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Sunday, 3 December 2017

It's a new challenge at Penny Black and More - "Clean and Simple"!

Good morning folks!

It's the first Sunday of December so it's a new challenge over at Penny Black and More and this month the new theme is "Clean and Simple"!

Now, this is a challenge for me as you all know, I'm an inky, painty kinda girl!!!! So keeping it clean and keeping it simple is a challenge in itself!!!!

For this inspirational piece of art work I've used Penny Black stamps 40-099 Wings and 30-419 Happy Wishes.

Keeping it as simple as I could, I embossed the butterfly with white embossing powder first on to watercolour card stock and then literally splashed some ink around and blew some of it with a straw to spread it around leaving lots of white space.

I do hope that you will come over and visit us at Penny Black and More, there are prizes to be had and it's a wonderful theme, especially for Christmas cards as you can leave lots of white space as the snow!!!

Check out the fabulous inspiration from the design team too.

Thanks for stopping by,

Leanne xxx


  1. Love your colour palette Leanne, never know my Gran always said "blue and green should never been seen" as I totally disagree and it's one I use often. Soft Wings is one of my fav Butterflies as well.

    B x

  2. Beautiful wings and lovely colours, gorgeous card;-))m

  3. Leanne, your card is simply amazing. Love the inky-ness and mix of colors, and the white embossing looks stunning.

  4. a beautiful CAS card leanne! i love how the ink splotches surround the pretty butterfly. same as brenda, we were taught these two colours shouldn't be seen together, i have no idea why.

  5. Beautifully CAS and so pretty with an effective inky background to the butterfly.

  6. I love the splats of color with the white embossed butterfly! Such a cheerful and beautiful card Leanne! Into my CASE file it goes!

  7. Wonderful card, absolutely stunning and so beautiufl colors.

  8. I really love your inkyness Leanne, gorgeous creation.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x