Jun 18, 2020

Antique Key and Butterflies for Penny Black and More Challenge

Good morning! It's the 18th of the month and that means it's time for our reminder post at Penny Black and More challenge where our theme this month is all about "Favorite Stamps". There is still plenty of time to join us if you haven't already, and don't forget you may enter up to 3 times.

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I have so many favorite Penny Black stamps, most of them are, but somehow this collage type stamp  - Gathering Together - does pop into my mind often when it's about using favorite things. I just love how all of the elements are arranged on this single stamp (minus the sentiment).

I stamped and heat embossed the image onto Bristol Vellum paper using my usual  Versafine Clair Nocturne ink and clear embossing powder. Distress inks and a Zig Detailer brush were used to color the image. I used Peacock Feathers and Tea Dye distress inks. I flicked some Peacock Feathers ink onto the background for some splatter. 

The harlequin pattern paper was included in a package of pattern papers I found at a thrift store several months ago. I really would be the last person to need any more pattern papers, but there were some great basic prints in this package and I couldn't resist :-)

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The small sentiment is part of the set Butterfly Garden, also by Penny Black. It's also been heat embossed then stapled to the card and I tied some natural jute twine onto the staple to tie a bow. It's hard to see, but glitter was applied to the butterflies using a clear Wink of Stella glitter brush.

Papers: Bristol Vellum // 110lb Heavyweight Cardstock // Pattern Paper Unknown Maker

Thank you so much for stopping by!


Hoping to link up with these great blogs - there are many and I probably won't be able to link to all...
Themed Challenges:
Sweet Stampers - Beginning With B (Butterfly, Bow) //Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Pattern Papers // Everybody-Art-Challenge - Favorite Stamps // Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Anything with PB stamps // Creative Craft Cottage Challenges - Anything Goes // Happy Little Stampers - Watercolor // LeAnn’s World 101 - Anything Goes // Love to Craft - Love to Craft // Mix It Up Challenge - Anything Goes // Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Sprays and Splashes // Stamps & Fun = Creativity - Vintage // We Love 2 Create - Creative or Mixed Media // A Gem of a Challenge - Anything Goes // Crafter's Castle - Anything Goes //
Always Anything Goes Card Challenges:
A Bit More Time to Craft // A Perfect Time To Craft // Crafts Galore Encore // Classic Design Challenge // DL.Art Linky Challenge // Not Just Cards (F) // Lemon Shortbread // Through The Craft Room Door // Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges // Lil Patch of Crafty Friends // The Corrosive Challenges // Creative Fingers // QKR Stampede // Crafting With An Attitude // Brown Sugar (?) // Craft-Dee BowZ
Linky Parties:  

Artsy Fartsy // Thinking out Loud Thursday // Little Things Thursday // Thursday Favorite Things // Slices of Life (Encouraging Hearts and Home) // Creative Compulsions // Fridays at the Fire Station // Friday favorites //High Five for Friday // Friendship Friday // Funtastic Fridays // A Morning Cup of Joe // On the Edge // Friday Favorites // Best of the Month-- (first Friday/ month)
Party In Your Pj's // Tuesday Turn About // Wonderful Wednesday // Classy Flamingos // Welcome Wednesdays // Dare to Share // Inspire Me Mondays // Little Cottage Linkup // Love Your Creativity // Handmade Monday // Anything Goes with your Hosts (Mondays) // Craftastic Monday // Beautifully Made // The Happy Now // Hearth and Soul (starts Monday night)


  1. This is a lovely make Ellie, a super collage stamp and beautifully and subtly coloured xxxxx

  2. What a gorgeous stamp and so beautifully used here Ellie - I can see why it is a favourite one.
    Stay safe

  3. So gorgeous! LOVING those butterflies!

  4. I would never have thought os using the harlequins behind the Penny Black collage image Ellie but it works so very well and the focal image is coloured beautifully.

    B x

    1. Thanks Brenda, I had a few papers in mind, but thought this one was the best choice :)

  5. So very pretty! I can see why it's your favorite.

  6. Beautiful image and great colours and a really lovely design.

    Kath x

  7. A stunning creation and your DP sets it off beautifully.

  8. Beautiful card . Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage challenge good luck Ginny DT for Creative Craft Cottage
    My Blog As I do Rodos

  9. Perfect in every way!
    This is a smashing project!
    We do love to see all the entries at Classic.
    Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

    Jackie DT

  10. That patterned paper is so pretty with this image. LOVE your wonderful card.
    Thanks so much for joining us at Pammie's Inky Pinkies.

  11. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage challenge good luck. Have a nice day
    Anneke DT

  12. That is so pretty, Ellie! You are so talented. I love the colors and the whole design. Thanks for linking up!


  13. Stunning stamp and a gorgeous card! I particularly love the border!
    Thank you for joining us this month at We Love 2 Create With Polkadoodles! Jane (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things xxx

  14. Such a stunning card.
    Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers and i hope to see you again.

  15. Very cute Ellibelle!! Super chic ... I loved it!!Love the design.
    Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge atThrough The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Claudia Martins


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