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Jun 3, 2018

Penny Black and More - June Challenge

Happy Sunday! It's time for a new theme at Penny Black and More challenge for the month of June we have selected the them of In the Garden. A nice and easy one I think, with so many options.
There are several wonderful prizes to win again this month, so hopefully you can join us for your chance to win one of them. This is a month long challenge, so there should be plenty of time, and don't forget you may use any brand of stamps, just no digi stamps. 

I started out by inking a piece of Bristol Vellum paper. I don't remember if I used distress ink or my Zig markers but basically I just applied a water soluble ink on a craft mat, spritzed with plenty of water and then patted the paper onto the craft mat. This short video by Loll explains the simple technique really well. I used the retired "Canvas" background stamp by Stampin Up to add more interest to the background. The pretty floral stamp is by Penny Black (Delicate Florals)  stamped with Versafine Onyx ink and then colored with Zig Clean Color real brush pens. I decided to add some torn designer paper corners to two of the corners and a little button with jute twine finishes off this easy to make card. The sentiment is from my favorite Birthday sentiment set by Penny Black: Sprinkles and Smiles.

I am also sharing my card here:
Color My Heart Color Dare 

Tuesday Throwdown  - Create your own background
Mod Squad Challenge - Stamped Background
Paper Shelter Challenge - Flower Power
Simon Says Wednesday -  ATGoes this week
4 Crafty Chicks - Weekly - ATGoes this week
As You Like It Challenge - Flora or Fauna and why (I can't possibly choose between flora and fauna, because I love both equally. So while my last card linked featured "fauna" this one is all about "flora". I used to be more of a "fauna" person (when papercrafting) but that changed in the recent years when I discovered many of my favorite floral stamps. 
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes opt. Black and White
Catch The Bug   Anything Goes
Penny Black Saturday Challenge June - Anything Goes 

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  1. I've used that background technique much earlier. I think I have to grab my crafts to garden and mess a little!
    Beautiful stamp and colours, lovely card;-))m

  2. Another beautiful card Ellie - love your subtle background, and the wee pieces of paper in the corners!

  3. So beautiful! LOVING those colors!!!!!!

  4. I love this, haven't got it but a blogging friend sent me three stamped images of it.
    Lovely colour choice and gorgeous background.

    Kath x

  5. Such a beautiful card, Elliebelle! Love the images and you've colored them beautifully. I really love the combination of blue and vintage, and this is a perfect example of my favorites :)
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

    Happy Crafting!♡


  6. So beautiful. Love the details and background. Thanks for joining in this challenge at Tuesday Throwdown Blog. Enjoy your day and HAPPY CRAFTING!

  7. Such a gorgeous and creative garden card!

  8. I love this, wonderful color and design. Great take on the challenge, thank you so much for participating this week at the Mod Squad Challenge
    Judy~ Mod Squad Challenge Designer
    {Judy's Happy Place} Stop by and see me!!!

  9. Fabulous card thanks for sharing at Crafty catz this week and hope to see you again very soon.

  10. This is a beautiful card. Penny Black has been a favorite since I first started stamping 20+ years ago.

  11. I absolutely love the way you pulled this card together - the attention to detail is wonderful and the colours are great... lovely!

    Cath x

  12. A fabulous make Ellie and i love your colour choice! Lots of love xxxx

  13. Anonymous17:51

    this is so beautiful, ellie! i love the techniques you used and the image is gorgeous.

  14. Lovely card, I love the subtle background. Thanks for doing us at Catch the Bug.

  15. Lovely background and techniques used on background, the torn corner edges peeking in at the woodgrain design paper, and the stamp is beautiful and great distribution and matching of the colors in our challenge. So glad you joined us this week at Color Dare, and please make sure you come back for our weekly challenges...would love to see other artwork from you.

  16. Just beautiful - I keep seeing this PB stamp used it is so pretty, think I need it too!

  17. A beautiful make and the layout looks wonderful. I keep seeing this stamp and think I need it too!


  18. Such a pretty card! I especially like the background texture and the torn edges revealing the wood grain. Thank you for playing along at Color Dare and we hope to see more of your creations.

  19. I love your background! Thanks for joining us for our Bugaboo Stamps 'Anything Goes' challenge this week - good luck in the draw. Please join us again soon.
    Jen L
    Bugaboo DT

  20. These flowers are gorgeous and I love the added interest of the canvas background stamping!


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