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Feb 1, 2015

Delicate Florals for Penny Black and More

Hello and happy Sunday! February already, that means time for a new Penny Black and More challenge. We are making it very easy for you this time around. Anything goes it this month's theme. I do hope you'll play along. You may use any stamp company, just no digis and also the main focal point does need to be stamped, but it can also be a Penny Black stickeroo.

I got out my favorite floral stamp set for this challenge - Delicate Florals.
There is just something I absolutely love about these flowers!
I started out by stamping the flower with black ink. Then I masked the blooms with masking fluid. I also flicked the paint brush onto the paper for some random white spots. Once the masking fluid was dry, I inked up the background using distress ink, and stamped the flowers again using the same color distress ink. I also used the the clear heart shaped sentiment from one of Penny Black's newest clear stamp sets on the background. I didn't want to show the complete heart, so I bent the sentiment to randomly stamp some words here and there. 
After this was finished, I rubbed off the masking fluid and colored the blooms with copic markers. Sentiment from was added along with some twine to finish it off. I simply rounded the bottom portion of it using a circle nestabilities shape.

Products used:
Delicate Florals, So Very Much
black archival ink, turquoise distress in
Windsor &Newton masking fluid
copic markers, twine

I am also playing along here:
Kit and Clowder Anything Goes
Open-Minded Challenges - no pink , no red 
Sweet Stampin - love
Sister Act Card Challenge -  Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge -  Valentine or Love Sentiment
Scrap & Craft Challenge - Flowery Cards
C.R.A.F.T. -  Valentines Day/Love
Simon Says Stamp -  Anything goes
Stampavie and More - lots of flowers
Thanks so much for visiting!!


  1. A gorgeous creation Elly, the subtle stamping in the background works so well and then the lovely colour of the bolder flower heads.

    Hope you have a good Sunday and if it's as cold there as here, keep warm.

    B x

  2. Hi Ellie, beautiful stamping, lovely the colours blue and lilac together. Gorgeous card!

  3. Gorgeous colours and lovely stamping on your card Ellie. Such a versatile stamp set with three separate images. I like the rounded sentiment too.


  4. Beautiful card, Ellie! I love the colors and the background stamping.

    I have been playing with these stamps (thank you for your very fast turnaround on my order) and hope to enter this challenge.

  5. Absolutely STUNNING!!! LOVING the colors!!!!!

  6. Beautiful color combination and stunning card!

  7. Wow, what a gorgeous card! I love the background you created with distress ink and stamping - it really makes the coloured flowers pop!

  8. Absolutely gorgeous card Ellie, lovely stamps, colours & details x Susan x

  9. Wow, this is absolutely gorgeous!! The flowers are beautiful!! I love the colors!! This is fabulous!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  10. Oooo what a stunning background & I too love that flower.

    Ooooo I so loved your comment about Bryan Adams - we could have seen him last year, but the tickets were £65 each ! - although I did see him years ago, when he was support band for Tina Turner !, luv Sam x

  11. Love how you masked off the flowers and created your background! Beautiful card!

  12. Wonderful card Ellie - thanks for letting us know how you did the background, it is the perfect accent to the wonderful image of the focal point.

  13. Anonymous23:23

    gorgeous card ellie! wow, i love the colour scheme and how you've coloured the flowers!

  14. Thank you for explaining how you made this beautiful card. Your stamp and color choices are perfection.

  15. Such a beautiful card!
    Beautiful colors and lovely details.
    Thanks for joining us at Stampavie and More.

  16. This is so beautiful, stunning layout! Love the color applied on your card too! Thanks for joinng Open-Minded Crafting fun Challenge, good luck to you!
    Rebecca, DT

  17. Such a beautiful clean and simple card

  18. This is a soft, pretty card. I love the image and how you stamped it on the background as well.

  19. Gorgeous! I love the backgrounds you create!

  20. How incredibly gorgeous (and scrumptiously colorful!) hugs, de

  21. Oh WOW this is stunning and beautiful.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  22. This is stunning. Thank you for sharing with us at c.r.a.f.t. Challenge. Marlene DT

  23. Fabulous card Ellie, the colours are stunning, thank you for playing with Sweet Stampin' this week.

    Warm hugs

  24. Beautiful card!!!!!

  25. Stunning! I love the colors and papers! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week.
    Tina - DT

  26. such a lovely card!
    Thanks for playing along in the Sister Act Card Challenge.
    Stop by for my Birthday Candy :)

  27. Love the background you made, and it's perfect for the bold colored flowers. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week :)

  28. This is doubly t\beautiful - the background and the florals!

  29. Very very beautiful! Love your card. Thanks for joining us at stamavie and more!

    Hugs Steffi

  30. Stunning card!!!! Thanks for joining us at Open Minded Crafting Fun and good luck!
    Lynne, Open Minded Crafting Fun DT

  31. Really beautiful card. The background is fabulous, I love it! Thank you for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges, Good Luck! Hope to see you back again soon.

    Hanne, DT


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