Thursday, July 11, 2024

Penny Black - Special Blend

Hi everyone.  Today I'm sharing a card stamped with Special Blend (31-059) from Penny Black.  I adore this sweet image of two little girls having a tea party! :)  

I have been following along with Jill Foster's latest series of YouTube videos for Penny Black, called "Permission to Play".  It's a fantastic series of videos with sketches to create beautiful cards easily.  Today I am using Jill's sketch and tips from video #5.  Thanks so much Jill!! :)

I stamped the image in Watering Can Archival ink onto mixed media paper.  I watercoloured with Distress re-inkers (Shabby Shutters, Salvaged Patina, Picked Raspberry, Abandoned Coral, Brushed Corduroy, Gathered Twigs) and a few touches from Zigs.  Once I was finished watercolouring, I added a grounding with Gathered Twigs distress re-inker and then die-cut the image using the Sewing Stackers Frame from Penny Black.   I stamped the sentiment (from the same stamp set) in Watering Can ink.

Next I took a card front cut from Seaglass (Simon Says Stamp) and dry embossed with the Variegated embossing folder - Penny Black).   The embossing was sponged lightly with Salvaged Patina ink to add a bit of colour variation.  I attached my background to my card base and then popped up the framed image of the little girls having tea.  So sweet!!

Close-up ...
Sending the above card to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge - July.

Thanks for stopping by!

Penny Black Products

  
Special Blend (31-059)                        Sewing Stackers (51-651)



Stamps:  Special Blend (Penny Black)
Paper:   White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.); Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); Seaglass card stock (SSS)
Ink:  Watering Can Archival (Ranger); Distress Re-inkers:  Shabby Shutters, Salvaged Patina, Picked Raspberry, Abandoned Coral, Brushed Corduroy, Gathered Twigs (Tim Holtz); Zig markers:  Light Gray, Mid-Gray, Fleshtone, Pale Blue) 
Accessories:   Watercolour brushes, Sewing Stackers (Penny Black), Variegated embossing folder (Penny Black), 

17 comments:

brandco2450@gmail.com said...

This is adorable!

Bobby said...

I've been enjoying Jill's videos too, Loll, and only wish I'd brought things with me that I could use following her designs. The image is darling and you really brought it to life with your coloring.

I Card Everyone said...

Yay!!! Oh, Loll, this is just DARLING! BTW all three of these items are on my wish list even though I have so many PB images I love already! I know I would love to have some of their frames - your zig-zag stitched frame is perfection as is your coloring.
=]

HilaryJane said...

What an adorable little scene and you have watercolored it perfectly. Love the blue embossed background too xx

BożenA said...

Your card is so sweet, Loll. Your watercolor painting looks fantastic, I love the bright vibrant colors. It's nice to meet friends for tea. I think this card suits most occasions.
hugs,
BożenA

Nstiz said...

This is such an adorable card and I LOVE your watercoloring. (sigh) If only I could get the hang of it. This card is just charming!

TK said...

Oh, Loll, this is DARLING! Love the sweet scene, coloring and friendship that these two are enjoying

kiwimeskreations said...

Loll this is absolutely gorgeous - sweet, sweet image and so beautifully used and mounted on your card.
Blessings
Maxine

Viv said...

Just lovely Lolly! x

Julie B said...

A fab card Loll. I have this sweet stamp from when Lili of the Valley released it way back when I started stamping! When I first saw these cute PB images I thought they'd been hijacked but it appears that the licence for the images had run out and the artist was allowed to sell her work on to another company. Its also good that PB have issued some extra fab sentiments with them. The EF in the background looks great too with your super watercoloured image. :)

Lisa Elton said...

Oh my goodness, aren't they just the sweetest little pair! This is an adorable card, Loll!

Liz said...

Cute card Loll, such an adorable image. I've just read Julie's comment, I thought I'd recognised them as different brand from quite a few years ago.
Liz xx

Bonnie said...

This is such a sweet image and you have perfected watercoloring with re-inkers, Lolly!

Marcia Hill said...

Your little tea party card is absolutely ADORABLE Loll and water colored to perfection!! Such a sweet, sweet image and I'm guessing you were smiling the entire time you worked on this one! LOVE it!! Hugs. :0)

Susan said...

Sweet image, great embossed background, fabulous sentiment!

nancy littrell said...

Thank you for sharing your adorable sweet girlfriends so sweetly colored, Lolly:-) I Love every little detail and it makes me think of all our sweet talented cardmaking friends:-) Love and Big Hugs, dear friend.

Linda said...

This is just super cute! xx