Feb 2, 2020

Birds, Butterflies and/or Animals for Penny Black and More February Challenge

Good morning, well this month snuck up on me and I totally forgot to schedule my post!! The first Sunday of the month means it's time for a new theme at Penny Black and More challenge. This month we picked a nice and easy one.... Animals, Birds and/or Butterflies. Hopefully you can join in for a chance to win one of the wonderful prizes up for grabs. This month we have 3 prizes to give away, 2 from  Penny Black and one from Stamp Addicts.

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To make my card I used the stamp Flower Perch, heat embossed on Bristol Vellum paper and I colored with my copic markers and a touch of Faber Castell Polychromos pencils for some shading. It's hard to tell but I used a Brick Wall stamp (also from Penny Black) around the image for some interest. 

The sentiment is from the Penny Black set Eloquence. I distressed the edges using my distresser tool. Ive accidentally torn the paper using the distresser, but I decided to make it part of the design and tore it in another place as well, and I added a little bit of pink pattern paper under it. The edges were then inked with some Antique Linen distress ink and I finished it off with a little clear button and jute twine

Thanks so much for visiting!!

I'm sharing with these challenges:
A Vintage Journey - Aging // Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Anything goes with Penny Black // Just Us Girls Challenge - Word Week: Bow // Stamping Sensations - Feminine


  1. Beautiful! Love your coloring!
    Have a great day!
    Marilyn ❤️

    1. Thanks so much, Marilyn! Same to you!!

  2. Beautiful card Ellie, love the stamp and how nice to see some blossom too x Susan x

  3. A really gorgeous creation, love the image and the gorgeous flowers, great colours and design.

    Kath x

  4. Wonderful card!! Love your colouring and stencilling and such happy accident with the torn edges, they look amazing!!!

  5. Oh Ellie this is exquisite - love how you have coloured the image, and the distressed edges are beautiful

  6. Soooooo gorgeous! LOVING that bird and all the flowers!

  7. Beautiful card! Your image is colored so beautifully! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

  8. Beautifully coloured, it reminds me of a page from an illustrated garden book

  9. A gorgeous image, so beautifully coloured! Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at Stamping Sensations.


  10. Your card is gorgeous and coloured so beautifully. I love this stamp .
    Babs x

  11. Same again I'm afraid Ellie to thank you for making another lovely card for our February theme.

    B x

  12. Beautiful card, love your colouring.

  13. Such a sweet image, and I love the look of weathered paper you've created with that subtly inky background and the paper tearing. A lovely card. Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey this month.
    Alison x

  14. Your coloring is fabulous! I adore bird cards :) Thanks for joining in at JUGS

  15. Such a beautiful card! The little bird sat amongst the blossoms is adorable and you aged the paper beautifully along the edges and with the tears 😁. Thanks so much for joining us at A Vintage Journey! Happy and creative wishes, Jo x

  16. Anonymous18:16

    Such a pretty card and so beautifully coloured!


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