Apr 7, 2019

Penny Black and More - April Challenge

Good morning and happy Sunday! The April theme has just gone live at the Penny Black and More challenge blog and hope you can join us this month. We have some fantastic prizes to give away by Penny Black, Woodware and Rare Earth, so please do join us for your chance to win! 

Our theme this month is an easy one - Springtime - just be sure to remember stamping must be the focal point of your creation (PB stickeroos are the only exeption).


The critters and the grass are all stamps by Penny Black The bunnies were stamped on watercolor paper using  Versafine Clair Nocturne and watercolored with  Zig Clean Color Markers with a  Zig Detailer Waterbrush. Fussy cut to add to the design. The bunny with bird image is a wood mounted stamp called Sweet Talk. This particular stamp is retired but Penny Black re-released it as part of a clear stamp set called Garden Friends. The bunny sitting in a flower pot is part of the stamp Bunny Friends, which is a large stamp featuring a row of bunnies in flower pots, but I masked the rest of them off and used only one.




The flower shed is a stamp and die from Hero Arts January Kit (kit particular kit has unfortunately sold out). It's also been stamped on watercolor paper, colored with Zig markers and then cut out using the matching die. I stamped/ colored the awning twice and then fussy cut it the second time. Some inking on the bottom portion for some dirt and I used Stampin Up's retired set "Itty Bitty Backgrounds" for some interest. The grass is from Penny Black older set Enjoy Life.  For the sentiment I used one  from the same Hero Arts kit (happy), and then I used "Hello" from My Favorite Things' Label Maker set, which is retired, but this set by Altenew is similar. Before adhering the image panel to the card base, I added two strips of pattern papers.


Penny Black Garden Friends // Penny Black Bunny Friends   // Penny Black Enjoy Life // Hero Arts January Stamp Kit (sold out) // MFT Label Maker - Retired/ Similar by Altenew // Versafine Clair Nocturne // Bundled Sage Distress Oxide //  Zig Clean Color Markers //  Zig Detailer Waterbrush 



Also sharing with these challenges:
Dare 2B Artzy Challenges - Animals // Simon Says Wednesday - Animal Antics // Sisterhood of Crafters - Celebrate Spring // As You Like It Challenge - Fav. Coloring Medium (Love my zig clean color for quick and easy watercolor looks) // Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes // Alphabet Challenge - A for Animals // Brown Sugar - Spring or Fall // Pattie's Creations - Flowers // Inkspirational - Pop it up (I popped up the awning) // Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Anything Goes // Send a Smile for Kids - Anything for Kids // Addicted to Stamps - Spring 


Thanks so much for visiting. Hope you have a fabulous Sunday! 





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33 comments:

  1. Fabulous playing with stamps, so cute and gorgeous springtime card;-))m

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  2. Cute card! Love those little bunnies!
    Have a great day!
    Marilyn❤

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  3. Everything about your pretty card say's Springtime Ellie, from the little birdie sitting on the spade to the Bunnies and soft blooms.

    B x

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    1. Bunnies and springtime go hand in hand, don't they! Ours (wild rabbits) are all over the yard and neighbourhood again, I wasn't sure if they survived the cold winter we had, because it took them longer than normal to come out this year.

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  4. This is soooooooooo sweet!! LOVING the stand and those adorable bunnies!

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  5. awww, as sweet as always Ellie xxxxx

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  6. Such a sweet card, I saw it on the Send a Smile 4 kids challenge.
    Faith

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  7. This is so beautiful!! The image is absolutely adorable!! I love the colors!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  8. What a super image and a really lovely card.

    Kath x

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  9. This cute scene makes me smile, how sweet!! Those bunnies are just adorable!

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  10. What a fab scene you've created - just lovely and so cute.

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  11. Ellie, this card is just gorgeous! I love all of the loving details and it's beautifully colored as well. Love it! Thank you for playing with my Spring challenge at the Sisterhood of Crafters and also my Animal challenge at the Alphabet Challenge. I hope you can join us both again soon.

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    1. Thank you so much, Debbie! So happy I could join in your challenges this time and I'm sure I'll be joining in again soon! Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. This is lovely. It's so well coloured. Thanks for joining us at The Alphabet Challenge. Love Dawn x

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  13. This card is too cute! Love the coloring!!!
    Thanks for participating in the Dare 2B Artzy April Challenge! -Tasha ☺

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  14. This is such a cute image... really sweet
    Thanks for joining us at PBsC
    Hugs Sylvie xx

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  15. I love how you mixed the animals in with the Hero Arts store front - it's great!

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    1. Thought I'd turn the store front into a garden shed :-) Such a versatile stamp kit!

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  16. oh my goodness, ellie, this is the cutest!! i love how you created the sweet scene and everything is beautifully coloured!

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    1. Thank you, Linda! Can't resist the PB bunnnies :)

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  17. I just LOVE this card! This scene is so cute!

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