Monday, August 22, 2011

Guest Design at Penny Black

 Did you know.....that I am guest designing for The Penny Black Blog TODAY!? How shocking exciting is that! I was so thrilled to be invited by Jenyfur to be part of their blog today! The last two months I was working on the secret "projects" and today is the day to share that with you!

I will share the project that was not chosen for the PB blog here.  It is an altered project that I did. I bought some clearance cards from Michael's this Spring. A set of 6 cards cost $0.30! I bought three sets! Wouldn't YOU? I mean, just the envelopes are already worth it...right? So I covered up the images (so not my style) with kraft paper and embossed the lovely image in white.
set of note cards (1)
I used the Derwent  water color pencils to lightly color the images. Since it's water-based, it is so easy to color on the krat paper. This also makes a great kiddie project! I added the embossed lines for some interest and didn't add any sentiment. Often the blank cards are easier to give as a gift set, too!
set of note cards (2)
Here is a peek of my other cards....
You Make Me Smile (2)
Please go here and check the rest out! While you are there, I would really appreciate that you leave me a comment at the Penny Black Blog.  Hope you like what I create with the Penny Black stamps!! Thanks SO much for your feedback! 

44 comments:

StampingStace said...

I love these cards! I will definately be casing the first one, so clever and the embossing in white really makes it pop - going to check out your other cards!
Staceyx

Isha said...

So so happy for you Virginia. Enjoyed all your creations at Penny Black blog...you did wonders. Huge congrats!!!

Dawn said...

was so exciting to see you over at Penny Black today Virginia. Love the cards there and love the set you did here. Great idea to cover the cards that you didn't like...and so cheap.

Lynn said...

Congrats on guest designing Virginia! The images are adorable and your coloring is fantastic!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Virginia the combination of your fabulous stamping style with Penny Black's stamps is gorgeous. I loved all the designs that were showcased on their blog. Congratulations on your guest appearance!

Barb said...

Oh, my goodness, I am so excited for you! Yay! Yippee!! Woo, hoo!!! Love your idea of covering up the cards for a set. . .I'm heading over there now. . .congratulations, my friend! :)

Jeanette Marchand said...

Congrats on being a guest designer with PB!! Your cards are wonderful, Virginia.

joy said...

Virginia, these cards are so adorable! And, how clever to cover the fronts with kraft paper and then make such cuties!

Congrats on the PB guest designer spot! I'm going over there right now to see your creations.

Lindsay said...

Wahoo! Congrats to you Virginia! Love that card set!

Karen B. said...

Congrats! Your card set is awesome!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Virginia,
Congratulations on your guest spot on the Penny Black blog. Love your cards that you created--they are too cute and you are very creative. Love seeing your work. Take care and have a wonderful week. Hugs to you.

Trinh said...

Yay, Virginia! SO excited for you and I will be checking out your cards at the PB blog. I love your card set - so cute!

BabyBokChoy said...

Huge congrats Virginia, these are such awesome cards!

Vera Rhuhay said...

Woohoo...Huge Congrats Virginia! I love your cards!

Rachel W K said...

soooo cute! Love that you just covered up the ugly ol' michaels image lol. The embossing looks fab, and I should really get my hand on some watercolor pencils!

-rachel w k
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

Chunyuan said...

Congrats on being guest designer for PB! how exciting to get to play with their stamps! Card set is gorgeous. Love the coloring over kraft.

Amy C said...

What a great deal on the card pack!! I will have to check that out at the clearance aisle of my crafting store. I love the cards over on the Penny Black blog.......especially the little girl one you preview here. Fab job!! =)

Kathy (krolski) said...

Woohoooooo!!!! Congrats Virginia! I just left you some love over at the PB blog. You and your cards rock! :) So happy for you!

Brenda said...

Congrats on being showcased on the PB Blog Virginia! You put together some spectacular cards including the stunning ones here! Cannot wait to see what you have for the rest of the week!

Eve said...

Congratulations! i never thought that way, for your clearance section findings at Michaels... but that's true. I should check there next time! :-)

Lindsey said...

Aren't you brilliant to look beyond the existing image on those clearance cards to see the potential for your own use! The finished set is so cute. Off to see your other PB creations!

Cheryl Nelson said...

WOW! Sooooooo ADORABLE! LOVE these!

Valérie said...

De très jolies cartes!!! De jolies couleurs...
I love it all!

Donna Bowman said...

Congrats on Guest Designer!! Love these cards they're adorable!!!

Peet said...

Virginia, i just love your penny black cards! Wonderful!!

Lanecca said...

Love your work, Virginia and great idea for bargain cards.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! I just loooooove these! i love that first set of cards!!! GOrgeous bright colors and I LOVE the second card too! GORGEOUS colors again! LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE! Congrats on being the GDT over at Penny Black! YOU are amazing! TOTALLY FAB!

pcm said...

i saw your guest spot - congratulations! I never would have thought to cover up the image on a premade card! silly me! so many deals that i passed up :)

~jan said...

I adore your cards so much! That "You Make Me Smile" card makes my heart sing! :) Congrats on the guesting gig-they are lucky to have you!

Kathy Martin said...

Goodness gracious! LOVE your cards! Very cool technique!

lisa arana said...

SOOOOOOOOO love all of them! Great fun colors and great take on the stamps. Fabulous!

Nancy said...

Loved your cards on the PB blog today and the kraft set is brilliant too! Now I need these stamps ...what's a girl to do? Hugs!

Emily Leiphart said...

Congratulations, Virginia! Way to design for Penny Black. You are so clever to buy discounted cards to use as a base for your own designs. Wow! These cards are absolutely adorable. I LOVE them!

Jill said...

Girl, you totally rocked your day on the blog today! So much unique style in every one of your cards! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!

Karen from MI said...

GREAT cards, Virginia! YOU are SO CREATIVE and good with your money! :) Can't get over that the cards were so inexpensive!! You've really "dolled" them up with your clever use of kraft paper and then stamping those sweet images. Just LOVE these cards, Virginia. Congrats on your Penny Black "debut". I'm so PROUD of YOU!! :) LOve, Karen xo

Tina said...

Congrats Virginia, you totally refreshed the PB blog with your style. Love all the cards.

Melanie said...

Congrats on your GD spot! You totally deserve it . . . and should be excited instead of shocked :)

Love your idea to alter the cards. That is a steal!

Cathy A said...

Congrats on your guest design spot Virginia, loved all your cards!

Alice Wertz said...

saw your fab projects for PB! love love love them all, V!! you ROCK, girl!

Annette said...

wow these cards are just so cute. I went to Penny Black Blog to check it out... Congrats on being the guest designer..how exciting..

ivy said...

congrats on the guest spot! you rock!!

Tiffany said...

Beautiful and such sweet card designs! Saw these stamps at my LSS and love how whimsical they are! Makes me smile!

Laurel said...

LOVE THIS! Love.... Ignore my post on Flickr. You stated what pencils you use here! LOVE LOVE LOVE

Deirdre said...

Just back from vacation and catching up with things - congrats on your guest spot on PB... woohoo!! Love what you created - all so fun. Delighted for you.