Monday, November 07, 2022

Penny Black - Winter Gem

Hi everyone.  LOVE this beautiful pinecone and pine needles image (Winter Gem 40-857) from the Penny Black Christmas Release.

I inked up the image with distress inks (evergreen bough, pine needles, rustic wilderness, gathered twigs, walnut stain) and then lightly blotted once with paper towel.  Used a mini mister to add a fine spray of water over top and stamped onto a piece of mixed media paper, then blotted up any excess ink.  This created a soft background pinecone and needles.  I moved my image and reinked the stamp again in the same colours of distress inks.  This time I did not blot with paper towel.  I sprayed a fine mist of water and then stamped over top of the other image.  I left it to dry naturally.  This creates depth with the two layers of pinecones.  

To finish, I stamped the sentiment (Jolly Snippets 30-925) in gathered twigs distress ink three times to get the depth of colour I wanted.  I finished the card by splattering with diluted white gouache paint for falling snow.

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Stamps:  Winter Gem; Jolly Snippets (both Penny Black)
Paper:   White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.); Mixed Media paper (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:   Distress inks:  Evergreen Bough, Pine Needles, Rustic Wilderness, Gathered Twigs, Walnut Stain (Tim Holtz)
Accessories:   White Gouache Paint (Arteza), splatter paint brush

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23 comments:

MUKat said...

Beautiful- such soft colors. Always a pleasure to see your creativity.

I Card Everyone said...

So absolutely fabulous, Loll!
=]

Jan said...

Beautifully done Loll! I have this stamp, but have not used it YET!!!!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Nstiz said...

Beautifully done with the lighter print in the background. You managed to get some shading in that pine cone which looks fabulous. I love the fine stamping of the pine too. This is so well done!

Pat said...

A super watercolour effect on this pretty PB pine branch and cones Loll, and I love the mix of brown tones on the nearest cone add the softer colour for the other which works beautifully. x

Susan said...

Lovely wispy branches in perfect colours! Makes a great CAS card!

Bonnie said...

I love the depth you've achieved, Lolly! So pretty and peaceful!

Marcia Hill said...

This came out SOOOO BEAUTIFUL Loll! I absolutely LOVE that top pinecone...the colors are perfection! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! Hugs. :0)

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful soft effect with misted stamping and love the pinecones ♥

Darnell said...

This is so pretty for Christmas, Lolly! You have given us great examples of stamping techniques ~ it's all in the details! Thinking of you! Love, Dolly

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful watercolor stamping and double stamping for added depth, Lolly. Clever and creative technique with wonderful impact, my friend. I have the new sentiment set and you have inspired me to use it soon!! Love and Hugs...Nancy

Linda said...

Simply gorgeous! Such a pretty stamp, and I love the depth you've given to it. A lovely Christmas card xx

Sue - said...

Beautiful card. The shadow stamping really does add depth.

Brenda in IN said...

This is lovely. I like the double stamped pine cone and the depth it gives.

Leslie Miller said...

An elegant stamp and a card that perfectly illustrates the "less is more" concept. I like your idea of blotting the stamp to soften the color. It creates a softer, more hazy look than you get from simply stamping off. It's brilliant! The watercolor look from misting, the splatters... all so dreamy and lovely.

Lisa Elton said...

Fabulous!

My Paper Epiphany said...

So stunning! The sentiment is perfect for the your beautiful water-coloured image!

Brenda said...

This is a beautiful, peaceful, serene image and you have brought it to life on your card Loll! Your card is stunning! Love the lighter, double stamped part and I agree, this card/image brings comfort and joy. Hugs, Brenda

HilaryJane said...

Perfect, love the shadow effect you have created with the different tones. A brilliant card xx

Viv said...

Beautiful Loll. x

Barb Ghig said...

Another really gorgeous card, Loll! I love how you created dimension with your double stamping...WOW! xx

TK said...

Beautiful, this is such a prety image, Loll, and definitely takes you right into winter

BożenA said...

These pine twigs with a cone look wonderful. You've made excellent use of several shades of color by stamping several times, creating depth in this scene.
xx