Saturday, January 19, 2019


My card today is for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge.  I used a Penny Black stamp called Lustrous!  And I chose my favorite color combination.  The verse is also from PB, from the 'gratitude' clear set.  And the stencil is PB's 'leaf frolic.'  One of my favorites!
It's a great day for stamping here.  We are at the beginning of a winter storm.  By the end of tomorrow, we should have anywhere from 18 to 20 inches of the white stuff!  So, I'm comfy in my studio, playing with my art 'stuff.'

I stamped a panel of white Strathmore bristol card stock in my Misti with the Lustrous stamp.  I used distress mini ink cubes to water color the image.  I stamped it several times, each time adding different shades of a color to it, and using my paint brush with a little water to move the ink.  When I had achieved the look I wanted, I removed the panel from the Misti. 

I used my Polychromos colored pencils to add details to the petals and leaves.
When the flower was finished, I brushed shabby shutters distress ink around it, fading it out as it went across the card.  I created the leaf background with the leaf frolic stencil, using the shabby shutters distress ink with my makeup brush to apply the color lightly.

I stamped the verse with Ranger archival ink in leaf green.  I used my Misti so I could stamp it a couple of times to achieve the depth of color I wanted.  I added some sequins, and attached the panel to an A2 card front.

I am adding my card to these challenges:
AAA Cards Challenge - Pastel colors
Addicted To Stamps - Clean and simple
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Clean and simple
The Paper Funday Challenge - Anything goes

Thanks for visiting today.  I hope you are finding time to create, or to do whatever brings you joy.



  1. Absolutely gorgeous watercoloring with your distress inks! The stenciled background frames this beautifully as well. All around top notch card!

  2. Pretty card. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

  3. Lynda, this is a beautiful card and a fabulous pencils colouring. It would be great if you used the sketch. Pastel colours is an optional twist, but the sketch is obligatory. I will be glad to see your creations in our future games at AAA Cards Challenge. - Sweet Kobylkin

  4. Lynda this is sensational! Seriously, I find this stamp a bit trick for getting all the detail and now I've seen yours, I'll give it another try:)

  5. You are a true artist! Lovely Card, thanks for joining the Paper Funday Challenges, please join us again next month. Donna - DT Member

  6. WOW WOW WOW absolutely stunning, I love this stamp and your card.

  7. Awwww your coloring is amazing, Lynda! How fabulous!! Love your color choices and flower arrangement so much!
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge :)


  8. This is absolutely beautiful! Congrats on the Penny Black Facebook mention!

  9. Great coloring! Thanks for joining AAA Cards! Hugs Åsa

  10. Oh wooow it Looks like you are painting it self not I dont think it is not a stamp
    Wonderful effect you have acchieve
    Lovely Card
    many thanks for joining with us at ATSM this time
    Monika (DT member)

  11. Lynda, this is just a gorgeous image and your combination colouring with distress inks and pencils is amazing! Thanks for sharing it with us over at Addicted to Stamps and More and I hope to see more of your wonderful creations again soon. Hugs, Gwendolyn


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