Saturday, 4 September 2010

Penny Black Challenge #117 - colour scheme

Saturday again already, so it must be time for another Penny Black Saturday Challenge! Thanks very much to everyone who got all loved up and joined in last week's challenge - fabulous entries as usual.

This week we have a colour scheme for you ... we would like to see your projects featuring predominantly the colours

purple, cream & brown

As always we look forward to seeing your interpretations - just remember you need to use either a Penny Black image, large sentiment or stickeroo as the main focus of your creation.

This week we have 2 fabulous prize stamps on offer to randomly drawn winners from our regular sponsor Penny Black

"Hedgie Gift"

"Join the Party".

Ooh I want to enter ! :-)

The rest of the DT have worked their PB magic so I do hope you will pop over to check them out. Here is my card for this week.

The starting point for this card was obviously the existence in my stash of a piece of purple, cream and brown paper by BasicGrey ... plus the overwhelming urge to use a burgundy/cream coloured rose that was winking at me from my collection. These 2 items suggested to me a kind of vintage theme, so before I knew it I had inked up my one and only non-Christmas vintage style PB stamp. I managed to resist the urge to use any glitter or sparkle on this card (unusual for me!!) as I didn't think they would look quite right with the vintage concept.

Now it's confession time ... I only narrowly avoided disaster with this project. I stamped out the image on a large-ish piece of card, and whilst taking a full hour to colour it in I kept idly scribbling strokes of several new Promarkers I had bought in honour of the occasion, on the side of the card ... or so I thought!! When it came to time to cut out the image I realised that my scribbles had encroached within the minimum boundaries for cutting out a rectangle... and I don't think this pic is condusive to cutting close the image. Eek!! All I will say is that thank goodness the sentiment looks right on the card where it is placed lol! (phew!)

Main image: Penny Black "Rain or Shine Friends" (312K) coloured with Promarkers and edges distressed with "Antique linen" distress ink;
Sentiment: Penny Black "...second self" (3386D);
Papers: BasicGrey "Wisteria";
Supplies: large rose and small roses from Hobbycraft; middle rose from Wild Orchid Crafts; lace from Bunny Zoe's Crafts; pearls from the Hobby House;
Tools: Martha Stewart "floral vine" deep edge punch; Leone Em "Ash Family" leaf punch;

I would like to enter this card for

Penny Black at Allsorts (September) - Punch Away
Stampin' for the Weekend #46 - Shabby or Vintage
Dutch Dare #85 - Vintage Summer (2nd entry)
Bunny Zoe's #3 - Vintage
Simon Says - Pearls & Lace (2nd entry)
Ooh-La-La #61 - Elegant ladies
Belli Challenge #99 - Old Stamps
Double Dutch #51 - The Easy Challenge
(I have chosen previous Challenge#4 Pick & Choose with the techniques stamping, distressing and punching)

Have a great weekend and look forward to seeing your creations.



  1. Hi Pauline, this is a stunning vintage look card, great image and so well done to you for covering a happy mistake, can't tell at all, it's soooo fitting!

  2. great work with that colour scheme

  3. I love this. The image is fab and totally sweet. Great colour combo. loving the vintage feel and layout
    love tasha xx

  4. Beautiful card Pauline, sweet image and sentiment. Love the colours and gorgeous roses too.

  5. Such a pretty card! Love the cute image, the colors... lovely flower embellishments. Thank you for joining us at DDCC this week.

  6. Hi Pauline

    Gorgeous card which a favoutire image as well.

    Confess I was not sure about the colour scheme, but now I've finished my card actualy quite like it, might be a combo I use again.

    Thank you for joining us at penny Black at Allsorts this month and good luck.

    B x

  7. Gorgeous card Pauline :-) the image is lovely and the brolly is fab ,, love that !! beautiful papers and flowers too :-)

    we all make mistakes,, the trick is hiding them so no one notices eh !! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  8. Hi Pauline

    You made me smile with your Promarker testing story .. .. I do exactly the same LOL!!

    I love your border punch and the gorgeous colours you have used on your image .. .. great sentiment too.

    Thank you for playing along with Penny Black at Allsorts this month.

    Love Jules xx

  9. Hiya, would never have guessed, fab card.

    Liz x

  10. So beautiful card Pauline,,I love the image and the colours.
    So gorgeous pappers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  11. I just love your color selection very inspiring and a beautiful card too.

  12. Oh my gosh hun this is gorgeous, I love all the details specially the ickle pearls on her brolly. Joey.x

  13. Wow what a beautiful card and your colouring is amazing I love the pearl embellishments
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la

  14. Hi Pauline
    Gorgeous card - love the colour combo.
    I too use the 'side' to test colours - lesson learnt - thanks lol!!
    Thanks for playing along with PB@Allsorts this month.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  15. How lucky that you were able to use the image, it's a hard one to colour at the best of times I imagine! Thank you for joining us on Double Dutch, your card looks fabulous :D!


  16. Ooooh I so love this, the colour combo is great and so well put together
    Thanks for joining Penny Black @ ALLSORTS this month, good luck
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  17. stunning card Pauline, I love this beautifully vintage image...thanks for joining in with the Bunny Zoe's Crafts monthly challenge
    Mina xxx

  18. stunning card Pauline fabulous image and i love the punch you have used...x

    Thanks for joining us at Penny Black @ allsorts this month hugs kirsten...x

  19. this is absolutely adorable! Thank you so much for entering the Penny Black@Allsorts challenge this month.

  20. HI Pauline

    Fab card and i'm loving the colour combo and those fab papers..

    Thankyou so much for playing
    at Penny Black @ Allsorts
    this month...

    Emma xxx

  21. gorgeous card Pauline, the colours are fab and I love your vintage feel

    I have the learned the same way as you not to use my card to check the PMs ....I now keep a scrap of card beside me for it lol

    thanks for joining in with the Penny Black @ Allsorts fun this month :o)

    Amanda xxx

  22. Great card and beautiful colors. Love this image.
    Thanks for joining us at SFTW.


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Pauline x