Thursday, April 07, 2022

Penny Black - Iris Elegance

Hi everyone.  Today I'm sharing a card using one of the stamps from Penny Black's Springtime 2022 release, Iris Elegance (40-848).  I do love irises, and this is such a beautiful image.

I started by creating a soft multi-coloured background, smooshing with DOX inks (Worn Lipstick, Fossilized Amber, Wilted Violet).  I then stamped the image in white pigment ink, heat embossing in white.  I used my liquid watercolours for the iris (Violet) and then finished adding the stamens and leaves in distress inks (Mustard Seed, Rustic Wilderness).

To finish, I stamped the sentiment (another new release called Not Older, Better - (30-896) ... lots of wonderful sentiments in this set.

Close-up ...


Thanks for stopping by!


Penny Black Products

              
                 
Iris Elegance (40-848)                        Not Older, Better (30-896)



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Stamps:  Iris Elegance; Not Older, Better (both Penny Black)
Paper:   White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.); Bristol Paper (Strathmore)
Ink:   White Pigment (Hero Arts); DOX Inks (Worn Lipstick, Fossilized Amber, Wilted Violet (Tim Holtz)Violet Watercolour Liquid Concentrate (Blick Art); Distress Inks:  Mustard Seed, Rustic Wilderness (Tim Holtz)
Accessories:  Water mister, white embossing powder, heat tool, paint brushes 

Challenges:
PBSC April Challenge - Anything Goes


26 comments:

Tracy said...

wow this is such a beautiful card. I love it!

Susan said...

I love irises - can't wait for my purple bearded ones to bloom. You've coloured them so beautifully and they look fabulous against the soft smooshed background.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Gorgeous Loll, it would be a wonderful day receiving this card.
Faith x

nancy littrell said...

OMG..There is so much to Love in your Gorgeous PB Iris card, Lolly. Your smooshed background is wonderful and adds the perfect dimension to your beautifully colored iris. TFS the links to your new PB products too. Love and Hugs...Nancy

HilaryJane said...

Irises are always amazing and these ones are no except. simply beautiful xx

I Card Everyone said...

I love your Irises, Loll, and the garden you've created for them is so lovely!
=]

Jan said...

Beautifully done Loll!!!!

Nstiz said...

WOW! If I knew I could get these results and literally run and get those watercolors! Love the saturation of color on this and as usual, outstanding blending! How gorgeous this is!

Bobby said...

So gorgeous, Loll. Those petals almost glow with the color.

Bonnie said...

What beautiful irises, Lolly! They are so pretty with the white embossing and vivid colors! Love the background! A perfect backdrop for your iris garden! A beautiful card for Spring, my friend!

Lisa Elton said...

Beautifully done, Loll this is fabulous!

Pat said...

So beautiful Loll and the watercolouring in the purple liquid watercolour has given a wonderful deep violet tone and the Rustic Wilderness DI is perfect for the leaves with that touch of yellow which works perfectly for the flower centre, and the mix of yellow with pink and purple in the background complements it so well...a gorgeous card. x

Susan Joyce said...

Totally delightful Loll love the soft background and gorgeous colours.

Sandy said...

Absolutely gorgeous! You hit the jackpot with your card Loll!!
Sandy xx

Trina P. said...

Beautiful! Your watercoloring brought this to life… the colours are so vibrant. Amazing smooshed background.

Mac Mable said...

I really like the soft wispy effect on the background and those irises are glorious Loll x. Such a beautiful card x.

TK said...

Beautiful! Iris are some of my favorite flowers, and this card is another reason to love them! My husband came with iris, passed on from his grandmother, over 35 years ago -- we still have them to date, and have since passed them along to our daughters -- truly gorgeous

Leslie Miller said...

Exquisite! Love the background and white embossing and your absolutely lovely watercoloring of the iris. Penny Black has the most wonderful stamps!

Julia Aston said...

Wow ! a gorgeous background created for your beautifully embossed and colored iris Loll!

Christine Alexander said...

wow, the white embossed image creates such a glow with your Irises ♥ Beautiful colouring xx

Cathy said...

This is beautiful Loll! Love the purples and the dox smooshed background is perfect, Cathy x

Marcia Hill said...

WOW!!! This is a STUNNING card Loll! I absolutely LOVE Iris's and you've colored these so beautifully! And your background...it's perfection my friend and highlights those flowers brilliantly! Lovely, lovely card!! Hugs. :0)

Brenda in IN said...

This is breathtaking, Loll. That soft background is so beautiful and your water coloring is awesome. I can smell them from here, they are so real.

Ina G said...

And how beautiful this is Loll. Colours are stunning against that soft background. Love it.

Linda said...

What can I say ..... simply stunning!! xx

My Paper Epiphany said...

Gorgeous watercolour and the soft background is so beautiful! Hugs x