Monday, February 22, 2021

Penny Black - Graceful Lily

Hi everyone.  Today I'm sharing cards made with a new stamp from Penny Black called Graceful Lily.  Lilies are my favourite flower.  I love their shape and the beautiful colours of the different varieties.  
This card started with a background piece from my stash.  It is a soft stencil monoprint from a stencil, although hard to see the design with this small oval.  It looks more like smooshed colours.

I stamped the lilies in black ink and heat embossed in clear; then watercoloured using Distress Inks (Picked Raspberry, Mowed Lawn).  Die cut the image with an oval and popped it up on the card front with sentiment (Enliven stamp set), to give it a bit of dimension.

Close-up ...

I wanted to make another card with this beautiful set.  I went in the opposite direction with design, using a black card base, stamping image twice, gold embossing and then watercolouring with metallic gouache paints.

The paints are very light in colour over top of black, but you can see all the shimmer from the pearl added to the colours.  The close-up shows it better.

Close-up ...

The sentiment (Smiles) is stamped and gold embossed to match the image.

Thanks for coming by for a visit!

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Card #1:  Have a great day
Stamps:  Graceful Lily, Enliven (sentiment) - both from Penny Black
Paper:   Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:   Black (Memento); Distress Inks:  Picked Raspberry, Mowed Lawn (Tim Holtz)
Accessories:   Clear embossing powder (Ranger), heat tool, waterbrush, Oval die (Spellbinders)

Card #2:  Hear for you always
Stamps:  Graceful Lily, Smiles (both from Penny Black)
Paper:   Black card stock (Stampin' Up!)
Ink:   Versamark; Metallic Gouache Paints:  Pearl Scarlet, Pearl Eucalyptus (Arteza)
Accessories:   Princess Gold embossing powder (Ranger), heat tool, waterbrush, 


20 comments:

Pat said...

Two fabulous cards Loll and love the contrast between the two using the same beautiful lily stamp, and the soft and pretty watercolouring on the first using a previously coloured piece of card which works so well with the yellow tones and the pretty pink of the lilies, and then the pink metallic look on the black card with the wonderful gold embossing...so striking! x

Barb Ghig said...

Your cards are really gorgeous, Loll! Using the oval is such a great way to showcase these flowers and your black background on the 2nd card is so striking! Love all the shimmer on the Gouache Paints, too! Beautiful watercoloring, as always, my friend! xx

Bonnie said...

Gorgeous lilies, Lolly! I love this color on the white and how elegant they are colored with metallic ink on the black!

Susan said...

Two gorgeous cards, Loll. Especially the one on the black cs. I love the shimmer and the colour of the lilies - hopefully I'll get to see it in real life one day!

Christine Alexander said...

Gorgeous cards Loll, the black version really pops. Love the shimmery purple on black :)

Papercraft Boutique said...

Both cards are so beautiful and elegant, Loll!
The stencil monoprint is subtle but adds interest to the background. The watercolored lilies are so pretty!! The metallic gouache paints look shimmery and lovely on the black cardstock. Love these twofers!
Hideko xx

nancy littrell said...

Oh my...Two Gorgeous lily cards and very different and beautiful designs, my friend. Your 1st CAS design is so pretty and simply artsy. Your 2nd card with the black background is so elegant and love how your watercoloring turned out. I am loving all your new cards using the new Penny Black new releases. TFS my friend. Love and Hugs...Nancy

Linda said...

Two beautiful cards Loll. Love the CAS look to the first design, and the black card is simply stunning! Penny Black have done it again .... another fabulous release xx

Brenda said...

Lilies are so pretty I agree Loll, they are so unique looking to me. I love your first lily card, the background is perfect for those lilies. Love how you have colored your lilies too, even the little speckles they have! Your second card is so dramatic on the black card base. Your lilies pop with the gold embossing and that beautiful metallic gouache paints you used! Striking for sure! Hugs, Brenda

Mac Mable said...

Wow ...the black cardstock with the beautiful shimmery lilies looks stunning Loll x. Such a gentle and delicate first card with a wonderful background and the prettiest of lilies x. Both completely different and both stunning x.

HilaryJane said...

Love both these, that lovely soft stencil background on the first and the dramatic black of the second xx

Marcia Hill said...

Both cards are SO pretty Loll! I love Lily's too...my favorite are Calla Lily's which is why we named our 3rd daughter Calla. But anyway, both cards are absolutely GORGEOUS and your black card is especially STUNNING!! Hugs. :0)

Robyn Oliver said...

What a lovely stamp Loll, I'm a lily lover too, and both your cards are fabulous,... pretty colours on the first and a wonderful soft shimmer on the black - very striking, hugs Robyn

kiwimeskreations said...

A beautiful stamp Loll, and you have used it to perfection on these two exquisite cards
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my! You did some fabulous things with those lilies! Two completely different looks and both gorgeous!

Carol L said...

What a gorgeous stamp and it looks fabulous on both backgrounds! I'm especially drawn to the sharp contrast of the black background with that gorgeous gold embossing, but both look simply amazing!

Ros Crawford said...

Two wonderful cards but I have to say that second one just blows me away!

Cat Craig said...

I love that you showed off that gorgeous lily in to very different ways. Love the contrast of the white card to the dark card. Sure to bring a smile to each of the recipients and what fabulous inspiration for anyone looking.

Darnell said...

Its so cool that you had such a perfect background in your stash for that gorgeous lily, Lolly. Haha, lily lolly! I think that will be your new nickname because lilies are your favorite flowers except it is a tongue twister for me. I karack myself up. Back to you then, your painting really makes the flower come alive. Even so, I think that black beauty you created steals the show on this post! Those shimmery metallic paints and the gold-embossing make this stunner exceptional! Take care! Hugs, Dolly

BożenA said...

Two beautiful cards, Loll. In the first, I love your background stencil monoprint, it looks so amazing. And the second card is a real bomb !! These lilies look stunning against a black background, embossed in gold and painted with pearl paint. Such a striking card !!
xx