Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Black, White and one other version 2 ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week is going well. I’ve been inking and stamping a couple of new stamps to see how they look. To be honest this stamping was going to be just a practice project and I didn’t think it would be good enough to use on a card but wham the stamps clicked with me immediately and the idea in my head was what I stamped firsst try, anyway here is my card …

A 148mm square card
Good to post
All the stamped details
A final look

Created for me and especially for these Challenges
Artastic Challenge April Black, White & One Other

Creatalicious Challenge #137 Anything Goes

Penny Black & More Challenge Black, White and one other
Penny Black Saturday Challenge Anything Goes optional twist spring flowers

I recently purchased a new to me Penny Black wood mounted stamp. A very lucky find on Ebay that just happened to be a bargain too, lol! I really do wish that I could find these Penny Black brushstroke stamps at a bargain price more often! Anyway the stamp was mounted on a wood block and I knew that when I received it I would probably remove it from the mount because I wanted to use it in my MISTI and it is easier to ink up the stamp with multiple colours in my MISTI. When I took the stamp out of the package it was hanging off the mount which was a real time saving bonus.

I used my Versafine grey ink pad with a new set of Tim Holtz stamps to stamp the background by stamping first onto scrap paper then onto the card and I dried the ink. I used some very cheap WH Smith brush tip felt pens to ink up the stems in black and the flowers in red. I then stamped the iris but the ink had dried so I lightly sprayed the stamp with water and stamped again and achieved a lovely juicy black and red iris. I left the stamp in position and painted the iris flowers with Luminarte H2O Twinling watercolours in a lovely deep rich red and stamped the flowers again, I repeated these steps four more times so that there were five iris flowers stamped onto the panel and I left it to dry.

The next day I trimmed the stamped panel to size and wrapped the rich red velvet ric rac on one of the sides, securing the ribbon on the back of the panel with double sided tape. I trimmed a snippet of black card to fit on the front of a 148mm square card and glued that in position before gluing the stamped panel. I decided not to add any die cuts or sentiments because I wanted the iris flowers to be the star of this card and I think I achieved that lol! You will be seeing much more of this stamp, it’s stunning and works beautifully with my old and new Penny Black stamps. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x

Stamp &/ Stencil:
Penny Black 2663K Single Iris wood mounted stamp
Tim Holtz CMS241 Ledger Script cling stamp set
Miscellaneous Tools:
MISTI; heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette; spray water bottle

Card &/ Paper &/ Substrates:
Sheena Douglass white stamping card
300 gsm card/Craft UK 150mm square card
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Versafine IP: grey
Luminarte H2O Watercolours: red
Brush tip felt pens
Velvet ric rac ribbon
Collall all purpose glue
Double sided tape


Jane said...

Gorgeous work Karen. Thank you so much for joining in with ARTastic this month.

brenda said...

Absolutely stunning Karen, using the PB Iris (yep have that one) in red works so well and pops against the script background. You play session came off perfectly. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black and More challenge.

B x

ßeulah ßee said...

Really lovely--it has an Oriental vibe that is very appealing.

Brenda said...

Wow, this card is stunning Karen! I do love that flower stamp. It is so beautiful against that amazing background you made. Well done! Hugs Brenda

Ellibelle said...

What an amazing creation Karen. And so perfect for our black and white plus one challenge at Penny Black and More. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful card with us!

Gibmiss said...

Hi Karen
Fabulous card... love the stamp....
thanks for joining us at PBSC
Hugs Sylvie xx

Tone K. said...

Really fantastic! I love it! :)
Thanks a lot for sharing your work wiht ARTastic! :)

Inkyfingers said...

What a simply gorgeous card Karen! Your flowers are beautiful against the pretty background and the black framing adds a wonderful contrast.
Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers and I hope you will join us again soon.
Carol x

lynda said...

Gorgeous card, Karen! Love that stamp also. Your background is perfect for it, and love your coloring! Thanks for playing at Penny Black Saturday Challenge! Hugs, Lynda Joy

Karen McLaughlin said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at ARTastic this month. :)

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

There is so much gorgeousness happening here! I really love the way you said you were experimenting and the results are incredible. I thought it was so creative of you to use splats and splatters on the petals of some of your flowers. You did a remarkable job and I'm so glad you shared your talents with us for this week's Simnon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Paddington fan said...

What a fantastic card, I love the flower stamp against the fab background! This is really stylish and elegant. Thank you so much for joining us over at PBSC this month! Good luck in the prize draw and I do hope you'll join us again soon, love Jacky x

Tanya Heritage said...

Karen this card is just beautiful.
Thank you for joining us at ARTastic this month x

Melanie said...

A wonderful card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional dies and punches” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…