Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Penny Black Simplicity!

I hope you will join me this Friday when I'm being featured on Penny Black with "Fun Fridays by Patti Kehl".  In honor of these features on PB I am giving away $25.00 in Penny Black product.  See this post for all the deets! so you won't miss your opportunity to win. : ) 

Happy "Hump Day" friends!! this week is already whizzing by!!

#40-388 Centerpiece by Penny Black

Today I want to share a couple SUPER simple and clean One Layer cards I created in Jill Foster's home studio. : )  A couple of friends and I gathered there to play with paper this past Saturday. I brought along the supplies to create something for the Less Is More Challenge which is... "Your Favorite Flower".

This is a - new to me - image and definitely one of my FAVORITE flower images. I had planned to paint it in bright colors, and that would have been nice, but Jill was working on a very Vintage(y) card and she suggested that I try a Sepia look.  I liked my first card very much.  I learned quite a lot while creating this one.  I had planned to leave all the flowers in the shades of brown but we all felt like bringing in a touch of the pink would look good and... it did : )  Jill suggested I bring a "smidg" of the pink into the left side of the vase - doesn't that slight addition look great! I love crafting with other people because of the amazing inspiration and help you get : )

#40-388 Centerpiece by Penny Black


In just a short time I created my second card because I knew what direction I wanted to take it.  I tried to keep it more "Sepia" with ONLY the color on the flower and in the end I think I loved this one best. Possibly because I love this color combo together.

My Simplicity sisters have been creating some beautiful EYE CANDY!! like this stunning card by Marion Vagg!  If you are not a frequent visitor of the Penny Black Simplicity blog I urge you to add it to your feed so that you don't miss out on any of the work of these super talented paper crafters!

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Thank you for visiting : ) I so love it when you stop in.  I think I mentioned that we were having a BIG sale at my neckStyles™ shop this week but we needed to push that sale out until next week so I am STILL busy behind the scenes in my little biz! : ) I hope by next week I'll be free to play more in fun challenges like the Less Is More challenge.  There is not a whole lot of time left to play but if you hurry you could join in on this fun challenge! I hope you will and take some time to visit the talented DT and the LIM gallery for a tremendous amount of inspiration!

Patti

31 comments:

Joyce said...

Love both of your one layer floral cards. The detail is so stunning, they really have so much depth and you don't miss the layers.

Angela said...

Both of your cards are very pretty! I can certainly see why Penny Black wants to feature you! The pop of color on the sepia shades is just stunning!

KT Fit Kitty said...

These are both so pretty, Patti! I'm partial to the first one, with the pop of pink, but then again I love pink! Your one-layer cards are beautiful - I find those the hardest!

Esther said...

Two beautiful cards! It's a gorgeous stamp - I can see why you like it so much - and you've coloured it beautifully in both versions. So elegant and stylish, a really fab job. Thanks so much for playing with us at Less is More!

Linda said...

Oh my gosh, Patti, these are absolutely gorgeous. Love them both.

Marcia HIll said...

Oh my...absolutely gorgeous Patti! I am blown away by how amazing these 2 cards look and really love the soft and subtle coloring on both! Lovely, lovely cards! And also, my friend Nora received her card today and absolutely LOVED it! Thank you so much for taking the time to send such an uplifting card and message to her...she even texted me a picture of your card...SOOOO pretty!! Thank you, thank you my friend...you are a gem!! :0)

Lisa said...

They are both luscious Patti!! I like the soft dreamy colors and the pop of brighter pink in the first. The second is just as pretty with the punch of aqua!

LauraJane:) said...

Yes, yes and YES! that subtle pink on the vase is the exact detail needed to balance out the one pink bloom..very clever. I'd still be geekin out over crafting with JILL!! The faint FRIEND on both cards is dreamy!

Colleen said...

Lucky you to play with Jill Foster...she is an amazing artist and so are you! Your cards are fabulous!! Love how you colored the flower!! Gorgeous, Patti. Heart Hugs, colleen

Mary said...

Love the sepia tones with the pink and the blue! Such a soothing combination! How lucky for you to get to "play" at Jill's house!

Linda said...

Love the vase of flowers .... so beautiful and delicate xx

Jeanne said...

Gorgeous work, Patti! So happy for you that you got to play with your super talented friends and that you were inspired to create these beautifull cards. Great minds work well together. That sepia effect is very striking! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring! Hugs!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

two stunning and beautiful floral cards here. Love the sepia tones then the pop of pink or teal against it! Oh WOW! I'm swooning. Fantastic design and colouring and thanks for playing at Less is More with us. Sarah

Happy Dance said...

Sepia tones...I rarely think of them! And you've created two stunning cards in those soft, soft tones with just a little pop of color. So very soft and lovely. Hope your big sale goes well; don't forget to breathe!! Bev

Sundaystamper said...

Love your cards!!

Diane Jaquay said...

Oh what I wouldn't give to spend a day crafting with Jill Foster, you lucky lady lol! These are both gorgeous, love the soft "glow" around the beautifully colored flowers!!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful cards you created and so softly colored too! I really like your style and I also liked the card done by Marion Vagg!

Kim Heggins said...

Two simply gorgeous cards...love your floral designs.

Leigh Penner said...

I agree-- this week is totally flying by! (I'm loving my new job!)
Your card is absolutely beautiful, Patti! I love it!

Nancy said...

Patti, That must have been so much fun crafting with all that talent in one room...including you my dear! These cards are stunning! I am going to agree with you, I like the second one a smidgen more...but both are like WOW!

Susan said...

I like how you designed these cards with only one flower colored brightly. Terrific idea. Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

sandie said...

Another delight of dreamy cards. Again the White die I just love x

Jill said...

It makes my heart happy to craft with you... AND see these beautiful cards on your blog!

Lynne in NI said...

Oh I love this sepia look Patti, and the pop of pink is just perfect. I wanna come play with you and your friends, I'll be on the next flight ... I wish!!

Neets B said...

Wow, what a gorgeous image, and I love both versions. The pink and the aqua work great with the sepia tones but the aqua card is my favourite, I love anything aqua/turquoise/teal. Great work.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

TaeEun said...

Super elegant one layer creations, Patti! Love how you emphasized one big flower with a pop of color! Love this stamp, too!

Dottie said...

This card is SOOO beautiful in its simplicity. Whenever did we think we had to glue everything on our art table to a card that to feel good about our end product? I am enjoying more of this type of card more and more!

Nora N. said...

These are STUNNING!! I love this flower image!! I like both ways you decided to color. I have such a hard time keeping the colors light and vintage like you do. Now I am going to have to challenge myself on a card to do so one of these days. Thanks for the inspiration.

Bobby said...

I have that stamp and will definitely be trying the sepia look on it one day soon. Both of your cards turned out so beautiful.

*Vicki* said...

Oh my these are absolutely gorgeous Patti!! So soft and pretty indeed!! HUGS

cm said...

Two more breath-taken-away pretties, Patti! Sepia...not something I've been 'brave' enough to try, so seeing your outstanding results here has be even more WOWed! The soft browns, the hints of pink and teal, the depth of the images...stunning! Yep...in awe! Your creativity in scarf designs has me marveling as well....
Hugs~c