Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Live Life in Full Bloom

 Hello crafty friends, I hope that your week has been going well and that you've been enjoying spring!

I recently found a card I made in early spring using watercolors, which is my favorite media. I find adding layers of color with a brush and re-inkers to be therapeutic. I think I may even have been sitting on our back porch when I colored this.

The stamp set is called Flutterby - although a very sweet image I chose to leave the butterfly off this time - by Penny Black. I stamped the tulips using Toffee Crunch Ink (Memento) and followed the package inspiration to color the florals using Distress ink re-inkers. I added several layers, letting them dry in between to create shading and dimension. With markers and a black pen I added details.

I adhered one of the Penny Black Background Basic stencils to mask the rectangle forming a frame. Sponging Toffee Ink lightly at the corners gave shape and added depth. The sentiment is also from Penny Black, from the Exuberance transparent set. 

I have acquired quite a collection of PB stamps this year and I love them all! I still can't decide if the artsy, cute ones or basic CAS are more my style, but as you see more of them used we can figure this out! 

I'm so glad that you are in my corner. Have a great day! 

Be yourself

          Have delight in your craft 

               Make something beautiful!  

Playing in these challenges: 

Penny Black Saturday  ( I did not use the optional pastel)and NBUS with my new stamp

The Four Seasons Spring Challenge and 

Triple B May 2024 Challenge 


Leslie Miller said...

You are a woman after my own heart with this beautiful Penny Black work of art! Your watercolor is divine. Just right with your shading and the hints of yellow on the red tulips. That little trick brings the image together as a cohesive whole. If you've got a bunch of new Penny Black I can't wait to see them. I love all the styles. I'm glad you shared in the PBSC, Cindy!

Lisa Elton said...

I agree with Leslie, that little bit of yellow you added to the red tulips is perfection! This is beautifully done, Cindy. It's a marvelous card!

Karen Letchworth said...

This is beautiful with amazing colors. Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Four Seasons and please join us again soon.

Helen said...

Beautiful card - fabulous colouring!
Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
Helen x