Showing posts with label Penny Black. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Penny Black. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Easter Daisies

I'm madly making Easter cards to both sell at my church as well as send out to relatives and friends.  Today I have a floral card (rather than eggs or bunnies) with an Easter sentiment, since in my part of the world, Easter comes at springtime!
I used a watercolor technique to stamp my Dancing Daisies onto vellum.  I placed the stamp in my Stamp Platform, colored over the stamp areas with 4 colors of Ranger Distress Markers (Victorian Velvet, Aged Mahogany, Shabby Shutters and Forest Moss), spritzed with water lightly (as I was stamping on vellum that obviously won't absorb the water!) and pressed it onto the vellum. 
I let the vellum panel dry, then I die cut the vellum panel as well as a white panel using Scallop Stackers: Small from PTI.  I adhered the two die cuts together using 1/8" Scortape just around the outside edge and adhered that panel to a white card base.   I stamped the sentiment from Easter Alleluias from PTI onto a punched oval and adhered that directly onto the panel.

I'm linking my card to several challenges:

my sketch fits accept for the one daisy that goes off to the right!

Stamps:  Dancing Daisies - Penny Black, Easter Alleluias - PTI
Paper:  vellum, white, Lavender Moon - PTI
Ink:  Autumn rose - PTI
Accessories:  Ranger Distress Markers Victorian Velvet, Aged Mahogany, Shabby Shutters, Forest Moss, Stamp Platform - Tonic/Tim Holtz, water mister, 1/8" ScorTape, oval punch - SU.

Friday, March 8, 2019

A Little Irish Luck

Ok, so here is my final (I think!) St. Patrick's Day card.  The sale at my church is this weekend - so I think I'm done!

I just purchased this adorable little Irish Luck bear stamp set by Penny Black and the coordinating die set two weeks ago and with my Irish Luck -  it arrived in time to use this year!
I stamped him on Bristol Smooth Surface white paper with Hero Hues Black Ink and then colored him with Tombow Markers - moving the color around each section with a Clear Glitter Wink of Stella brush.
It's really shimmery IRL - hopefully you can get the idea from the photos below.

I'm linking my card to:
My card is clean and layered - I was inspired by the shamrock and the colors

Oh - and a BIG thanks to my wonderful stamping/blogging friend Loll Thompson for helping me doing all the work to create this new look for my blog!
Stamps:  Irish Luck - Penny Black
Paper:  White, Pine Feathers - PTI, Strathmore Bristol Smooth Surface.
Ink:  Hero Hues Black
Accessories:  Irish Luck Dies - Penny Black, Stitched Feature Frames: Ovals - PTI, foam dots, Tombow Markers green, brown, black, 5/9" circle punch - EK Success, Clear Glitter Wink of Stella Brush.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Blue and Silver Winter Wishes

Today I'm playing along with two of Loll and Bonnie's CAS Challenges.
 I believe I hit both challenges with one card!
I added silver Stickles to the tree (seen better on the photo below) and adhered the watercolor panel to a slightly larger metallic silver panel.  
The sentiment sticker (Metallic Stickers Holiday Talk/Idea-ology) is silver on black.
I placed my tree stamp (Christmas Glow from Penny Black - a purchase made after seeing Loll's beautiful card here) in my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, inked it with Ranger Distress Salty Ocean, spritzed it with water and pressed it onto a panel of watercolor card.  I dried it with my heat tool and added dots of Silver Ice Stickles and the sentiment sticker.

This could be used for either a Christmas Card or a winter note - depending on what I stamp on the inside!

I love the watery look of inking the stamp this way - now I need to try it with just straight inking to see how much detail it shows!

Stamps:  Christmas Glow - Penny Black
Paper:  white - PTI, Pewter Mirror Paper - Michaels
Ink:  Ranger Distress Salty Ocean
Accessories:  Silver Ice Stickles, Metallic Stickers Holiday Talk - Idea-ology, water mister, stamp platform - Tim Holtz/Tonic.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Berry Kissed Birthday

I made another card for the CAS Mix Up Challenge which is inking our stamps with markers.

