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Oct 4, 2015

Penny Black and More - October Challenge

Good Morning and Happy Sunday! 
First Sunday of the new month already, and that means we're having a new challenge for you at Penny Black and More. This month we'd like to see Colors of Fall/Autumn. I hope you'll come join us for a chance to win one of the fun prizes up for grabs from several amazing sponsors. You can see the prizes and beautiful Design Team inspiration by clicking HERE.

 For my card today I used the beautiful stamp "Gathering Together", which is one of my newest Penny Black stamps. I also have it available in my shop brand new for US shipping. 

The card was super easy to make. I just created a watercolor wash background using about 3 different colors of watercolor paints. When I was done watercoloring the background, I simply flicked some more colors onto the background with a paint brush. I don't do videos, but you can find many how-to videos on youtube. 

I stamped the image again (mostly only the butterflies) and heat embossed them. They were inked with distress inks using 3 different colors again, then fussy cut. To complete the card I matted the watercolor background onto green card stock and then a white card base. I didn't use a sentiment on the outside, but stamped a verse on the inside.

I've seen my DT leader Brenda use this stamp many times and loved the verse and font, so I finally decided to add it to my stamps. I also have one available in my shop HERE.

I am also playing along here:
A Gem of a Challenge - autumn
Catch The Bug - anything goes
Little Claire's - sept - autumnal theme
Penny Black Saturday Challenge  Oct - embossing  (heat embossed butterflies)
Scrappers Delights  Always Anything Goes
Crafting-With-Friends - Always Anything Goes
Creative Fingers -   -   Always Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy - Autumn Colours
Pattie's Creations -  October - Fall or Halloween
QKR Stampede –  No. 159 - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too -  Autumn Splendour
 The Stamping Boutique  No Design Paper
Crafting for all Seasons -  Autumnal Hues
Mod Squad Challenge - W, F - Anything With Wings
Deep Ocean Challenge- Autumn

Thanks for visiting!
Have a great day!! 

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brenda said...

Morning Ellie,

Loving your inky background, it makes the perfect backdrop for that beautiful butterfly - looks like another for my wish list.

B x

Whisper said...

Simply stunning and what a gorgeous stamp to play with too, Luv Sam x

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So gorgeous! LOVING the colors and that butterfly!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

such beautiful colours on this fabulous card ellie! your watercolour washes are beautifully done and i love how you finished the inside!

Sandra DeFalco said...

Although this is very pretty, it doesn't fit our theme of "Fall or Halloween IMAGE". You don't have any IMAGE that fits the theme, sorry.
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!

Amy Johnson said...

So Gorgeous!

Tone K. said...

Oh my... Me like, me like ! I love it !
I love your background, your stamping and your really beautiful butterfly ! :D
Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy ! :D

Sherri said...

Stunning card, both inside & out! Your butterflies are gorgeous! Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede for the weekly challenge!

Davi said...

Wow is this BEAUTiful!! I love how you did the background and colors. It looks so pretty with that stunning butterfly!!

kiwimeskreations said...

Amazing - love your stamp - it really sings over your beautiful background, Ellie

Kathy said...

This is stunning. Love the gorgeous background you've created. Thanks for joining us at Catch the Bug this week.

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is really beautiful but I am afraid our Challenge at Patties Creations was a Fall or Halloween image not just the colours. So sorry.
Cathy DT Member

Barb said...

Beautiful card with wonderful background and colors, love the detail. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting for all Seasons, hope to see you again. Barb

Mervi said...

Gorgeous card Ellie, love the butterfly and colours- and the fabulous background;-))m

Joyce Erb said...

Gorgeous, love the background and colors. Thanks for taking the challenge with us at the Mod Squad Challenge

susiestacey said...

Beautiful card Ellie, love your new stamp and the colours are just perfect x Susan x

Connie Baccus said...

Very pretty card. Love that background! Ty for participating in the Mod Squad Challenge.

Tracy said...

Ellie this is amazing, so pretty.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Linby said...

What a stunning card - just love the colours and your "flicking" looks fab!
I too had to have that stamp after seeing B use it so many times - looks good on the inside.
Lynn x

Jen Leeflang said...

Your stamping is lovely and your card just BEAUTIFUL!
Thank you for joining us for our Anything Goes challenge at Bugaboo Stamps' Catch the Bug blog this week. Please join us again soon. Good luck in the prize draw.
Jen L

Nathalie said...

So cute card. Thanks for playing with us at Fussy & Fancy challenge.

Eileen said...

Love the pastel background you have made to show off the beautiful colours in your butterflies. A perfect sentiment inside too, love the orange you have used to ink up the edges. Thanks for playing alone with our 'Autumn Colours' challenge at Fussy and Fancy, and good luck
Eileen x

debby4000 said...

What an gorgeous and beautiful butterfly card.
Thank you for joining us at Penny Black Saturday challenge.