Monday, September 2, 2013

use a rubber stamp. . . .

is the challenge for week 135 at Less is More and they are featuring Penny Black stamps.  Here is my card:



For some reason, I have been using a lot of pink on my cards lately!  I used an older Penny Black brush stroke stamp called Bliss and an even older PB sentiment for this card.  I colored the image with distress inks and then spritzed with water.  I love the way the 2nd and 3rd generation "ghost" stamping looks.  Just a few tiny gems to add some sparkle.

Hope you are enjoying a relaxing Labor Day without much labor!!

30 comments:

Barb said...

It's absolutely gorgeous, Joy!

Lin said...

Love, love, LOVE this, Joy, a perfect pairing of stamps! Beautifully done!

Rosemary said...

gorgeous card, joy!! you really make that PB stamp shine!

Lisa said...

Beautiful Joy!! I agree- LOVE the "ghost" stamping!

Greta said...

Absolutely stunning, Joy! That BD stamp is one of my favorites I always reach for.

walchowDesign said...

Gorgeous card, Joy! Love how the 2nd and 3rd generations stamping turned out - it gives such an artistic look!

CinnamonSally said...

This is really pretty Joy!!

Michelle De Rooy said...

I love the water washed images in the background

Maureen Morton said...

This ranks among my very favorite Joy cards! Wow, this is stunning. It would be cool to make a set with different colors. Love how delicate this image is. Great job!

Judy1223 said...

Joy, this is absolutely stunning! Wow, what a gorgeous card!

Cat Craig said...

Joy, this is so lovely!

Jill said...

Gorgeous! Congrats on being featured on the Penny Black facebook page!

Linby said...

Beautifully CAS. Congrars on being featured at Pb FB page.
Linby x

Dawn Turley said...

just beautiful Joy. Love the sentiment.

Carol McCready said...

Love the generation stamping. Beautiful colors.

Sue McRae said...

Love this design with the faded stamping.

judkajudi said...

This is stunning!! Loved seeing it on Facebook. Hope you had a great weekend. Hugs.

Linda said...

fabulous card Joy! I love the watercolor look of this delicate flower stamp!

Daen'Ys said...

Simply gorgeous!! Great stamping. Love the watercolor look too.
Rosi x

Jen said...

jo this is simply gorgeous

Thanks for joining us this week
Jen x
"Less Is More"

Ruth G said...

I love the soft feel of your images! Just so very lovely and understated! Thanks so much for sharing!

Jane said...

Such a beautiful card. I too love the ghost stamping and wish I'd thought of using distress inks spritzed with water - you're very clever!

Rita Barakat said...

Such a beautiful card!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I love that technique for water coloring, too, Joy! Awesome! Congratulations on being SHOWCASED at LIM! So exciting!!

Arlene said...

Joy, please contact me for the Die Cut Divas win. I will have to draw another winner on Tuesday if you do not respond. :(

Find the post where I announced the winner of the Hero Arts stamp.

Virginia L. said...

Wow, do I ever love this card! Love it so much, Joy! It's so artistic and beautiful! Hope you are doing well! xoxo

Greta said...

Congrats on the win at LIM--well-deserved, Joy!

Virginia L. said...

Hello, Joy! Just letting you know that the Runway Inspired Challenge deadline is Friday, September 27th at 11:59pm ET! Hope you can play :)

walchowDesign said...

Congrats on your win, Joy!

maria f. said...

Absolutely gorgeous - that sentiment matches the mood of your card perfectly.