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Jan 30, 2021

A Cute Garden Scene using Penny Black and Lavinia Stamps

It's Saturday again and we have a new theme over at Allsorts challenge where Mervi wants to see "Four Legged Friends". We have a great prize from Craft Stash this week, some pretty Woodware stamps and hope you'll join us for a chance to win! As always you may use any make of stamps/digis/dies and you may enter up to 3 times for more chances to win!

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I knew I wanted to use a Penny Black cat stamp for my card and decided on this cute one called "Cat Bath", then added a couple of cute mice from the set "Micey Day" and  also used one of Lavinia's Dandelion silhouette stamps to create the garden scene. I'm sorry the other two stamps are old and I don't have a link, but you may be able to find them on eBay. 

I stamped on Bristol Vellum paper using Versafine Onyx ink and watercolored with my Zig Clean Color markers. To add some more depth to the images I used Faber Castell Polychromos pencils and also added some strokes for grass around the images, although I'm not sure I like how it turned out that way.

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On the bottom portion I used a mask to ink up a hill with Shabby Shutters Distress ink and then stamped Lavinia Dandelion also using Shabby Shutters ink. This stamp has a straight stem, but it's easy to bend since it's a clear stamp, and that is what I did here. 

The sentiment is from Penny Black set Sweet Wishes, which is one of my favorites. I especially love this specific stamp from the set for "just because" type cards and think it works so well with cute critters!

I added a tiny bit of patterned paper from my stash and used a stitched border stamp along the edges. This stamp is from a retired set by Whimsy Stamps. Unfortunately I didn't find something similar to link to, but do like this set by The Stamps of Life to stamp around the edges, and you can always add faux stitches free hand using a fine tip pen or marker. A few years ago I loved using my sewing machine, but since re-organizing my craft room, I no longer have a permanent spot for the sewing machine and I'm too lazy to get it out and set up each time I want to use it.

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The cute mice were an afterthought. I felt like the card was too plain on the right side, so I stamped them on a scrap piece of Bristol Vellum , colored and fussy cut. A Wink of Stella clear glitter brush was used on the flowers and the cat's collar. 

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brenda said...

Perfect pairing of the Lavinia and PB stamps Ellie, all drawn together in a pretty scene. Nice elements with the button and sentiment as well.

B x

Mervi said...

Gorgeous garden scene with cute animals together and friendly;-))m

Linby said...

I love how you combined the stamps together to make this gorgeous scene.

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card Ellie, love all the stamps you have used today to create a nice little scene. xSusan x

Joanne said...

AW, that is adorable! What a fun stamp set.

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

So sweet and cute, love that fat cat and those mice are the cutest! Your colouring is amazing as always!

Kathleen said...

What a great combination, super images and a lovely background and design.

Kath x

Amy Johnson said...

Oh my gosh, so adorable! And my favorite things combined again: Kitties and flowers!

Wendy L said...

So sweet, love it, xxx

kiwimeskreations said...

What a sweet card Ellie - love the gorgeous garden scene you have created
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