Saturday, 31 October 2015

Penny Black - Dawn Heald

Happy Halloween,

Morning everyone and hope you are 
all going to be doing something scary this
Don't over indulge in the sweeties though!!

We are continuing our Penny Black
theme today and Dawn is here with us
to show you her lovely card!

Dawn says.....

Here's a card for this week.

I've made a simple card as this Penny Black 
stamp is so beautiful and versatile, think 
decoupage for the flowers etc. The butterfly
 and banner I cut out and used on its own. 
So to show this I focused on the colouring, 
using Autumnal colours and a little bit 
different to the normal way after seeing
 Gee Assam do this. A great artist.

Stamp image in brown Memento 
ink. Colour with alcohol pens. 
Layer onto coloured card with some 
ribbon sandwiched in and job done. 
However, look at the colouring. 
No blending at all.

Start with your lightest colour and let dry.
 Then with your next colour go all over
 your first layer but leave some showing 
and move through your colours
 to the darkest in the same way.

It does take time and thinking at first 
but is easy to do without worrying about 
 blending yet still producing
 a great finished look. 

This was my first attempt and I hope to
 improve with practice. Do have a try.

Enjoy x

Dawn, it is absolutely beautiful!
I would find it very hard not to blend these
pens but this really works!!

Products Dawn used -

Ok, well as you know it is the last 
day of October today so tomorrow
I'll be back with the next two
words for the Calendar Challenge!

See you then,

Jane x


  1. I think you've done incredibly well with the no-blend colouring, it's difficult to decide what needs to dark/light to give the best 3D effect!

  2. Beautiful card. Great coloring.
    Flo x

  3. Great coloring indeed!!...
    Thank you, I see this card differently now, even more beautiful than at first look. Coco x


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