Penny Black

Featuring Penny Black products

Color Throwdown Guest Designer Week 2

Hello everyone!

This month, I have the honour of being the Guest Designer over at one of my favourite challenges, the Color Throwdown. I’m beyond thrilled!

It’s another beautiful colour palette this week – green, yellow, light blue, kraft. I decided to use kraft as my base colour and do a little colouring with my Prismacolor pencils.

I stamped the fabulous Penny Black Flower Cascade image using versamark ink and started colouring. First, I applied white pencil and then added layers and layers of colour. I wasn’t too sure about the leaves – I found it difficult to get the depth of colour that I wanted. Anyway, once I was reasonably happy I stopped colouring and revisited my initial plan…

You see, I’d originally intended to heat emboss the image in gold once my colouring was complete, but I really liked the subtle brown lines the versamark had made. So in the end, I stamped over the image a second time using Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide. Thank goodness for my MISTI!

For full details of how to enter this week’s challenge, please head over to the Color Throwdown challenge blog. As usual, the design team has some amazing inspiration:

Amy Rohl

Amy Rysavy

Barbara Anders

Broni Holcombe

Jodi Collins

Lisa Henke

Lori Tecler

Lynn Put

Vickie Zimmer

Wanda Cullen

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Color Throwdown Guest Designer Week 1

Hello everyone!

I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to say that I have the honour of being the August Guest Designer over at one of my favourite challenges, the Color Throwdown. I’m so excited!

I have to say that this week’s fabulous colour palette of green, yellow, pink and lavender was a little challenging for me… It’s a beautiful palette with some amazing possibilities BUT I have a bit of a difficult time with lavender! Whenever I try to use it for a colour challenge, I always end up with a shade I feel is too purple or too pink!

So, for this week, I played it safe and used Milled Lavender distress ink!

I thought this palette would be perfect for a flowery card and decided to use a somewhat neglected background die that I bought last year (Daisy Mosaic by Creative Expressions) and one of my favourite techniques – inlaid die cutting. I started by creating four ink blended panels (in addition to Milled Lavender, I used Spun Sugar, Scattered Straw and Mowed Lawn). I then cut each of these panels using the background die. I also cut a piece of white card with the die.

I removed all the little pieces from the white die cut panel, adhered the negative to my card base and got to work inlaying all the little bits from the ink blended die cut panels. It’s time consuming but I think it’s totally worth it!

I had originally planned to add a green frame to the card, but as I was about to cut the frame, the green negative die cut panel fell onto my card base. I really liked the green outline and so I adhered the whole green negative panel on top of the inlaid background, effectively hiding all the white!

I added a Winnie & Walter die cut sentiment and a Penny Black butterfly to complete my card.

For full details of how to enter this week’s challenge, please head over to the Color Throwdown challenge blog. As usual, the design team has some amazing inspiration:

Amy Rohl

Amy Rysavy

Barbara Anders

Broni Holcombe

Jodi Collins

Lisa Henke

Lori Tecler

Lynn Put

Vickie Zimmer

Wanda Cullen

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July – Day 24

Hi Everyone

Day 24 of Christmas in July and I inked up another wood-mounted stamp today – the gorgeous Sparkle Snowflake by Impress Cards and Crafts. I stamped the snowflakes in Distress Oxide inks and then added some Nuvo Glitter drops. The stamped sentiment is by Penny Black.

I’m entering this into the current CAS Christmas challenge where the theme is snowflake.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Christmas in July – Day 22

Hi Everyone!

It’s Christmas in July Day 22 and today I’m playing along with another new-to-me challenge, the Fusion Card challenge. I decided to use both parts of the challenge as I loved the sketch and I also really enjoy making my Christmas in July cards with non-traditional colours.

I used one of my oldest Simon Says Stamp dies, the Mod Christmas Tree as my focal point and after adhering it to a die-cut oval, I covered it with a generous amount of Nuvo glitter drops! I added a strip of patterned paper to my card base before adhering the tree/oval.

Finally I stamped a sentiment by Penny Black.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July – Day 19

Happy Friyay everyone!

Christmas in July Day 19 already!

Today I’m using products from many different manufacturers – the Silent Snowflake Frame die from Memory Box, Snowman Advice stamp from Newton’s Nook and the Snowman Joy die from Penny Black – all on an ink blended base.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July – Day 5

Hello everyone!

I’m still playing catch up with my cards and here’s the card for Christmas in July Day 5 (Day 21 of the colouring challenge). I inked up the fabulous Christmas Color stamp from Penny Black and coloured it with my Twinkling H2Os. I seriously can’t remember the last time I used this stamp!

I used the rather festive colour palette over at the Color Throwdown (red, green, black and white) and the sketch from the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

The paper is by Fancy Pants and the small sentiment is from a Penny Black clear set.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.