Monday, September 30, 2013

Inspired by Penny Black...Day 1

Hi folks...here we go...the first day of a week of sharing "Inspired by Penny Black" makes...I had great fun playing with the gorgeous parcel of goodies that Penny Black and the lovely Jill Foster kindly sent me and to be honest it was difficult to know which stamps to play with first but being a huge fan of anything floral...it had to be...
can you believe it's the last day of September...it's officially Autumn now so I thought I would go with an Autumn inspired palette of colours...lots of Distress Ink blending with a little bit of splattering to create depth and those Flutters Creative Dies from Penny Black are just so cute...


Can you tell that I love the sentiments from the "Simply The Best-Edge to Edge" Transparent Set...perfect for using along the edge of a card or if like me you want to get maximum mileage from your stamps...get a nice pair of sharp scissors (Fiskars of course)...trim to separate the words and then hey presto...you can use them as you like...

 finally a sepia toned card with a little Distress Ink water-colouring...

I'll be back tomorrow to share what I made with the gorgeous Venetian Summer Cling Stamp...one of my favourites.
Hugs Kath xxx

27 comments:

judkajudi said...

Well, I've used that stamp a lot, Kath, and never thought to use only part of it .. and to cut the Edge to Edge sentiments ... genius!! Love each of these cards and all of these cards!! Can't wait to see what tomorrow brings!

Jill said...

Such gorgeousness!! Love all three!!!

Rita said...

Good Morning Kath. Beautiful cards. I love Poppies and this stamp is really stunning. Have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xxx

margaret lang said...

Love your compositions here..you have my mind all topsy turvey now with ideas :D

Penny Ward said...

Beautiful cards Kath...yikes, I cringe when I cut stamps apart, but you have sold me on the Edge to Edge set...I love what you did with it!!!

Sandra said...

beautiful cards Kath - love visiting for inspiration!
Thanks!
Sandra ltb

Grandma Jean said...

Beautiful cards.

Grandma Jean said...

Beautiful cards.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous Kath! Now I am sure I have this stamp and haven't used it I am just going to check - hold on - oops yes I do in my basket waiting to be used! Well I have all the inspiration I need now so must have a play - thank you! Susan x

Redanne said...

The poppies look amazing in autumnal colours Kath and that sentiment on the first is wonderful. Love the little dragonfly too.... Hope you and Buddy are well. Hugs, Anne x

Buttons said...

Kath, these are beautiful. I love Penny Black's larger stamps and you have put this one to such great use. Can't wait to see what you've created with one of my favourites tomorrow... hugs, Jenny x

Ribbon Girl said...

lovely cards Kath, my favourite is the sepia coloured one, hope today goes well, Mary x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow, these are all fab, love those sentiments and the poppies are gorgeous. You are so inventive

hauiline said...

Hi Kath,

it's amazing how you created this three wonderful cards with the one stamp.

Hugs
Anja

nnalorac said...

Both stunners kath, love the Poppy stamp and what you have created with it. The background on the first is lovely. Carolxx

michele said...

Oooh Kath these are all gorgeous. Love Penny Black stamps and can't wait to see all your makes this week. Enjoy your day. Love Michele xx

Denise Sullivan said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful artwork. It is Gorgeous!

Paper Junkie said...

I love them all! X

loftylass said...

Morning Kath.... 3 great cards, all different and from the same stamp - love the sepia tones. tfs.
Hugs
Heather
x

May said...

Stunning cards, I need that stamp...Your blending of inks Kath is fabulous...Love them both... Hugs May x x x

ginny c said...

Beautiful cards love the colours and the stamps of to have a look best wishes ginny
P.s hope buddy is getting back to his old self x

rachel said...

a really beautiful set of cards Kath .....can't wait to see tomorrows - my fave stamp that I've not yet acquired!!!!!

craftyfoxglove said...

Lovely cards Kath, especially like the poppy stamp, and a great tip about cutting up sentiment stamps and using the words seperately. Have a great day. Valxx

Lorraine said...

These are gorgeous Kath and you've showcased the stamp beautifully.
Lorraine x

trish said...

Hi Kath, beautiful, love that poppy stamp and the colours are gorgeous for this time of year...Trish

Christine B. said...

Love all your gorgeous cards Kath. Sorry not been around much, having a crisis at the moment. Love and hugs x ChrisB

Karen Petitt said...

All of these are real stunners Kath, beautiful stamp x

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