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!

Hello! Annual Catalogue 2016 – 2017 Blog Hop

Hello! Annual Catalogue 2016 – 2017 Blog Hop – Week 7


Welcome to the Hello! Annual Catalogue 2016-2017 Blog Hop! You’ll be hopping around some amazing Stampin’ Up!® Independent Demonstrators blogs, each with an inspirational project, featuring new catalogue products.
Currently you’re visiting Tracy May from the UK. Hello there! You can continue hopping by using the previous and next buttons at the end of this post. Now, let’s scroll down to see what I’ve been making.
After stepping out of my comfort zone a couple of times this week, I decided to go back to basics for my project today. Clean and Simple! I love the new Penned and Painted set and I had it out on the desk waiting to have a play around.
Penned & Painted by Stampin' Up! Tracy May
I’m not sure whether I had a design in mind when I first started. I had the Daffodil Delight and Basic Black colour scheme in my head, as I’ve seen it around on Pinterest a lot lately.
Penned & Painted by Stampin' Up! Tracy May
I do quite like the simple colour scheme but I felt it lacked something. I tried again with a few more colours added and I love it!
Penned & Painted by Stampin' Up! Tracy May
Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay and Daffodil Delight is one of my all time favourite colour schemes. I do hope you like the projects too! Which one do you prefer?
Penned & Painted by Stampin' Up! Tracy May
Thank you for visiting today. The next stop is the talented Louise Sharp. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!
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Sarah Berry – UK
Kylie Bertucci – AUSTRALIA
Constanze Wirtz – GERMANY
Erica Cerwin – USA
Tracy May – UK – You are here!
Louise Sharp – AUSTRALIA
Anja Luft – GERMANY
Caroline van der Straaten – THE NETHERLANDS
Teneale Williams – AUSTRALIA
Krista Driessen – THE NETHERLANDS

Penned & Painted from Stampin’ Up!

Penned & Painted from Stampin’ Up! for Create with Connie & Mary #CCMC412

Yay it’s Thursday again. I’m always surprised by how fast it comes around! You know what that means don’t you? Yes, it’s time for another challenge over at Create with Connie & Mary! This week’s challenge #CCMC412 is a colour challenge.


I love this colour combination. It’s just up my street! I will have to remember this one for future use!

Penned & Painted from Stampin' Up! Tracy May #CCMC412

I have been wanting to get Penned & Painted from Stampin’ Up! out since I got it a few weeks ago. Today’s challenge was perfect for it!

I started by stamping the “penned” flower outlines in Memento Tuxedo Black. I then “painted” the flowers using the filler stamps. I used Blushing Bride for the full image and Watermelon Wonder for the centre image. I stamped off first each time, in order to achieve a muted, softer flower.

Penned & Painted from Stampin' Up! Tracy May #CCMC412

I used the new Petal Burst embossing folder to emboss a panel of Pool Party card stock for the background layer. I actually prefer the reverse or “de-bossed” side to be honest. I think it’s a bit softer looking than the embossed side. Mind you I prefer this for quite a few of the embossing folders! Is that weird or normal? LoL!

I finished off the card with some Rhinestones and a strip of silver glimmer paper down the side. If you follow my blog you may think this card is pretty similar to the one I posted on Monday featuring Mixed Drinks. It’s the same layout, with a Pool Party embossed layer as the one on Monday, but actually I made this card first and CASE’d myself as I liked this card so much! I hope you do too!

I hope you manage to pop over to the Create with Connie & Mary challenge. Hopefully you will feel inspired to join us this week!