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Glowing autumn tree

Hi there!

Today, I’m playing along with a favourite challenge, the Color Throwdown, and the fabulous combo is slate blue, orange, brown and white.

As soon as I saw the colour combo, I knew I wanted to create a distress ink panel with the gorgeous slate blue (stormy sky) and I decided to create an autumn card around that.

The card came together very quickly – I added a Penny Black tree and lifted off the blue distress ink from the image before colouring it with my Twinkling H2O paints.

To finish off the card, I added a sentiment by Hero Arts.

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Heartfelt wishes

Hi everyone!

Another poppy card today. This beautiful image is from an older Penny Black stamp and I coloured it with my Prismacolor pencils. The sentiment is also by Penny Black.

I had originally planned to add a background stamp or stencil to the card, but once I coloured the image, I decided to keep the card ultra-CAS.

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Hi everyone

Last night I went to the Tower of London’s sound and light installation marking the 100 year anniversary of the end of World Ward I. Very moving. I loved the poppies in 2014 and this year’s installation is equally special.

I was inspired to create a poppy card using an older Penny Black wood-mounted stamp and the sketch from the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge. to finish off the card, I added a simple sentiment by Concord & 9th.

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A Pumpkin’s Advice

Good morning everyone!

This week’s colour palette over at the Color Throwdown challenge is very me – rust, dark teal and cream! It also feels quite autumnal so I decided to ink up my Penny Black pumpkins stamp again. I only ever seem to use it at this time of year (here’s how I used it last year) which is a shame because it is so fun to colour.

I coloured the pumpkins using distress ink (rusty hinge and fired brink) and then masked them off before I stamped an Impression Obsession background stamp using Stazon teal ink. I embossed a sentiment from Riley and Co and finished off the card with a few Nuvo drops and some stickles!

I’m also entering this into the Penny Black holiday challenge.

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Berry Thanks

Hello everyone!

I have a quick one layer card to share with you today. This one uses a large image from Penny Black’s  Berries Delight stamp set.

This image is tall, but I still wanted to use a standard UK card base for my card so I stamped the image on a larger piece of card which I trimmed down after I had coloured it.

After I had finished colouring, I decided to smoosh some distress ink on the background – a bit stressful doing this AFTER I had coloured the image, but I took my time and was very careful and didn’t ruin my colouring! Phew!

To finish the card, I stamped a sentiment from the Penny Black Grateful Heart sentiment set.

I’m entering this into the current Time Out challenge.

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Feel the joy of the season

Hello everyone!

Today I have a card I made using one of my favourite Penny Black dies and the Simon Says Stamp/Gina K Stamptember stamp set.

I started playing with my new distress oxide inks and the row of fir trees stamp and never really intended to use it for a card… but I really liked how it turned out….

So I simply trimmed down the panel and added some snow using Tim Holtz/Ranger Grit paste, which I hoped would stay an opaque white, but the colour of the ink is starting to discolour it a little I think…

Anyway, I then added the fabulous Penny Black snowman and a sentiment from the set and hey presto, a card from my practice stamping!!

I’m linking this up to the Penny Black Holiday challenge.

Have a great Sunday, all!