02 July 2017

Penny Black | Poetic 2017 Collection | Spotlight 1

Hello everyone! This month, I’m back with more cards for Penny Black featuring stamps and dies from their newest Poetic 2017 catalog. The mixed media style of this release is fantastic!

Here is my first spotlight and I’m showcasing the 40-544 Poetic stamp set designed for Penny Black by my friend Mimi (Micheline Jourdain / Mimi à la carte on Facebook):






I went for a clean and simple layout because I wanted to focus on that fabulous leaf! I stamped the leaf with Bundled Sage Distress ink and I then painted over with Winsor & Newton watercolor paint using a paintbrush. I usually use hot pressed watercolor paper for this kind of images but this time I chose cold pressed paper for more texture. I worked with a lot of different shades (greens, yellows, browns, blues and greys) to get a great contrast and make the leaf pop. The sentiment that I stamped in black ink is from the 30-280 A sweet day stamp set. Here are the stamps I used for this card (click to the images to enlarge): 


   


For more inspiration, don’t forget to check the Penny Black blog and the Penny Black Simplicity blog




To see more cards I've made for Penny Black, you can also check my other social media accounts: my YouTube channel, my gallery on Pinterest, my Facebook page or my Instagram feedThat’s all for me today! See you next week for more Penny Black spotlights…

Francine

6 comments:

Karren said...

This looks amazing! I want to reach out and touch it - it is so realistic looking.

Cindy H. said...

Beautiful card with gorgeous coloring!

Purple Princess said...

Amazing!!

fabiola jaques said...

Wow Francine j'aime tes cartes mais la! Elle est sublime! Biz

Barb Ghig said...

You never cease to amaze me with your talents, Francine! Your watercoloring on this leaf is absolutely GORGEOUS! I agree with Karren...I feel like I could reach out and touch it with all that texture and dimension...so beautiful!!!

Mary Gillmarten said...

Stunning!!

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