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Jun 7, 2015

Wings for Penny Black and More - June Challenge

Good Morning!! First Sunday of the new month already, and so it's time for our new
Penny Black and More Challenge.

Come join the fun for a chance to win some fabulous prizes for our very generous sponsors! This month we have prizes from Penny Black, All Occasion Dies, Sizzix and Kraftyhands. Lots of fun stuff to be won!!

Our theme this month is 
Wings - real, fantasy, or fiction

For my card today I inked up one of my first favorite Penny Black stamps - Water Lily skiing. Had to have this one when I discovered the company several years ago (just wish I had discovered them sooner!!!) This cute stamp is also available in my Etsy Stamp Shop. Speaking of my shop, I did just recently add some of the newest release stamps and a couple dies to my shop for US shipping :-)

I colored the image with copic markers, then created a mask to ink the background using SU and distress inks. The butterfly was stamped separately and fussy cut to fit my card design. 
I thought this sentiment was perfect for our challenge theme! It's from the newer Penny Black set "snippets", another one I have available in my shop.

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Water Lily Skiing

The sketch is pretty simple, I just added a couple designer papers, some twill ribbon and twine, and embossed simple white lines on the top portion of the card. Sentiment was tucked under the image circle, and I embellished with some sequins, and glitter on the wings.

I am also playing along here:
Catch The Bug - anything goes *
Brown Sugar – Anything Goes 
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards -  Summer Fun 
*NEW* Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
ABC Challenge- K is for Kritters 
Crafty Creations -  All Creatures Great and Small 

Thanks so much for visiting! Hope you all have a wonderful Sunday!


  1. And I am guessing that just might be a wood mounted stamp Ellie, still my favs. I really like the design of your card, it has a nice modern feel to it.

    Hope you have a good Sunday.

    B x

  2. Ellie this is stunning - the image is so pretty, and you have coloured it beautifully

  3. wow this is gorgeous, beautiful colouring and design;-))m

  4. Aww how cute is this, I love it and coloured to perfection too..x

  5. Gorgeous card Ellie, love the stamp - one l should use more often. x Susan x

  6. Anonymous14:30

    oh, this is so cute!! beautifully coloured and a great design! i love the touch of glitter and the black and white accent border.

  7. This stamp is just sooooo cute! And your card is beautiful as well!

    LG Kerstin

  8. Wow is this beautiful!! Love the rich colors and colors, the butterfly added outside the circle looks super too ;)

  9. Love the layout and the little butterfly going outside the mount.
    Lynn x

  10. This is just too pretty! I love how the butterfly is outside of the frame!

  11. Aw that image makes me smile...Thanks for joining brown sugar challenge!

  12. Such a cute card! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Catch the Bug with Bugaboo Stamps! We hope that you will join us for another challenge soon!

    Scrappy - Bugaboo Stamps DT

  13. Anonymous09:50

    So eine wunderschöne Karte, bin total begeistert!
    LG Daniela

  14. Beautiful colours, image and layout. Thank you for sharing with us at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards.
    Agnieszka DT

  15. Your card is so sweet! Thanks for joining us for our Anything Goes challenge at Bugaboo Stamps' Catch the Bug blog. Please join us again soon.
    Jen L
    Bugaboo Stamps DT

  16. This is simply fabulous! I just love it!
    Thanks so much for playing along with the June Anything Goes challenge at The Bug Blog with Bugaboo Stamps! We hope you'll join us again for our newest challenge!
    Hugs & Happy Days!
    Min - Asst. Design Team Coordinator

  17. Love the image and the glitter you have added. This is a brilliant card.

    Hugz Tinz

  18. Hi Ellie
    Lovely creation, lovely colours, the image is great and lovely colouring too.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x


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