Saturday, October 6, 2018

Spontaneous Joy!

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

Thanks for visiting.  I always appreciate you taking time to stop in, and enjoy your comments.



  1. Absolutely stunning card, I love this big rubber stamps from Penny Black, they are just so beautiful and fun to color with.
    The colors you picked are warm and lovely, like the colors of Autumn, the shimmer on the petals looks beautiful.
    I'm so happy you shared this amazing card with us at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE, I hope you come and play again soon.
    Maria Rodriguez.DT

  2. This is absolutely gorgeous! All your details and colors are just perfect! ♥ Sue Kment

  3. ooooooooooooh! I love this card and how beautifully you have coloured that stunning image. Love the shimmer and splatters. Fabulous finish with the vellum. Thanks so much for sharing with us at ATSM this week

  4. A gorgeous card, Maria! Love those big, bright happy flowers which take centre stage on this great card! Thanks so much for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday this week!

  5. Lynda this is a stunning card, Love the colour and the added pencil touches you applied. Thanks for joining in the fun at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week. Tristan DT

  6. Beautiful card Lynda! Love the vibrant and richness of the colours ~ just Gorgeous. Thanks for playing along with the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge. Sheri ~ Guest Designer

  7. Absolutely gorgeous autumn card!! I love those oversized flowers! So happy you linked this up to the Cropstop blog this month - do join us again soon!

  8. Beautifully stamped and coloured! Great idea to use pencils for highlights. I think I need this stamp:)

  9. Love the effect you achieved with this brushstroke stamp.
    Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM. :)

  10. This is a really beautiful card. Love the pretty flowers. Thank you for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, DT

  11. Fabulous card - what beautiful stamping!
    Helen x

  12. Absolutely gorgeous card, Lynda. I love that technique and you executed it beautifully. Thanks for sharing your card with us at The Flower Challenge.

  13. Beautifully colored !!! Love the PB stamp! It's gorgeous itself and you can add your touch as you want! Thank you so much for sharing your artistic creation with us at The Flower Challenge!


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