Thursday, 19 May 2016

Penny Black Sunflowers

I recently treated myself to some Penny Black flower stamps and I'm finally getting time to ink and colour them.

This one is called 'sunny pair' and I coloured it with my usual Promarkers, then cut and matted it onto some yellow card. The spotty paper was a magazine freebie and the lace, ribbon, pearls and peel-off sentiment are from my stash. When I'd put it all together I used a Memory box texture brilliance stencil and Memento inks to add the sunshine - I know that was a bit crazy as it could have gone badly wrong but I wasn't sure if the sun would look too much so wanted to see it without first. I'm not sure if it's my laptop screen but IRL the yellow is not quite as dark and is definitely more of a 'sunny' colour.



I shall enter this in the following challenges

Passion For Promarkers Special Anniversary challenge 'spots +/or stripes'

The Craft Barn challenge 'sun'

Dream Valley challenge 'ribbon. lace and pearls'

Time Out 'Inspired By Words' challenge 'may all your weeds be wild flowers'

Penny Black and More challenge 'anything goes'

Stamping Sensations challenge 'anything goes'

Craft Stamper Take It Make It challenge 'anything goes'

Crafty Ribbons challenge 'ribbon and lace'


Thanks for popping by today. I'm finally getting time to catch up with you all, so if I haven't been round yet then I'll see you over the coming weekend.


26 comments:

Laura said...

So pretty! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons for our Ribbon and Lace challenge
Laura

Barb said...

Your card is a real beauty Andrea. I love the colouring on your lovely new stamp and the sun looks really good. You certainly were brave but it paid off. Barbxx

Carole said...

Brilliant Andrea....your stamps look lovely and yes clever idea with the sun...glad it paid off. I like the offset look too...must remember that for the future instead of putting everything straight.xx

brenda said...

So pleased you got to ink up your new PB stamps Andrea and what a pretty card as well, nice stenciling in the corner onto the sunny Sunflowers and rather like that jaunty angle.

Many thanks for joining us at Penny Black and More and Stamping Sensations challenges.

Mervi said...

Gorgeous card, love the stamp and your beautiful colouring.
Thank you for sharing at Penny Black and more;-))m

Donna Hanley said...

Oh my granddaughter would LOVE this card. These are her favorite flowers and I think the sun is perfect. Glad you tried it and was so successful at it. Enjoy the week.

Mrs A. said...

The sun added in the corner just makes that finishing touch. The sunflowers are gorgeous and sticking against the blue papers. Hugs Mrs A.

Crafty KJ said...

A gorgeous card! Those sunflowers are fab and you've coloured them perfectly. A brilliant idea to put the sun in the corner - makes such a difference!
I like the jaunty angle as well, a great new way to add an image to a card!
Thanks for joining in with this week's special Anniversary challenge at Passion for Promarkers and good luck! Hugs, Karen xx

Carol S. said...

Fabulous card and love the image. The design is amazing. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons Challenge. Hugs, Carol S. DT

Crafting Queen said...

Wonderful card, love the composition.

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant work, fabulous colours combined here...Enjoy the weekend.x
 {aNNie}

Ella's Design said...

Fab sunflower card, Andrea! Love the CAS layout and you've coloured those sunny flowers brilliantly. Thanks for joining in with our Anniversary challenge over at Passion for Promarkers and good luck! Lisa x

Karen D. said...

so pretty...really like the look of the tilted panel!

Nonni said...

Beautiful flower stamp and great coloring, the tilted panel adds a lot of interest -I should try that, somehow I always forget! Thanks for the inspiration and thanks for taking TIME OUT and playing along in our challenge!

cotnob said...

A gorgeous card Andrea, such a beautiful stamp and fabulous design, the yellows look lovely and sunny to me.
Pauline
x

Kate T said...

Super card, thank you for joining us at Crafty Ribbons challenge for our ribbon and lace challenge, Kate

Shona Hamill said...

Fantastic card, very elegant. Thank you for sharing with us at Dream Valley Challenges. Shona xx

The Crafty Den said...

Gorgeous card Andrea. I love the beautiful image and your colouring is perfect. Pretty papers too. Thank you for celebrating our 7th anniversary with us at PFP this week. Good luck and hugs, Denise x

Sue said...

This is so lovely! I love sunflowers..lots of huggles Sue xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Andrea,
wonderful stamped image of those gorgeous Sunflowers.
Wonderfully coloured as well.
Great, and fab design.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Jane said...

A lovely sunny day card! Beautiful! Thank you for entering The Craft Barn Challenge.
Jane x

Lynne K said...

A gorgeous sunny card! Great design. Thanks for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.

Lynne

maggie said...

I like the way you have mounted the image at an angle on your card. A great design.

Shona Chambers said...

So frustrating when your photos don't show your cards in their true colours. I think your flowers are beautiful and you really have coloured them perfectly. They go so well with that pretty background paper too (gotta love a freebie!). I'm so glad you shared this with us at TIME OUT!!

Linda said...

Your sunflowers look stunning! Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Penny Black & More and Stamping Sensations, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x