Here are a few photos of how I inked my stamp with markers.  I placed a piece of watercolor paper in my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, lined up my stamp on the paper and then closed the platform so the cover would lift up the stamp.
So first, I colored the stem areas with my Gathered Twigs Distress Marker. 
I misted the stamp with water and stamped it onto the watercolor paper. 
(sorry for the yellowed images - I took these on my work bench while I was creating, with poor lighting!)
I wiped off my stamp and then colored the green leave parts with my Peeled Paint Distress Marker.
I misted the green on my stamp a little too heavy (!) and I had pools of color when I lifted the stamp off.  So I dabbed gently with a paper towel to lift off some of the water, being careful not to go out of the image area, and then I dried it a bit with my heat tool before moving on to the red berries.
Then I colored the berry sections of the stamp with my Brick Red Distress Marker.  The 3 berries that are directly over the green leaf (in the middle below) didn't show up too well  - so I just colored them in a bit with my marker - directly on the water color panel, trying not to make them too dark so they looked similar to the other berries.  Then I drew on some detail with my Gathered Twig Distress Marker - the tops of the berries and the veins on the leaves
I die cut the panel with Pierced Feature Frames from PTI and just used the middle piece with the image (some of my image showed on the outer frame since the image was big). I stamped the happy birthday in the corner with black ink.  I used the die again to cut a plain watercolor paper frame and layered it to the card base with foam dots.  Then I adhered the image inside the frame so it's recessed.  
This was a large image - so I made it CAS by die cutting it into a smaller panel and framing it in white.

So please join us and show us how YOU ink your stamps with markers!  You'll find lots of inspiration from the talented Design Team as well as our wonderful September Guest Design Team member Chrissie (Simply One of a Kind).  You'll also find technique videos at the CAS Mix Up blog!  You have until Sept 24th to link up your CAS card!

 I need a lot more practice with this technique - but it's fun to try different stamps and see how they look when "inked with markers"!

Stamps:  Berry Kissed - Penny Black, Birthday Basics - PTI
Paper:  Water color paper - Canson
Ink:  Hero Hues Black
Accessories:  Ranger Distress Markers Peeled Paint, Red Brick, Gathered Twigs, Pierced Feature Frames Dies - PTI,  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform - Tonic, water mister, foam dots.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

September 2018 CAS Mix Up Challenge - Ink Your Stamps with Markers

Goodness - it's the end of summer already!  And kids are getting back to school.  It's also time for the September CAS Mix Up Challenge!   Bonnie is our hostess this month and she wants us to ink our stamps with markers!
For my card today - I placed my Effulgent Penny Black stamp in my Misti along with a panel of watercolor paper and lined up where I wanted the image to print.  I colored over the branch bit with  my Gathered Twigs Ranger Distress Marker, spritzed lightly with water and pressed the stamp into the paper.  (If you don't get enough color you can repeat the process.)  Then I cleaned off my stamp and colored over the flower bits with my Shaded Lilac Distress Marker, spritzed with water and pressed the stamp onto the paper again.  

When I was happy with how it all looked, I removed the watercolor panel from my Misti and dried it with my heat tool.
I stamped the sentiment from A Bit More: Butterfly Blooms Mini Set by PTI in black, added 3 tiny punched butterflies and some purple Tiny Twinkles.  I brushed over the butterfly wings with Clear Glitter Wink of Stella.

You will find several links to videos on inking your stamps with markers for your inspiration over at the CAS Mix Up blog - along with creative examples from the Design Team and our talented September Guest Designer - Chrissie (Simply One of a Kind)!  You have until 9/24 to link up your cards - remember to keep them CAS by leaving a lot of clear space!

I'm also linking my card to:

Addicted to Stamps and More
I colored my stamp with markers than spritzed with water and stamped.

Stamps:  Effulgent - Penny Black, A Bit More: Butterfly Blooms Mini Set - PTI
Paper:  Water color paper - Canson, Plum Pudding and Vintage Cream - PTI.
Ink:  Hero Hues Black
Accessories:  Ranger Distress Markers Shaded Lilac and Gathered Twigs, Misti, butterfly punch - Martha Stewart, Tiny Twinkles - Taylored Expressions, Clear Glitter Wink of Stella.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

A Vintage Journey - June Challenge - Stencil It!

The June challenge has been posted over at A Vintage Journey and Astrid is our glorious hostess this month!   Her challenge for us is to STENCIL IT!

