Pretty in Pink with Elizabeth

We are blushing about this theme.  From dark hues to light whispers we are tickled pink to share our rosy creations.


Today is all about pink!


This brushstroke stamp (Ravishing 40-589) comes to life with just three colors.  The image was first stamped in Antique Linen Distress ink.  Then it was watercolored using Worn Lipstick and Peeled Paint Distress inks.  I created a watercolor palette by pushing the ink pads onto an acrylic block to make pools of color.

A soft texture (Indian Wheel 40202) was stamped in Fired Brick Distress ink across the middle band.

The soft painted effect of the flower is the perfect backdrop for the inspiring sentiment stamped in one of my favorite inks - Onyx Black VersaFine.

You can get a closer look at all of today's products here:

Have a rosy day and remember to create what sets YOUR heart on fire.


Pretty in Pink with Jill

We are blushing about this theme.  From dark hues to light whispers we are tickled pink to share our rosy creations.


Today I have a trio of cards to share, each featuring the color pink with different products and/or coloring mediums.  For this first card, I colored my roses (Penny Black Rose Bowl) stamp using Copic Markers.  

For my next card, I repeatedly stamped Penny Black's floral stamp, Summer Glow, onto watercolor paper and painted it using watercolor pencils, blending with water in the larger, more open areas. 
And for my third card today, my "pretty in pink" theme is carried out in my background and I've created it with Penny Black's Creative Die, Scrolls Half Edger. 
I guess I must admit... I love pink!  

All stamps and dies by Penny Black
Card 1: 40-618, 51-375, 51-434, 51-191, 30-102
Card 2: 40-610, 51-409, 30-461
Card 3: 51-446, 51-422, 51-430


Same Stamp Challenge: Appreciation with Jill

One stamp, one Studio, two designers, two cards... what will two friends create when they both reach for the beautiful Penny Black stamp, 30-488 Appreciation?
Wow! I just loved Elizabeth's framed art with this stamp set!  I kept my elegant square of flowers on a card, but I did frame it up... well, with a die cut frame, that is. ;) 
All stamps and dies by Penny Black: 40-606, 51-418, 51-050


Same Stamp Challenge: Appreciation with Elizabeth

One stamp, one Studio, two designers, two cards... what will two friends create when they both reach for the beautiful Penny Black stamp, 30-488 Appreciation?


What happens when a resale shop teams up with Penny Black?

Framed wall art!!!!

After watercoloring Appreciation, it was matted with a simple white cut out and inserted it into this antique frame.

The hardest part of this project is deciding whether to give it as a gift or keep it for myself.  :0)

Looking for more inspiration using this stamp?  
Stay tuned for Jill's creative idea.


Same Stamp Challenge: All Fours with Elizabeth

One stamp, one Studio, two designers, two cards... what will two friends create when they both reach for the beautiful Penny Black stamp, 40-606 All Fours?


One of the creative features I enjoy about rubber stamps is the ability to use the images in different ways.

In this case, the little puppies are off enjoying a snooze and the fashionable girl has been altered to carry a large flower.

40-606 All Fours, 30-470 Just Believe, 30-449 Berries Delight (flower), 51-416 Stitched Stackers
I am especially fond of this sentiment.  I feel it is beautiful inspiration for the recipient as well as a happy reminder for myself.


Same Stamp Challenge: All Fours with Jill

One stamp, one Studio, two designers, two cards... what will two friends create when they both reach for the beautiful Penny Black stamp, 40-606 All Fours?

My favorite thing about this stamp?  The cute heart details on each of the doggies!
And, as with all of the Penny Black fashion girls, I love the variety of ways their fun outfits can be colored.  On this card, I colored the girl and dogs with Copic markers and fussy cut them.  They were then added to a die cut and inked scene which also included a few flowers which I colored with Copic markers.  

I can't wait to see what Elizabeth has in store for us with this fun stamp... stay tuned!

All stamps and dies by Penny Black: 40-606, 51-418, 51-050


A "Resuscitation" Card with Jill

Ever have a card that turned into a disaster?  Yes?  Us too!  We will share our cards that were destined for the trash and were "resuscitated" with new life.
Sometimes when I start with creating a card, I don't have any idea in my head what the finished card will be. This is usually when I am just in the mood to color so I will stamp several images and paint them.  Then comes the challenge... hhmmm, how shall I put these on a card?   

For today's card, I had stamped the flowers and birds from Penny Black's beautiful transparent set, 30-478 Sublime, and painted them with Distress Reinkers used as watercolors.  Because of how I had stamped/positioned them on my paper, I struggled with how to add them to a card and where to add the sentiment.  I had set them aside thinking perhaps they would just fall into the category of relaxing coloring...

But then came the resuscitation! Heehee!


I pulled out my Penny Black die set, 51-410 Frames, and cut out portions of my paintings to add within the cute frames.  Now I knew exactly how I could add these images to my card. I love how this layout turned out and can definitely see turning to it again and again.

Penny Black Supplies: 51-411 Rows of Stitches, 30-478 Sublime, 51-410 Frames, 30-283 Snippets