Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Inspired by Penny Black Day 2...

Hi folks...Day 2 of my "Inspired by Penny Black" makes already and today I'm sharing another of my favourite favourite Penny Black Stamps...
this gorgeous image reminds me of my very first visit to Venice...not only was I overwhelmed by the beautiful architecture and all those iconic images...the Canals...the Gondoliers...the Rialto Bridge and St Mark's Square but amazed by the Venetian women...very chic...each and every one turned out like a fashion model...elegant...beautifully dressed and highly perfumed which was a welcome distraction from the rather pungent canal smells that assault your nostrils on a baking hot Italian Summer's day...

And despite this gorgeous lady being a very girly image...I couldn't resist giving her a little bit of a Tim Holtz Grungy make-over...

I have to confess to not being the best colourer in the world and up to now I've sometimes struggled with the whole water colouring Distress Marker technique...don't you just hate when the paper begins to pill the minute it's wet and the whole blending thing turns into a nightmare...well let me tell you if you've been having a hard time...invest in some of  the Distress Watercolor (check out the US spelling) Cardstock from you know who...
I could wax lyrical and use every descriptive adjective in the dictionary but all you really need to know is I think it's FABULOUS so why don't you give it a try and let me know what you think.
I know some of you will have seen the next project before...my DT box for the September Penny Black Saturday Challenge but just in case you haven't...another way to use this gorgeous image...


Monday was floral...today's been girly...tomorrow I'll be sharing some more of my favourite favourite Penny Black stamps and I hope you can join me for some "Cute Critter" fun.
Hugs Kath xxx

18 comments:

judkajudi said...

Awesome!! Love how you put the image at an angle and went from there! She is beautifully dressed and colored!!

judkajudi said...

Awesome!! Love how you put the image at an angle and went from there! She is beautifully dressed and colored!!

Cheryl Wright said...

Totally gorgeous!!!

Monique said...

Awesome !!!!!
Love all the cards!
greetings

Redanne said...

Ah yes, we went there in the blistering hot summer too, it's funny how the smells get forgotten though... such a gorgeous place. Your cards are gorgeous too, love the way you 'grunged' her up too! Hugs, Anne x

rachel said...

stunning samples Kath - you've done nothing to lessen the love I have for this stamp - lol!!! Good job I'm off to Harrogate on Saturday - it will go in my basket!!!! Hugs x

michele said...

Stunning cards again today Kath xx

michele said...

Stunning cards again today Kath xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I think I need this stamp, so gorgeous and fab makes as always x

Buttons said...

I wasn't disappointed Kath! Your cards are so beautiful and have given me even more ideas for using this stamp. Hugs, Jenny x

loftylass said...

Morning Kath - I think she suits the grungy background (I'm falling in love with this stamp)... and I love your box... you have had fun I think.
Hugs
Heather
x

Florence Jones said...

Love this card, Venice is one of my favourite places and this is just beautiful. I showed it to my husband who also enthused. I love your blog and inspirations.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Stunning image Kath love how you added a pearl to the neckline! Your cards and box are all fabulous. I may have to try some of this paper as I have the whole set of DMs - only used once! Susan x

Paper Junkie said...

It is a real treat visiting you today in the middle of my panic sewing week - how I wish I was in Venice at this moment! X

trish said...

Hi Kath, love both of your cards, her pink hat and shoes. Cute pearls...Trish

Karen Petitt said...

I've seen this stamp before on your blog Kath and I love it! Everytime you've used it you've created something different and beautiful - she really is beautifully dressed here too x

scrappymo! said...

Tres chic! That image and the background images are beautiful.

Jill Norwood said...

I have spent a pleasant hour paging through your beautiful blog! I love your cards and projects! I found you via a robin card on Pinterest! So beautiful! :)

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