Today was the day I decided to try my new stencil from Penny Black.....
Stamps/Stencil: Penny Black stencil Luster 25-013; Penny Black stamps - Special Thoughts clear set 30-338, Letter Background 1999L, Corner Piece 2859H, and Swirl Border 1969B.
Other: Tim Holtz distress inks and applicator, Clarity stencil brushes, Faber Castell pastels, cotton applicator, sequins (stash), Strathmore mixed media paper.
I started with an A6 card, and added a strip of blue card stock along the left side. I put that aside and worked on the main panel, which I had made on the mixed media paper.
I applied distress inks through the stencil onto the panel, using the ink applicator tools, shading as I went to create dimension on the petals, to the best of my ability. I let that dry a little, then used a square cotton makeup remover applicator to apply blue pastel chalks lightly on the background around the flowers.
Using the Clarity stencil brushes, I brushed gathered twigs distress ink along the corners and borders of the panel, then stamped some Penny Black images intermittently onto the background.
I added the birthday sentiment from the Special Thoughts set. I love the script on this verse. I added the panel to my prepared card base. Finally, some sequins for a finishing touch.
I am adding my card today to these challenges:
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Spring or Easter
Penny Black at Allsorts - All things spring
Seize The Birthday Challenge - Anything goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything goes
I wanted to put my mulch out in my garden this afternoon, but the trees in our back yard and our neighbor's are shedding those little yellow blossom/seeds. They're coming down like snow, and our yard, driveway, and gardens are almost all yellow! I will have to wait until that stops, then clean up the gardens and yard before I mulch. So.....it's on to Zentangle instead. But, perhaps first, a little nap? Hmmm...sounds like a great idea to me. Gotta love weekends, right?!
Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend, doing exactly what you want to be doing.