Saturday, May 07, 2022

Guest Designing at PBSC

Hi everyone.  I'm happy to be Guest Designing at Penny Black Saturday Challenge for May.  This is an Anything Goes challenge with an option this month of "Nature".  Thank you to Helen and the team for having me.

I rarely seem to use my DOX inks, so I pulled them out and made a couple of smooshed backgrounds (two because I put a lot of ink on my work surface). :)  The cards are the same with the exception of the die-cut flowers and the sentiment.

Both are made with DOX inks (Squeezed Lemonade, Ripe Persimmon, Picked Raspberry).  I pressed one ink pad at a time onto my mat and spritzed with water.  I smooshed a piece of mixed media paper, using my heat tool to dry and then went onto the second and third colours, drying in-between each addition.  I repeated the process with a second piece of card.  I love the way these inks layer colours.  I finished the background by splattering with gold acrylic paint ... I love this yellow gold colour from Lumiere.  I used the same paint to add colour to the sweet scalloped frames (Penny Black - Sewing Stackers frames). 

For the card above I used the Flower Flourish die (Penny Black), die-cutting from white card stock and adding a small gold center to each of the flowers.  The sentiment (Banner Sentiments - Penny Black) is stamped in white pigment ink and heat embossed in white.  

Second card ...
Using the second piece of smooshed background, I added a second gold frame and then a Cherry Blossom (Penny Black) die-cut from white card stock.  Again, I added small gold centers to the flowers.  The sentiment (Trust Me Builder - Penny Black) is heat embossed in white.  It doesn't stand out very well against the colourful background, so I tried to make it more obvious by underlining with a white acrylic pen.  

These are simple cards to make and it was fun to create with my favourite colour combination. :)  I hope you'll make a card using Penny Black products and join in the challenge.

I'm sending the second card to Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Feminine.

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Stamps:  Banner Sentiments, Trust Me Builder (both Penny Black)
Paper:   White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.); Mixed Media paper (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:   Distress Oxide Inks:  Squeezed Lemonade, Ripe Persimmon, Picked Raspberry (Tim Holtz); Unicorn white pigment ink (Hero Arts)
Accessories:   water mister, heat tool, Gold acrylic paint (Lumiere), paint brush; Sewing Stacker dies, Flower Flourish die, Cherry Blossom die (all from Penny Black); gold pearls (Studio Katia), white embossing powder (Ranger)

Challenges:
PB Saturday Challenge May - Anything Goes with Optional "Nature"


25 comments:

Aquarius said...

Two super floral cards and the backgrounds are brilliant, made me want to play with my DOX inks

Gibmiss said...

Hi Loll
Fabulous card …love the background…
Hugs Sylvie DT x

kiwimeskreations said...

A beautiful pair of cards Loll - love the colour combination, and the gold frames and flower centres look exquisite against it.
Blessings
Maxine

Linda said...

These are beautiful Loll, so fresh and bright. Love the smooshed backgrounds, those DOX colours work so well together, and they show off those pretty die cuts perfectly. Enjoy the weekend! xx

My Paper Epiphany said...

Both are beautiful! I love the background and how you framed the flowers!

I Card Everyone said...

This is a perfect example of why I adore pink and orange together! SO pretty, Loll!
=]

Kathy Langosh said...


love this technique- thanks for reminding me - gonna try it later today ---

HilaryJane said...

Such lovely colours again and those die cut flowers are fabulous. I am going to look them up and add to my never ending wishlist! The gold highlights are brilliant too. Congrats on your guest designer spot this month too. I am looking forward to seeing your creations xx

Brenda in IN said...

Two beautiful cards with lovely flower dies. The color combo for the background looks so pretty and my favorite is the gold frame on both cards.

Marcia Hill said...

My favorite color combo!! These are both just lovely Loll! Those backgrounds totally make me smile, and your simple additions of frames and flowers make these cards SHINE!! Hugs. :0)

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Fabulous background for each of these simple, but very beautiful and clever designs Loll.
Faith x

Lisa Elton said...

Congrats on guesting this month, Loll! Your debut card is fabulous!

Nstiz said...

Congratulations on being guest designer! This one is so well designed and looks so fun to do. You chose a gorgeous die cut for that glorious background! Love the happy colors too!

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Your backgrounds turned out great! Very pretty cards!

nancy littrell said...

Oh my...Two Beautiful Smooshed background cards using your Penny Black die cut flowers and sentiments, Lolly. I Love both cards equally and you have me inspired to join the PB Saturday Challenge, mf...TFS Love and Hugs...Nancy

Helen said...

Beautiful cards Loll - love the colours in your smooshed backgrounds!
Thanks so much for guest designing for us this month!
Helen x

BożenA said...

I love your watercolor smudged backgrounds, Loll. This is another background that is so beautifully emphasized by the white flower, and the yellow frame perfectly matches and enriches both cards in terms of color
xx

Susan said...

Gorgeous cards, Loll - you use those colours so well. I love both the different dies you used. And the addition of the frame sets them off so well.

Bonnie said...

Love, love, love these gorgeous backgrounds, Lolly! Such pretty colors and perfect to show off two different flower die cuts! The gold frames are so elegant and I love the gold centers in the flowers! Congrats on your Guest Designer spot at Penny Black Saturday!

Mac Mable said...

Both cards are so pretty and dainty and love the colours and the pop of gold Loll x. Congratulations on guesting x.

Helen said...

Your background is beautiful Loll! Great colours and perfect to showcase those wonderful die cuts. Great to see you as our Guest Designer this month.

Julia Aston said...

What beautiful smooshed backgrounds for your pretty framings and white die cut stems!

Heather said...

What a gorgeous background, perfect to make the white elements pop!

Trina P. said...

Congratulations on GD! Beautiful set of cards. I am always in awe of your smooshing (and splattering) skills.

Bobby said...

Your smooshed backgrounds turned out beautifully, Loll. Perfect with a white flower to let the color show through.