Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Penny Black

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Hope you enjoyed your holiday weekend.  I sure needed that extra day to get some big household projects done.  And it was nice to have an extra day to relax after completing those projects.   I did not get a lot of crafting done but I did make one cute little card.

Penny Black has been one of my favorite designers.  Her little critters are adorable.  But with that being said, I only own a couple of her stamps.  Mostly, because they don't sell the "cute" ones at the stamping store that is in my neighborhood.  That is how the owner responded my request.  Needless to say.... to don't shop that store often.

With my recent trip to Arizona, I stopped in to a wonderful stamping store in Scottsdale and picked up this stamp to add to my collection.   I used my new Tim Holtz Distress markers to color in the image.  I like to put some of the ink on a block and then use my water brush to color in the image.  It give a wonderful watercolor effect.  I have just started using these markers, so I have a lot to learn.    I found the sentiment in one of my Lawn Fawn stamp sets.  I wanted the image to be the focal point of the card and not have the sentiment take away from the image.

Thanks for visiting.


I am entering this card in the following challenges

Less is More - week 135
Simon Say's Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes 


  1. Teresa this card is adorable. I like to put ink on an acrylic block and use a paint brush too.

  2. this is so cute teresa

    Thanks for joining us this week
    Jen xx
    "Less Is More"

  3. So, stinkin' adorable! LOVE how you've let that image panel be the focal point! Flawless!

  4. Aww....this is seriously a cute card! Love the stamping and the coloring you've done on this. So sweet and such a beautiful job! <3 Candy

  5. Pure cuteness Teresa! Those three little mice are darling!

  6. This image is so cute - and you've certainly done it justice!