Colour inspiration

The Penny Black designers are taking Colour inspiration from Pinterest again today. If you check out the blog you will see some beautiful colour palettes with the projects they inspired.

I chose a colour palette that I am enjoying whenever I go outdoors these days. I punched a leaf out of a post it note then sponged Memento inks to create a little row of leaves.  I spent the afternoon walking a trail with my son and a couple of friends and enjoyed plenty of fall colours and leaves as well as some local bird life.


Stamps:  Wishing You (Penny Black)
Inks:  Memento Pistachio, Pear Tart,  Rich Cocoa, Morocco & Tangelo(Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Mix&Match fall festival & olive grove

Pieces of Sky

I managed to create cards for two challenges this afternoon: the OLW challenge Cheryl set us to use some form of transportation and the Less is More challenge to feature fur or feathers.  Let me tell you I was not overflowing with ideas for either challenge.  But then I noticed the little airplane stamp in the set I used last week with the fish stamp. Perfect for transportation.

One of Chrissie’s cards for the Less is More challenge reminded me of my birds on a wire stamp, as yet  uninked. Perfect for feathers.

Have a wonderful week.


Stamps: Wishing You,  Birds on Wire,  Happy Birthday (PB)
Inks: Memento Summer Sky, Danube Blue, Nautical Blue, Sweet Plum, Versafine Onyx Black(Tsukineko)

Less is More Fishy

The challenge at Less is More this week is to use blue and green in a card. What better subject for a blue and green card than the ocean. I made the card below first because I wanted to try a narrow image panel then, because it worked, I did the same thing with a larger panel.

I masked first then sponged in blues and greens keeping the lightest sponging and shades at the top. When the panel was covered I used a straight strip of post-it to sponge rays with the lightest green, Memento New Sprout. Finally I dropped some water on the panel and added my fishy happy birthday stamp.


Stamps: Wishing You (PB)
Inks: Memento New Sprout, Bamboo Leaves, Bahama Blue Nautical Blue & Teal Zeal (Tsukineko)