Sunday, 2 April 2017

Penny Black and More April Challenge - Spring

Good Morning, this month I am the Allsorts DT member guesting on the Penny Black and More challenge blog. The challenge this month is ...

All things Spring

I have used Penny Black 30-344 - Sunny Wishes stamp.

To be honest I have had this stamp for quite a while and have tried and tried to colour it but have never been happy with my colouring.

So I made a background, with my pan scourers, using distressed inks to represent Crocus, Daffodils and Tulips.
Stamped over it with Memento Grape Jelly.
The backing card is a lovely light green but looks like turquoise and the 6 x 6 card is white

Kath x


aussie aNNie said...

Pretty card Kath.xx ♥[aNNie]

brenda said...

Your inky background makes a perfect Spring backdrop to the lovely PB floral image Kath.

Many thanks for being our Guest Designer at Penny Black and More challenge this month.

Hope you have a good Sunday.

B x

Di said...

Fabulous card Kath - and what a perfect way to use a tricky to colour stamp! Must remember that neat trick. Did laugh at you using pan scourers to apply the background - Brillo or Ajax? Remember those?!


Di xx

Chris said...

It's a beautiful stamp Kath, but I can quite see why it would be difficult to've got round the problem beautifully with that gorgeous inky background! Love the colours!

Ellibelle said...

A beautiful creation Kath, gorgeous background for the pretty flowers!
Thanks so much for being our guest designer this month at Penny Black and More!

MaryH said...

Great how you used a kitchen tool to create this texture. Brilliant way to create the bkground, stamp this lovely bouquet, then use the same background was a border. Lovely layout. TFS (and congrats on your DT assignment!) Hugs

susiestacey said...

Beautiful card, love the coloured background it looks fab. Lovely to have you as our guest this month at PB & more too x Susan x

scrappymo! said...

This is such a pretty card. I am loving the colours you have used here. This card really has the feel of Spring!

Linby said...

I don't know this PB - you made a great card with it. Thanks for being our guest this month.

Sarn said...

Wonderful background and fabulous flowers . . . what's not to love?!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

KandA said...

Love this card Kath. Beautiful PB stamp and gorgeous spring colours xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Kath,
oh this card is so very gorgeous and beautiful.
I think you idea of colouring the card before stamping is fantastic.
It is so very effective and lovely.
Super stamped image aslo.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Christine L said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Kath... I love the colours you used, they look so good together - and as I don't normally go for yellow - that's saying something from me! LOL! And I love that you stamped it AFTER the blending.. totally fabulous!

Christine x

Barb said...

A lovely card Kath. I love the colours. It's a really springlike card. Barbxx

meg said...

perfect background for your stamp it looks as though it would be difficult to colour, but this is perfect

Jules said...

Hi Kath

I think we all have stamps like that in our collections .. .. but you have come up with the solution for using them. We will all be delving into our "what do I do with these" boxes now!

Loving your colour choices too for the background. A great Spring card!

I hope all is well with you.

Love Jules xx

Diane said...

Love the background, colors and design Kathleen.

Hugs Diane

cotnob said...

This is beautiful Kath, lovely colours and pretty design.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Mervi said...

Lovely card Kath;-))m

chrissy xx said...

Well you and your pan scourers have done a terrific job on this card. Such a pretty stamp and it's great when things turn out right.

Sue - said...

I'm going to have to put pan scourers on my next shopping list! Love the inky background and the stamp over the top - fabulous!