Wednesday, January 06, 2021

Happy Together

Hi everyone.  Today's card is just for fun! :)  I had some time with nothing pressing going on, so I had a play with this fun cacti stamp from Penny Black.  I used a mix of inks (distress and dye) to colour the plants and pots.  The "wooden" floor is just random strokes of antique linen and brushed corduroy inks.  I used my scorpal to score the lines 1/4" apart.  The ink absorbed into the indentation of the lines to make them darker.  Love how it turned out!

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Thanks for coming by for a visit!

Products
Happy Together - Penny Black
Grown with Love - sentiment only (Penny Black)






Stamps:  Happy Together and Grown with Love (both from Penny Black)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Rusty Hine, Twisted Citron, Evergreen Bough, Pine Needles, Picked Raspberry (Tim Holtz); Dye Inks:  Gumball Green (retired), Garden Green (SU!); Black (Memento
Accessories & Tools:  Water brush, scoring tool

Challenges:
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Anything Goes


21 comments:

Sue N said...

Wow, wonderful card, Loll! I love the cacti pots and that wooden floor looks awesome! It must be even better IRL, with the scored lines! Great coloring of the cacti, too!

Pat said...

Such a great idea for the bench the plants are sitting on Loll and swiping the pads across gives a much more natural look. I love the different greens for the pretty cacti too and the orangy brown gives the look of terracotta. A beautiful card! x

Vicky Hayes said...

Love your clever wood effect Loll and must file that idea away for future reference. Love your terracotta effect too and those beautiful cacti - always love them as they remind me of my youngest son! Vicky x

Viv said...

Brilliant wooden planks Loll! Great card. x

nancy littrell said...

Love your beautifully colored cacti plants sitting on the awesome distressed wooden floor or...it could be a deck:-) TFS your details too, my friend. Love and Hugs...Nancy

Bonnie said...

I'm so glad you could just have some fun, Lolly! Love your plants and the wood grain is fantastic!

Maria said...

Oh, how pretty!! Love the cacti plants and the wooden floor! All colored beautifully!!

Christine Alexander said...

your cacti look wonderful on your scored wooden table, so clever :)

Susan said...

Great colouring of the plants and pots, and a perfect grounding with the wood floor (neat technique for creating it).

Brenda said...

I have a cacti stamp set that is NBUS, your card has me wanting to get mine out and see what I can do. I love the way you have colored your cacti, they look great as does the pots. The floor, oh goodness, the floor is amazing and I love how it came out too. Hugs, Brenda

Daffodil Cards said...

Really lovely Loll.
Faith x

Leslie Miller said...

I love your floor and the cacti are so cute! What fun this is, Loll. "Just because" is the best reason to make a card!

Mac Mable said...

So good to find some time just to do some card making, just for fun Loll x. The wood effect looks wonderful and the colouring of those cacti looks fabulous. A cheery card Loll x.

HilaryJane said...

I love succulents so this card is right up my street. Such wonderful water colouring too and that floor is just fantastic, what a clever way to do the planks xx

Robyn Oliver said...

Nice to have some free time Loll, to just make a card at your whim - and your cactus row are wonderful... great technique for the floor. Do hope all is well for you and happy new year wishes, hugs Robyn

TK said...

Ohhh lovely cacti, and you aced that hardwood floor! I thought you drew those lines on!

kiwimeskreations said...

isn't it great when we can just 'play' and have fun when card making Loll. Loving the results on this gorgeous card
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

Papercraft Boutique said...

I'm so glad to hear that you made this card just for fun, Loll! The cacti pots are so pretty and the wooden floor is awesome! Thanks for sharing the wonderful technique for coloring the floor.
Hideko xx

Julia Aston said...

Don't you love just making a card because you want to! I love the grounding wooden table you created for your lovely pots of cacti to sit on! xx

Ros Crawford said...

I love this Loll, it's so clean and fresh - Just perfect for any ocassion

Trina P. said...

I don’t remember the last time I made a card just for fun. 🙁 This is adorable and beautifully watercolored as usual. Great job creating the floor boards.