Happy Birthday – Penny Black

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Today I have a colourful card showcasing some Penny Black products. I started by stamping the hexagon stamp from the Penny Black Textures stamp set repeatedly down a piece onto watercolour paper. I then heat embossed it with white embossing powder. Next was the fun part – I went to town with a rainbow of Distress Ink colours, a paintbrush and some water.

Happy Birthday - Penny Black | Marion Vagg

I did some partial stamping to create the sentiment. The Happy is from the Sprinkles and Smiles stamp set and the Birthday is from the Good Day stamp set.

PB Happy Birthday - detail | Marion Vagg

Penny Black products used:
Textures Stamp set 30-240
Sprinkles and Smiles Stamp set 30-297
Good Day Stamp set 30-241
Chat Bubbles Creative Dies 51-003

Supplies

Stamps: Penny Black Textures stamp set, Penny Black Sprinkles and Smiles stamp set, Penny Black Good Day stamp set

Card: Canson Water colour paper, X-Press It Blending card

Ink: Versamark ink, Distress Ink – Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Dusty Concord

Other Supplies: Hero Arts White embossing Powder, Heat gun, Foam dimensionals,

Thanks for stopping by,

Marion

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Jane’s Doodles Release Blog Hop

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Today I am taking part in the Jane’s Doodles release blog hop. Three new sets have been released into the store.

Anemone

Jane's Doodles Anemone

Under the Sea

Jane's Doodles Under the Sea

Winnie Halloween

Jane's Doodles Winnie Halloween

First up I have made a card using the Anemone stamp set. I am really into adding texture with embossing paste at the moment. It creates subtle interest in background for a focal point. I coloured the white embossing paste with Antique Linen Distress ink. The Anemone is coloured with Copics and a Prismacolor pencil.

JD Anemone | Marion Vagg

Next up is a cute whale from the Under the Sea set (which is out of stock, but it can be pre-ordered). To create the background, I blended in some Salty Ocean distress ink and then created the splatters with some water and had a paper towel on hand to mop up the moisture – removing some of the colour.

JD Whale of a birthday | Marion Vagg

Speaking of whales, there are a lot of them migrating north at the moment along the east coast of Australia. The kids and I went looking for them this afternoon and I did manage to catch a glimpse of one. Amazing creatures.

JD Whale detail }| Marion Vagg
GIVEAWAY:

Want to win some prizes? Jane is generously giving a $50 gift certificate to the Jane’s Doodle store to one lucky winner. Just leave a comment on all the blogs along the hop for your chance to win. Jane is also having a 20% off sale today!

Blog Hop order
Jane
Ange
Miriam
Marion (me)
Jane’s Doodles Blog

Supplies

Card 1: Anemone Hello

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Anemone stamp set

Card: X-Press It Blending card, Hero Arts layering paper – Eggshell, Black

Ink: Memento ink – Tuxedo Black, VersaFine – Onyx Black, Versmark ink, Distress Ink – Antique Linen

Other Supplies: Copic markers, Prismacolor Pencils, Wendy Vecchi Embossing paste, Palette knife, Penny Black stencil – Ocillations

 

Card 2: Whale of a Birthday

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Under the Sea stamp set

Card: Canson Watercolour Paper

Ink: Distress ink – Salty Ocean, Black Soot, Pumice Stone,  Versamark ink,

Other Supplies: Hero Arts white embossing powder, Heat tool, Anti-ststaic bag, Ink Blending tool, Foam dimensionals,Watercolour paintbrush, water

Your next stop on the hop is the Jane’s Doodles Blog.
Thanks for stopping by,

Marion

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Hello with Penny Black

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Today I am sharing a tag I have made using some Penny Black products from the Bring on the Happy release. This tag has some great texture as I used the Penny Black Hypnotic stencil with some embossing paste (that I coloured with Peacock Feather’s Distress Ink).

Hello - Penny Black | Marion Vagg

I also used the Penny Black Hello Creative word die (I trimmed the long trail off the end of the word). The little butterfly is from the Penny Black Flight of Fancy butterfly die set.

Penny Black Hello | Marion Vagg

Penny Black products used:
Hello Creative Die 51-104
– Flights of Fancy Creative Die 51-132
– Tagged Creative Die 51-007
Hypnotic Stencil 25-015

Supplies

Stamps: None

Card: X-Press It Blending card, Teal card stock

Ink: Distress Ink – Peacock Feathers

Other Supplies: Ranger Embossing Paste, Palette knife, Cuttlebug, Penny Black Hello die, Penny Black Flights of Fancy die, Penny Black Tagged die, Penny Black Hypnotic Stencil, White satin ribbon, white hemp twine.

Make sure you head over to the Simplicity at its Best blog for more CAS inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by,

Marion

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Muse #105 – God Bless You

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Another month has rolled around and it is my turn to be the Muse at the Muse Card Club. I have had this die from Memory Box in my craft stash for well over a year and a half….and it has NEVER made it onto a card until now! Better late than never.

I sponged distress ink onto the small focal panel and to create the stars I spritzed the panel with some water from a mister bottle before dabbing it away with a dry cloth. It created just the right amount of stars for my scene.

God Bless You | Marion Vagg

Hope that you will be able to find some time this week to join in on the fun.

For the full Muse challenge guidelines go here.

Supplies

Stamps:  Jane’s Doodles Blessings Sentiment stamp set

Card: X-Press It blending card, Simon Says Stamp cardstock – Soft Navy

Ink: Versamark ink, Distress Ink – Salty Ocean

Other Supplies: Memory Box Modern Landscape border die, Cuttlebug, Anti-static pillow, Hero Arts white embossing powder, Heat tool, Foam squares

Thanks for stopping by.

Marion

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Muse Challenge #101

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Wow what a HUGE response we had at Muse Card Club last week for our 1ooth Challenge. So to kick off the 101st challenge, I have a very clean and simple card for you.

Simple elegance | Marion Vagg

This card is a mini card (approximately 3.5 x 4.5 inches). It was actually one card of a set of 6 cards which I made for my daughter’s preschool teacher. I couldn’t help making them in a rainbow of bright colours.

Simple elegance - set | Marion Vagg

Hope that you will be able to find some time this week to join in on the fun.

For the full Muse challenge guidelines go here.

Supplies

Stamps: PTI Quilled Elegance stamp set, Jane’s Doodle Hello Friend stamp set (little heart)

Card: Hero Arts Layering papers – Pool, Grass, Poppy, Punch, Iris, Azure (main card)

Ink: Versamark ink

Other Supplies: Anti-static pillow, Hero Arts white embossing powder, Heat tool, WRMK corner chomper

Thanks for stopping by.

Marion

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