Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Penny Black - Recollection

Hi everyone.  I'm here with one of the latest dies from Penny Black (Recollection).  This lovely layered flower can be coloured in lots of different ways and colours, but today I made it into a poppy. :)

I started with the background, sponging the bottom portion of my card front with Wild Honey distress ink over the Zigs and Zags stencil from Penny Black.

The flower (Recollection) is sponged with distress inks:  Back layer is sponged with Candied Apple; middle layer is sponged first with Candied Apple and then Fired Brick on top (to give it a bit of the brightness from Candied Apple); center is sponged with Black Soot.  Finally, the stem is sponged with Peeled Paint.  I glued the flower layers together only in the center so I could lift some of the petals to create dimension.

I glued the stem onto the card front with stenciling and added the flower over top, popped up on foam for added dimension.  To finish, I stamped the sentiment Penny Black's Smiles (30-802) in black ink and clear embossed so it stands out over top of the zigs and zags stenciling.

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Stamps:  Smiles (Penny Black)
Paper:   White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:   Distress Inks:  Wild Honey, Candied Apple, Fired Brick, Black Soot (Tim Holtz); Black (Memento)
Accessories:  Recollection flower die (Penny Black); Zigs and Zags Stencil (Penny Black); sponges, clear embossing powder, heat tool  


HilaryJane said...

Simply beautiful xx

nancy littrell said...

I am inside cooling off after walking, watering, weeding, deadheading...Now I need to take a cool shower..LOL...but checked my email 1st and saw your Gorgeous die cut and watercolored poppy from PB...What a beauty made me smile:-) TFS Lolly. Love and Hugs...Nancy

Susan said...

Love the zig zags at the bottom! And I always love a beautiful poppy!

Robyn Oliver said...

Loll, your poppy is simply stunning, love the colour shading - to life like... gorgeous card, hugs Robyn

Lisa Elton said...

Making this into a poppy was a great idea, Loll it's marvelous!

Christine Alexander said...

wow beautiful Poppy Loll, and love the red with the yellow zig zag stripes.

kiwimeskreations said...

Absolutely stunning Loll - love the drama of that big bold flower!

Julie B said...

Love that poppy Loll, another on the wish list, sigh.... :)

Bobby said...

If I could I'd pick that poppy right off your card, Loll. One of my favorite flowers and it's gorgeous.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Stunning poppy, beautiful effect and the zigzag is a wonderful addition.
Faith x

Bonnie said...

I always love a red flower and this has so much depth! It's beautiful with the yellow zig zag stenciling, Lolly! Bright and beautiful!

Marcia Hill said...

BEAUTIFUL Poppy and I love the zig zagging at the bottom too! AWESOME card my friend!! Hugs. :0)

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my... that die! I thought it was a stamp at first. The layers and your colors make it look so real, and totally like a poppy. Cool zig zag border and crisply embossed sentiment. Beautiful, Loll!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Bright and beautiful poppy, Loll! Love the dimension and the fun yellow zig zags at the bottom!
Hideko xx

Trina P. said...

Great job sponging as it resulted in amazing dimension. Beautiful!

Barb Ghig said...

WOW! That is one really GORGEOUS Poppy, Loll! I love how contrasted the bold red with your Wild Honey zig-zags...Another beautiful card, my friend! xx

BożenA said...

Amazing matrix, and I think perfect for creating a poppy. I love the deep red you used. Such an amazing end result.