Monday, July 13, 2020

Exhilaration in Nature

Hi there.  I'm so glad you stopped by!

I love Penny Black's Brushstroke Stamps and this new to me one is no exception.

I put the stamp in my MISTI and inked it up with Distress Ink and Markers.

First I inked the whole stamp with Antique Linen Distress ink.
I find that having a light base makes it easier to add color.  I'm not sure why, but there's
probably a very good scientific reason.  I'm a trial and error type and that's just been my findings.

I cleaned the stamp off and inked the different areas with different color
Distress Markers and used a damp waterbrush to move the color.

To add a soft wash, I pulled some color from the flowers.  To add more color, I
swiped on a palette and picked up the color so it would be light.

After die cutting the piece with this pretty frame, I added some splatters.
Thankfully the splatters cooperated!

Boom! Ready to mail.  

NBUS #16 - Never Before Used Schtuff
Penny Black and More - In the Garden
Penny Black Saturday - ATG/Optional Nature


Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Exhilaration, Special Sentiments (PB)
Ink:   Antique Linen (DI), Mustard Sed, Dried Marigold, Peeled Paint, Bundled Sage (DM), Old Olive (SU)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore), Crushed Curry (SU), Neenah
Other:  Leaf Stitched Frame (PB), Subtle EF (SU)


Marcia Hill said...

SOOOOOO pretty Bonnie!! Love your idea of using the Antique Linen ink first and then adding your colors...I am so going to try that!! Love the light wash around your beautiful flowers too and that frame totally pulls it all together! Lovely, lovely card! Hugs. :0)

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love your colorful flowers, Bonnie - thanks for sharing how you developed them with the Antique Linen as first layer! Love the frame too!!

Trina P. said...

I can see why you love the PB brushstroke stamps... your card is so pretty. Beautiful watercoloring as always. Thanks for the tip about having an under layer of ink.

Pat said...

This is a very pretty Brushstrokes PB stamp and love the colours with the yellowy orange toned flowers and the darker more olive green leaves and stems, and a great sentiment too with a very lovely font Bonnie. x

Brenda in IN said...

I see how adding the antique linen gives a nice base. This is so beautiful and I love the frame.

Anonymous said...

A beautiful bright and cheery card, Bonnie! You’ve clearly mastered the technique with the brushstroke images! Thank you so much for playing along with the Penny Black And More Challenge.

Christine Alexander said...

So pretty Bonnie, love the soft colours and thanks for the tip of using a light colour as the base :)

Loll said...

WOW! LOVE this card Bonnie! This image looks amazing in shades of yellow. Love the way you watercolour and pull the colour outside of the images. Creates a very dreamy, soft look. Amazing work, my friend! xx

Mervi said...

Gorgeous card for any occasion.

Thank you for sharing at Penny Black and more;-))m

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh Bonnie this is exquisite - love the way you have stamped it, and then pulled the colour for the wash. Big hugs to you too
Stay safe

I Card Everyone said...

The prettiest hugs I ever did see, Bonnie!

Sandy said...

Beautiful! One cannot say a lot about perfection!!!
Sandy xx

Bonnie said...

BOOM, drop dead gorgeous.

Brenda said...

I love Penny Black stamps too, but could never make them look as beautiful as you do Bonnie. This card is gorgeous! I love the soft summery wash in the background and the splatters. I feel like I can smell these blossoms. That is a beautiful frame you used too. Hugs, Brenda

Leslie Miller said...

That's such a beautiful spray of flowers, Bonnie, and a gorgeous application of color. Love the subtle framing. I've got a lot of catching up to do after being away camping for a few days. It might be hopeless!

TK said...

Fantastic, Bonnie, I can't see it being done better! Beautiful blossoms and coloring

JosieD said...

Such a beautiful and natural looking card. Love the PB Brushstrokes stamp and the PB Leaf Stitched Frame...and the soft coloring with those magic Bonnie touches.

Darnell said...

You made your new PB flowers look real and beautiful with your coloring and soft wash, Bon! I love how you picked the perfect frame and sentiment font to go along with the flowers! Thank you for sharing again at NBUS! Hugs, Dolly

Ros Crawford said...

I thought you'd painted those flowers! So pretty Bonnie!

Papercraft Boutique said...

This will make a wonderful showcase of PB products, Bonnie! Your flowers are so pretty and the shade of the orange color goes so well with the brownish green. The pretty leaf frame is perfect to echo the leaves.
Thank you so much for sharing your findings. I will remember to ink a stamp with Antique Linen first. :-)
Hideko xx

Mac Mable said...

So feminine and absolutely beautiful Bonnie x.

Kim S said...

This is beautifully done. The way you've gotten dimension with the colors is amazing!

Helen said...

Such a super pretty card, Bonnie! I love the beautiful die cut frame and those lovely, soft flowers! Thanks for joining us at Penny Black Saturday Challenge this month!

BożenA said...

I love your aqurels, they are so light and romantic. I love how you moved the color from flowers to background. It looks very artsy. And the splatters look wonderful too. How often my splatters broke the whole card. You used it in perfect proportion

Jo said...

Where have I been? This two tone beauty is so delicate and feminine. I am impressed. Such fabulous cohesion.