Thursday, June 19, 2014

A New Love Affair

My love affair with Botanical Notes is quite well known by now. I made close to 20 cards with that same stamp (see here). But could there be a new love? I think it's possible! After all, I can be fickle when it comes to stamps. Over the weekend, I flirted with Penny Black's...
garden letter picture 
Garden Love 

It's a smaller cling (or slapstick) stamp, but like Botanical Notes, it has really fine features and delicate details. Recently, I had some self-discovery of my own with alcohol inks, so I decided that I wanted to use alcohol inks with this stamp. And because Penny Black was so generous to me, I was gifted with one of their Creative Dies: Petals 

Here is the result
heartfelt thanks
Would you like to see more of this type of card? Perhaps some photos of my process will help?
  If you do, please let me know in your comment. I'll see what I can do :)
Thank you for stopping by!

27 comments:

Tonya Jastad said...

Beautiful!

Laura B. said...

So pretty! And yes! I'd love to see your process!!

Sheila H said...

I love the colors you used, Virginia. Please do show us more :)

Lucy Abrams said...

Some process photos would rock. I've never used alcohol inks so would love to see.
This is gorgeous. Such vibrant colours.
And your post made me chuckle. :)

Dawn Turley said...

Gorgeous Virginia. Would love to see how you did it. Did you use glossy card with your inks?

keren said...

Flirting with another set?! Whatever next!! You and Penny Black are a perfect match. Love your artistic adding colour in areas to the black and white stamping! x

Shelly said...

Gorgeous!!! And you're moving onto another stamp, huh?!... ;) I love seeing all your creations! Whether it be another card like this or something else, I'm sure it'll be gorgeous! And some photos of your process would be pretty cool! ;)

Deepti said...

Beautiful! you have inspired me to try something like this with the stamp sets I have. It seems to be very interesting :)

Barb said...

It looks like a beautiful, watercolor painting, Virginia! Just gorgeous! Yes! Please show the process! ♥

~amy~ said...

amazing, way to work the ink/colors!

Kristie Goulet said...

So pretty! Can't wait to see what you do with this stamp. :)

RedGem said...

Wow... such a beautiful card. I'm definitely intrigued as to how you created this card. I love alcohol inks, have so many!

conil said...

LOvely. Definitely would like to see your process.

Carol McCready said...

Great card. Love the colors and the stamp.

Annette Allen said...

gorgeous and I love how you added the color.. perfect blend of colors and what a pretty stamp.. lovely card.

Miriam Prantner said...

I sense the beginning of a new theme! ;)

Love this card, great bright pops of color and love the dimension from the butterfly!

Harriet said...

I am interested in all your techniques. Your cards sing to me!

Immi said...

Lovely! I'd like to know more!

Charlene said...

Yipee!! Be still my heart!!!! I love this technique, one of my fav cards ever! You enabled me on the botanical stamp.....sigh....off to the online store lol!

Diane Jaquay said...

Love the vibrant colors, this card is SUPERB!!

Brenda said...

I enjoy your prolific, creative abilities and it's greeat knowing the background process. Therefore, would love to see whatever takes your fancy-photos et al!

Betty Sue said...

Please tell us how you did this!! Beautiful!

Nora N. said...

What a stunning card!! And I would LOVE to see your process for this!! The colors are so striking!!

Ellie said...

It's beautiful! Would love to read/see how you did it.

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love it and would love to see a tutorial!

alexandra s.m. said...

Lucky us! Yes, f course, I'd LOVE to see more takes!
This first one is so beautiful and artistic!
Love the splatters and the colors! so free yet so controlled and precise! Love it!!

Cris G said...

LOVE when you play with alcohol inks because the most beautiful creations appear... what a beauty you have here! I would love to see the process. Thanks for taking the time to do so.