Saturday, 25 April 2009

Penny Black Challenge #46 - anything goes!

Another week has flown by and here we are at Saturday again, which can mean only one thing ...yep, it's time for another Penny Black Saturday Challenge. Thanks for the fantastic response to last week's challenge - there were lots of fabulous interpretations of Nat's sketch. As always, don't forget to check the blog to see who won last week's prize.

This week we decided to be kind, so the challenge gives you the widest possible scope - yes, literally

Anything Goes!

That's right ... the rule is - there are no rules, except of course that you must use a Penny Black stamp or sticker on your creation. So let your imaginations run riot!!

And this week we really have got a super prize ... so sad we have to give it away cos I want it lol!! Heidi from Simon Says Stamp has kindly sponsored this week's prize...

... which is this fabulous transparent PB set - "Spring Friends " - how cute is that?

All the DT members have really given their imaginations full rein, so please do visit their blogs and check them out.

As we had a free choice this week, I thought I would continue with last week's theme of trying out different Penny Black "looks", and I have tried to go with vintage/shabby and sepia.

The whole thing was based around my only vintage PB stamp ("Rain or Shine Friends") which I really love ... teamed with a new WOJ sentiment stamp that I thought went with the image just perfectly! I coloured my image with watercolour pencils (skin) and everything else with a brown Marvey marker, watered down to give different shades. I also inked around the edges of the image with distress ink, and matted onto some "distressed gold" cardstock which I cut with deckle-edge scissors. The flowers are both Prima, lace is from Hobbycraft, cute umbrella charm from ebay shop "Dolls Made Up", and the papers, large metallic bead cap and pearl gems are from my stash. (sorry the papers didn't have a make written on them!) I also threw in a bit of faux stitching and tearing on the papers just to liven things up a bit!

No interior shots of this card as I didn't have time to decorate it (yet!) ... by the time i finished the front it was already past my bedtime lol!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend, and look forward to seeing all your "freestyle" creations.

Now I hope this isn't too cheeky, but on the basis of "so many challenges.... so little time ..." etc. I would like to enter this card also into this week's Stamp Something challenge, which I spotted a matter of moments after logging on after posting this card - you've got to admit, the fit with the challenge of flowers and showers is just too good to miss! :-)


  1. Beautiful Pauline, love the vintage style look and the sentiment is so apt, beautiful!

  2. A fabulous card Pauline, the image is adorable and I love the colours...remins me of an vintage sepia photograph...beautiful work. Debbie x

  3. Love the colourng of this cute card and that image is fabulous, I do so love these vinatge images. Hope you ave a great weekend sweetie
    Hugs Jacqui x

  4. Morning hun, this stamp always make me smile ~ love the vintage feel ~ Gorgeous !!
    Have a wonderful weekend
    Tracie :)x

  5. Your card is beautiful Pauline, I just love that image!

  6. WOW, what a wonderful Image. I haven´t seen it before. your card is very great!!!


  7. Pauline what a beautiful card - its gorgeous - loving the colours and your colouring of that darling image! All the detail is fabulous too
    love tasha xx

  8. Fab card Pauline. I love the sepia look on cards and this one is so pretty too. Beautiful colouring.
    Sharon xx

  9. Gorgeous card Pauline, so pretty! Your colouring is fabulous hun and all your details are so pretty!
    Really glad you could join me on Stamp Something too - you have to be cheeky every now and then!

  10. I love how you interpreted this adorable image. It is so fitting.
    Papers and color choices are lovely. Beautiful card.

  11. oh this is just adorable Pauline...loving your vintage shabby chic look and what a gorgeous image...have a great weekend...hugs Kath xxxxx

  12. An adorable card great colouring, pretty background papers and perfect image. it is lovely.

  13. This is so pretty! Love the colors and the vintage feel of it, great card!

  14. Ohhh wowww Pauline,what a beautiful card,l love the image and colours.

    Hugs Riet.x

  15. Very pretty!! The different look is just perfect!


  16. Gorgeous card Pauline, love the vintage feel and accents.
    Carole x

  17. These colours work so well with this image :) Beautiful card Pauline - I Love It!
    Carol x

  18. Beautiful card, love its vintage feel! Wonderful coloring too! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something:)

  19. Woww great card,love the design papers,greetings from Joke.


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Pauline x