Friday, 31 May 2013

The Artist's Loft on the Penny Black Blog Hop


Hi to everyone, including those of you that have arrived here from the talented Heather, In honor of Penny Black's newest collection, the Penny Black designers are sharing projects and inspiration with the new stamps!

take a peek

Not only are we hopping, we're giving away stamps, too!  Leave a comment on each blog, including the Penny Black blog, for a chance to win a selection of these brand new stamps.

To begin the hop from the start and for a complete list of all blogs involved, visit the Penny Black blog HERE.

It was so hard to choose which stamps to use for this hop as I love them all, but 'The Artist' stamp 40-232 made me think of all the inspirational crafters on the internet and so I dedicate this to all of you.

The Artist's Loft

The Artist stamp has been coloured using Copic Markers and cut out and then mounted onto Storm 01-001 Mix and Match card cut using Spellbinders Grand Squares LF-126 and stamped with Brick Wall 40-137 coloured with Tim Holtz Tea Dye and Rusty Hinge inks.

The window was masked and stamped with Mummu's Roses 40-231, coloured with Copics and a  Window Two S2-016 cut using Stone 02-003 Mix and Match card  from Spellbinders added over the top.

The sentiment from Eloquence 30-162 was then stamped with Versamark ink and embossed with Vanilla Wow embossing powder.

Don't forget to leave a comment on all the blogs along the hop to increase your chances of winning, your next port of call is the amazing Therese HERE. Please note the competition closes on the 2nd June 2013 at 11.59 PM  PST (7.59am UK time)

Happy Hopping
Cathy
x

112 comments:

Karenladd said...

Wow, this card is fabulous! I love how you combined the two different stamps and that window is so creative! Your coloring is amazing and you really captured the mood!

Marika said...

Hi

Love the combination of the stamps you used. A lovely card.

Have a nice day.

Riette said...

Oh this is my little girl!! She's always painting or drawing :D

clavell said...

Loved your creative design!!! Beautifully done!

SHartl said...

This is just charming! I love that window and the way you colored everything.

Mateja Povše said...

This sentiment is perfect on this card. I wish I would stick to it myself :)

Katie said...

Amazing, it looks like she is really sitting there in front of the card! Really neat card idea!! Great work! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Debs M said...

fabulous card, love what you have done with the artist stamp - beautifully coloured too! x

StampNK said...

I love everything on this card! The brick wall and window give it such dimension!

Paula said...

Great card, it tells a story without words.

shamela said...

OMG i think this has to be my favourite card thus far!

Love, love, love how you combined those elements.

Hugz
Shamela

Marjolein said...

Great card!
Love the Mo Manning stamp behind the window! :-)
Very colourful and bright!
Love it.
Bye from the Netherlands,

Marjolein

Bridget Larsen said...

awww such a lovely verse and gorgeous card, love what you have done with the window

Sylvie frlphoebe said...

.....that makes your heart sing:
STAMPING :O)
A adorable + gorgeous creation,love the open window.Your coloring is wow!!!
Thank you for this wonderful inspiration.Wish you a nice weekend,
hugs Sylvie/frlphoebe

Lovely Linda said...

What a fabulous scene you have created! Such gorgeous images and love the way you have used the Die! Love it! {{{hugs}}}

emi-smum said...

wow what a fantastic card! I love the 2 charcters very much and what a great way of using them!

Helen said...

Wow, this is great. These 2 Mo Manning stamps go very well together on your card. Thanks for sharing. Regards, Helen

Mary Jo said...

Oh this is soooo creative. Love the Mo Manning stamps used for this card.

craftymom205 said...

Great card.

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Jan said...

Great card, love how you've used the windows die, and the colouring too. Thanks for sharing.

Cheryl Fricker said...

Stamping both the artist and Mummu gave your card a real heartfelt touch. I can really appreciate all the work you put into your creation. Thank you for giving us a chance to win!

Cath Wilson said...

I so love this Artist stamp - it's fabulous and a real 'must have' - sadly, I love the others you used, too, but especially the brick for the b/g - your use of colour is amazing and the whole effect is stunning. Wonderful work and super images. Cath x

Cindi Flass said...

Gorgeous card! I love the scene you created. I love the brick wall too.

stamping sue said...

the little girl and lady in the window are great looking gals.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Karen said...

You created a "Scene" Cathy. Thanks for the dedication to us blog hoppers.

