Apr 18, 2019

More Springtime for Penny Black and More Challenge Reminder

I am back today with a couple of Springtime/ Easter cards for the current theme at Penny Black and More challenge. Still plenty of time to join us if you haven't already or maybe you'd like to play along again - remember you can play along up to 3 times - for more chances to win. Our theme is simply "Springtime" so if it has a spring feel to it you can share it, just be sure to follow our simple rules which you can read about on the challenge blog.



  It's no secret that I love the Penny Black bunnies (and their animal stamps in general) and although these particular ones are wood mounted and have been retired some years ago, I reach for them every year for spring themed cards.






Both were stamped with Versafine Clair Nocturne ink and watercolored with my Zig Clean Color markers and a Zig Detailer waterbrush. I used Winsor and Newton watercolor paper. 

Here I used the stamps "Bunny Kiss" and "Happy" (sentiment). The butterfly die is part of Penny Black's Flowing Butterfly die. I die cut it with white card stock, trimmed off the one I wanted to us and inked with Mustard Seed Distress ink with a little bit of Wild Honey ink on the edges of the butterfly. The paper strips are from my drawer of paper scraps. These particular ones are by stampin up but long retired. 



The image stamp I used on the second card is called "What a Spring". Another wood mounted one by Penny Black, unfortunately not so easy to find now but you might have some luck on ebay or etsy. Again stamped with Versafine Clair Nocturne ink and watercolored with  Zig Clean Color markers and Zig Detailer brush on Winsor & Newton watercolor paper. The sentiment I used here is from an old Easter stamp set by Stampin Up called "Gifts of Spring". I used the scallop circle die from Penny Black's die set Pinwheel that I received as a gift from our wonderful team leader Brenda a year or two ago. Paper strips are from my stash, and here you can see why I keep even the smalles pieces of papers! They worked here so perfectly especially the pink stripes matching the way I colored the tulips so well. And you can always use some polka dotted paper in black and white :) 
I embellished with a button and some May Arts Natural Jute Twine. Mounted onto Hero Arts Dove White 100lb card stock to comlete the card
Sharing here:
Simon Says Wednesday - Spring Mood Board
Stamploration - Stamps and Watercolors
Cardz 4 Galz - Pretty Papers // Moving along with the Times - That Spring Feeling // TIME OUT Challenges  // TIME OUT Challenges - Embellishments // Brown Sugar  - Spring or Fall // My Time to Craft - Easter // Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Spring Colors // The Fairy and the Unicorn - Easter Rabbits // Dare 2B Artzy Challenges - Animals // International Art & Soul - Easter //
Paper Minutes - Anything Goes


Thank you so much for visiting!! 
Wishing you a Happy Easter, hope it's filled with lots of sunshine!

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30 comments:

  1. Adorable both the cards, LOVE these PB characters!!! Your water colouring looks amazing as well the clean design!!!
    Happy Easter!

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    1. Thanks so much, Alice! I really appreciate your nice comment!

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  2. These are ADORABLE!!!! LOVING those animals!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. So beautiful Ellie, thank you for entering it into the MAWTT challenge, xxxx

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  4. Two really super cards Ellie, love the cute images and your lovely designs.
    Thanks so much for your welcome on to the team.

    Kath x

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    1. Thanks so much for your nice comment Kath! You'll love being part of the team!

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  5. These are adorable Ellie, I love the sweet bunny images and your gorgeous watercoloring! Thanks so much for joining us about at Cardz for Galz.
    Tammy x

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    1. Thanks so much, Tammy. Glad I was able to join in!

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  6. Both of these are gorgeous Ellie, so cute! xxxx

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  7. These are so cute..love the images.

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  8. Super Easter cards Ellie, pretty designs and lovely colouring of the images. Hope you and the family have a lovely Easter,

    B x

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    1. Thank you, Brenda. I am sure we will. Weather looks promising!

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  9. Hi your Easter cards are gorgeous I love those cute bunnies. Thank you for joining us at Moving Along with the Times Challenge Blog The theme this time is That Spring Feeling! Hugs Jackie DT

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  10. A blog full of cuteness! Love your cards Ellie!!

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  11. Oh what beautiful cards Ellie - love how you have painted those sweet creatures!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  12. Beautifully cute and CAS designs - love them.

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  13. Such adorable and sweet Easter cards!

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  14. I´m sorry for the late comment. This is a beatufull card, thank you for sharing it at crafty catz Challange blog.

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  15. What an absolutely cute and delightful card. That bunny is precious and your coloring is beautiful. Happy Easter and thanks for joining us at Time Out Challenges!

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  16. Wow! A gorgeous pair of cards that someone will enjoy. Thank you for joining us at INTAAS. Jennie DT.

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  17. These are so sweet and couldn't be more perfect for Easter!! Love the rabbit images you used, they are so cute and you've coloured them so beautifully. Really like the patterned papers you put together and the butterfly and button are such gorgeous embellishments. So very glad you shared these with us at TIME OUT!

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  18. This is beautiful! We'd love you to enter this in our challenge over at the PD challenge too xx https://polkadoodle.blogspot.com/

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  19. Such a sweet card, loving it. Thanks for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Galz. Caz. DT.

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  20. An ingenious way of using scraps of papers. Lovely water-colouring. Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz Lynda DT :)

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  21. Both cards are adorable. Thank you for sharing with us over here at The Fairy and the Unicorn Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.
    Gale DT for
    https://thefairyandtheunicornchallenge.blogspot.com/

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