Monday, 5 September 2016

Birthday Butterflies

I recently bought a Tattered Lace Zig Zag card die and thought I would make another version of the Butterfly card, using the Penny Black Butterfly Trio, Flowerets and Chameleon pens.

Materials used:
Penny Black Butterfly Trio Stamp Set 40-473, Flowerets 40-468, Tattered Lace Zig-Zag dies 1 &2, Chameleon Color Tone Pens, Cornflower Blue, Tangerine, Fuchsia, Burgundy and Peony Pink, Memento Hot Cocoa and Rose Bud inks, Dark and Light green cad and Brown wire.

Thanks for joining me today, hugs
Cathy x

Monday, 29 August 2016

Time To Play

A couple of years ago at CHA I saw a sample board created by Angela Kennedy on the Penny Black stand, on it was a hand drawn image of a girl, which I fell in love with.  I asked the owner at Penny Black if she could persuade Angela to do a line of stamps like the image I fell in love with and low and behold this summer Penny Black delivered with two beautiful girl stamps, Muse and Portrait.

I decided to use the Muse stamp and just four...yes you heard right four Chameleon pens; Dusty Rose, Burnt Umber, Sand and Cornflower Blue to create this card.

Materials Used: Bee Paper, Memento Dessert Sand and Bahama Blue Ink, Chameleon Color Tone Pens; Dusty Rose (cheeks and lips), Burnt Umber (Hair), Sand (Skin) and Cornflower Blue (eyes and dress). Penny Black stamps Muse 40-472, Verdure 40-475, Sprinkles and Smiles 30-297, Blooming Garden 30-155 (flowers on the dress), Linen, Blue and Brown card stock, pearls and glue. 

Here is another shot showing the face and hair, I really love how easy they are to color with my Chameleon pens!

Thanks for joining me today, I am so excited to have finally had the chance to play with Angela's new designs!

Hugs Cathy

Monday, 15 August 2016

Happy Accidents and how to correct

Well we have all do next, dropped an ink pad , smudged something or just cut the wrong bit!  It is what we like to call a happy accident.

This happened to me this weekend, I was creating a clean one layer card, I had coloured my Hydrangea flower stamp 40-469 from Penny Black and decided to add a small panel of the Petals die 51-042, I lined it all up so that it would only cut the bottom section and then put it the wrong way around and cut my flower by mistake!!!  After all the Coloring I didn't want to throw it away, so I stamped the image a few more times coloured and layered to create this card.

I then added some pale gree paper behind, a bit of washi tape to the side and added the sentiment Smile using the Penny Black die from the Hooray collection 51-038.  The flower was coloured using Chameleon Pen Deep Violet.
And that he s why it is called a happy accident, because in the end it was saved and looked OK!  I would love to hear how you have dealt with happy accidents, let me know in your comments.

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Make A Wish

Hi everyone, do you ever get stuck in a rut with your creativity, I looked back at some of my recent projects and found they were all either square or rectangular cards.  So my last post was an attempt to break that mould, I had so much fun thinking outside the box I thought I would give it another try  with this card.

I went for layers and angles making sure there were a few bits that hung off the card for extra interest.

This project used Penny Black's Little Gini stamp set and Flourish and Butterflies Die together with Chameleon Pens.

Who knows what shapes I will create with next!  Until then, hugs

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Butterfly Madness

Hi everyone, well I finally got 5 minutes to myself again and wanted to play with this new stamp set from Penny Black called Butterfly Trio .

I had the vision of lots of butterflies flying around and so this thought dictated the card style with the illusion of them moving up the card.

I also used Penny Black's Whimsical Tree , Golden Moment Designer pad, and Love Expressions die the card blank was created using tattered lace's zig zag card die.  Images were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Chameleon Color Tone Pens.

I will be back soon with more inspiration, thanks for visiting me today, hugs