Fall into Fall: Jill

We don't know about you, but here in the Studio we're ready to push aside the blazing sun and leap, or perhaps just gently fall, into the beautiful colors of Autumn and the happy treats of Halloween.  We hope you will join us as we do just that over the next few weeks.
Fall is one of my favorite seasons (except for the fact that the next season is winter... ew!) and I'm excited to share some autumnal card designs with you.  My first card features this cute cat, flying in on a falling leaf. 
To create this card, all of my die cuts were painted with Distress Reinkers used as watercolors. Once dry, I added some Distress Inks using an ink blending tool and foam pad for extra dimension.  The blue blackground was inked using an ink blending tool and a foam pad as was the hand trimmed hill and die cut frame.

All stamps and dies by Penny Black: 51-397, 51-360, 30-414, 30-404, 51-033


Summer Fun: Jill

Friendship * Sunshine * Critters * Flowers 
Join us over the next several weeks as we share cards that draw inspiration from the happiness of summer fun.



To create this summer beauty I stamped my portrait stamp from Penny Black onto watercolor paper.  I then sketched in her dress and painted her with Sakura Koi Field Sketch Box watercolors.  Next, I masked her face and body and added subtle tone-on-tone stamping to the background.
I sure hope this summer has been filled with beauty and bold adventures in your studio.  Or at the very least, lots of relaxation! 

Penny Black supplies: 30-433 Be..., 40-548 Grace

Summer Fun: Elizabeth

Friendship * Sunshine * Critters * Flowers 
Join us over the next several weeks as we share cards that draw inspiration from the happiness of summer fun.



A bouquet of birthday wishes...


I wanted today's card to mimic a snapshot so I made a variation of a polaroid.  Instead of having the majority of the solid portion of the photograph at the bottom of the picture, I stretched it along the left side of the artwork.

After stamping the girl in Tuxedo Black Memento, she was colored with Copics and then the space around her was filled in using sponge daubers inked with various colors of Memento inks.

The artwork was matted with black cardstock and then with a small strip of patterned paper from Beau Jardins designer paper pad.

Supplies:  Penny Black - Bon Vivant 30-214, Beau Jardins Designer Paper Pad 80-011


Happy Labor Day!
  


Summer Fun: Jill

Friendship * Sunshine * Critters * Flowers 
Join us over the next several weeks as we share cards that draw inspiration from the happiness of summer fun.



I don't know about you, but I have lots of summer birthdays in my family.  Here's a simple *almost* one-layer design that is handy to have in my stash of completed cards, ready to go when I need a birthday creation.

For an additional card idea and photo tutorial featuring this stamp from Penny Black (40-522 Birthday Hoopla), click HERE.

Penny Black supplies: 40-522, 51-353, 51-354



Summer Fun: Elizabeth

Friendship * Sunshine * Critters * Flowers 
Join us over the next several weeks as we share cards that draw inspiration from the happiness of summer fun.




Hello everyone!  Today I have a happy hedgie to share.


This little cutie was first stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento ink and then colored with Copics.  This particular transparent stamp by Penny Black has a coordinating die so my "fussy" cutting was easy peasy.  A lightly stenciled background (Patina) in blue adds some visual interest to the interior of the frame and anchors the small sentiment from the Snippets collection.

Supplies:  Penny Black - Just For You 30-424, Critters (Coordinating Die) 51-359, Snippets 30-283, Patina 25-018

More summer fun to come from Jill!


Summer Fun: Jill

Friendship * Sunshine * Critters * Flowers 
Join us over the next several weeks as we share cards that draw inspiration from the happiness of summer fun.



Every summer I dream of planting a garden full of flowers... but alas, it never seems to get done! Heehee! :)  But at least I have managed to "grow" some blooms in the craft room.

On this card, I've combined Penny Black's beautiful brushstroke stamp, 40-546 Dancing Daisies, with the die cut corner element, 51-351 Pop Up Floral Corner.  The background was painted with watercolors, stamped lightly with a script (PB 40-470), and then I also applied a light layer of gesso to tone down the script stamping and give it a slight white-washed effect.  The edges were inked with Distress Ink using an ink blending tool and a foam pad.  
The main panel was stamped using my MISTI and Tombow Dual Brush Pens, blending the stamped impression with a paintbrush and water.
Stay tuned... Elizabeth will be back soon with more summer fun!

Penny Black supplies: 51-351, 40-546, 51-132, 51-164, 40-470, 51-354

Summer Fun: Elizabeth

Friendship * Sunshine * Critters * Flowers 
Join us over the next several weeks as we share cards that draw inspiration from the happiness of summer fun.




The radiant and prismatic colors of the summer sun were the inspiration for these cards.


