Double the Fun: Good Neighbors

 It's double the designing fun as we reveal two cards using the same Penny Black stamp, 40-439 Good Neighbors.

Zooming in on those Good Neighbors is just what I did for my sweet wish.  I selected a small portion of the stamp design as the focal point for the die cut frame.  After stamping the design in Tuxedo Black Memento ink, a quick splash of Copic colors were added.  A tiny sentiment finishes the design.  
All stamps by Penny Black: 40-439, 30-358. 

This image is PERFECT for watercoloring and that's just what I did for my card design.  Once the watercolors were dry, I also added a touch of Distress Ink around the edges and to the sky.  Easy-peasy and so relaxing! All stamps and dies by Penny Black: 40-439, 30-238, 51-218. 

Out & About with Jill: Shimmerz Video

Today I'm...

on the Shimmerz blog with a new VIDEO!

Click HERE for the full reveal and to watch the video.

Within today's video I'm also using Inchie Arts ATC-sized white Art Squares... love using these with my Shimmerz paints.
More Inchie Arts inspiration and projects on their BLOG and FACEBOOK page.

And before you go...
If you're looking to add Shimmerz Paints to your crafty stash then be sure to mention my name in the "comments" section in your shopping cart when placing an order.  The kind folks at Shimmerz will give you free paint just for doing so! (Shop HERE.)

Out & About with Jill: Guest on Inspired by All the Little Things

Today I'm super honored to be a guest and be...
I hope you'll stop on by to say hi, my friends.  I love the idea behind this challenge and had fun answering a few questions, too.  Here's the inspiration photo.

And my card...
I made this card using the following Penny Black stamps/dies: 51-040 Hello, 30-238 Footnotes, 40-449 Light Touch.  

I began by coloring directly onto the flower stamp using Tombow Dual Brush Pens. I misted with water and stamped onto hot-press watercolor paper.  Using only water, I blended the stamped image with my paintbrush.  I used watercolors to paint the background.  I also used watercolors to add splatters to the background and Distress Ink (Wild Honey and Vintage Photo) around the edges.  The Distress Ink was applied using an ink blending tool and foam pad. The bottom edge was torn and layered onto white paper which was previously inked with Broken China and Vintage Photo Distress Ink and stamped with text.  
Click HERE for more information about the inspiration challenge and to join in the fun.  I can't wait to see what you create!

Double the Fun: Saying A Latte!

 It's double the designing fun as we reveal two cards using the same Penny Black stamp, 40-456 Saying a Latte!

This stamped image was such fun to color with a combination of Shinhan Art Touch Twin markers and Copic markers.  Once I was finished coloring I fussy cut it so it could be layered onto my card panel along with some die cuts for extra dimension.  Both the upper and lower backgrounds were inked and stamped with Distress Inks.  And my final embellishments include a die cut border, sentiment tag, May Arts twine, and a self-adhesive pearl. (All stamps and dies by Penny Black: 40-456, 30-240, 51-191, 30-294, 40-135, 51-196, 51-181)

For my coloring, I used Prismacolor pencils which were blended using a blending stump and alcohol.  The image was then fussy cut so it could be popped out of a window backed with patterned paper.  Before the window frame piece was attached to the card front, a decorative border was die cut from the bottom portion.  A die cut tag with a inspirational sentiment completes the design.  (All stamps, patterned paper and dies by Penny Black: 40-456, 51-231, 51-027, 30-253,80-009)