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Aug 2, 2014

Penny Black and More - August challenge

Hello and thanks for stopping by! 
It's time for the new - August challenge Penny Black and More !

This month our challenge is simply Anything Goes.

I would love for you to play along. You may use any stamp company you like, we just ask that it has to be stamped and not a digi stamp. As always we have several wonderful prizes up for grabs.

Here is what I created.

This is a very simple card to create, but it took me forever to finally decide on this design. I first was going to create a watercolor wash background, then I ended up cutting the cat out with a circle nestablities. Had the sketch all figured out and even did some sewing but was not happy with the card. Then I ended up fussy cutting the image and created a simple background by spraying dylusions inks on to an acrylic block and stamped that onto the card. I used some postmark sentiments and the matching postage mini die from Whimsy stamps for my sentiment and then added some twine to finish it off.

Product list:
Snap shot by Penny Black, vintage travel postage stamps by Whimsy stamps
mini postage die by Whimsy Stamps 
watercolor card stock
dylusions inks, water & acrylic block
grumbacher watercolor paints

I am also playing along here:
Crafty Calendar -  Anything Goes
Inkspirational -  Use markers or pencils
Pumpkin spice -  Vacation
Our Creative Corner - 'Summertime'
 And that is all for today's post. Hope you enjoy your weekend!


  1. Anonymous17:56

    aww, this is so cute ellie! i love that sweet image and your background plus the technique you used to create it. congrats on a winning watercolour 101 assignment!

  2. Oh what an adorable, fabulous card.

  3. This is super cute Ellie. I love it!
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  4. Love the watercolored background especially!
    Great composition- thanks for sharing!

  5. Hi Ellie - this really is gorgeous, I am so like you when it comes to deciding on a design - it can take me days!! The background is brilliant and goes so well with the look of the image. Great choice of stamp on the twine! Just love it.

    Thank you for entering the Crafty Calendar Challenge this month, lots of luck to you.

    Hugs Sue Pxxx DT

  6. Oooo super image and such a fabby background too, Luv Sam x

  7. Anonymous17:05

    This is fantastic! So much detail in fussy cutting that cat, but the result is wonderful! Beautiful use of ink on the background. Thanks for playing along with us at Inkspirational!
    - Shauna

  8. Love this image - so beautifully coloured and the stamp embellishment is perfect on this great card. Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges. Come back next time! Marina

  9. Beautiful summer colours. Thanks so much for joining us at Our creative corner.

  10. Lovely card Ellie, great stamp and love your background x Susan x

  11. Beautiful card, great background!

    Thanks for sharing your creation with us at the OCC blog!
    Groetjes Karin


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