Tuesday, October 06, 2020

Penny Black - Autumn Decor


Hi everyone.  Today I'm playing with a new set from Penny Black called Autumn Decor (51-653).  It's a mix of dies that you can use separately or together.  Very versatile.
I started with a piece of background I had in my stash (smooshed pink and orange liquid watercolours).  I die-cut my sunflower blooms, sponged the edges with Rusty Hinge distress ink and then added the center piece which was watercoloured with Ground Espresso.  The flowers are two layers each, which are off-set and glued together in the center only.  To finish the blooms I just used my fingers to lightly bend the back layer petals to the back and the top layer petals to the front.  This created a lot of dimension.

The jar vase was cut from another piece in my stash of paper towel background done in shades of yellow.  I love how the quilted design from the paper towel looks on the jar.  The stems and leaves were watercoloured in Peeled Paint distress ink.

The sentiment (Gratitude 30-105) was stamped in a mix of Rusty Hinge and Ripe Persimmon inks.  Happy how it looks with the colours of the sunflowers.  Then I adhered the flowers and vase to my card front, popping them up for added dimension.

Close-up ...
Entering this card into the Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Anything Goes or Too Cute to Spook.

Penny Black Products






Stamps:  Graditude (Penny Black)
Paper:   White card front (Neenah 110 lb.); Mixed Media (Stratmore 140 lb.)
Ink:   Watercolour Concentrate:  Pink, Orange (Dick Blick); Distress Inks:  Rusty Hinge, Ground Espresso, Peeled Paint, Ripe Persimmon (Tim Holtz)
Accessories:   Autumn Decor dies (Penny Black), water brush, sponge

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29 comments:

Viv said...

So pretty Loll! x

Leslie Miller said...

Darn, I went and cleaned off a palette block and totally forgot about the paper towel background idea. Been meaning to try that 'cause you always make it look so amazing. I love the vase, but also the beautiful color of your flowers. Altogether a super cute and pretty card!

Pat said...

So beautiful Loll and love the way you always have lots of pieces of smooshed card with different colours and textures in your stash, and the red flowers within the gold textured vase are just wonderful together. I love the red sentiment as a finishing touch too. x

Sue McRae said...

What a delightful CAS design!

I Card Everyone said...

So small, yet mighty beautiful, Loll! I love your sunflowers, and that clever paper-towel vase!
=]

Colleen said...

Loll, so sweet, what a lovely card, your flowers are bright and vibrant and I am in LOVE with your jar...it reminds me of the Fostoria glassware only in a beautiful color!! Stunning as always!!

Marian said...

Loll what a great technique. I watched your video - something so easy but creates such a pretty background. Will have to remember this one.
Thanks again.

Nstiz said...

This is so cheerful Loll, and I love the texture on that little vase! It appears that maybe you slit the vase to fit the flower in it which looks great! Love the brilliant colors of your flowers too.

nancy littrell said...

OMG..Love your Fall colors and all the dimension in your pretty die cut sunflower petals, Lolly. Your paper towel with wiped up inks makes awesome texture for your die cut vase. Wonderful font on the sentiment too. The perfect Fall CAS card design, my friend. TFS the links to the PB products...I am off to check them out. Love and Hugs..Nancy

Bonnie said...

Wonderful dimension in these gorgeous flowers, my friend! Love that vase and the texture from the paper towel. An altogether beautiful creation!

Susan said...

Love the dimension and rich colour in the flowers, and the wonderful look of texture on the vase!

Trina P. said...

Red sunflowers! How wonderfully unexpected and beautiful. The colours are so vibrant. Love the paper towel design on the vase, too.

Christine Alexander said...

Those flowers are gorgeous Loll, love the depth of colour it gives them so much dimension and the texture on the vase is amazing :)

Robyn Oliver said...

Wonderful card Loll, great die set and you've created a lovely vase of bright cheerful flowers.. hugs Robyn

Linda said...

This is just so cute! I love the sunflowers and the texture on the vase looks fab! xx

Daffodil Cards said...

A Beautiful card and what a great effect the paper towel give, looks like a cut glass vase. Great work Loll.
Faith x

Bonnie said...

And here I thought paper towels were for cleaning up. You have texture beyond words on this sweet vignette.

Marcia Hill said...

CAS perfection my friend! Loving the bold color of the sunflowers and the vase is perfect with the paper towel print! Lovely, lovely card Loll!! Hugs. :0)

Sandy said...

Delightful!! I love your vase - you are so smart!!
Sandy xx

HilaryJane said...

Love the texture on this card, those bold colours and that gorgeous vase xx

TK said...

Beautiful card, and love love love the texture on the vase

Darnell said...

This is happiness in an envelope, Lolly! What a card artist you are! I love these happy flower faces all beautifully colored and dimensional and that paper towel vase is something I would buy in a store!! Love, Dolly

Anita in France said...

What delicious texture and dimension and colour in such a small space, Loll ... just so pretty ... and so wonderfully CAS! Hugs, Anita :)

Ros Crawford said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love the dimension!

Mac Mable said...

Glorious CAS card and the sunflowers look absolutely beautiful Loll x.

My Paper Epiphany said...

Beautiful rich colours in your blooms and I love that unique vase!Thanks for sharing at PBSC:)

Papercraft Boutique said...

The red sunflowers are so pretty and unexpected, Loll! The sponging the edges with Rusty Hinge gives them a good definition. Love the texture of the jars!
Hideko xx

BożenA said...

How amazing your vase looks! It contrasts wonderfully with the intense red of flowers and the white background. Great card
xx

Debbie said...

Saw this posted on PB Facebook page and fell in love with it. That flower reminds me of some you gifted me years ago. Loved using them.