Welcome! Today I have a card on the Penny Black Saturday Challenge blog.....
Penny Black Spontaneous Joy - flower
Penny Black Thinking of You - verse
I stamped the flower image onto Strathmore bristol vellum card stock with distress ink in Antique Linen. I used my Misti for stamping, and chose the light color so I could visualize the flower as I added other colors. I used the mini distress ink cubes, adding first the lightest color, then increasing in intensity as I went along. I used a damp paint brush to move the color around just a little, to try to achieve a watercolor look, yet maintain the shapes and details in the petals and leaves. I repeated stamping, adding colors and a little water as I went along.
I added some colored pencil when it was dry to deepen the shadow areas. For the verse, I embossed it in black onto vellum, and attached it. I added some black splatters and a black shiny card stock strip along the edge to bring in more black to balance the verse. A little sparkle from my Spectrum Noir shimmer pen adds that special something something to the petals. That's it....easy-peasy!
I hope you will join us at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge. You have until November 2nd to enter, and be eligible to win a prize! The theme is always 'anything goes'; the optional element this month is to use at least two of the colors black, orange, green, purple. I look forward to seeing you on the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
I am entering my card in these other challenges:
Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - Feminine
Addicted To Stamps - Make your mark
Crop Stop - Anything goes
The Flower Challenge - Add sparkle
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