Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Penny Black - Pansies

Hi everyone.  Today I'm sharing a card made with a new release from Penny Black called Pansies (40-818).

I do love pansies ... they have those cute little faces. :)  I researched colours of pansies.  There are so many!!  But I loved the combination of pink and dark pink (of course!). :)

I made a few smooshed backgrounds last week using distress inks; Worn Lipstick, Fossilized Amber, and Wilted Violet.  This background was the second pull, using the leftover inks which means the colours are light.  I thought it worked well with the pink pansies.

I stamped my pansies in black ink and heat embossed with clear before watercolouring using my Gansai Tambi paints.  I rarely use these paints ... they work so differently from my usual distress inks.  It will take me a while to get comfortable with them.  I used a deep pinky red, watered down to create the soft pink and used with less water for the darker pink of my flowers.  I used leaf green for the stems and leaves and added a very bright yellow orange for the stamens of my flowers.

Once the panel was watercoloured, I cut it into an angled panel to place over my card base.  I stamped my sentiment (Faith.Hope.Love 30-800) in black ink with clear embossing, on a white strip of card stock so it stood out against the pansies.  I then popped up the panel with foam onto my card base.  I really like how this image fills the angled panel.

Close-up ...
I'm sending this card over to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge for April - Anything Goes with Optional "Easter".  I definitely used Easter colours. :)
And I'm also sending this to Color Hues #38 - Pink and Green Challenge.
Thanks for stopping by!


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Stamps:  Pansies (Penny Black); Faith.Hope.Love. (Penny Black)
Paper:   White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.); Mixed Media paper (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:   Distress Inks:  Worn Lipstick, Wilted Violet, Mustard Seed (Tim Holtz); Gansia Tambi watercolour paints (Kuretake)
Accessories:   Clear embossing powder (Ranger), heat tool, Paint brushes (Blick Art Maerials)

Challenges:
PBSC - Anything Goes - optional "Easter"

25 comments:

Susan said...

Beautiful choice of colours for those gorgeous pansies. Love the wash behind them and the angled cut!

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous watercolored stamped and heat embossed pansies, Lolly. I LOVE your angled design and sentiment too. Stamping and heat embossing your pansies over your 2nd pull smooshed background gave a wonderful added dimension to your pansies without distracting from your WC pansies:-) I have been playing with my Gansai paints using Canson Cold Press paper and WC paints, which gives a whole different effect than with my MM papers. You should try WC your beautiful pansies on Cold Press paper...so much fun experimenting:-) TFS and always inspiring me, my friend. I want to try stamping and WC over a lightly 2nd pull smooshed background:-) We have so much fun sharing:-) Love and Big Hugs..Nancy

Leslie Miller said...

Beautiful pansies and perfect background for them! These large open images work well for watercolors and you do a nice job of it no matter the medium. I've enjoyed my Gansai Tambi paints but, yes, they are different. This is gorgeous, Loll!

Nancy said...

How pretty is this, Loll! Love your background, watercolored pansies, and tilted panel. What a great greeting and so very true. Love that you joined us at Color Hues with this great entry! Take care!

Lindsey said...

I love the faces in pansies, too! These in pink are beautiful. (The Gansai definitely don't "move" as readily as distress inks, do they?) Thanks for joining us at Color Hues!

Brenda said...

We call the mini pansies Monkey Faces because that is what they look like to us. lol Little monkey faces. Love your stamped pansies on your second generation background. You still watercolored beautifully with the Gansai Tambi paints and I love how you cut your panel on the angle like that. Hugs, Brenda

Pat said...

These pansies are beautifully watercoloured and I love the soft background Loll, and a great sentiment too, also a different look with the angled panel which works really well. x

Karen said...

What a beautiful card! Your background is just perfect, and your watercolored pansies are so lovely! Thanks for joining us at Color Hues!

Bonnie said...

This is a perfect background for these gorgeous pansies, Lolly! I love the embossed black edges and the mix of colors! Fabulous sentiment too!

Bobby said...

I love pansy faces too, Loll. You've chosen great colors for yours and the sentiment is wonderful.

Lisa Elton said...

Love the color of your pansies, this is pretty!

Christine Alexander said...

Pansies are also my favourite they are such beautiful colours. Gorgeous water colouring with your Gansai Tambi water colours and love the angled layout ♥

Julie B said...

So pretty and pansies are such cheerful flowers, these look fab too. The muted background has just enough colour to be interesting without overpowering the blooms. :)

Linda said...

Love your choice of colours for these pansies, the shades of pink looks so pretty. I love how you've cut the finished panel on an angle, looks very stylish xx

Cathy said...

Love these pretty pansies Loll, the background is perfect with them, great sentiment too, Cathy x

Brenda in IN said...

I love your description of those little faces. So true! The soft colors are so pretty and I like how you angled the panel.

HilaryJane said...

Your pansies are beautiful and well done for using those paints, I have some of those too and don't use them as much as I should. Love the ankled look too xx

Liz said...

The pansies are beautiful Loll, lovely choice of colours. xx

Cindy Beach said...

I'm so happy to see you've joined us at Color Hues, Loll! I'm discovering some amazing finds at Penny Black lately. The Faith Hope Love sentiments are one of my favorites! Your smooshed background is beautiful and I love the angle. The sweet pansies make me smile!

Marcia Hill said...

I love Pansies too and yours are just BEAUTIFUL in the pinks Loll! Loving that background too, and of course the angled cut with your sentiment!! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! Hugs. :0)

Hannelie said...

I also love pansies Loll! Your card is so beautiful♥
Thanks for joining us at Color Hues!

Mac Mable said...

So beautiful Loll and love those faces of the pretty pansies too. Great colouring with the paints Loll and a fabulous background x.

Trina P. said...

Pretty pink pansies! Beautifully watercoloured using your Tambi Gansai paints. Cool angled design.
Hope you have a wonderful Easter. 🐇💕

Julia Aston said...

Your pansies are beautiful Loll - great design with the angled placement and the sentiment strip along the bottom! xx

Robyn Oliver said...

Such pretty pink pansies Loll, I too love them and their little flower faces... DO so love the angle cut, changes the card dramatically, hugs Robyn