Saturday, July 18, 2020

Reminder for Penny Black Saturday Challenge

Hi everyone.  Today I'm sharing a card for the July Challenge at Penny Black Saturday where I am Guest Designing this month.  It's been fun!  Thanks to Helen and the team for having me!
I love this sweet scene with the flowers, birds and bird houses.  So fun to watercolour!  I started with a background from my stash that was smooshed with left over inks (subtle pink, yellow, and purple).  I stamped my image in medium brown ink and heat embossed in clear.  Watercoloured using distress inks.

I didn't want to cover up the image with a sentiment, so I added a small white heat embossed brown banner with a staple.  The whimsy of the staple works well with the image. :)

Close-up ...
The challenge is open for several more days, so there's lots of time to still play along.  Come join us!

I'm entering this into The Flower Challenge # - Summer / Winter.

Penny Black Products
Good Neighbors (40-439)
Happy Snippets (30-358)






Stamps:  Good Neighbors and Happy Snippets (both from Penny Black)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); Baked Brown Sugar (Stampin' Up!)
Ink:  Baked Brown Sugar (SU!); Distress Inks:  Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Ripe Persimmon, Abandoned Coral, Festive Berries, Picked Raspberry, Brushed Corduroy, Gathered Twigs (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  Clear embossing powder, heat tool, paint brushes, white embossing powder, staple

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


30 comments:

Julie B said...

Such a pretty summery card Loll. It cheered me up on what is rather a grey soggy morning here. :)

Gibmiss said...

Hi Lol
Stunning card ...love your colouring ...
Hugs Sylvie xx
PB.DT...

Bonnie said...

The scene you have created is very soothing and peaceful. The smooched bg is so perfect and of course your coloring is spot on.

Marcia Hill said...

What a sweet, sweet card Loll! Your background is perfect for all the lovely blooms and birdhouses, and this card just totally says everything good that there is about Summer! Love it!! :0)

Helen said...

Beautiful card Loll - that soft pastel background is so pretty!
Thanks so much for guest designing for us this month!
Helen x

Mrs A. said...

Snap! I have just coloured some birdhouses too. I love your colour combination. Hugs Mrs
A.

Pat said...

This is a terrific stamp and you have coloured it brilliantly Loll, and I think stamping it in brown is just a bit softer and suits it perfectly. x

Bonnie said...

What a pretty garden with the lovely variety of flowers and sweet birdhouses! It's so perfect with that softly smooshed background!

Christine Alexander said...

Loll, what a great scene you created with the flowers and the bird houses. Love the card :)

nancy littrell said...

Love your sweet colorful flower garden being enjoyed by the tweety birds sitting on top of the bird houses. Beautiful soft watercolored background for your floral design, my friend. Congratulations on being chosen for PB's Saturday Guest Designer. Stay safe and Creative, Lolly. Love and Hugs...Nancy

TK said...

Beautiful scene, fantastic coloring -- so bright and cheery

kiwimeskreations said...

A very pretty card Loll - love your background and the gorgeous colouring of the flowers. The stapled sentiment is perfect
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

Helen said...

It feels like Spring / Summer! Such a beautiful, bright, happy card, Lol! I love this stamp and your wonderful colouring! Bird houses are one of my favourite images!!

Daffodil Cards said...

This is has just wonderful detail, love the colours and the fun addition of the staple.
Take care
Faith x

Anita in France said...

Who wouldn't smile seeing this sweet scene, Loll ... especially when it's so beautifully watercoloured ... and when the background is so dreamy! Hugs, Anita :)

Mac Mable said...

What a pretty card Loll. The image is beautiful and I so like your wonderful colours. What a fun idea with the staple too x.

Mac Mable said...

Many congratulations too Loll on guesting x.

Leslie Miller said...

This is so, so cute, Loll! I love this stamp so much. I could easily get addicted to Penny Black, but they do so many releases... it would be dangerous for my craft budget! You do beautiful work. Congrats on your guest spot!

Nstiz said...

Your coloring is amazing on this Loll! It’s such a happy card! Love the summer fresh colors and the gorgeous shading. The background you chose is so complimentary to the image and congratulations on being guest designer at Penny Black!!

Barb Ghig said...

Such a charming card, Loll! I wish my garden looked as pretty as this...Beautiful coloring and lovely color palette, too!

Trina P. said...

Perfect colours and card to convey a warm summer’s day. Your watercoloring is beautiful as always. Congrats again on GD.

Linda said...

This is so pretty and summery ..... beautifully coloured and I love how you've attached the banner xx

My Paper Epiphany said...

Loll, this is so delightful and serene! I love it! Thanks for being such an inspiring GD:)

Karen Dunbrook said...

so delightful....lovely and uplifting.
xx Karen

Ericka Strange said...

Beautiful card and I love the scene and the pretty colors with pink and yellows. Great job and thanks for playing along with us at The Flower Challenge.

Papercraft Boutique said...

What a pretty garden card, Loll! Love that you used medium brown ink and heat-embossed the image in clear. The outlines have warmth and go so well with the warm colors. The flowers, birds, and the bird houses are colored beautifully, and the stapled sentiment strip is a really nice touch!
Hideko xx

Aileen said...

Ohhh wow Loll I love this card, the stamp is so beautiful as is the scene you have made from it. Thank you so much for joining us at The Flower Challenge and we hope to see you there again soon. Aileen DesignTeam

Ros Crawford said...

It's a terrific scene and so beautifully painted! Makes me smile

Heather said...

This is so beautiful, Loll, it is full of warmth and happiness.

BożenA said...

Your card is an illustration for an enchanted garden, Loll. I love the coexistence of flowers, birds and their houses. This card gives you a feeling of happiness and carefree. I love how you managed to get a soft aqua backdrop.
xoxo