Friday, June 10, 2022

Penny Black - Lovely Letter

Hi everyone.  Today I'm sharing a card made with one of the stamps (Lovely Letter) from the newest release from Penny Black.

I started with a piece of smooshed background from my stash.  Luckily, it was just large enough to hold the whole image and fit with the white checked washi tape on the right side.  The background was smooshed a while ago, but I believe I used Magicals from Lindy because I can see a bit of shimmer.  The image was stamped in black ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  I added watercolouring with distress inks:  Picked Raspberry, Candied Apple, Peeled Paint, Brushed Corduroy, and Gathered Twigs.  I used the same colours on the bird as the flowers and teacup so the colours all work together.  To finish, I stamped "Happy Birthday" in the letter (the set comes with three different sentiments that fit).  And I added a light wash of Gathered Twigs to anchor my tea cup, along with small white dots to decorate the rim of the cup.

Close-up ...
I had so much fun painting this whimsical bouquet of flowers and bird.  :)

I'm sending this over to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge for June - Anything Goes with optional twist "Transport".  I skipped the optional twist this time, although I guess we could stretch that the bird is transporting the letter. :)
Thanks for stopping by!

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Stamps:  Lovely Letter (Penny Black)
Paper:   White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.); Mixed Media paper (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:   Magicals (Lindy's Stamp Gang); Black Ink:  Memento; Distress Inks:  Picked Raspberry, Candied Apple, Peeled Paint, Brushed Corduroy, Gathered Twigs (Tim Holtz)
Accessories:   water mister, clear embossing powder (Ranger), heat tool, white gel pen, white checked washi tape (AliExpress)

Challenges:
PBSC for June - Anything Goes

19 comments:

Julie B said...

Great use of your scrap panel Loll, you've picked up the colours in the flowers beautifully. :)

nancy littrell said...

Aahhh..such a sweet new PB "Lovely Letters" stamp image, Lolly. I love your smooshed background and your beautiful heat embossed and watercolored flowers and bird. Who would guess that the white panel is Washi Tape...so cool. TFS my friend. Love and Hugs..Nancy

Nstiz said...

Love those colors and the wonderful way you painted this! It just popped off my screen when I saw it. What a delightful stamp too and LOVE your background, subtle enough to be able to stamp and color over it. Beautiful card.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Beautiful watercoloring on that sweet image, Loll - just love the texture alongside too!!

Lisa Elton said...

Oh how pretty! Love the smooshing and coloring, Loll!

Bonnie said...

This is delightful, Lolly! I can see that it would be fun to color and I think that bird could be considered as a means of transportation for the letter. Love the coloring and the Washi tape!

Pat said...

I love this whimsical bird and flowers stamp Loll and you have coloured it so beautifully and it complements perfectly the washy background from your stash Loll and the white textured washy tape is so pretty down the side. x

Carol L said...

This image is just wonderful and colored beautifully! I love that washi tape panel too that perfectly compliments the flowers and little birdie.

Marcia Hill said...

AWESOME card Loll!! Your water coloring is beautiful as always, and I love the image you used...whimsical and oh so CUTE!! I thought your washi tape was an embossing folder...what a great addition to the side of your card!! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! Hugs. :0)

HilaryJane said...

This is so lovely, such great colours and a wonderful stamp. Love the texture on the white section too xx

Bobby said...

That stamp is wonderful, Loll, and I may need to add it to my stash. I always love smooshed backgrounds and I'm glad to see you can watercolor over it with such great results. This is such a fun and colorful card.

Leslie Miller said...

Okay, Loll, this is a little bit too much enabling. I love this stamp, your coloring, your card design... I had to go window shopping and may go back and seal the deal even though I'm trying to hold off for a bit. It's fabulous how your colored image turned out on the smooshed background. Love love love it all!

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful Loll, love your Lindy's background and just the perfect amount of colour for your image. BTW love that EF ♥

Christine Alexander said...

sorry I meant washi tape not EF :)

Papercraft Boutique said...

Beautiful, smooshed background for the pretty image, Loll! Love how you colored the flowers. They're so soft and pretty! The white checked washi tape looks like a dry embossed panel!
Hideko xx

Colleen said...

This is gorgeous, Loll! Wow, I love the colors and that stamp set is divine, what a wonderful design for the card using your premade background! Heart Hugs, Col

TK said...

Sucha sweet bird, beautifully showing off his colors and joy.

Mac Mable said...

Whimsical card indeed and the colours are so very pretty Loll x.

My Paper Epiphany said...

Wonderful colouring and beautiful design! Thanks for sharing at PBSC:)