this technique!

My Paper Epiphany said...

So sweet! We have flowers like that at our beach house. I love the yellow background.

Leslie Miller said...

Ohhhh, the blue against the honey-mustard is such a beautiful combo! The touch of white is just right on the flowers, and the simple framing... perfect! I so need to pour a little jar of bleach for my stamp room. Love this technique!

Papercraft Boutique said...

What a sweet posy card, Loll! Love the smooshed background in warm colors. The bleached-out and colored blue flowers are so pretty!
Hideko xx

Karen Dunbrook said...

beautiful...the yellow is so summery and fresh looking.
xx Karen

BożenA said...

It's a cute little forget-me-nots bouquet and such a sweet card, Loll. Thank you for the description of how the card was created. It was not that simple, the more I admire the details of the card
hugs,
BożenA

Zoechaos said...

What a delightful card and your background rocks! Forgetmenots grow wild in my garden (back yard) they always make me smile because they remind me of my mother. x