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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!!


brenda said...

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

Mervi said...

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

Shirley said...

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


joy said...

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.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Absolutely STUNNING!!! LOVING the colors!!!!!

Donna said...

Beautiful color combination and stunning card!

KT Fit Kitty said...

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

susiestacey said...

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

Lisa said...

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

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Whisper said...

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

Kara Lynne said...

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

kiwimeskreations said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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

Lynn said...

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

Anne H. said...

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

Rebecca Wong said...

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

Jane said...

Such a beautiful clean and simple card

Brenda in IN said...

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

Amy Johnson said...

Gorgeous! I love the backgrounds you create!

Donna Ellis said...

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

debby4000 said...

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

Marlene Atkinson said...

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

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

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

Warm hugs

Jill Norwood said...

Beautiful card!!!!!

Unknown said...

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

Natalie said...

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

Thordis said...

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

My Paper Epiphany said...

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

Steffi said...

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

Hugs Steffi

Lynne said...

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

Unknown said...

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