Here is the challenge description in Astrid's words:  Create a project using at least one stencil, in a style that fits our challenge focus - vintage, shabby, mixed media, art journaling; industrial, timeworn or steampunk. There are so many possibilities to be creative with stencils on your cards, journals, layouts, ATCs or 3D projects. Stencils offer endless possibilities, be creative and have fun!
I decided to make a card for this challenge.
First, I colored on my Effulgent stamp from Penny Black with Ranger Distress Markers in Worn Lipstick and Gathered Twigs.  I spritzed the stamp with water and stamped it onto a piece of watercolor paper using my Stamp Platform so I could do one color at a time or add more color if needed on any area.  The more water you spritz on, the more watery the image, so you can practice to see what look you like!
Then I used 3 different stencils on my panel.  
First I sponged Shabby Shutters Distress ink over Tim's Crackle stencil.
Then I rubbed my VersaMark ink over Tim's Harlequin stencil on the right edge, removed the stencil and embossed it with Baked Texture Ancient Amber Embossing Powder.  This is really golden in the light.  I have a close up below where you can see that.
For the third stenciling - I used Tim's Speckles stencil and rubbed the Versmark over it over the flower area, removed the stencil and embossed it with Baked Texture Vintage Beeswax.  It looks rather like droplets of water when the light hits it.
I sponged around the edges of the panel with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and added an Idea-ology Metallic Sticker/Quotations.  I drew around the sticker with a Black Stabilo Pencil then rubbed it with a damp finger to smudge it.
Here's a close up of the droplets of Vintage Beeswax.
Here you can see the golden shimmer of the Ancient Amber EP.
So we hope you will join us this month and show us how you use one or more stencils in a style that fits our challenge focus - vintage, shabby, mixed media, art journaling; industrial, timeworn or steampunk.

You'll find lots of inspiration from the Creative Guides over at A Vintage Journey!

Stamps:  Effulgent - Penny Black
Paper:  Water color paper - Canson, white card base - PTI
Ink:  Ranger Distress Shabby Shutters and Gathered Twigs, Versamark
Accessories:  Ranger Distress Markers Worn Lipstick and Gathered Twigs, water mister, Stamp Platvorm - Tim Holtz/Tonic,Crackle, Harlequin and Speckles Stencils - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous, Baked Texture Embossing Powders Ancient Amber and Vintage Beeswax - Seth Apter/Emerald Creek, Idea-ology Metallic Stickers/Quotations, Black Stabilo Pencil.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The Sentinel

Yes, friends -  another Christmas card!  This time 3 versions using the same stamp.  I was so surprised and pleased to be picked the challenge winner over at Merry Monday last week - I just had to join in on this week's challenge, use a reindeer.

I bought this beautiful Penny Black stamp, Sentinel, on sale at Michaels several months ago and knew he'd be perfect for this challenge.
I stamped him in Archival Jet Black, heat set the ink, then watercolored over the trees, sky, moon and the reindeer.  I splattered white acrylic paint over the panel using an old tooth brush then dotted white on the bigger dots (most of which are part of the stamp) using the round end of a paintbrush.
I brushed over pretty much everything with my clear Wink of Stella which is so hard to see in a photo but makes it quite shimmery IRL!  You may see some of the shimmer on the trees and moon below.
And since I've decided when I make a card for my Christmas stash - I'm going to try and make multiples while I have the supplies out, so I made two CAS cards using this beautiful stamp.
For my second card - I just embossed the stamp in silver and added clear rhinestones.
and for my third card I just embossed the stamp in gold and added gold half pearls.
I'm linking my first watercolored card to these challenges:
 A new challenge I just discovered -  The Heart Desires Challenge
I was inspired by the blues - and the snowy backgrounds!
Anything Goes (using a Penny Black stamp)

 Thanks for stopping by today!  I'm having the staples removed from my back surgery tomorrow morning - they've been itching so I'm sure I'll feel much better with them out!
Stamps:  Sentinel - Penny Black, Silent Night - PTI
Paper:  White, True Black - PTI
Ink:  Versamark, Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  watercolor paints, water, brush, heat tool, gold and silver embossing powders, gold half pearls, clear rhinestones, foam dots, word window punch - SU

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Watercolored Terraced Lane

Today I'm joining in the new CAS Watercolor Challenge - I have just started getting into doing various styles of water coloring and want to hone my skills with this monthly challenge!  This month's theme is Autumn.
 I used a beautiful Terraced Lane stamp by Penny Black - stamping it in WV Archival Potting Soil ink over a panel of white card stock.  I used my heat tool to dry the stamping.  Then I brushed water over the image and brushed water colors over the areas - oranges, reds and yellows on the trees, a little green and yellow along the ground cover and some gray along the stone pathway. 
 I cut the image down so there would be white space around it and popped a die cut window frame over the scene with foam dots.  I stamped the Happy Thanksgiving along the bottom and adhered the panel to my white card base.  I love how this came out - it almost looks like a photograph IRL!

Here's the link to this fun new challenge, where you will find all the challenge instructions and samples by Loll and Bonnie - the challenge hosts!  They're also looking for people who would like to be on the design team for this new challenge!
 Also linking my card to:
Just Us Girls - Leaves

Stamps:  Terraced Lane - Penny Black, Peace and Plenty - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  White - PTI
Ink:  Wendy Vecchi Archival Potting Soil, True Black - PTI
Accessories:  Small Madison Window Die - Poppy Stamps, foam dots, watercolor paints, brush, water.