Wednesday, December 02, 2020

Penny Black - Scarved Sweeties

Hi everyone.  Still playing with the awesome Christmas release from Penny Black called Season of Hope.  So many wonderful images and dies!  Today I had fun playing with an adorable stamp set called Scarved Sweeties (30-758).


Starting with the card above, I watercoloured one of the snow scenes from the set.  Isn't this adorable??  The two bears look warm and cozy as they snuggle together to watch the snow falling.  Watercoloured with distress inks and added some clear Wink of Stella to the snow for a little sparkle.  Used finger dauber to sponge a small circle of light from the street lantern, and then sponged two shades of blue for the sky.  Final touch was to splatter lots of "falling snow" using diluted white acrylic paint.

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For the second card I started with a piece of smooshed, magicals background from my stash  The colours just sparkle with the added mica powder.
Stamped the bear onto a scrap of mixed media paper, heat embossed, watercoloured and fussy-cut before popping it over top of my panel which has been die-cut with a center rectangle.  Added black frame and adhered the whole panel to my card front. The sentiment is stamped in black and heat embossed with clear powder to match the image.

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For the final card today, stamped snow scene image onto mixed media paper and watercoloured with distress inks.

Die-cut image with circle die and also added a circle die-cut frame.  Added the circle to my card front, popping it up for added dimension.  Added a white heat embossed sentiment banner (Christimas Sentiments 30-504) to finish.

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Thanks for stopping by for a visit!

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Christmas Sentiments (30-504 







Card #1: Be Merry Be Bright
Stamps:  Scarved Sweeties (Penny Black);  Christmas Moments (Penny Black)
Paper:   Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); White card base (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:   Black (Memento); Distress Inks:  Brushed Corduroy, Gathered Twigs, Fired Brick, Mowed Lawn, Black Soot, Mustard Seed, Broken China, Salty Ocean (Tim Holtz)
Accessories:   clear embossing powder, heat tool, water brush, sponges, white acrylic paint, Clear Wink of Stella

Card #2: Merry Little Christmas
Stamps:  Scarved Sweeties (Penny Black)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); Black card stock (Stampin' Up!) 
Ink:  Black (Memento); Distress Inks:  Brushed Corduroy, Gathered Twigs, Walnut Stain, Seedless Preserves, Salty Ocean (Tim Holtz) 
Accessories:   clear embossing powder, heat tool, water brush, Magicals (Lindy's), Clear Wink of Stella, White Acrylic Paint, Red Chalk

Card #3: Warmth, Joy, Happiness
Stamps:  Scarved Sweeties (Penny Black);  Christmas Sentiments (Penny Black)
Paper:   Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); White card base (Neenah 110 lb.); Black card stock (Stampin' Up!) 
Ink:   Black (Memento); Zigs
Accessories:   clear embossing powder, heat tool, water brush, Circle die (Spellbinders), white acrylic paint, white embossing powder, Clear Wink of Stella

30 comments:

Aquarius said...

Gorgeous little bears, sweeties indeed!!

HilaryJane said...

All three of these cards are quite special and amazing, I love how you have staged them and your wonderful blended background on the first card xx

Pat said...

Beautiful watercolouring of all the wonderful PB bear images Loll, and who could resist them as they are so cute. The first would be great as a seasonal anniversary card too, and you have captured the atmosphere of a bright winter's day, but great with the lamplight for that extra glow, and a pretty Magicals background for the bear on a swing, and the simpler look on the last with the cute couple peering over the fence on that pretty circular framed topper, and love the white on black sentiment strip across it which looks great. x

Linda said...

Oh my gosh, Loll these are just so adorable and watercolored beautifully. So great talking to you today.

Colleen said...

These bears are just too too cute, and your coloring is fantastic. that sure ended fast...no warning. so..Goodbye, until we meet again *wink!

Julie B said...

Aww, such a cute set of cards Loll. The glow from the lamplight looks gorgeous. :)

I Card Everyone said...

Penny B. has the sweetest of bears, Loll... and you've worked your magic on them, as always!
Adorable cards!
=]

Viv said...

These are all so cute Lolly! Love them all x

Gibmiss said...

Stunning cards .....love them all ....beautifully coloured
Hugs Sylvie xx

Susan said...

Wonderful trio of cards! Teddy bears just warm the heart, don't they? Beautiful colouring on all of them. My favourite is the third - such a great layout with the bears framed in a circle.

Bonnie said...

Three adorable and totally different cards, Lolly! Love that snowy sky with the sweet bears enjoying the snow! Love how you've cut the rectangle and matted it in black to highlight the sweet bear on a swing! The little bear pair fit so perfectly in that framed circle! You have been very busy, my friend!

Christine Alexander said...

OMG Loll, so many adorable Christmas images. Great watercolouring and love the smooshed background with the bear on the swing :)

My Paper Epiphany said...

Such a cute collection of cards! I love these PB stamps. Beautifully coloured too:)

Ros Crawford said...

Oh what beauties. Fabulous stamps and you've showcased them stunningly with your talents and your flair for design.

Jeanne said...

The little guys are simply delightful. I love the cozy little scenes you created using them and the different backgrounds. You captured their warmth and charm perfectly. Wonderful work, Loll! :)

Karen Dunbrook said...

total sweetness.
Hope you are well mf.
Happy Holidays.
xx Karen

Marcia Hill said...

All 3 of these cards are SO darn CUTE Loll...can't even pick a favorite!! Your Winter scenes on all of them are done so beautifully and your water coloring skills on all the bears is fabulous!! AWESOME and ADORABLE cards my friend!! Hugs. :0)

Brenda in IN said...

All three are the sweetest images and you colored them all so well. I love the bear on the swing.

Susan Joyce said...

3 Awesome cards Loll, love the Penny Black images.

Leslie Miller said...

The most cuddly, adorable, and, oh, so sweet bears! You've got three more absolutely wonderful cards to send smiles at Christmas!

Daffodil Cards said...

All of them just perfect and adorable too.
Faith x

Mac Mable said...

Absolutely adorable and so very cute. The background on the first one with the light from the lamp looks beautiful Loll x. Love the magicals on the second....And the most adorable winter scene on the third x. I am always going to love 'bears' and I am loving these Loll x.

Nstiz said...

All of these are adorable, Loll and your watercoloring gets better and better! They are so perfectly done. Love the backgrounds too.

Linda said...

Awww ... these are just soooo cute! Those little bears are adorable xx

Greta said...

What darling cards, Loll! I really love how you did the light on the first card!

nancy littrell said...

Such sweet adorable cuddly bear friends for all the Winter scenes, Lolly. Love all your watercoloring and snowy designs. TFS my friend. Love and Hugs...Nancy

TK said...

Wonderful cards, Loll, and the water coloring is fabulous! Love the scripty fond on the first card, and the images are just adorable!

Papercraft Boutique said...

OMG! When I saw the stamp set, I thought these bears are so cute. But with your coloring and creative design magic, they became absolutely the cutest I've ever seen! My favorite is the first one. I love the fuzzy soft hair, the gorgeous snowy sky, and the warm light of the lamp!
The smooshed magical background of the second card is gorgeous! The Seedless Preserve echoing the colors in the background, and the popped-up panel are well-thought-out design.
The cute pair of the third card is nicely framed in the circle window and the black sentiment strip makes a great accent!
Hideko xx

Trina P. said...

Eeekkk!!! These are so adorable, Loll! Beautiful watercoloring as always. That magicals smooshed background is gorgeous. Love this stamp set!

BożenA said...

Three fabulous cards !! So beautifully colored. Your watercolor is just perfect. I especially love the second tab, this background is stunning.
xx