Thursday, September 22, 2016

A Penny Black Card


Yesterday was a very busy day. In the morning we picked up my sister and drove to a quilt shop in Dresden – a small town just east of Chatham – to check out some John Deere fabric for a quilt I want to make for Finn…..who at age 6, has decided to be a farmer when he grows up and will use nothing but John Deere tractors. We have no idea where this idea came from because I don’t think he has ever even visited a farm but he’s six so I guess that explains it. We did get the fabric and had lunch out too. After we were home it was time to cut grass and do the rest of the yard work and then a quick shower and supper because it was quilt guild night. Super busy but a good day just the same.



Today has been a quiet day. A friend popped in for a visit this morning and stayed for lunch and then after lunch I walked to the nursing home and did some visiting with the residents. When I got home I went down to do some scrapbooking….which I’m heading back down to work on some more after I post this.



Today’s card is another one using the Penny Black poppy stamp. The card is 5 1/2 x 5 1/2. Square cards do not need extra postage in Canada.




This one was stamped on water colour paper and was painted with Artist Loft water colour paints – inexpensive set from Michaels. I added a bit of a wash using the glimmer water colour paints and then added some clear Stickles for extra shimmer. The butterfly is from another stamp set. The sky was splattered with clear water while still wet to form those lovely ‘blooms’ as they are called. The bottom was painted with green ink; shaded with Distress Ink and then weeds/flowers/grass were stamped in green on top. I didn’t like it…..at all! So I grabbed a piece of yellow velum and placed it on top – better but not quite right yet – so I swiped some white paint in streaks across it; let it dry and placed it over top – much better. Then the sentiment was stamped but it didn’t show up very well so I went over it with a black gel pen. Sometimes my ideas work so well and sometimes I have to work on the ideas and this card was one of the latter. Once it was done, it was mounted on black cardstock and then on the card base. Not my favourite but it’s okay. It meets the requirements for these challenges: www.seizethebirthday.blogspot.ca and www.happylittlestampers.com



Don’t forget you are more than welcome to save any cards to your Pinterest account for future reference. Simply place the curser over the picture until the Pinterest save sign shows up in the top left corner and enter. This will take you to your Pinterest account. If it doesn’t work, please leave a comment and let me know. Thanks.



That’s all for a hot and humid Thursday, – yes the first day of fall and the A/C is on.



Cheers

Violet


1 comment:

Jodene said...

This is such a pretty card, I really love the way you have water coloured this image. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Seize The Birthday :)

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