Pat said...

Great card. Love the idea of combing two stamps together. Great job using copics -- thanks for sharing.

richardbreaks said...

Wow! That is so lovely with the inside/outside thing going on. You are an awesome colorer!

Ellen said...

What a fantastic way to combine several stamps on a card
What a fantastic way it is colored
What a fantastic card it is
What a fantastic creative person you are

Thanks for the inspiration to "think a little outside the box," Greetings from Norway

Sue D said...

Great coloring and I like the little scene you created.

Lisa said...

Fantastic card, Cathy! Love the whole scene :)

Linda said...

Wow...this took some doing! Not just a card but a project! Great use of many elements!

Chitra Nair said...

Wowww wow wow wowww...... This is such an amazing card... love it, love it, love it...

judkajudi said...

Cathy, I gasped when I saw this card! What artistic vision!! What a genius idea to use these two stamps the way you have. Just an incredible use of elements ... and color!! Thank you for this visual treat.

Joy H said...

Amazing card Cathy, and I love the sentiment!

Brenda said...

You have created the perfect scene Cathy! Beautiful!

C. M. Taylor said...

Cathy, you are so talented and I am so please you are willing to share your gift with us. I love the fact that you work with a variety of products and combine the art into your own creations. It gives me hope that the art community will acknowledge the fact that we, as artist, all use so many differnt products and our best work is accompolished by a combination of all the great products that are on the market. You composition is wonderful.

TLC Papercrafts said...

I think your card is amazing :)

Annie Wills said...

Love the window and the bright colors...thanks so much for sharing this!

Jayne said...

Wow! What a lovely scene. Love the new stamps.

Bärbel Born said...

I hop for you! Big hedgehugs! Baerbel

Jane said...

A very clever card x

Penny Ward said...

Cathy, I had to just keep looking at your card. WOW, everything about this card screams...perfect! I love how you put the "mature" woman stamp in the window looking at the young artist! Incredible!!!

Kathy said...

Oh, I was drawn to that artist's stamp when I first saw it, too! After all, aren't we all artists! Love what you did with the stamps on your cute card!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

WOW! What a work of art!

Mary Slates said...

Wow Cathy! This card is amazing! The colors are beautiful! Just gorgeous!

Kailash said...

Wow Cathy, I'm blown away by your creativity. It's the most beautiful "story " i've seen on a card. It's absolutely amazing how you showcased those new stamps, perfection:-)

Sabrina said...

OMG!!! Your card is absolutely fabulous!! You are AMAZING!!!

Janet Mack said...

What a great work of art. I have to practice with my markers some more. I think I need more markers too!

shirley-bee said...

Fab card, Cathy! Love that sentiment too!

terri feierabend said...

GREAT idea using both of the the stamps in such a unique way..and thanks for the dedication to all us stampers:)

Ellie said...

Love how you combined the stamps to create this beautiful scene! Gorgeous colors too!

zub momi said...

Wow! Great work. Love the colors and the idea of combining different stamps.

Susan said...

Oh Cathy -- you have told such a wonderful story with your card. I love they way you've combined different stamps and created this work of art.

Lynn said...

What a great card Cathy . When I opened the blog my word was WOW ! Thanks for sharing this great creation ... so colourful and cheery looking .

Paula (PEP) said...

My first thought was of Vermeer - I think it's the peasant scene through the window with the young artist working - so reminiscent of many of his paintings' layout. I love your gradations of colour on that brickwork & the beautiful way in which the pale blue sky contrasts with both the bricks & the window frame.
Paula (PEP)

NanW said...

Wow! Gorgeous card..

Colorado Crafter said...

This is so pretty! That is such a great stamp.

Charo said...

I hope PB has a lot of this stamp , because the artist is mine! Great card love the colors!

Mildred Mildew said...

Cathy..you are so inventive, I love how you used the Mo Manning stamp (Mummu's Roses) in the widow and featured The Artist stamp on the front of your card!

Mary-Anne V said...

Wow ...that is amazing how nicely you combined the two images! Amazing scene!

Nadège said...

What a fun project. Love the window and the brick wall

Anonymous said...

Love the artistic girl. Reminds me of my daughter. The sentiment works well with it too. Love the card!
spangleram@aol.com

Therese said...

WHAT a beautiful card Cathy! I love how you used all the various stamps on it. Great colors and a awesome layout. Just love it!!

bissecat said...

