Sunday, June 22, 2014

NEW (to me ) Penny Black Stamp!

I am sharing another new (to me ) Penny Black Stamp with you today. When I started out stamping many years ago, if I saw a stamp like "Poppy Trio" I would have been so intimidated and not sure what I would do...It's quite obvious that it "begs" to be colored. But I am not great at coloring (still not), but I think now I can at least comfortably make something decent out of it.
poppy trio picture

The convenience of Distress Inks and water (applied with Water Brush) could not get any better...This easy technique makes any novice look like a pro! I think I "faked" it well!?

Enjoy your special day

One little "accident" happened right after I finished the coloring! As I was just about to adhere the card to the card stock after stamping the sentiment, the acrylic block fell off my hand and got right on the top right corner! You can still see the shape of the acrylic block if you look closely...What the *#%& ....I was SO mad....all that hard work and "decent" coloring was wasted! Well, I guess a little distressed edges will not hurt. So I applied Frayed Burlap Distress Inks all over the edges. Phew! I think you can barely tell that I had a "accident",right (wink)?!
 
I hope that you will re-examine a stamp like this one and take out your distress Inks and perhaps enjoy the simple coloring! 


PS: Thanks to Darnell's invite, I am linking this up to NBUS. This sweet blog friend Darnell is hosting a Never Before Used Schtuff Challenge (Anything Goes, Friendship theme). What fun! If you have never checked out Darnell's blog, I recommend you to do so, as she is a ton of fun to hang out with.
Thanks for stopping by!

35 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

You do realize Virginia that everything you touch turns into gold! This is just gorgeous, beautiful watercolouring!

RedGem said...

What a great and beautiful card... until you mentioned it I didn't notice the accident. You definitely covered it very well. Tks for the inspiration, must get this stamp out of my stash and try to do something with it!

Barb said...

I honestly did not notice your accident until I read it in your post. Your watercoloring looks so pretty, Virginia! Love this card!

donna mikasa said...

You did the perfect technique for the stamp! I think they begged to be watercolored! And kudos for ink distressing your boo boo because I think it adds a nice finishing touch!

Niki G said...

Lovely coloring! Your card is beautifully designed and I know the accident happened just so you could distress the edges. Awesomely hidden!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Great save, Virginia! It turned into a "happy accident!" Your design and coloring are fantastic! Since you used a new-to-you stamp, I'd love to have you join my NBUS Challenge! Hugs, Darnell

Julie C. said...

That happened to me a few times. Dropping acrylic block and accidentally "stamped" on the card! That's annoying! But hey Virginia! If you don't say it, I wouldn't know it. It just looks like part of the design. Distress ink saved the card! This card is beautiful! I still wouldn't know what to do with it, if I have a stamp like that! Hee hee! ^_^

Dawn Turley said...

Beautiful colouring Virginia. Distress ink colouring is always so effective looking. Your save is great. I too have done that and it can be so frustrating. Awesome card.

Gunilla/Nilla said...

Love this card and your coloring is perfect!
Beautiful with the black details and I did not see your "mistake" until I read your posting.....BUT I know the feeling!!

Have a lovely day/Gunilla

Susi Kelly said...

Gotta love the technique of distressing the edges - it has saved me many times from the same "accident" (yes, definitely makes me mad in a way that only us stampers can appreciate LOL)
Another beautiful card with another gorgeous Penny Black Stamp!

Shelly said...

Simply, beautiful! And I couldn't see any accident...just amazing talent! ;)

Deepti said...

Well the flowers and the card is so pretty that the attention never goes to that mess by the acrylic blog :) I love ur cards !

Sheila H said...

Virginia, while the distressing might have started out to disguise an accident, it provides a wonderful finishing touch. Your water coloring is beautiful. But don't downplay your talent. Water coloring with distress inks is not easy. I can attest to that. Your card is fresh and lovely.

Diane Jaquay said...

This is beautiful, your watercolor looks fabulous (no faking going on here ;) I never would have noticed the, ahem, "distressing", if you hadn't pointed it out, it goes right along with this card!

Wida said...

Your post made me laugh. I hate it when that happens. Love what you did with the stamp...it does look like a pro, because you are!!

Alanna said...

Another beautiful card. Your coloring looks great and I didn't even know you had an "accident".

conil said...

Actually, your coloring is very pretty...hardly can see the "boo-boo" because of your quick thinking. The frayed burlap was an excellent choice.

~amy~ said...

so pretty Virginia...love your color choices. You wouldn't have know that the stamp fell...looks great.

Cat Craig said...

Wonderfully colored Virginia, and your save worked out beautifully!

Lin said...

Such pretty poppies you created, Virginia! Love how your card all came together, mishap or not!

MichelleZ said...

Virginia, this is fabulous! Beautiful color choices.

Betty said...

beautiful card and i can't even tell where the mishap happened - great rescue!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Beautiful coloring and great save with the distress ink!

joy said...

Distress inks to the rescue! Love the watercolor poppies and the distressed edges. Very pretty results, Virginia.

Amy said...

THANK YOU so much for showing what happens when accidents happen!!!! I do that stuff all the time and it is SOOO helpful to watch how you worked around it. Thank you!!!

Annette Allen said...

those flowers are SO PRETTY.. love the shade of pink.. gorgeous card.

Barb Ghig said...

Great save, Virginia...I couldn't tell until you mentioned it...honestly! I love how you water colored the flowers and leaves so much! Beautiful shades of pink and peach (?), and your design is stunning! Another amazing card with PB stamps!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I'm popping back to thank you for editing your post to link your beautiful card with my NBUS Challenge, Virginia, and for posting my button to share with your many readers! Thank you, too, for your very kind words!! Have a great week!! Hugs, Darnell

Carol McCready said...

Beautiful card. I love poppy stamps.

Miriam Prantner said...

Gorgeous coloring and I'm glad to hear that I am not the only clumsy crafter out there. Andrew is always laughing at me because I am always muttering and cursing under my breath when I craft....good thing I do it when the kids are napping and sleeping! Yours is barely visible and expertly camouflaged!

Linda Wilkinson said...

Love this card an I would never have seen the boo boo it you didn't tell us it was there!!! Great card & I love the sentiment thanks for sharing!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

gorgeous colors and the black along the edges is the perfect contrast- excellent!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

ps- Tracey has the right of it with her comment. :)

Laura B. said...

You know, I would have never noticed that accident if you didn't point it out, but I can so totally relate to this! You rescued it well! Gorgeous distress ink coloring!

Helen F. said...

What accident? Your beautiful card looks perfectly designed and executed to me, Virginia! As always, your cards are a work of art! Love this PB poppy stamp~~almost as much as I love the HA Poppy Background stamp I won on your Blog last Oct. :-) {{{HUGS}}}