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Jun 7, 2020

Favorite Stamps for Penny Black and More June Challenge

Hello and welcome! It's the first Sunday of the month and that means a new theme starts today at the Penny Black and More challenge blog! Hope you can join us for a chance to win a prize from Penny Black or Bee Crafty.

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We're making it easy this month, simply make something using your favorite stamps! You may use any brand of stamps just be sure to remember that hand stamping does need to be the focal point of your creation.

I have so many favorite stamps, in fact I can say that most of my Penny Black stamps are favorites and it's really hard to choose, so I decided to go with my first Penny Black stamp, the one that made me fall in love with the Penny Black company - Poppy Field. I paired the cutie with another Penny Black stamp - Dainty Whispers, which is a newer addition, and then a sentiment from the Penny Black set Friendship which I do use fairly often.

After stamping the image using Versafine Clair Nocturne ink on Bristol Vellum paper and heat embossed, I colored the image using Copic markers. Then I did a watercolor wash on the background using diluted distress inks from the ink pads (regular not oxides)  and a watercolor brush.When the card was completely dry, I stamped Dainty Whispers using Versafine Clair Nocturne ink and heat embossed, then added the gingham bow (options). I found this pinkish -red piece of pattern paper in my box of scraps and thought the color was a great match to the poppies and I added it behind the sentiment panel. Adhered to a white card base to finish if off.

I'm linking up with these challenges:
Crafty Calendar - Flowers // Just Add Ink - Just Add "F" (Flowers) // Art Impressions Stamp Challenge - Animals and Nature // Aud Sentiments Challenge - Flowers // Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Use PB stamps 

Thanks so much for visiting!!


Marilyn said...

Cute card! love the little hedgehog
Have a great day!

Leanne Harris said...

Well, like Brenda, if there's poppies on there....... I'm in!!!! A super cute design Ellie, love it! xxxx

brenda said...

What a good idea to go with your first ever PB stamp Ellie and as it's Poppies of course I love it. I figure they are out on our verges now and I am so missing not being able to see them.


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love this! LOVING that hedgehog and the sentiment!

Wendy L said...

A really gorgeous card Ellie, xxx

Linby said...

It's a gorgeous stamp and I love the way you used it.

Kathleen said...

A really great choice of image and a really great card, love everything about it.

Kath x

meg said...

Thank you for joining in at Crafty Calendar with this gorgeous Penny Black stamp, the flowers are beauties

Mervi said...

Fabulous and sweet card;-))m

kiwimeskreations said...

Another gorgeous card Ellie - love how you have combined the images, and the sentiment is wonderful. The piece of paper behind it really takes the eye to it, yet fits in beautifully with the overall design'
Stay safe

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

Your little hedge hog is adorabl!

Chantell Randall said...

A very sweet card - I love how you have co-ordinated the stamps together. Chantell Just Add Ink

HandmadeByTasha13 said...

Such a sweet card!

Thank you for playing along with us at Aud Sentiments!
Good luck with the challenge, and we hope to see you back soon!

HandmadeByTasha DT

Rachael Lewsley said...

Very cute hedgehog, he's adorable! Great colouring. Thank you for sharing with us at Just Add Ink x

Billie A said...

So cute. Cute hedgehog and fun colors. Thanks for sharing over at Aud Sentiments.

Lorraine said...

A fabulous card, and a very cute hedgy
Thanks for joining this month's Penny Black Saturday Challenge
Lorraine x

Melissa Oeters said...