Oct 7, 2018

Penny Black and More October Challenge

Good morning, it's the first Sunday of the month and that means a new challenge has started at Penny Black and More. Our theme for the month of October is Autumn Splendor.



You might remember a very recent card where I used this stamp (Blossom Branch by Penny Black) combined with a fox image, this was the second time I had stamped the image using the same marker coloring without re-inking the stamp. It's another reason why I love these brushstrokes stamps, I get (at least) two stamped impression from one inking. It is a little more watercolor-y than I would have preferred, but didn't really want to throw it away. 

The card was really quick to make, after the stamped image was dry, I inked around the edges using Scattered Straw distress ink and a little bit of  Rusty Hinge distress ink, then took a black ink pad and wiped directly over the edges to give it a darker border. Framed with stampin up's old olive card stock and Neenah linen textured paper was used as a card base. The sentiment is from the Penny Black set Heartfelt

If you saw my post yesterday, then you know that I finally purchased a photo tent, and might be wondering why this card still shows the dark shadow on the left. It's because this card was finished and photographed before it arrived. If you have no idea what photo tent I am taking about, you can read about it here, if you like to. 

I am sharing this card with these challenges:
Paper Minutes - Watercolors
Sisterhood of Crafters -  Fall is in the Air
Alphabet Challenge - N is for Nature
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Anything Goes 
Catch The Bug  -  Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges -  Any Card
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams - Autumnal Colors
Addicted to Stamps  - Autumn Colors


Thanks so much for visiting, and hope to see you over at the Penny Black and More challenge blog. We have some fantastic prizes to give away again this month from Penny Black, Chocolate Baroque and Fantastic Ribbons. 

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37 comments:

  1. Absolutely love the watercolour effect you have created Ellie and the colours seem a perfect blend to showcase the lovely PB stamp.

    Ordered a tight tent, unable to get the same one as you but it looks to be Ok and should be delived from Amazon today.

    Have a good Sunday.

    B x

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    1. Thanks so much Brenda, hope you like your photo tent. Been photographing some more cards yesterday and really happy with it so far!

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  2. Gorgeous card, love the soft watercolour effect, beautiful;-))m

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  3. Beautiful card! Love the water coloring!
    Have a great day!
    Marilyn❤

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    1. Thanks so much Marilyn! Same to you!

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  4. I love love love love this! LOVING those colors!! And you are an enabler!! I ordered one from your suggestion! LOL!!!

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    1. Thanks Julie! Hope you like your photo tent. It's one of those things that aren't really neccessary for a hobby, but then so useful :-)

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  5. Lovely autumnal feel to this and such fab colours too.

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  6. WOW! Absolutely beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Fall is in the Air’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    Darlene
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

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    1. Thanks so much Darlene, and I am sure I'll be joining in again soon!

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  7. Absolutely delightful colours combo, love that splash of purple you used for the flowers!!! Great faux watercolouring!

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  8. Hello Ellie
    Stunning card ..beautifully coloured ....gorgeous
    Thanks for joining us at PBSC
    hUGS sYLVIE XX

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  9. I'm back again with a different DT hat on and still think this is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing in our Alphabet Challenge! Good Luck and please come back next month!

    Darlene
    Alphabet Challenge DT
    ALPHABET CHALLENGE BLOG
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by again, Darlene!

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  10. Beautiful and creative card design; love it! Thanks for participating in the Dare 2B Artzy October Challenge! -Tasha ☺

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    1. Thanks Tasha, happy to have joined in at Dare2B Artsy!

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  11. Eine tolle Karte, die Farben sind wunderschön!
    Danke, dass du sie bei Paperminutes zeigst.

    Liebe Grüße -
    Heidi.

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    1. Vielen Dank fuer's Vorbeischaun, Heidi!

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  12. This is gorgeous Thanks for joining us in our week 40 Anything Goes challenge at Polkadoodles
    Michelle DT

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    1. Thanks so much for visiting, Michelle!

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  13. A beautiful card in lovely colours. Love the stamp you used. Thanks for joining our chalelnge at Addicted to Stamps. Marlies

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  14. Oh wow! Stunning! Love those brushstroke stamps! The image is so pretty!

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    1. Thanks Amy, those brushstroke stamps are so fun to play with (and addicting too!)

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  15. OMG, what an amazing artwork! I love the flowers and the colors so much and the lovely sparkles. Thanks for showing it for paperminutes this week.
    hugs
    mamapia

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  16. Gorgeous card and perfect for our challenge. Thank you for entering our challenge and good luck. Greetings, Veerle DT-ATSC

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  17. This is just drop dead gorgeous! LOVE the entire card and your watercoloring is fabulous!

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  18. Gorgeous card, beautiful stamp and loving the colours.
    Mine was a second generation stamping too - good value stamping lol x Susan x

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  19. Beautiful colours Ellie, purple is often overlooked for an Autumn colour but I always use it - this is perfect! xxxx

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  20. Stunning water colouring effect..gorgeous card, I love this.
    Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Addicted to Stamps..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  21. So cute, thanks for playing along at Catch The Bug.

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  22. Your card is stunning! Thanks so much for entering the Fall Challenge at Dare 2B Artzy!

    Tonya
    Dare 2B Artzy DT Member

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