Great idea in this card..I like colors and lovely theme.

Pat said...

Beautiful! Love the scene...so touching!

KraftyKaren said...

Oh wow that is just so lovely and that sentiment is beautiful x

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

What a great card. I love how you used two stamps and did the layout. Wonderful coloring too.

Anne said...

Alot of thought, hard work and talent has gone into the making of your card and to dedicate it to all of us is so kind! I just love it! What inspiration and how thought provoking! Thank you!

Larissa Heskett said...

LOVING your AWESOME Card!! Such a GREAT design!! I LOVE that window!! THANKS for sharing ad have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

walchowDesign said...

OMG! This card is fab, Cathy! Great colouring and the 3D look of the girl!

Charline said...

You are so creative. Lovely card!

Karen Schroeder said...

Love the card and the Artist stamp. The use of Window die cut is perfect!

Isha Gupta said...

Love this card. TFS

joycemc57 said...

What a great card. I love the way you have the window open. Great copic coloring.

craftydr said...

Cathy, this card is incredible. I love all that you did and the window scene is so sweet and the girl down and off the card is awesome. I just love what you did here. This is a beautiful card. Thank you for your awesome talent.

linda said...

gorgeous! i love the vibrant background and the sweet image using watercolours.

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful card! What a wonderful scene, I love the open window and beautiful coloring!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Sweet card.

Barbara said...

Love your unique card.

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

a beautiful card that all crafters would truly appreciate - thanks for sharing

Barb HOusner

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

WOW! Your cards are like mini works of art! I love the brick wall and the window with the person behind it... amazing!
Lisa

Jeanette M. said...

Wow! Your card is amazing, Cathy!! Love the artist image and that brick wall!

Debi said...

A totally adorable card. Great way to use both stamps.

Greta said...

Incredible scene, Cathy! You always amaze me!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Wow...amazing scene on your card!!

From the Corner... said...

Such a beautiful card. I love the feeling it gives. It is perfect!

Peggy Wood said...

REally nice card. Thanks for the ideas.

S Maddy said...

Great tip shown in the card itself...using a stamp that in itself is a full graphic, but using just part of it behind another embellishment gives it other purposes. Love it! Thanks for sharing!!

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous card! Love the fabulous coloring and the great new designs!

Milla said...

Fab card!

Chiara said...

Congratulation for this very originall card!
Greetings
Chiara

Tracey Geneau said...

Wow that is stunning.. great work

Jean Bullock said...

I love, love, love this card. Not only does it have a little window in it (love windows) but the scene you created is awesome. What terrific fussy cutting you did. I love the brick wall, your coloring. Well ... I just love your card.

Anonymous said...

I am ordering this window die today! Too cute!

mtscrapgal said...

The opening window adds so much to the design of the card. I love the scene you created. Great coloring. Thanks

Sudmann said...

What a cute combination of stamps!

Greetings, Christine

Chrisann Majernik said...

Beautiful detail. This could be framed, it's such a work of art.

barbara macaskill said...

I am in LOVE! This card is amazing! I love how you combined The Artist and Mummu's Roses into one card! It is PERFECTION! TFS!

barbara macaskill said...

I forgot to mention that I LOVE your blog header!

Kylie said...

Love a good scene card and this is just fantastic!

Rhonda Miller said...

What a wonderful card.

Minky and Pinky said...

wow.. what a fabulous idea.. thank you for sharing.. ;)

loulou said...

Stunning card, wonderful design. Love that sentiment too.

Tiffany T. rendon said...

I really Like this card and I agree we are all artists when we create pieces like this!

Janine said...

Wonderful image turned into a gorgeous card.

*Jennyfer Leung* said...

Beautiful and amazing coloring!

Ddargas said...

Nice card :)

Kanan Pandya said...

Wonderfully done, Cathy. Love how you used both these stamps together and created a cute scene. Love it. Thank you for sharing it. :-)

Suvenkorento said...

Pretty cards! Thanks for inspiration on the hop.

Angelica Chambers said...

This card makes my heart sing! I love the artist sitting near an open window lost in her project with no notice to anything else around her. I also love cards that make u want to run her fingers across them or open things and this one does that! TFS!

Daria Z. said...

Cathy, this card is just amazing!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Lovely scene! LOve your coloring and that window. TFS