Mother's Day, Penny Black, Outlawz Copic Challenge

Welcome this afternoon, and thanks for joining me. Today I have a pretty Penny Black stamp as the focus of a card. I had seen this card, thought it was lovely, and remembered that I had a partially colored image stored away - somewhere! Hunted it up while I was on my blog hiatus, and thought "hm, what if I airbrushed the background with some E43, could I achieve something of this vintage look that Mrs. A did so beautifully?". And off I went. I was pleased with how it turned out, so thanks Valery for your inspiration!

- image is Penny Black Mixed Media, colored with copics, airbrushed with E43, a bit of E44 around the outer edge; diecut the image with S/Binder Label 15. Decided to come back in with DI Scattered Straw, just a dab of DI Wild Honey after I decided to use the coppery glitter paper. Since this was a partially finished image, hmm, could it qualify as a snippet you think? Well, if not, the copper glitter paper was a snippet from an interior piece (you remember my tip about layering, and cutting out what you don't see?!)

- border is a MS punch  from an experiment with Dylusions spray. This was on watercolor paper, and I couldn't decide 'what to do with it'; after looking at the colors here, decided it might make a pretty border.

- 2 sizes of SU oval punches - mat punched from snippet w/c experiment, and snippet Copic Xpress paper did the sentiment which was a SU stamp used with Colorbox Fluid Chalk, Pumpkin Spice.

This one will go to a dear friend who is 93, and now in a nursing home. I hope she'll be pleased that I thought of her.

Penny Black is having a Family Challenge and I think I'll try to submit this card.

Just checked to see Miz Pixie's Playground, Week 70 -  is still open for visitors, and I must see what is going on in the I'll dash over with this one.

Come again soon, and Happy Crafting. Hugs

Edit: Just realized I could submit this to Outlawz, Friday Copic/Promarkers Challenge, so I will enter this one there too.


  1. Love the ink splatter border you created, so pretty!! I do believe that a snippet saved is a card made!! lol Thanks for visiting my blog, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

  2. This is such a pretty image and layout, Mary! Love the airbrushing!

  3. Beautiful card. I'm sure it will be loved.
    The splattered border is great.

  4. I am sure your friend will be very happy that you thought of her. Really beautiful card Mary, love this one. Hugs, Anne x

  5. Love the PB image, I am a great fan of their flower stamps, fabulous colouring and a great use of snippets, love the fabulous border.

    Kath x

  6. Lovely. I love how you stamped the flowers over the dp. Such pretty colors.

  7. Lovely card, Mary. Can't wait for the weekend to make some of my own! Thanks for sharing.

  8. Really like how you have coloured the stamp. You have captured the look of a Geum perfectly. Hugs Mrs A.

  9. This is so very beautiful! I love all of your colors and design. I know your friend will appreciate this very much! And thank you for commenting on my card today with all the tiny flowers -- many blessings, Rosy

  10. Your flowers look real! The card is lovely...great inking and spraying...has those swirly shades that AI love so much! Your friend is going to love it too!

  11. BEAUTIFUL card Mary.

    Have a lovely weekend. xxx

  12. Gorgeous!! Loving the vibrant colours!! Fab use if snippets!!! Hugs Juls xxx

  13. Absolutely gorgeous Mary! Love the colours - and I also have that MS Floral Vine punch, I think it was the very first one of hers I bought. You used it stunningly !

    Hugs. Di xx

  14. Gorgeous card Mary, really like the colours you've used here :) Cathy x

  15. Wow Mary, this card is gorgeous! I love that image and I love the way you have airbrushed around it! You simply amaze me my friend! Hugs!


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