Small watercolor paper circles were splashed randomly with Dr. Ph. Martin's Hydrus watercolors and then heat embossed with Ranger's Polysparkle Embossing Powder.  These were then placed behind card panels die cut with Stencil Cut.

The panels were edged with a DecoColor Premium Gold Pen and the sentiments were stamped in Onyx Black VersaFine.

The completed panels were attached to the card bases with 3M Dimensional Foam Tape.


Have a sun-filled day!



Summer Fun: Jill

Friendship * Sunshine * Critters * Flowers 
Join us over the next several weeks as we share cards that draw inspiration from the happiness of summer fun.



Today I'm flying by with some summer butterflies.

These are from Penny Black's Creative Die 51-306 Butterfly Trio.  I painted mine with Distress Ink Reinkers used as watercolors.  I then backed them with vellum.  I like the way the light layer of vellum softens the background inking and stamping behind the butterflies. The effect is much more visible in real-life.
I hope your summer so far has been full of flutters and blooms and inspiration! I've sure been enjoying the sunshine. 

Penny Black supplies: 51-306, 40-521, 51-014, 51-242, 30-404, 51-354

Summer Fun: Elizabeth

Friendship * Sunshine * Critters * Flowers 
Join us over the next several weeks as we share cards that draw inspiration from the happiness of summer fun.




Hey You....



...hope you are having a great summer!

This was a fun card to combine paper piecing, die cutting and shadow highlighting.

The envelope was paper pieced and layered with a fussy cut mouse colored with Copics.  A small highlighted rectangle inked in blue made a subtle backdrop for the die cut sentiment.

Supplies:  Penny Black - You Enjoy 51-339, Especially Micey 30-410, Summertime Designer Paper Pad 80-016

More sizzling and hot summer designs coming from Jill next.


Summer Fun: Jill

Friendship * Sunshine * Critters * Flowers
Join us over the next several weeks as we share cards that draw inspiration from the happiness of summer fun.


Today I share with you my summer garden featuring Penny Black brushstroke stamps: 40-545 Lustrous, 40-546 Dancing Daisies, 40-547 Flower Lanterns, and 40-544 Poetic.  



Stamped flowers may be the only ones I can keep alive.  Does it count as a green thumb if my thumb is green from paint and ink? Heehee!
 Penny Black supplies: 40-544, 40-545, 30-433, 40-489


Penny Black supplies: 40-544, 40-546, 30-392, 30-283

Penny Black supplies: 40-544, 40-546, 30-392, 30-283

Penny Black supplies: 40-544, 40-546, 30-392, 30-283

Here's to happy planting, ahem, I mean stamping! :)

Summer Fun: Elizabeth

Friendship * Sunshine * Critters * Flowers 
Join us over the next several weeks as we share cards that draw inspiration from the happiness of summer fun.



A hedgie cheer!


Hip, hip, hooray...have a great day!

Supplies: Penny Black 30-426 Cheerful Critters, 30-423 Banner Sentiments, 80-015 Golden Moment Designer Paper Pad



Summer Fun: Jill

Friendship * Sunshine * Critters * Flowers 
Join us over the next several weeks as we share cards that draw inspiration from the happiness of summer fun.


There's nothing like a picnic and fourth of July celebrations to bring about some summer fun.  



My card today features a few fresh fruity treats I love to find on my summer menu.

And from our Studio to yours, we wish you a 4th of July filled with simple pleasures that feed the soul.  



Penny Black supplies: 51-356, 30-419, 51-353, 51-354, 30-227

Summer Fun: Elizabeth

Friendship * Sunshine * Critters * Flowers
Join us over the next several weeks as we share cards that draw inspiration from the happiness of summer fun.


Summer blossoms especially for you.

A simple panel of colorful artwork. 

Supplies:  Penny Black 40-517 Felicity, 30-423 Banner Sentiments, 51-352 Birds and Banners  (The sentiments and banners are coordinated to work together.  Be sure to check them out!)

Jill is up next with another summer splash.



Summer Fun: Jill

Friendship * Sunshine * Critters * Flowers 
Join us over the next several weeks as we share cards that draw inspiration from the happiness of summer fun.


Today I'm enjoying some summer fun with 4 new "friends,"  Penny Black's newest portrait stamps: 40-551 Charlotte, 40-550 Angelette, 40-549 Isabelle, and 40-548 Grace


Penny Black supplies: 40-551, 51-118, 51-132, 1999L, 30-420, 30-238, 40-473

Penny Black supplies: 40-550, 40-510, 51-106, 51-236, 30-238, 40-473
Penny Black supplies: 40-549, 40-464, 51-132, 30-404, 51-352, 51-353, 51-119

Penny Black supplies: 40-548, 30-283, 51-326, 51-353, 51-026

And stay tuned, a fifth beautiful friend, Elizabeth, will be back soon with even MORE fun in the sun.