Saturday, 18 April 2009

Penny Black Saturday Challenge #45 - Sketch .. and DC April friendship card

Welcome to the weekend, and to week 45 of the Penny Black Saturday Challenge. Hope you have all had a good Easter, and not got too grossed out on all those choccie eggs lol!

Thanks once again for everyone's inspired efforts for last week's challenge - there were some fabulous ideas, and there will be some very lucky recipients for all those gorgeous gifts! Don't forget to check the challenge blog to see who won last week's fabbie stickeroos.

Onto this week's challenge, which is a sketch by our very own Natalie. We hope you love this as much as we did - it's a fab one to work with. The DT members have been busy creating some gorgeous samples to inspire you - hope you will visit their blogs for a look.

As always we have got a fantastic prize on offer - this week it is this cute set of stamps donated by our very own Jacqui - thanks hun! Don't forget that the only rule to be entered for the prize is that you use at least one Penny Black image (picture or sentiment) or a PB sticker on your creation.

This week I have decided to have a little change from making a cute card - I really adore all the PB cuties as I think they have such loveable faces and real personalities ... but there are also so many more "looks" you can achieve with PB's. I really love the brushstroke flowers as it is so easy to achieve a really artistic watercoloured effect. I'm also having a bit of a "lilac moment" as I'm really loving these serene colours.

This card is also my Docrafts April friendship card for Kirsten - I hope she will have received it by the time this is posted!


Here is a bit more detailed view of the brushstroke flower image .... I have also broadly followed the sketch to decorate the inside ....

Recipe:
Main image: Penny Black "Quite Dandy" coloured with Marvey brushstroke pens & cut out using nesties. Background sponged with "thistle" Colorbox Q ink, and edges inked with Versamagic Chalk Ink in Spring Pansy;
Sentiment: Whiff of Joy, mounted on slider cut out using Cuttlebug;
Papers: Karen Neuburger for Paper Adventures (florals); paper Pzazz (blue sponged) - all edges inked with Versamagic chalk ink as above;
Supplies: Butterfly charm from ebay shop Dolls Made Up; flowers from WH Smith; paper roses from Crafts4u2do; ribbon, pearl gems and dragonfly brad from my stash.

Happy weekend everyone, and looking forward to seeing your creations :-)


26 comments:

  1. Beautiful Pauline, love the touch with the pretty charms and a pretty inside too! Have a fab weekend.

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  2. Beautiful card, lovely elegant colours.
    luv
    Debby

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  3. what a beautiful card Pauline.

    hugs Riet.x

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  4. That is really pretty. I love the washed out colours...so summery and fresh. Gorgeous. I'm sure she is going to love having that on her windowsill!

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  5. A really pretty card Pauline, the floral stamp is beautiful and I love the pastel colours and papers.
    Have a great weekend! Debbie x

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  6. Hi sweetie just love this card inside and out, beautiful colours and love that image. Have a great weekend
    Hugs Jacqui x

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  7. very pretty card love all the detial and the beautiful papers and image
    gorgeous design
    Tracy x

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  8. Wow Dear, thats a sweet Card.

    Hugs
    Domi

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  9. Super card, such a pretty colour combination that works so well.

    Brenda x

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  10. Beautiful card Pauline! Love the colour scheme, and all the little details are fab! That's one very lucky swap partner you have! :0)
    Helen x

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  11. Beautiful card Pauline - this is a wonderful example of the other style of PB images out there and you have created a real beauty. Gorgeous details hun, have a fab weekend!
    -x-

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  12. HIPAULINE,GREAT BLOG,SNASSY CARDS, FOR SOME REASON UNBEKNOWN IM IN CAPITALS,HAD TO LAUGH ABOUT HAPPY STAMPERS, BUT IT IS TRUE. I LOVE PENNY BLACK STAMPS IF YOU EVER NEED ANOPTHER DT MEMBER IM YOUR GIRL. SAY IN TOUCH . JANEX

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  13. Very elegant card Pauline, I love this stamp.

    Have a great weekend

    jackie x

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  14. This is just so pretty Pauline, the colours are so soft and dreamy and perfect for the beautiful image x

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  15. Pauline said "so reinforces what i said in my post that there are so many different looks you can get with PB's"

    Absolutely,they are the best and I enjoy teaching class with PB more than any other stamp.I'm like a kid when I get the call that new releases have arrived.

    Brenda x

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  16. Oh this is so beautiful Pauline, this image is so pretty and all the gorgeous details are perfect.
    Enjoy the rest of the weekend hun
    hugs
    Tracie :)x

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  17. ooh, so lovely, that dragonfly brad fits beautifully too.

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  18. Your card is so beautiful! Love the soft colors so much!

    Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog ;-)

    Have a nice sunday

    hugs Bine (Zimtschnecke)

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  19. Very pretty card. The colour pallette is inspired and the image gentle and dreamy yet crisp and clean. Love it!
    Eiglas
    x

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  20. Beautiful card thinks Nilla!

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  21. beautiful card this week Pauline as always and I love the soft pastel colours on this one and that gorgeous image....Big Hugs Kath xxxxx

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  22. Ooh this is so pretty Pauline - this is a beautiful image and so serene, lovely soft colours and gorgeous inside too. -x-

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  23. Really pretty card Pauline and wonderful on the inside too.
    Hugs
    Carole x

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  24. This is beautiful card, Pauline!!!
    Fantastic colours and details.
    Hugs, Mumur

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  25. This is so pretty! I love the stamp and the delicate colours are gorgeous! I hope you're having a good week! xx

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  26. Oh wow what a really pretty card. That image is wonderful and i love the colours you have used
    beautiful flowers too
    love tasha xx

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Thanks for looking, and for taking the time to leave a comment - I really appreciate it.
Pauline x