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Oct 2, 2016

Penny Black and More - October Challenge

Happy Sunday and thanks so much for visiting! Time already for the October challenge at Penny Black and More, and this month we're having a color challenge. Can you guess the colors by looking at my card?

Well here is the inspiration photo for you, I did pretty good capturing them all, don't you think?
October colour inspiration
I knew I wanted to use the beautiful sunflower stamp from the new set "Grateful".  Perfect stamp for some messy watercoloring and that is just what I did. 
I stamped it using versafine onyx ink on bristol vellum card stock and colored with Zig Clean Color brush pens. I was not very careful when coloring as you can see, but it's the look I went for, and I also added some ink splatters.
Did some more stamping using an old small harlequin stamp from Stampin up and a clock stamp from Just For Fun. The Autumn sentiment is from the set "Autumn Letter Seals" by Whimsy Stamps. Layered some torn papers on the bottom and added a little button and twine to finish it off. The card was then framed using black card stock to make it stand out and green for my card base.
A close up below...
 This stamp set is available brand new in my Etsy shop if you're interested.

I am also playing along here:
Cardz 4 Galz - Fall Colors
Creative Knockouts - Fall
DL ART Thursday Challenge- Fall
DRS Designs- Autumn Wonders

And that is all I have for today. Hope you'll come join us. Don't forget you don't have to use a Penny Black Stamp, any company works just no digis as they aren't eligible for the prizes.  
 Have a great day!!


  1. I love the watercolour background Ellie and the way the beautiful Sunflower just radiates from it and all so nicely offset by the ripped paper across the bottom.

    In reply to your question, by means join in at Allsorts, we would love to see you there.

    B x

  2. Ohhhhhhh this is gorgeous! LOVING the colors!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Stunning card Ellie, fabulous colouring and gorgeous stamp;-))m

  4. This is so lovely, great stamp, xxx

  5. This is gorgeous, Ellie! Love this sunflower! It would fit with our CAS Watercolour Card Challenge if you'd like to enter there!

  6. Stunning use of the colours Ellie, and I love how you have painted the sunflower and background, used the other stamps and layered the torn edges - it's beautiful.

  7. Ok I'm jelous, I do not know how to make that great wattercoloure background, I only know how to make a splater but not his and I love this, it is great!!
    ♥Hugs Vlaenitna♥

  8. Simply stunning and what a lovely sentiment too, Luv Sam x

  9. Anonymous21:12

    a real stunner and so beautifully watercoloured!

  10. Oh I think this is absolutely GORGEOUS! I love the time piece behind the flower and the soft coloring with the bottom torn strips!!

  11. WOW WOW WOW Ellie, I love your card, absolutely stunning.


  12. What a wonderful layout, I love how you incorporated all the different elements including the torn paper. Lynn x

  13. A stunning card Ellie. I love how you made the Sunflower pop off the card using the gorgeous background colouring. It has given me some inspiration to do a similar background to my "Sunny pair" stamp.


  14. Beautiful sunflower, gorgeous creation Ellie.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x


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