Penned & Painted by Stamping’ Up!

Penned & Painted by Stamping’ Up!

Happy Thursday folks! It’s colour challenge this week at Create with Connie & Mary and I was certainly challenged. I made two cards for this challenge. The first was so dire, it ended up in the bin! The second is still a but meh! But I didn’t have time to make another, so here you go. I used Penned & Painted by Stamping’ Up! which is such a lovely stamp set I’m surprised I haven’t been able to do it justice today.

Penned & Painted by Stamping' Up! Tracy May #CCMC450

I started by stamping the flower “filler” from the set in So Saffront. Penned & Painted is a two-step stamp set with separate line stamps and colour block stamps. I’m not sure if that’s the correct term for them but hopefully you know what I mean. The stamping is kept within the bottom third of the card front, to follow the CAS rule of one third image, two thirds white space.

I thought it looked a bit too monotone, so I added the petals in Mint Macaron and over stamped with the Sweet Sugarplum. I then used the outline image and stamped the flower and leaves (in Memento Black) onto a scrap of whisper white, filled in the colours with the colour block or filler stamps and then cut them out. The sentiment is from Thankful Thoughts and is also stamped in Memento Black. We are allowed to add a neutral such as black in to colour challenges so it’s ok, I’m not cheating! Lol!

I finished by mounting the card front onto a panel of Mint Macaron which I added to a Whisper White card base. Et voila! What do you think? I do hope I’m just being overly critical of myself and that it is actually a nice card! Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Tracy! I LOVE your card!!!! You are entirely too hard on yourself. I think this is absolutely beautiful and wonderful with the watercolored look of the stamp. These colors blend together so nicely and this card is among my favorites this week!

  2. Beautiful card.

  3. Your card is lovely. It is so pretty. I agree that you are too hard on yourself.

  4. Nannieannie says:

    Lovely card. Thank you for sharing it.

  5. This is a wonderful card! Love the watercoloring – I really should try it! Your card makes it look so elegant! Definitely inspired!

  6. There is nothing meh about this. I think it’s gorgeous!

  7. Love how you used the stamp to create a beautiful background. The black outline makes the flower and leaf pop!.

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