Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Penny Black - Farm Fresh

Hi everyone.  I'm back with another two cards using one of the new images from the Penny Black Springtime 2022 Release.  This time I'm using the Farm Fresh (40-834) stamp set.  This is a set of three imaegs, but I have only used one for both my cards for today.

I LOVE this gorgeous jug of lavender.  It's so rustic and pretty at the same time.  For the card above, I kept the design CAS (clean and simple) so that the image is the star.  I only added a small grounding of watercolour and a sentiment (Not Older, Better 30-896) to finish.

I inked the image using distress markers (Peeled Paint, Wilted Violet, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs), spritzed with a fine mist of water and stamped onto a piece of mixed media card.  I used a small paint brush to move the ink around.  Stamped again to re-define the lines and then added the grounding at the bottom.  I thought the leaves needed a bit more colour so used a wet liner brush to add some wisps of Rustic Wilderness ink.  I stamped the sentiment in Peeled Paint ink.

Close-up ...
I'm sending the above card over to Color Hues #39 - Purple and Green.  This is my second entry ito the challenge ... love this colour combo!

For my second card, I used the same image, but only inked up the top portion (stems and flowers), using distress markers (Peeled Paint, Candied Apple).
I stamped once at the bottom of my mixed media paper and then stamped again without re-inking, higher up and slightly to the right.  I repeated that again for another stamping at the bottom right and more of the second generation stamping higher.  I added a few more of the light images to fill in my garden.  I softly sponged around the plants with more of the Peeled Paint ink and sponged the sky with Tumbled Glass ink.  I stamped the sentiment (another stamp from the Not Older, Better 30-896 set), using black ink, heat embossing in clear so it stood out among the flowers. :)  To finish I added a frame (Semi-Circle Stackers 51-706) and popped the panel up with foam.

Thanks for stopping by!


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Card #1:
Stamps:  Farm Fresh; Not Older, Better (both from Penny Black)
Paper:   White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.); Mixed Media paper (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:   Distress markers / ink:  Peeled Paint, Wilted Violet, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, Rustic Wilderness (Tim Holtz)
Accessories:   water mister, paint brushes

Card #2:
Stamps:  Farm Fresh; Not Older, Better (both from Penny Black)
Paper:   White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.); Mixed Media paper (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:   Distress markers / ink:  Peeled Paint, Candied Apple, Tumbled Glass (Tim Holtz)
Accessories: water mister, paint brushes, sponges, clear embossing powder, heat tool, Semi-Circle Stackers frame (Penny Black)

Challenges:
Color Hues #39 - Purple and Green

27 comments:

Janet L. said...

Very pretty!

Leslie Miller said...

Oooh, very creative with the lavender stamp! Gorgeous watercolor with this. I'm in awe and love both cards!

Julie B said...

Great way to stretch your stamp sets Loll. I love lavender and am planning to add some to my new flower bed at the front of the house. The sun it gets should get those essential oils going! :)

Pat said...

Two gorgeous cards Loll and the jug of lavender is so fresh and pretty and your really CAS interpretation on the first with the added sentiment is just perfect, and it was an inspired idea to use just the flowers for the second and changing the colour makes it look totally different, and such a pretty frame around it too. x

Susan said...

Two gorgeous cards - love the first one the most with your wonderful shading on the jug and the watery stamping of the lavender.

Cindy Beach said...

Absolutely gorgeous, I love the lavender! The sentiment is perfect too!

Karen said...

I love that pot of lavender as well, and your stamping with the Distress Markers is wonderful! I'm a fan of your CAS design as well. Thanks for joining us at Color Hues!

Bobby said...

I love the rustic simplicity of the first card, Loll. and the sentiment is wonderful. What a great way to get more out of your stamps by using just the flower portion making a lovely field of wildflowers.

Lisa Elton said...

You've only used one, but you've used it perfectly! These are beautiful!

nancy littrell said...

OMG..Three Gorgeous and very creative cards using the new PB stamp sets...they are going right into my wishlist:-) I do LOVE lavender and love your WC techniques, Lolly. You have so inspired me, my dear friend. Thank you so much for sharing. Love and Hugs..Nancy

nancy littrell said...

Whoops..actually 2 cards not 3, but so much to learn from your WC techniques in just 2 cards. Thank you again so much for sharing. Hugs...Nancy

Christine Alexander said...

Two gorgeous cards Loll, love the direct to stamp inking. Great way to stretch the stamp for 2 different looks :)

Aquarius said...

Wonderful watercolour effect for both of these pretty cards

Mac Mable said...

Such a fresh and pretty first card and love the wispy effect on the second Loll x. I like how you only used the top of the stamp on the second card too x.

Jo said...

So pretty Loll, beautiful watercolouring too. Great inspiration for Mother's Day ;) xx

Brenda in IN said...

You used this stamp in such a versatile way. I do love the pitcher and you captured the rustic look of it. I wish this could be a scratch and sniff card - wouldn't that be wonderful. Your garden looks beautiful. A great new frame too.

Marcia Hill said...

Both of these cards are FABULOUS Loll! That image is so pretty and I'm just totally loving your CAS 1st card! And I love that color combination too! Your 2nd card is just as beautiful and I love that you only used the top of the image to create this beauty! I love that frame too!! Lovely, lovely cards my friend!! Hugs. :0)

HilaryJane said...

What great examples of using a stamp in different way. These cards are so different. If you hadn't said I don't think I would have realised. Love them both xx

Nancy said...

I am with Hilary, I may have not put two and two together. You are such a versatile stamper, Loll. Although I love them both the first one had me gasp under my breath! Thanks for being with us at Color Hues!

Bonnie said...

This lavender is so pretty in the rustic pot, Lolly! A GORGEOUS card! I love how you've used it in the field too. Very different and makes me feel like I've visited a beautiful meadow of wildflowers!

Ros Crawford said...

I love that stamp too but I could never have painted it as well as you have... Gorgeous cards Loll! Sorry I haven't been able to comment on all your cards but I do get to enjoy seeing them. Have a lovely day

Robyn Oliver said...

Oh my Loll, I'm loving the new PB stamps.. and the way you've used them (or one) to make these really sweet cards is fabulous... how simple - markers, spritz, stamp.. two great cards, I love the lavender one.. great set sentiments too. Hugs Robyn

Brenda said...

Both cards are beautiful Loll, but my favorite is the first one. I love that jug of lavender and love how you colored/stamped it. The verse is just beautiful as well. Hugs, Brenda

Trina P. said...

Love the first card so much! Beautifully watercoloured as always and a CAS-tacular design! Great job stretching the stamp for your second card.

TK said...

You're absolutely right, that jug of lavender is gorgeous, and you've used it beautifully on both cards

Papercraft Boutique said...

Both cards are gorgeous, Loll! Love the beautiful watercolor-look for the first card, and your creative use of the lavender stamp for the second card!
Hideko xx

Hannelie said...

Lavender was the first thing that came to my mind when I saw the hues for this fortnights challenge.... and here you are giving life to my thoughts!
So beautiful Loll ♥
Thanks for playing at Color Hues!