Saturday, 7 April 2018

PBSC April - Anything Goes (Or Spring Flowers)

It's the first Saturday of the month, so that means it's time for a new Penny Black Saturday Challenge...where the theme is:

'Anything Goes'
'Spring Flowers'

As usual, we are sponsored by the awesome 1-2-3 Stitch:
Prize - a $20 voucher!

I went with the 'Spring Flowers' option, and had another play with my new 'Blossom Branch' stamp. I used the watercolour stamping technique...but added much less water than last time, trying to get a crisper image! I used Distress Inks to colour directly on to the stamp...slowly building up layers of colour...I used a lot of inks: Squeezed Lemonade, Scattered Straw & Spiced Marmalade (Centres of flowers); Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord & Chipped Sapphire (Flowers); Peeled Paint & Forest Moss (Leaves). Once the image had dried, I stamped it one final time using Versamark Ink, then heat embossed it using clear embossing powder. I added a sentiment (from a set that came free with a craft magazine), stamping it in black, then heat embossing that too. To make a softer background, I blended Bundled Sage, Stormy Sky & Faded Jeans Distress Inks over the top.

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
For more inspiration from my lovely DT buddies, please pop over to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge.


Sue from Oregon said...

This is just lovely Helen! Such a delicate card and so pretty!!! ♥ Sue Kment

Liz Navickas said...

Really like this card.. beautiful work!

Babs Watson said...

A beautiful stamp colour and card, I really like the stamp.
Hugs Babs x

My Paper Epiphany said...

I love the choice of colours - it looks so delicate and a fab choice for Spring! This stamp is on my wishhlist:)

Sally H said...

Such a gorgeous card! Fabulous stamping! Thanks for joining our 'one for the girls' theme at Stamping Sensations and good luck!

pinky said...

That is so so pretty Helen! Love your colours. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

wonderful card, I love the soft coloring.
HUgs Anja

brenda said...

So beautiful Helen, I also bought this new stamp and am going to have to try out adding a final stamping with versamark and embossing it as it looks lovely (thanks for the inspiration as my Mojo is on holiday), many thanks for joining in with our 'One for the Girls' theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

Jo Nevill said...

So very beautiful
Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

Jo x

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at 4CC, good luck!!! Amy DT

Gibmiss said...

Gorgeous card... Love the flowers...
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Pamela said...

Very pretty card Helen, thank you for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.

Pam x

Inkyfingers said...

This is just stunning Helen and I love that you clear embossed it at the end!
Thanks for sharing with us at HLS.
Carol x

Ann Chuang said...

Very beautiful card Helen. Love the choice of colours.
Thank you for your lovely entry at Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again soon!! HUGS!
Ann DT