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Feb 18, 2019

Time to Celebrate

Happy Monday! It's time for our mid-month post at Penny Black and More challenge where our theme this month is anything goes with the option of adding a tag or making a tag. There is still plenty of time to join us if you haven't already and remember you can enter up to 3 times.

Whimsy Stamps Basic Backgrounds (retired) // Whimsy Stamps Tag Die (also retired) - Similar 

The watercolor wash background was an extra from a previous project when I did a "splash" watercolor technique. With this technique, there is always extra ink left on my craft mat, so I try using some of it it up by simply inking up another piece or two of card stock and keep that for later use. I probably used the distress inks Seedless Preserves and Broken China.
The Penny Black stamp Spontaneous Joy was colored up with Distress Markers Worn Lipstick, Seedless Preserves and Peeled Paint, spritzed with water and stamped using my Tonic Stamp Platform. I stamped the sentiment from the Penny Black set Heartfelt with Versafine Claire Nocturne ink which gives a wonderful crisp impression. I only have this ink in Nocturne, might have to add some of the colorful ink pads...

I wanted to bring some more interest to the card, so I used a retired script stamp from Whimsy Stamps using black ink. I finished off the card by wiping the seedless preserves ink pad directly over the white edge and then added a little stitched tag (which was done with a retired die by Whimsy Stamps, Similar option)  with the words Wish Big (from the Penny Black set Snippets) to the card with some white cotton twine.

I'm sharing my card here:
Inkspirational - Word Prompt: Text 
Watercooler Wednesday Challenges  - All Occasions
Shopping Our Stash -  Use Markers (I used Distress Markers)
Mod Squad Challenge - Floral 
The Corrosive Challenges -   Anything Goes
We Love 2 Create - Anything Creative Goes

Hope you have a great day! And thank you so much for visiting!!

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  1. Just beautiful!

  2. This is STUNNING!! I loveeeeeeeeeee those colors!!!!!

  3. Wow this is stunning. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  4. What a gorgeous multi-mendia card. Love those PB images and the colours you've used. Thanks for joining us this week at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge. Tristan DT

  5. Beautiful card, Ellibelle! How did you create the fading black script? It's very effective. I also like how you matted your panel with the same green as the flower stems. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges! -Donna

  6. This is simply stunning! The design is artsy and smacks of a Victorian sitting room! Nice work. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Shopping Our Stash!
    Chana, DT

  7. A beautiful card Ellie full of inkyness! xxxxx

  8. Brushstroke stamps are why I fell in love with PB! This awesome card showcases them so well and I love it! I hope you are well and wanted to thank you for your kind words of encouragement on my blog. I've missed seeing your art! Big hugs, Autumn

  9. This is beautiful. Such an arty look with that watercolour background and I love the random stamping of the text-adds a contrast to the pretty flower, that works so well together. Thaks for joining Ink

  10. Just beautiful for our theme, apols short and sweet but tablet and my fingers don't gel. Bx

  11. Such a beautiful card! Love your design!

  12. Amazing water colouring, love these flowers and the background!

  13. Gorgeous card, lovely stamping;-))m

  14. Great card! Love it!
    Thanks for joining us!
    Ana Isabel DT Coordinator at Corrosive Challenge blog.

  15. How beautiful Ellie!

  16. WOW absolutely stunning, I love your card and the beautiful flowers.

  17. Congrats on getting top picks at Ink


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