Saturday, July 01, 2023

Guest Designing at Penny Black Saturday Challenge

Hi everyone.  I'm excited to be joining the wonderful team at July Penny Black Saturday Challenge (Optional "The Great Outdoors") this month as their Guest Designer.  Thanks to Helen and the team for inviting me!
You know me, flowers are my favourite subject matter, so I pulled out this fun garden image (Good Neighbours - Penny Black), which has some birdhouses and birds too. :)

I started with mixed media paper, stamping the image in Archival ink (Coffee).  I watercoloured using Distress Inks (LOTS of colours, listed below).  I wanted to match the design with the whimiscal image, so I cut my front panel on an angle and layered it over a bright green card front, along with a sentiment banner (Happy Snippets - Penny Black).

Close-up ...
I'm sending this card over to the Double D June Challenge - Color (see moodboard below).  I used three of the four colours in my card. :)  Thanks Diane & Darlene!

I hope you'll join us this month at PBSC where it's Anything Goes Penny Black with an optional theme of "The Great Outdoors".  Hope to see you in the gallery! :)

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Stamps:  Good Neighbours; Happy Snippets (both from Penny Black)
Paper:   White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.); Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); Green card stock (SU!)
Ink:   Coffee Archival Ink (Ranger); Distress Inks:  Brushed Corduroy, Gathered Twigs, Ground Espresso, Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed, Fired Brick, Wilted Violet (Tim Holtz)
Accessories:   Watercolour Paint Brushes


kiwimeskreations said...

Such a pretty, whimsical card Loll - loving all the cheerful colour and the fun angle of the image panel

Donna said...

Stunning card, I like the diagonal of your layer, I will be trying this!

Darlene said...

What a beautiful summer time creation! Although you linked your entry back to the PB challenge blog, I know where you live so rushed right over to get all the details on this fun creation! LOL Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.


More challenge fun beginning July 7th … check it out … SIMPLY CLEAN & SIMPLE

HilaryJane said...

Congratulations on your GD spot. Of course it is flowers, same with me too. Your garden looks brilliant, I can almost hear those birds singing. Your signature zingy colours make it so cheerful too xx

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Definitely a sunshine card, I love it.
Faith x

Brenda in IN said...

A wonderful, colorful card, Loll. I like the angled design. said...

Love this! It's so pretty!

Marcia Hill said...

Awwwwwww...I love, LOVE this sweet card Loll! You've colored this beautiful little Summer scene so perfectly and I just love that it's on an angle and how much it POPS against the bright green card base! AWESOME card my friend and congrats on your GD spot...well deserved!! Hugs. :0)

ciloma said...


Susan said...

Beautiful colours, great layout, perfect summer scene!

Sandy said...

So pretty - so bright and cheerful!
Sandy xx

Helen said...

Beautiful card Loll - those summery colours really pop!
Thanks so much for Guest Designing for us this month!
Helen x

Bonnie said...

Your sunny garden is so pretty and the birds look like they love their pretty houses! Congratulations on being Guest Designer at PBSC, my friend! A well deserved honor!

TK said...

Sweet image made into a sweet card -- love the offset panel and the sentiment mounted underneath.

Julie B said...

Such a summery card Loll, it reminds me of my flower borders, though the birds prefer to perch in the trees rather than use the nest boxes! I was greeted this morning by the swaying heads of poppies and the trill of a wren hiding in a conifer. :)

My Paper Epiphany said...

Beautiful card! I love the angle of the image panel and your colours! Great to have you guesting with us at PBSC:)

Bobby said...

It looks like my favorite place to be, Loll. In a flower garden watching the birds. Such a great card!

Diane said...

Such a beautiful summertime card, love the pretty colors and what a great stamp, congrats on your guest design gig too!
Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
Diane DD Co-Owner
{Nellies Nest}
{Double D}
{Triple B}
{Simply Clean & Simple} Coming July 7th

Leslie Miller said...

I've always loved this stamp so much and you make me love it all the more! So sweet, and beautifully colored. Creative use of this large stamp, too. Congrats on your guest spot, and thanks for playing along with us at Double D!

Cat Craig said...

Love this sweet scene, Loll and you’ve added the perfect colors.

Lisa Elton said...

A big congrats on guesting, Loll! Love the happy little scene you've created. Sweet card!

nancy littrell said... much to Love on this beautifully watercolored with DI's Penny Black Summer Garden Image and the sweet birdies:-) Love your angled off the edge cut on colored cardstock card design too, Lolly. Congratulations on being PB Guest Designer too, my friend. Love and Hugs...Nancy

Pat said...

What a delightful stamp and some really beautiful watercolouring Loll, so summery and that green background is just perfect. Great to see you as GD over at Penny Black. x

Nstiz said...

This one has so much visual appeal, Loll in your bright, cheerful colors. Love the skewed panel and congratulations on designing for Penny Black too!

Brenda said...

Congrats on your GD gig! I love your card Loll, it's so sweet and summery. Hugs, Brenda

Trina P. said...

Beautiful… and congrats on GD.

Papercraft Boutique said...

Congratulations on your GD spot at PB Saturday Challenge, Loll! Your garden looks so fun and cheerful. This card will make any receiver happy and feel summer sunshine! Love your beautiful coloring and unique design!
Hideko xx