Have a Fabulous Birthday (PB Saturday Challenge)

I would like to thank everyone over at The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge for selecting my card in the Top 3! Thank you so much, I am really honoured.


Hello and welcome

It’s time for the current challenge over at Penny Black Saturday Challenge!  Mays theme  is Anything Goes (Optional – ‘Monochrome‘).  I hope you have a chance to join in the fun!

Penny Black Design Team

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Today I decided to use a piece of coloured card as I wanted a base colour as an extra shade for my flowers. However, I wasn’t sure how it would take water.

I started with my PB – Spontaneous Joy stamp in my Misti. Using Distress Ink – Wilted Violet marker, I added strokes of colour onto the flower image. I then used the old ‘huffing’ technique (where you huff onto the stamp and your warm breathe reactivates the ink) before stamping.

I continued slowly building up the images, adding a little Seedless Preserves at the base of he flowers and in the centres and a very tiny amount of black in the middle of the centres.

Once I felt I had a fairly good impression, I used a damp brush to swipe over the colours for a little blending, sometimes adding a little more Seedless Preserves where needed to even out the images.

I was pleased with the way it turned out as the colours worked together so well. I’m not sure the photo shows the colour as pretty as it is IRL! 😦

I finished by adding a border of darker purple and the sentiment from PB – Heartfelt stamp set.

Please head over to our blog to  check out the wonderfully inspirational work by the rest of the Design Team!  I hope you will find the time to join our challenge this month.

I look forward to seeing what you create!  Good luck!

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit.  I love to read your comments and will be sure to check out your blog.

I hope all is going well for you all! Stay safe!




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Author: momentsofcrafting

I live in sunny Queensland, Australia with my husband and daughter. Since I was a child, I have always loved to create and have enjoyed all kinds of crafts, sewing and painting. China painting helped develop my understanding of colour and design. Over the last few years card making has taken up a major part of my crafting time as I love to play with new techniques and mediums. Since beginning my blog, entering various challenges has encouraged me to grow my skills and creativity.

26 thoughts on “Have a Fabulous Birthday (PB Saturday Challenge)”

  1. Stamping that lovely PB Poppy onto coloured cardstock works so well Helen, it’s beautiful and perfect for our ‘Beautiful Blooms’ theme at Stamping Sensations, thanks so much for joining in.

    B x


    1. Thanks so much Brenda! The coloured card did make such a difference. I must use it more!! Thanks for you very kind comments on both platforms!! I love joining the challenges!! Stay safe! πŸ™‚


  2. Ooops, wrong hat on there, that’s our theme at We Love Chocolate Baroque so would fit in there really well, but equally it’s very feminine for our ‘For a Lady’ theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x


  3. Pretty monochrome card with purples. Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Birthday Card Challenge. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries.


  4. Hello Helen,
    What a sweet card, the one colour very much suits the image.
    I would like to thank you for sharing your card crafting skills with us at CRAFT challenge -theme being Anything Goes
    I look forward to seeing many more of your challenges.
    With kind regards
    Sue CRAFT DT
    Blogspot handmadecardsbysb:wordpress.com


  5. A lovely idea which really works, so effective. Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.


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